During the hot, summer months color treated hair is at risk for damage with constant exposure to sun, sea and pool water. Over time, all that exposure can result in drab color and breakage. With proper products, you can salvage the intensity of your color and keep your hair healthy and luxurious.

Start Fresh with dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

An important step to keeping hair and color vibrant is to remove excess buildup and residue. dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse may sound strange, but it does a great job with removing buildup and impurities from your scalp without stripping the color or the hair’s natural oils. As an added bonus, it contains ingredients such as argan oil and aloe vera to keep hair soft, protected and hydrated. If you’re going to use a shampoo to remove buildup and residue, make sure it is one that is sulfur-free and color friendly.

Pre-pool and beach protection with John Frieda’s Frizz Ease

Before taking a dip, know that chlorine can change the color of your hair. With silicone-based product, John Frieda’s Frizz Ease, you can completely coat your locks. Not only helps to prevent and tame frizz, it also seal hair follicles  and prevent it from being harmed or having the color changed by the chlorine in the water when applied before swimming.

Moisturize with Rita Hazan True Color Conditioner

Because of the constant exposure to the sun, elements and water, moisturizing your hair is absolutely essential. Get a color safe or color boosting conditioner with keratin. We like Aveda Black Malva Conditioner as well as Rita Hazan True Color Conditioner. When you are hitting the pool regularly, rinsing chlorine and build up out of your hair and making sure to follow up with conditioner will keep your hair soft, moisturized and healthy. Remember to deep condition your hair at least once a week for best results.

Heat and dry air can strip your hair of moisture, causing dryness and split ends, so make sure that you’re getting your regular trim in between moisturizing and protecting your hair. Now that summer is here, protecting the intensity and richness of your hair color will require extra effort, but it’s worth it!