Blonde is our favorite summer hair color. However, it’s the shade that can take on the most damage from summery conditions. Harmful UV rays can fry blonde hair and chlorine from swimming pools can even change the tone, turning our beautiful blonde locks green.
But having blonde hair doesn’t mean that you’ll have to avoid the sun all summer long. With our blonde hair care tips, you can get out to enjoy the warm weather and show off your luscious locks.
Use SPF for your hair
We all know that we need to wear SPF on our skin. But did you know you can get SPF for your hair? There’s a huge range of UV-protection products specifically designed to keep our hair safe from UV. An SPF hair mist will not only shield your locks but also your scalp, helping to prevent it from burning. Without proper protection, UV rays can make hair brittle and dry, and it can also cause blonde hair to fade in vibrancy. If you’re planning a day at the beach or by the pool, look for a water-resistant UV-defense spray.
Use a hair gloss treatment
It’s super important to keep your blonde hair hydrated throughout the warm summer months. Hydration is key to keeping your hair sleek and healthy, so you should aim to use a hair gloss treatment at least once a week. Hair gloss will smooth the cuticle of the hair, reducing frizz and adding shine. Our Glaze Super Gloss is available in a range of shades, so you can get a mirror glaze shine for your hair whilst also boosting the vibrancy of the color. We have a Super Gloss for beach blondes and a Super Gloss for pearl blondes, so you can find the right shade for your hair and banish brassiness. Our Super Gloss is enriched with Babassu Oil to deeply nourish, and contains no parabens, sulfates, silicones or ammonia.
Reduce how much you shampoo
If you have colored blonde hair, you should always avoid shampooing too much, as this can cause the color to fade quicker. This is even more important in the summer months when you’re battling damage from the sun as well. Shampooing too often will strip your hair of its natural oils, which will cause it to dry out. Instead, you can rinse your hair with water and use a light conditioner to get out any sweat and dirt from the day. However, you should always use shampoo if you’ve been swimming in a pool with chlorine, as leaving the chemical in can cause your blonde locks to turn green.
Use the right hair care products
When choosing a shampoo and conditioner you should look for hydrating and restorative formulas. These will help to repair the hair after a day in the sun, and will get it looking healthy and nourished again.
Formulas that contain keratin and collagen are great for preparing hair to deal with the effects of summertime. You should avoid any hair care products that contain sulfates. Sulfates are commonly used in shampoos to create a sudsy lather, but they will dry your hair out and cause even more damage. Make sure to always read the labels closely to ensure you’re not adding any harmful chemicals to your hair.
You should also be careful when using hair oils. Whilst many hair oils can help to hydrate hair, oils with yellow or orange tints can actually stain platinum and white-blonde hair. Look for lightweight, clear oils instead, as these won’t carry any risk of affecting your hair color.
Protect your hair when swimming
If you’re heading to a pool party or the beach, you should make sure to rinse your hair in fresh water before you go swimming. This will help prevent the chlorine or salt water from getting into the hair strands and drying it out. You should rinse your hair again with fresh water when you finish swimming, and wash with shampoo to get the chlorine out.
Use a shower head filter
Swimming pools aren’t the only place where you should be wary of chlorine. The water you use to shower can also contain chlorine, as well as other minerals, fluoride and iron that can all turn your beautiful blonde hair brassy. A shower filter will work to ensure the water you wash your hair with has minimal chemicals that can affect your hair color, ensuring it stays bright and vibrant.
Ditch the heat styling tools
You’ll want to minimize the heat that’s applied to your hair throughout the summer, so you should ditch the heat styling tools to prevent any further damage. Use a microfiber towel to blot your hair dry and then leave it to finish drying naturally. Use a salt spray for beachy waves and texture, or a smoothing serum or oil to tame any frizz.