What you should pay attention to beforehand and how to properly care for your colored hair immediately after the treatment...
Summer is traditionally the season for tanning, freckles, and bleached hair. Some like these color changes, but if you have freshly dyed hair and take care of the new shade, you would rather avoid it. The main thing - as always - do not to panic! If you want to change your usual hairstyle this summer or dye your hair all year round, you don't have to give up your plans with the onset of the warm season. Together with the experts Nikita Medvedev, hairdresser and head trainer at Londa, and Valentina Miller, founder of the hairdressing training project "Beauty Education" and author of the book "The hairdresser's colorist bible", we analyze what needs to be considered when you are out in the summer to decide on new hair color and how to care for your hair afterward.
"There is no reason to only dye in winter or skip summer," notes Nikita Medvedev. However, when planning a vacation in the south, there are a number of factors (high temperature, exposure to sunlight, and humidity) that can affect hair color. "
"When you're near the ocean, the humid air causes the cuticle to open up, the hair" swells up "and begins to absorb moisture and salt, which crystallizes out as it dries. This effect is intensified by high temperatures - they activate processes that oxidize both the added pigment and the natural melanin in the hair structure, which leads to fading in the sun, "says the Londa expert. To avoid this, you can do a tint before your trip and only then properly dye the hair.
"There are no specific formulations for summer coloring, but semi-permanent types of dyes are ideal for tinting because they work on the principle of adhesion, which means that they are attracted to the surface of the cuticle and form a film of color and conditioning components The hair. This is an advantage in summer because this film protects against UV rays, physical damage and prevents the hair from swelling during the day at high temperatures and high humidity, "advises Medvedev.
In the summer, be sure to use products that contain SPF components. In addition, Valentina Miller recommends using products that donate a lot of moisture. "Many people fear that products like this will make their hair greasy for some reason. But the opposite is true: a moisturizing treatment is essential to keep your scalp supple for years and your hair grows strong and healthy. Reach nourishing ones and moisturizing masks. In summer, you should also use a two-phase moisturizer during the day, especially on long hair.
Salons also offer many treatments that repair chemically damaged hair and protect it from negative external influences. For example, Keralex, Thermo-Keratin, and the layering method, in which special formulations are used.
"The latter procedure can also be carried out at home. It is done in five steps," explains Valentina Miller.