It’s always fun to change up your hair color during the summer. Whether you’re adding some highlights, opting for balayage, or doing a full transformation, it’s important to not only focus on the look, but the health of your hair, too. “Always use a heat protection spray that features UV protection when you’re out in the sun,” advises Deena Alawaid, a celebrity hairstylist and the owner of the salon Collective. You can also opt for a leave-in treatment that can work on your locks while you relax by the beach or pool.
For those with hair extensions, Alawaid says, “Make sure you avoid SPF getting into your extensions as it can change the texture and quality of the hair.” A general rule, she says, is to avoid getting any formula that you are using on your body on your hair. Post beach or pool, focusing on hair health is key to making color last. “Use a detox shampoo once a week to help clarify any build-up. You can also find after sun care for your hair which can offset any effects of chlorine, salt and sun,” says Alawaid.