During the long hot sizzling days of Summer, do you end up feeling like you’re chasing after your Hair Colour? Does it seem like your workload gets amplified because you need to do an extra touchup before a party here or another Tone there? Does it feel like your Colour is being zapped at an astonishingly fast rate?
Chances are your Hair Colour is not conducive to Summer and that bright sunshine, swimming sessions and party season Hairstyling could be exposing your Hair to the dreaded Summer fade. Gasp! What should we do? Stay home, stop swimming, no longer celebrate? Don’t be crazy, tweak your Colour choice to work with Summer, not against it. Below, you'll find the best Colour choices to choose whether you're a Blonde, Brunette or Redhead to help prevent the dreaded Summer fade.
For The Brunettes
Summer Brunettes are the total glamazon package — so chic, so shiny and so perfectly suited to the glow of sun-kissed skin. During the summertime, you may notice extra flashes of Golden and Red reflects warming up through your Colour. We say embrace your Warmth and choose a shade with a Golden pigment or simply add a squeeze to your Brunette mix to infuse your Colour with a hint of that glistening Summer glow.
For The Reds and Coppers
Vibrancy is hard to maintain at the best of times let alone during a season that zaps pigment like a mozzie catcher. Though Summer is great at washing away Colour, when you love intensity you just love intensity and nothing less will suffice. Temporarily switch to a Hair Colour with less intensity, even mixing with a Natural Shade to create a pastel or more naturalised mix.
For The Blondes
During the hot season, there is no greater threat to a Blonde than Warmth. We’re out in the sun, salt and chlorine exposing Hair to the elements that love to encourage the nasty brassies. Safeguard your shade with two options: Protect your Blonde with a Cool Shade, using an Ash or Silver pigment for a strong, crisp Tone or a Beige pigment for a creamy Blonde finish. Or, on the flip side, fully lean into the sunkissed style using a glowing Golden Shade or mixing a Golden pigment in with a Natural Shade for a delicate glow.
If you notice your Colours vibrancy fading, replenish it the right way using the Colour Top Up Technique, applying a fresh gloss over your ends without causing heavy Build Up.
When the nasty brassies make an unwelcome appearance, soothe them away using the Toner Kit or the Dark Blonde Toner Kit for Dark Blonde and Brunette Shades as a regular part of Colour maintenance.