4 Ways to Keep Your Hair and Color Fresh This Summer

 

I have a few tips and tricks to help keep your hair healthier and your color fresh while doing summer activities! No one wants to deal with tangled tresses.

 

  1. Wet and Jet

Before getting into the pool or heading to the beach, I would suggest wetting your hair completely. It may help minimize the amount of chlorine that will get through and prevent the salt water from penetrating your beautiful locks. I know showering or wetting it is a pain, but you will be thanking me later. Chlorine severely dries out our hair and could cause enough damage that you end up with breakage. A mother’s nightmare for their child after swim class. Trust me…. been there, done that.

 

  1. Don’t neglect Protect

Take extra protection and add my favorite leave-in: the Biotera Ultra-Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner, which conditions and rehydrates very dry, damaged or coarse hair. Spray this product on your freshly wet hair and use a comb or a brush to evenly distribute the product.

 

hair braid types - pony, twist, wrap, secure, bun and basic braid

 

  1. Tie it back

I would recommend a cute little updo of some sort. It does not have to be anything fancy. A basic braid to keep it from being a tangled mess. If you have two rubber bands, put your hair in a ponytail first. Then, twist the remaining hair and wrap it around the ponytail rubber band. Secure with the second hair tie, and voila!

 

  1. After Care

It can be exhausting being in the sun all day. Swimming takes a toll for sure. The last thing you want to do is take another shower, but I highly recommend you do! One of my favorite shampoo and conditioner combos that will help to strengthen your hair is the Biotera Long and Healthy Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo is the best because it helps against breakage, damage and split ends. Take it easy on your hair once you’re done. Whatever you do…. DO NOT TAKE YOUR TOWEL AND VIGOROUSLY SHAKE IT. It will only damage and rough up the cuticle. Pat dry your hair. Get as much moisture out of it as you can. Then, you can start to comb it. Start from the bottom and work your way up to the top. Take your time. Do not rip through your locks. A little maintenance will keep your hair healthy and beautiful.

Top 10 Tips for Long-Lasting Hair Color

 

Changing up your hair color can really make or break a look, and we’re here for it! Unique hair colors are all the rage, but it can be tough to maintain it and keep your hair looking healthy. That’s why we’re teaming up with Zotos Professional to give some of our lucky Influensters the Biotera Color Protect VoxBox.

Inside the VoxBox will be the three-step Biotera Natural Origins Color Caring system consisting of three full sized products: the shampooconditioner, and milk treatment! Now your new hair can look great for much longer!

 

For those who aren’t receiving this VoxBox (learn more about how you can get one here), we also wanted to give you our top 10 tips on how to keep your hair color long-lasting, aside from using these 3 Biotera goodies!

#1: Avoid hot showers: Use warm showers instead since hot water not only dries out your hair, but decreases the length of your hair color life.

#2: Use sunflower oil in the summer: Being out in the sun and swimming in the pool (due to chlorine) can damage and change the color of your hair quickly. The sunflower oil will help protect it!

#3: Try and stay away from heat styling: Especially in the first week of your new hair color, keep your hair natural since heat speeds up color fading.

#4: If you’re going to use them anyway, use heat protectant products: If you insist on styling your hair, it needs a barrier from the heat!

#5: Wait to wash your hair after coloring: This one’s no secret. The longer the dye stays in your hair, the more likely it is to stick!

 

#6: Get a shower filter: This will help fewer chemicals go through your shower water to help preserve the color of your hair.

#7: Deep condition before you color: While dye may damage your hair, once it’s done, it’s best to skip the deep conditioner, as it fades darker colors like brown and red.

#8: Use sulfate and alcohol-free products: Same idea as using a shower filter—the less chemicals, the better!

#9: Shampoo the roots, not the ends: Concentrate your shampoo where it needs it, because shampooing your ends will definitely make it fade more quickly.

#10: Use Biotera: I know we said these are tips for people not in this VoxBox, but you can actually find the system at SallyBeauty.com, or Amazon, if you don’t have one near you!