Protect Your Haircolor
Summer sun and heat is here…the sun is good for vitamin-D but not so much for your new hair color and here’s what to do about it. Hair color protection during summer months is a hot topic for those wanting to protect their investment.
Because hair color is cosmetic, it is subject to being broken down by the elements. The biggest offender is the Ultra Violet rays of the sun. In a relatively short period of time, UV rays will break down the color pigments and help you wash the color out of your hair.
Color Protection – Step One
To help protect your investment and the longevity of your new hair color, simply covering it helps a great deal and can also be a fashion statement. Consider the following –
Hats – Are the best protection and can be fashion accessory as part of an outfit or as part of a protection protocol for extended time in the sun such as swimming, hiking or other outdoor activity where there will be no relief from the sun, hats are easy to use.
Wear a Swim Cap – and when possible avoid chlorinated water. But, when you can’t, use a swim cap to keep the chlorine off. This is especially helpful if you swim regularly for exercise. Chlorine is one of the biggest challenges in protecting womens hair color. Combined with the suns UV rays, chlorine is part of a tough one-two punch. The swim cap is “golden” when protecting hair color.
Use Conditioner – when you are going to be exposed to chlorinated water and you cannot wear a swim cap, wet your hair with tap water and put conditioner in your hair prior to entering chlorinated water. This helps protect your hair from harmful chemical reactions.
Go Jump In The Lake – Take this piece of advice literally, the water is not chlorinated so your hair color is safe.
Shampoo – Shampoo for color treated hair has protectors in it and is designed to conserve your hair color and gentle cleaning agents that remove dirt.
Step Two – Womens Hair Color Protection
Using a color lock hair spray like our Oway Color Protect is a great way to help the color retention process. Not only does the product protect the coloring, it smells great and a bonus with this product is it makes your hair look conditioned and super shiny. Sunflower extracts provide sun protection and work to keep color from fading, adding moisture and shine.
ORGANIC SHAMPOO FOR COLORED HAIR
Oway Color Protection Hair Bath gently cleanses highlighted or colored hair, while guarding color from fading with a powerful antioxidant blend of Biodynamic Red Vine, Organic Goji Berries, and Fair Trade Kakadu Plum.
Signature Scent: An olfactory bouquet of pure, steam-distilled essential oils of Bergamot, Orange, Cedar and Fennel!
Oway Sunway Sun Protective Elixir
SHIELD + SHINE Oway's Sun Protective Elixir shields hair from the damaging effects of the sun, salt and chlorine. Biodynamic Green Anise is an all-natural UV filter that guards hair color from fading and dryness. A nourishing blend of Organic Baobab Oil and Fair Trade Passionfruit Oil adds protection and shine. Signature Scent: A fresh, energizing olfactory bouquet of pure, steam-distilled essential oils of Sweet Orange, Lemon, Bergamot and Fennel.
Oway Color Protection Veil (160ml)
ORGANIC HAIR COLOR PROTECTION SPRAY Oway Color Protection Veil is every holistic hair stylist's best kept secret for prolonging even the most vivid hair colors. It's source of protective power comes from an exclusive fusion of amino acids, Sodium PCA + Arginine and African Fire Tulip Tree that prevent hair color from fading and dullness. Signature Scent: An olfactory bouquet of pure, steam-distilled essential oils of Bergamot, Orange, Cedar and Fennel!