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How to protect your color-treated hair from salt and chlorine this summer

Whether you're swimming in a turquoise swimming pool or the deep blue sea, salt and chlorine are no friends to your color-treated hair! Luckily there are ways to prevent them from bleaching your locks: here's how to make a splash this summer without worrying about your color.

Keep your hair well hydrated

Hair dye will always stay longer, and look better, on healthy, moisturized and strong hair. First thing's first: make sure your hair is well hydrated before you even consider exposing it to hair dye as the coloring process does make it drier and more sensitive. Start by trying to limit washes to twice a week (if your roots feel greasy, reach for a dry shampoo) and never forget the conditioner. Also, consider incorporating a nourishing hair masque or oil bath into your haircare routine at least once every two weeks. To finish properly, use a serum to hydrate your ends while drying your hair.

Protect your color with dedicated haircare

To make your haircare ritual even more efficient for color preservation, familiarize yourself with some of the specialized products available on the market. For example, the Vitamino Color A-OX range by L'Oréal Professionnel includes a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in spray that helps color stay "attached" to the hair fiber.

These products are a great help from day to day, but during the summer your hair is up against even greater odds because of chlorine and salt: you simply can't go without them if you want to keep your hair color looking its best.

Limit your exposure to the environment

To finish, and to better your odds, protect your locks from chlorine and salt using hair oil. This nourishing products also acts as a barrier against water and its contaminants all while deeply hydrating your hair, keeping your color safe and beautiful!

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