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How to protect your hair from salt and chlorine this summer

We share our professional advice for protecting your hair from damage caused by salt and chlorine this summer.

No, your colored hair isn't destined to disappear a little more with each dip you take in the swimming pool or ocean. You simply need to change up your routine to protect your locks during the warm weather season, because UV rays aren't the only external elements that are working against you!

Hydration and specialized haircare

We at Hair Trend News, and hair professionals everywhere, can't say it enough: to make hair color last, the hair itself must be in good health and well hydrated. So, before you consider switching up your color, you should boost your regular haircare routine to include a shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. A serum, mask, and oil should also be in regular rotation. Hydration is a must for the pigments in dye to actually stick to your hair, so this is really just the first step in the coloring process.

Once your hair color is completed in the salon, the job still isn't finished! Without a haircare ritual using products formulated for color-treated hair, you risk seeing your hair rapidly lose or change color with each wash (especially if you're swimming regularly). With the Vitamino Color A OX range by L'Oréal Professionnel, you can hydrate your hair while extending the life of your color.

Hair oil and headwear

A hair oil formulated with sun protection, such as Solar Sublime by L'Oréal Professionnel, won't only shield your locks from UV rays: it also works to form a barrier between salty or chlorinated water and your hair, making it a must-have to preserve hydration and color intensity.

Of course, you can also always rely on an old fashioned swimming cap! If you plan on hitting the pool every day, this might be the best way to ensure your hair color stays put and your hair hydrated.

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