Brutal rays, chlorine and sweat! AZ’s summers can be rough on hair and hair color. The hair stylists at Frankie D’s Salon & Spa have some tips and tricks to help your hair survive the desert summer.

Hair Color and Chlorine

Chlorine can cause hair color to fade and can lead to brassy looking blondes, but who can survive 110 degree days and nights in AZ without cooling off in the pool? Go ahead and swim, but prior to getting in the pool, wet down your hair and apply a product such as It’s a Ten that helps to seal hair color and protect it from fading in the sun.
When you’re done swimming, shampoo and condition your hair with a color protecting product line such as Matrix. For blondes, try Matrix Total Results Color Care So Silver, originally designed to keep gray and white hair from appearing yellow, it also works wonders on keeping platinum blondes and light blondes from becoming brassy.

Sun & Sweat

You may be tempted to cover your hair with a hat to protect it from the sun, but a hat will make you sweat more and keep the salty sweat trapped on your hair. Again, use a protective product prior to going out in the sun and limit your sun exposure if possible. Try to shampoo at night and scrub your scalp with your fingertips to thoroughly cleanse as well as stimulate hair growth.

Use a good color-protecting shampoo and conditioner. If your hair is dry, Matrix Total Care Moisture Hydration will restore moisture that the sun and chlorine may have stripped from your hair. Using a clarifying shampoo once a week is also a good idea.

Avoid Breakage

You will probably find yourself wearing medium to long hair up to keep it off your neck and back and stay cooler. Make sure you aren’t damaging your hair by keeping it loose and using safe hair accessories. Tightly banded, sleek pony tails may be a cool look, but worn too frequently, you’ll notice a definitive line of breakage where the hair is gathered. Get creative and try bobby pins, spirals and small clips for unique styles that vary from day to day. Avoid putting your hair up or manipulating it too much while it’s wet. Your hair is most susceptible to damage when it’s wet.

Regular Hair Care and Deep Conditioning

Your hair stylist in Gilbert, AZ can help you find some great summer hairstyles and keep your hair healthy with regular trims and an occasional deep conditioning treatment. Professional color at a hair salon in Gilbert, AZ will hold up better in the sun than box colors and professional colors are less damaging.

By Frankie D’s https://www.facebook.com/FrankieDsSalon.Gilbertaz