As nice as warmer weather can be, it’s no secret that the intense heat and UV rays that come with summer can wreak havoc on freshly colored hair. Faded color, brittle strands and a lack of shine, however, can be easily avoided with hair care products specifically designed to provide UV ray protection. Keep reading for our favorite selections!
How UV Damage Works
The sun’s rays act exactly like bleach on unprotected hair, as the UV particles react with the natural melanin in the hair strand and work to remove the color. Additionally, UV rays can penetrate the hair cuticle and damage the naturally occurring protein keratin, leaving the hair dry and brittle. Higher temperatures and longer days in the summer leave hair extra vulnerable this time of year, and if not taken care of properly, can result in dull color and unwanted breakage. Products that infuse UV protecting ingredients and extra keratin, however, can do wonders for preventing fragile hair from ruining your vacation looks!
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Collection
Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil finishing products are the perfect one-step to shielding your color from impending UV damage while creating effortless summer style with a bit of sheen.
To start, their Invisible Oil Primer is great for softening and detangling wet hair straight out of the shower while providing excellent heat protection prior to styling. Of course, with summer heat and UV rays also comes an increase in humidity and frizz- to combat both issues, be sure to pick up the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, which can be applied to wet or dry hair depending on your preference! This lightweight blend of six oils adds additional moisture, silkiness and shine to hair while providing yet another layer of protection. For the finishing touch, add a light mist of the UV Protective Dry Oil Finishing Spray. This product is key to combating the dryness that can be associated with summer strands and can conveniently be used for touch ups throughout the day. Anytime hair feels parched or on the verge of frizz, simply use this spray to keep hair conditioned and styled to perfection!
Oribe Beautiful Color
One of the features we love most about Oribe’s line is that every product is both color and keratin safe. However, when it comes to defending hair against the summer sun, one collection stands out above the rest: Oribe Beautiful Color. This line in particular utilizes Oribe’s unique Signature Complex which protects hair from photo-aging, light damage and oxidative stress, all of which can harshly deplete hair color over time.
For the ultimate cleansing, hydrating and protecting duo be sure to pick up the Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Color. On top of Oribe’s Signature Complex, both products include bioflavonoids, botanical extracts and natural oils to provide top-notch color protection and deep moisturization for dry, over processed strands at risk for fading. Use both to for soft, silky, vibrantly colored locks all summer long! Want to add an extra boost of sun protection to your other hair care products as well? Be sure to check out Oribe’s Color Preservation Booster Power Drops! This highly concentrated serum formulated with Vitamin C, antioxidants and amino acids can be used alone or conveniently added to any hair care or styling product to create a strong shield against harmful UV rays.
AS AN ADDED BONUS, ALL OF THESE ORIBE AND BUMBLE PRODUCTS COME IN TRAVEL SIZES!
PERFECT FOR POPPING INTO YOUR PURSE ON THE GO OR PACKING IN A SUITCASE! WITH THESE YOU ARE ALWAYS UV PROTECTED NO MATTER WHERE YOUR SUMMER PLANS MAY TAKE YOU!