8662b99d6aa06b01f1fa summer color care

Whether you’re going lighter or are looking to sport an array of sorbet shades, hair color requires care and maintenance for it to last. Before you make any type of color commitment, be sure to add these daily steps to your hair care routine to keep your tresses looking fresh all summer long!

1. Wash your hair only a couple of times a week, and always use a color-preserving shampoo and conditioner.

Luckily, thanks to dry shampoo, it’s now easier than ever to go longer in between washes. When you do have to clean those tresses, opt for a shampoo and conditioner specifically designed to prolong your color.

Try: Scruples Renewal Color Retention Shampoo and Conditioner

2. Wear a hat whenever possible.

The good news: Hats are in, which means there are plenty of options out there to help protect your strands from harmful UV rays. Pull hair in a loose bun and throw on a baseball cap or a patterned head scarf.

3. Always apply a hair mask before swimming in a pool or the ocean.

Saltwater and chlorine will compromise your color. If you know you have a beach day scheduled, apply a hair mask the night before. Or, if a spontaneous pool party arises, you can still save your strands by applying a deep conditioner when you get home.

Try: Scruples Complete Recovery Treatment Masque

4. Add a water filter to your shower.

Minerals found in hard water wreak havoc on your hair and can turn lightened hair brassy. Shower filters are easy to install and can be purchased at most hardware stores. Plus, your hair will not only look better without that hard water build-up, your skin will feel much softer as well.

5. Try a gloss.

Blazing temperatures can cause hair to look flat and dull. For the most bang for your buck, get a glossing treatment at least once every six weeks. Hair glazes are much cheaper than traditional hair color, and can even help you go longer in between color services.

Cover Credits:

Creative Director: Mia Liguori, Scruples Co-President Creative & International Business

Session Styling: Charlie Price, Scruples Independent Creative Consultant

Haircut: Katie Nielsen, Artistic Lead – Scruples Design Team
April Godwin, Scruples Design Team

Haircolor: Katie Nielsen, Artistic Lead – Scruples Design Team

Chris Venesky, Scruples Design Team

Donna Campbell, Christopher Dore and Jacque Alexander Hansen, Scruples Artists

Makeup: Kumi

Photography: riggs + bachen at ME Artists