Protect Your Salon Hair Color This Summer with Charles Ifergan

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Summer is a time for sunshine, beach trips, and outdoor fun. However, for those with color-treated hair, the season can be a challenging period. The sun, chlorine from pools, and salty sea water can all wreak havoc on your salon hair color, causing it to fade, dry out, or become damaged. But don’t worry! With the right care and some expert advice from Charles Ifergan salons, you can keep your color-treated hair vibrant and healthy all summer long.

Shield Your Hair from the Sun

Just like your skin, your hair needs protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Extended exposure to sunlight can lead to color fading and dryness. Here are some tips to shield your hair from the sun:

  • Use UV Protection Products: Invest in hair products that offer UV protection. At Charles Ifergan, we carry a range of high-quality products designed to protect your hair from the sun.
  • Wear a Hat or Scarf: When you’re outdoors, especially during peak sun hours, wear a hat or scarf to physically block the sun from your hair.
  • Avoid Peak Sun Hours: Try to stay in the shade during the sun’s peak hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to minimize exposure.

Combat Chlorine and Salt Water Damage

Chlorine from pools and salt from the ocean can strip your hair of its natural oils and color, leaving it dry and dull. Here’s how to combat these effects:

  • Pre-Wet Your Hair: Before you swim, wet your hair with fresh water. This helps to reduce the amount of chlorine or salt water your hair absorbs.
  • Use a Leave-In Conditioner: Apply a leave-in conditioner or a protective hair serum before swimming to create a barrier between your hair and the water.
  • Rinse Immediately After Swimming: Rinse your hair with fresh water immediately after swimming to remove chlorine or salt. At Charles Ifergan, we recommend using a clarifying shampoo once a week to thoroughly cleanse your hair.

Keep Your Hair Moisturized

Color-treated hair can become dry and brittle, especially in the summer heat. Keeping your hair moisturized is crucial for maintaining its health and color:

  • Deep Conditioning Treatments: Incorporate deep conditioning treatments into your weekly hair care routine. Charles Ifergan salons offer professional deep conditioning services that can replenish moisture and keep your hair looking its best.
  • Hydrating Hair Masks: Use hydrating hair masks regularly. Look for masks with ingredients like argan oil, coconut oil, and shea butter.
  • Avoid Over-Washing: Washing your hair too frequently can strip it of its natural oils. Aim to wash your hair every 2-3 days, and use a sulfate-free shampoo to preserve your color.

Minimize Heat Styling

Excessive heat styling can cause damage and color fading. Here’s how to minimize heat styling:

  • Air Dry When Possible: Let your hair air dry as often as possible. If you must use a blow dryer, use it on a cool setting.
  • Limit Use of Hot Tools: Reduce the use of straighteners, curling irons, and other hot tools. When you do use them, apply a heat protectant spray to shield your hair from damage.
  • Embrace Natural Styles: Summer is a great time to embrace natural hairstyles. At Charles Ifergan, our stylists can help you find heat-free styling techniques that work for your hair type.

Regular Salon Visits

Regular visits to your salon are essential for maintaining the health and vibrancy of your color-treated hair. Here’s how Charles Ifergan can help:

  • Professional Color Maintenance: Our expert colorists can provide touch-ups and toning services to keep your color looking fresh.
  • Customized Hair Care Advice: We offer personalized hair care advice tailored to your hair type and color. Our stylists can recommend the best products and treatments for your hair.
  • Deep Conditioning Treatments: Our salons offer professional deep conditioning treatments that can restore moisture and shine to your hair.

At Charles Ifergan, we pride ourselves on providing expert hair care services and products. Our experienced team of stylists and colorists is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy hair. Whether you need a color touch-up, a deep conditioning treatment, or personalized hair care advice, we are here to help.

This summer, don’t let the sun, chlorine, and saltwater damage your beautiful salon color. With the right care and expert services at Charles Ifergan, you can keep your hair vibrant, healthy, and gorgeous all season long.

Make your appointment today and let us help you protect your hair color and enjoy a fabulous summer! To schedule an appointment with us, you can book online or download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to browse our services, schedule appointments, and more. Come by one of our three convenient locations in Chicago Oak Street, Deerfield, and Oakbrook. We hope to see you soon!