May 23, 2012

How To Protect Your Hair Color From Fading This Summer

It's always drilled into our heads by the media, tv, and magazines, to slap on the SPF so that our face and body doesn't get burned by the sun.  But very rarely do we get reminded to protect our locks!  Now that I've been paying to get my hair professionally dyed, the last thing I want to do is flush all that money down the drain from letting my hair color bake and fade in the suns rays!

 {Davines Protective Moisturizing Sun Creme, $17.}

Since we are heading to the beach in less than two weeks, I asked my stylist what to do about protecting my new rich brown hair color to keep it from ruining in the sun, salt, and chlorine. As much as I like the ease of wearing hats while on the beach, I don't always want to keep my new cut and color covered up!  So she suggested this Davines protective sunscreen with argan oil for me to put on my dry hair. 

 {It's a lightweight cream that comes out of a pump. Non greasy!}

Since it has argan oil in it and smells so lovely, I've started using this daily to protect my hair.  It's super lightweight and actually gives my hair a pretty shine.  It even helps tame fly aways and static electricity, which I get all the time for some weird reason?!  

{My locks after applying my hair sunscreen.}

I've been coloring my hair for a looong time, since I was in high school (even though it was usually just out of a box).  But it is just this year, that I've realized I probably could have prolonged that color by protecting it with hair-screen!  Better late than never to figure that out I guess!  As much as I'm outdoors with my kids and running errands daily, my head is constantly exposed, which  means my color is getting beat down by the sun!  At least now I have a new way to protect that pricey dye job.

I looked to find a current percentage of  how many women dye their hair, and only found an answer done with a survey by Clairol from 2008 (old, I know!), that said 75% of American women dye their hair.  That's a bunch. I'm gonna bet 4 years later, that number has increased!  So there's lots of us who should be protecting our beloved fake hair color!!

Do you color your hair?  If so, do you protect it with a hair sunscreen?  Have you ever even thought about it?


Julie Stannard said...

Any chance this would protect your scalp from sunburn as well? Is there sunscreen in it?

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@JulieStannard- good question-not sure. I'm taking it to the beach next week, so I'll put the scalp to the test to let you know if it protects down to the skin!

Julie Stannard said...

Thanks so much!

Lyric Bellotte said...

Davines SU Creme does have UVA and UVB filters to protect your hair and scalp but if you are looking for something that can be used everywhere Davines SU Oil would be perfect. It retails for $28.00 and is sold exclusively at Republic Salon in Athens GA. If you have any questions out fabulous front desk staff would be happy to answer them. Just give us a call at (706)208-5222! Lyric