A woman suns herself and her locks on the beach.
You can make a salon appointment to spruce up your hair color, only to spend a few days in the sun and find that it's fading, fast. UV rays can do a real number on hair color, even if it's your natural shade. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways you can protect your hair from the damaging effects of the sun.

PUT DOWN THE HAIRDRYER 

The fraying, frizzing and burning that can come with blow-drying, curling and flat-ironing hair can rough up the hair shaft and make your strands more vulnerable to sun damage. Your best bet is to limit the number of hot styling tools you use during the summer - it's too scorching out to stand in a hot bathroom, anyway! If you must give yourself a blowout or bouncy curls, use a heat protectant such as KÉRASTASE Nutritive Blow-Dry Primer beforehand. This salon guest favorite protects your hair from styling damage, nourishes the hair fiber and eases styling while leaving you with an envy-worthy shine!

PAIR YOUR STYLISH SUN HAT WITH PROTEIN & AMINO ACIDS 

A large floppy hat can help shield your hair from those UV rays, so buy a few this season to keep in your car, suitcase and at the office. If you're going to spend the day lounging, bulk up your protection by applying a rich serum like the KÉRASTASE Resistance Sérum Thérapiste to your hair before donning your stylish hat. This innovative formula combines a repairing cream and a binding serum for thermo-protection reaching up to 230°C (446°F). This powerful double-action serum has 6 amino-acids and a wheat protein to reinforce and smooth hair fibers, rebuilding them instantly while also sealing split ends so you can reach your mermaid hair goals.

REPLENISH WITH LEAVE-IN TREATMENTS

Ultra-rich leave-in conditioners or nourishing hair oils will help keep your hair strong throughout the day and replenish much-needed nutrients to your locks. As a last step to your styling routine, include KÉRASTASE Elixir Ultime Colored Hair Texturizing Oil. Designed for dull or colored hair, it repairs damage done by color treatments while boosting your hair's radiance, delivering antioxidants to nourish the hair, protecting it from UV Rays and boosting moisture levels to stave off dryness. Don't forget your weekly hair mask!

Treat your hair with some TLC this summer to keep your hair color beautifully radiant. You'll be ready for some priceless summer pictures! For more hair care tips, click here and don’t forget to share your fabulous summer shots by tagging @TIMETOSPA on Facebook or Instagram.