Prevent those Locks from Fading - Tips from Miguel Angarita

It may be close, but the sun hasn't set on summer yet.  And while we're soaking up every little last bit of warm weather, our hair color might be soaking it up too - and not in a good way.  Miguel Angarita, colorist and educator specializing in balayage/hair painting and the ever popular "ombre effect," from mizu new york offers the below tips to prevent fading and keeping you from an extra trip to the salon!

Blondes – Blondes have it easy during the summertime because it’s the best time for them to embrace the sun and add some natural highlights! Absorbing the sun’s natural rays helps the highlighted areas of your hair take on a real brightness giving you that “sun kissed hair” everyone talks about. Make sure you still use something with UV protection before you step outside to keep your color vibrant and not brassy.

Miguel Recommends: Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray

Brunettes – Brunettes tend to fade into warm or brassy tones, especially when they are exposed to the sun. You can prevent this by using a leave-in product that has UV Protection. These sprays or creams also contain conditioning agents so they have dual benefits. Use it before you step out into the sun so you can moisturize and protect your hair all at once!

Miguel Recommends: Oribe Supershine

Reds - To avoid your color fading all together go for a deeper red as they will last longer during the summer. Try to shampoo less often and make sure your products are free of sulfates and sodium chloride. If you don’t mind your color fading a bit, go for a brighter, copper tone; they fade beautifully in the sun! You can also add highlights, which will give you a softer look. To keep reds from fading it is really best to stay out of the sun. Pick up a chic hat and/or scarf and throw it on anytime you head outdoors!

Miguel Recommends: Sojourn Colour Preserve Shampoo and Conditioner