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Summer Hair Colours: Ensure your tresses are in great condition

Deccan Chronicle.| Bindu Gopal Rao

Published on: July 6, 2023 | Updated on: July 6, 2023
When it comes to summer hair colours in India, it is best to opt for lighter shades that complement the warm and sunny weather.

When it comes to summer hair colours in India, it is best to opt for lighter shades that complement the warm and sunny weather.

When it comes to summer hair colours in India, it is best to opt for lighter shades that complement the warm and sunny weather. Sun-kissed highlights, honey blondes, caramel browns, and vibrant copper tones are popular choices.

Choose Well

The type of hair colours best suited for summer are the ones that do not need pre-bleaching because summer is the hot season where any colour with bleach can cause more damage to the hair. Therefore, choose the colours where natural hair does not need to be bleached, and then it can be done with the existing hair colour. Dr. Nishita Ranka, Dermatologist, Medical Director & Founder, Dr. Nishita’a Clinic for Skin, Hair & Aesthetics, says, "Every time you colour your hair, make sure that you give at least a two-year gap between the next colour and then choose a non-bleach colour so that your natural hair does not lose its shine and texture and the damage caused by hair colour is less. Use colour-protecting shampoo and conditioner. Make sure that you condition your hair each time you shampoo it. Especially if you have recently coloured, then activities like swimming or spending too much time in the sun can make the hair colour fade faster." When you are choosing a hair colour, it is better to use a brand that is ammonia free and a brand that will make sure that the hair is also conditioned while also colouring it so it does not strip off any natural moisture from your hair.

Colour Right

Summers are all for Caramel, Mocha, and toffee tones. Keeping it warm and soothing best suits the climate. Rochelle Chhabra, Head — Professional Division (Streax Professional), Hygienic Research Institute says, "Although it might not be the most fashionable statement at the lakefront, wearing a hat is one of the best ways to prevent the sun’s harmful UV rays from breaking down your hair colour. Use a thermal heat protector on your hair. Heat also causes hair shafts to expand and release hair colour." If you are feeling adventurous, try soft pastels which are becoming a rage now. These colours add warmth and brightness to your overall look. You can also choose a colour that flatters your natural complexion, so you can choose a shade that works with your skin tone (colour of your skin) and undertone (colour beneath your skin- cool, warm, neutral). If you want to sport an ashy hair colour, try ash blonde. It adds warmth to your face while exuding an edgy vibe, thanks to its grey undertones," says Venkataramani K, Managing Director & CEO, Health & Glow.

Destress Your Tresses

Do a hair mask the night before your colour treatment and add a deep conditioner to your daily hair care routine. Dr. Sravya C Tipirneni, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Trichologist, Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore says, "Consult a professional hairstylist to choose a hair colour that suits your skin tone and hair type. Use hair products specifically formulated for colour-treated hair to maintain vibrancy. Protect your hair from excessive sun exposure by wearing a hat or using a UV-protective spray. Keep your hair hydrated by using a nourishing conditioner and avoiding excessive heat styling. Lighter shades reflect sunlight, making them appear more luminous. On the other hand, darker shades may absorb more heat, leading to discomfort in hot weather." It is essential to consider your personal preferences, skin tone, and maintenance routine when choosing a hair colour for summer. Embrace your new summer hair colour and enjoy the confidence it brings.

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