When the sun comes out and the pool starts calling, that’s when you know—summer is officially here, and we’re in need to shake things up. Keep reading to find out how to revive your blonde locks (or any color hair you may have) for summer, and how to make sure they live their very best, most vibrant lives. Pass the SPF, please!
LIGHTEN THINGS UP WITH BALAYAGE
If you love your naturally blonde locks, but need a little change—balayage is your best bet. It’s a highlighting technique in which color is painted on for a graduated, natural-looking effect—just enough to make a subtle, refreshing difference for summer. Plus, for the low-maintenance gals out there (we’re right there with you), balayage is famous for its minimal upkeep and easy, lived-in look. (We’re certifiably obsessed.) And, for our brunettes gals (we didn’t forget about you), face-framing highlights is a great way to rejuvenate our summer glow.
KEEP YOUR COLOR PROTECTED
Freshly painted balayage or platinum blonde processed, you deserve to live your best blonde life—and with Aveda’s Color Conserve line, which protects and extends your hair’s vibrancy, you totally can. Specifically, we love the Color Conserve Daily Color Protect Leave-In Conditioner, a simple way to add moisture into colored blonde hair. Plus, for those blondes with an inseparable bond with sunshine, Aveda’s Suncare line is water resistant, a must for the summertime and acts as a UV filter to protect hair from sun exposure—all while removing chlorine and product build-up.