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May 21, 2024

Tips for Preserving Hair Color While Traveling

Tips for Preserving Hair Color While Traveling

As vibrant as a freshly dyed mane can be, maintaining that color integrity amidst travel, sun exposure, and water activities presents its own set of challenges. Whether you're jet-setting across the globe, lounging by the pool, or indulging in aquatic adventures, safeguarding your hair color from fading or turning reddish due to chlorine exposure requires strategic care. Let's delve into a comprehensive guide on how to preserve your hair color while navigating these situations with finesse.

Understanding the threats:

Before we dive into the solutions, let's grasp the adversaries our hair color faces in these scenarios:

  1. Sun exposure: Prolonged exposure to UV rays can accelerate color fading by breaking down the dye particles that bind to your hair strands.
  2. Chlorine: Chlorine, commonly found in swimming pools, can strip away hair color and leave behind a brassy or reddish tint, particularly noticeable in lighter hair shades.
  3. Travel stress: Travel-related stress, coupled with environmental factors like pollution and climate changes, can compromise hair health and color vibrancy.

Strategies for Color Preservation:

Preparation is key:

Before embarking on your journey, consider these preparatory steps:

  • Touch-up before departure: Schedule a hair dye session a few days before your trip to ensure a fresh and vibrant color foundation.
  • Protective products: Invest in travel-sized sulfate-free and color-safe shampoo and conditioner to maintain your hair's moisture balance and color integrity.

Shielding from the sun:

  • UV protection: Prioritize UV-protective hair products such as leave-in conditioners or serums containing SPF to shield your strands from sun damage.
  • Cover-up: Stylish hats not only elevate your vacation look but also provide an additional barrier against UV exposure.

Combatting chlorine damage:

  • Pre-swim ritual: Dampen your hair with fresh water before diving into the pool. Saturated hair strands are less likely to absorb chlorinated water.
  • Rinse promptly: After swimming, rinse your hair immediately with fresh water to remove chlorine residue. Consider using a clarifying shampoo once or twice a week to eliminate any buildup.
  • Protective products: Apply a leave-in conditioner or hair oil before swimming to create a protective barrier against chlorine absorption.

Minimize washing frequency:

  • Shampoo strategically: Opt for gentle cleansing routines, limiting shampooing to two to three times a week. When washing, use lukewarm water to avoid opening the hair cuticle excessively.
  • Dry shampoo savior: On non-wash days, rely on dry shampoo to refresh your hair and absorb excess oils without stripping away color.

Post-swim care:

  • Hydration is key: After exposure to chlorine or saltwater, replenish moisture with hydrating hair masks or deep conditioning treatments to combat dryness and maintain color vibrancy.
  • Avoid heat styling: Give your hair a break from heat styling tools, as excessive heat can further exacerbate color fading and damage.

Customized solutions for optimal results:

Much like Cleverman's personalized approach to hair dyeing, tailoring your hair care routine to your specific needs and travel circumstances can yield superior results. Consider these additional tips:

  • Seek Professional Advice: Consult with a hairstylist or colorist before your trip to receive personalized recommendations tailored to your hair type, color, and travel plans. Cleverman stands as a beacon of expertise in this realm, offering more than just hair dye. Their commitment to excellence extends to providing comprehensive guidance and support to ensure your hair journey is a resounding success.

  • Invest in Quality Products: Prioritize high-quality hair care products formulated to prolong color longevity and protect against environmental stressors. Cleverman prides itself on its hair color with no unwanted ingredients. Harnessing the power of an Organic Triple Oil System comprising Argan Oil, Walnut Oil, and Baobab Oil, Cleverman's hair dyes not only deliver stunning color results but also nourish and fortify your hair from root to tip. Moreover, Cleverman's hair shampoos and conditioners are not mere afterthoughts but essential components of their holistic approach to hair care. Infused with unique botanicals and extracts, these high-performance formulations, complemented by the exclusive triple-oil complex, provide deep nourishment and lock-in color for breakthrough results.

  • Embrace Protective Styles: Experiment with hairstyles such as braids, buns, or updos to minimize exposure to external elements while adding a touch of elegance to your vacation look. 
Jorge Buccio
Celebrity hairstylist Jorge Buccio is Cleverman‘s Senior Colorist. He has over 20 years of experience in Hollywood, including celebrities Salma Hayek and Matthew McConaughey, and has worked with industry giants such as Schwarzkopf Professional and Revlon Professional. His avant-garde approach further aligns with Cleverman‘s commitment to style and personal taste.

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