*Wet your hair with bottled spring water before getting in a clorine pool, It will dilute the harsh chemicals

*Be careful in the sun. please use hats, scarves or products with sunscreens to help protect against color fade and the drying effects of the sun.

*Great for the beach, leave-in conditioners generally contain sunscreens to protect against color fade.

*Shampoo gently with a shampoo specially created for color-treated hair. Rough shampooing can strip color or dry out hair. Condition regularly with an intensive conditioner to restore vital moisture and luster to color treated hair.

Use color enhancing conditioners as color grows out to help blend root areas.

*Do not wrap in a towel turban when you get out of the shower with wet hair. The added friction can knot and damage vulnerable wet hair. Instead, carefully blot hair dry.

*Don't brush hair when wet. Comb with a wide-tooth comb, working tangles out as you move from the ends toward the scalp.

*Don't overdry. When you blow dry, dry the hair until it is almost, but not completely, dry. Leave some moisture in to prevent static.

*Use care when styling. When using styling appliances, use thermal protectant for maximum protection. Avoid aggressive manipulation of the hair.

*Use hairspray or spritz with moisturizers and sunscreens to finish the hair. These products will provide continual protection throughout the day.

*Don't spray lightening agents or put lemon juice in your hair.

*Support your style with a perm. Just because you have color treated hair doesn't mean you can't have a perm. In fact, a perm specially formulated for color treated hair can add wonderful body, fullness and texture to complement your color.

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