I was reading a post this morning on one of my favorite beauty sites and it had a list of tips for color treated hair. One of them stood out to me more than the others - especially since summer is here and most of us plan to go traveling during this time. Before you start making plans to get your hair "Did" read this tip and be prepared.
NEVER color your hair before a vacation. A lot of women get their hair pressed, permed or colored a few days before leaving on vacation so they can have great looking hair in photographs that they post from all of their traveling adventures. However, this is not a good idea. Chlorine on a piece of cloth/material leaves a hole and salt on ice melts... a week swimming in chlorine, salt or sitting in the sun is a sure way to throw your money down the drain. You will end up having to get your hair redone because it will fade quickly or could have damaging effects like dryness, frizziness or even turn green.
Not going to the beach or not swimming in the pool? Traveling to the mountains? A trip to the mountains will cause damage too because higher elevation brings you closer to the sun and more subject to drier, colder elements which will cause your hair to be dry and brittle.