How to Preserve Your Hair Color

Celebrity colorist Rita Hazan shares this strategy for keeping your hair color vibrant all summer long

by Jennifer Scruby
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Rita Hazan Foaming Color Gloss
  • At the beach or pool, protect your scalp and strands by wetting your hair with a mix of one liter of water and a capful of sunscreen, then slicking it back in a ponytail.
  • Before swimming, coat your strands with conditioner; this makes color molecules less apt to slide out when you hit the water. Post-swim, rinse your hair with bottled spring water.
  • If, despite your best efforts, you still notice an unwanted change in tone, try a tinted leave-in product such as Rita Hazan Foaming Color Gloss ($26; It will counter brassiness and help revive a faded hue.

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First published in the May 2013 issue

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