Beat the heat and protect your tresses with cheap, quick tricks and super-easy styles
Protect your hue
If you love your hair color and want to keep it that way, treat it right.
Shield it. Regular shampoos can cause fading, so instead cleanse with a mild, sulfate-free formula for color-treated hair. When you’re out in the sun, shield your
hair with a UV-protecting spray or cream. Try L’Oréal EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care volume shampoo ($7; at mass retailers), which has UV filters, too.
Boost color. Revive your hue with an at-home tinted glaze such as John Frieda Collection Luminous Color glaze ($10; at mass retailers). You’ll see an increase in shine after only one use.
Condition, condition, condition. Because color fades faster on damaged strands (hair is driest from ear-level down), use a restorative hair mask once a week like Garnier Fructis Color Shield Fortifying Deep Conditioner Three Minute mask ($6; at mass retailers).