Bionic-onomics Tip: Keep your highlights this summer!

by Bionic Beauty on 30.Mar.2009 · 4 comments

Here’s a quick tip for summer hair care from co-blogger, JoyceyCouture!

Love your new highlights, but hate to ruin them because you can’t resist a dip in the pool? Problem solved! And I bet the solution is already in your vanity cabinet.

Simply fill a spray bottle halfway full of tap water and drop a tablet of Alka Seltzer in. Let the tablet dissolve and… Voilà! You have your highlight protection in your hands (not to mention, it also helps aide your hair from drying out while you’re out in the sun’s harsh rays).

Just spray the mixture through your hair and let it dry; and as soon as you’re through with the pool- run clean, non-chlorinated water through your hair.

Do you have any secret tips for perfect summer hair?


1 Karissa March 30, 2009 at 6:16 pm

I don’t do highlights but what a great tip! I will pass that one around.

If I go out I slather my ends and even the top if my head and hair are super dry with unprocessed coconut oil. smells fantastic all day and uber moisturizing!

2 zydecokitten March 31, 2009 at 11:24 pm

I never heard of using Alka Seltzer however, I have heard that if you want to keep your color or prevent breakage that you should saturate your dry hair with regular tap water before going into the pool so that the chlorine will not be absorbed into your hair. I think I would feel more confortable reapplying this before I got my hair wet. Any comments on this idea? Thanks.

3 The Cheap Chick April 1, 2009 at 3:26 pm

That is such a cool tip! My only tip for keeping my highlights pristine in the summer is to swim in lakes, not pools! But then, I DO live in the Land O’ 1000 Lakes…

4 Bionic Beauty April 1, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Karissa, Perfect tip with the coconut oil! I’ll try that!

Zydeco Kitten, I’d suggest instead of plain tap water, that you use a conditioner, either a spray in or a regular bottle conditioner to lock out the pool water. Regular water does not do much to fill out our hair cuticle, but conditioners (or even some of your leftover body lotion or SPF lotion) will fill the hair cuticle and keep it from absorbing the drying salts from the ocean or the chemicals from the pool. 🙂

Cheap Chick… Ahh… lakes. MO’s lakes weren’t too swim-able. But I did loads of lake swimming when I lived in Georgia. 🙂


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