Becoming a red head is fun, but the upkeep can be lots of work. Red is a hard color to keep looking fresh & vibrant because it fades faster than any other, yet its impossible to remove completely. It’s important to know all of the maintenance before hand (with any color, not just red.)
Here are some tips on going & staying red!
So you just got your hair colored & it’s bright as a fire truck, first things first products.
Dry shampoo is a girl’s best friend, refraining from washing for the first two days helps the color fully penetrate, & washing as little as possible after that helps prevent fading. When a wash is necessary a sulfate-free shampoo is the only option, it makes a world’s difference! A little personal tip: I’ll keep my hair up in a bun for a majority of my shower & when I’m just about finished up I’ll wash & condition, using cold water to make sure the cuticle is closed & the color is locked in! Another product I use is a leave-in conditioner, they are so so helpful by keeping colors vibrant & acting as a heat protectant.
A gloss is such a great idea for beautiful hair, it’s a demi-permanent service that lasts about a month, it fills the cuticle making sure the color molecules are trapped in & gives immense shine. I’d recommend getting a gloss & trim duo every 2 months. My last tip would be to stay out of chlorinated water & too much sun light, these can be the worst nightmare for a red head.
Dry Shampoo- Oh Bee Hive, Matte Dry Shampoo by Bed Head
Sulfate-Free Shampoo- Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo by Redken
Leave-in Conditioner- Miracle Leave- In Product