Tips for Keeping Your Red Hair from Fading

are-red-hairstyles-for-you-3Red is considered to be the hottest hair color in Hollywood, but it’s also the hardest to maintain.

The most common complaint we hear from women with red hair is that their hair color fades quickly. While it’s natural for hair dyes to fade after some time, it’s actually quite frustrating to see your hair color fade after just a week.

Follow these tips to make your color last longer.

Avoid washing your hair for 48 hours after getting your hair colored

Experts recommend against washing your hair for at least 48 hours after coloring. This is because red molecules are larger, and washing your hair can release the pigment prematurely. Wear a shower cap while bathing so as to protect your hair from getting wet.

Every wash will strip your hair of color. Wash your hair as little as possible, preferably 2 to 3 times a week. Oh, the sacrifices we make for beauty.

Dry shampoo

Now that you’re washing your hair less, you might want to consider investing on a good dry shampoo. This will help absorb the excess oil in between washes. Plus, you color will shine through brighter.

Sun protection

Let’s face it. Coloring your hair can be damaging to your hair. So, being kind to your hair is important. If you’re going outdoors, we recommend wearing hats or applying UV protection spray on your hair to prevent it from fading. Also, wear caps when going to the tanning salon.

Heat-styling tools can also be damaging to your hair. Try to skip the blow dryer and curling iron when you can.

Sulfate-free products

You’ve spent a lot of money on your hair color, so it would make sense to invest in a good shampoo that is specially designed for color-treated hair. Look for hair products that are sulfate-free because sulfate will fade your color faster.


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