3 Ways to Make Your Red Hair Color Last
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do you toy with our emotions? At first you’re filled with fiery passion. But as
the weeks go by, that red-hot shade seems to fade into a luke-warm version of
itself (usually down the drain!). We even find ourselves not washing our hair
for days at a time just to keep that beautiful ginger, crimson or copper shade
around longer. After all, we’d do anything for love. So what’s a girl to do?
Besides washing hair less and always using cool water, here are a few ways to
keep your red shade as vibrant as the first day you set eyes on it.
1. Use Red Shampoo
“color safe” shampoo and conditioner. Shampoos that deposit a hint of red color
to your hair can be used once a week to preserve your shade in between
colorings. It’s kind of like purple shampoo for blondes except red for
redheads! Check with the ladies at your local beauty supply store.
2. Switch to demi permanent
counterintuitive, but the idea is if red color fades the fastest out of any
hair color then more frequent color applications are required. Using a
demi-permanent color every 4 to 6 weeks is gentler on hair and helps you
maintain the vibrancy you want. Try
3. Make a cup of red rooibos tea
addition to a color gloss twice a month, try one of Mother Nature’s recipes:
Once a week, soak 2 bags of red rooibos tea in 6oz. of water (beet and
pomegranate juice work, too!). Using a spray bottle, spritz the mixture onto
hair and leave-in for 30 minutes. Rinse. This will naturally enhance the red
undertones in your hair and it’s safe to use as often as you want.
Want more tips to keep that gorgeous red longer?
Read Life Savers: 10 Tips to Make Your Hair Color Last.