Coloring your hair red can be one of the most dramatic changes you can make to your appearance, short of plastic surgery or something irreversible. Red hair is fun, vibrant and expresses something that brown, blonde or black seems to lack. However, as anyone who has colored their hair red before has noticed, red hair has a way of fading and turning dull—often quickly. If you are considering making the change to red, consider these tips for keeping your hair color bright and vibrant.
- Wash Your Hair Less – While it may seem crazy, and difficult, washing your hair less often is the number one way to protect your color and keep it brighter. If you are able to stretch out the time between washes using dry shampoo or ponytails, you will keep your color looking bright and pretty.
- Use Color Protecting Products – These shampoos, conditioners and sprays include sunscreens and color boosters to add life to your fading color. Regular products strip color, don’t risk your bright, pretty hair to these!
- Wear a Hat or Scarf – Protecting your hair from the sun will keep your red looking its best and may help you stretch out time between dye jobs.
- Pick a Shade that Complements Your Natural Color – While this may not actually make the dye last longer, it will help you wait longer to dye it. If your red shade is complementary to your current color, you may not mind the look as it fades.
As you can see, there are a number of strategies you can utilize to add life to your red hair color. It’s worth putting in the effort so you can enjoy that bold, dramatic red hair for as long as possible!