Having red hair is a lot of fun… up until about three weeks after the initial dye. Red hair that starts out vibrant and shiny tends to fade into a crispy orange towards the end of the month. Here are some top tips for keeping red hair in prime condition in between dyes.
Wash Less Regularly
It’s the tip that everyone knows but struggles to follow religiously. Every time you wash your hair, dye pigments will end up down the drain. If you have to wash it, try and use cooler water. In between dyes, you can use dry shampoo or try out these awesome braided hairstyles to mask the grease.
Use Shampoo and Conditioner For Dyed Hair
It’s important to use a shampoo that will help protect and nourish the color of your hair. You can even choose conditioners that deposit additional color when you wash.
Wear a Swimming Cap
If you go swimming, make sure to wear a swim cap as the chlorine will bleach out your hair and damage the color.
Use Heat Protection Spray
It’s best to avoid curling irons and flat irons on dyed hair. If you have to use them, use a decent heat protection spray to protect your hair from extra damage.
Wear a Hat
Finally, protect your hair from the sun. If you are going to be out in the heat, wear a hat. The sun will dry out your hair and lighten the vibrant color.