Calling All Redheads! 7 Expert Tips for Keeping Your Colour Bright
Did you know that red hair colour fades faster than any other hue? Just abide by these seven tricks and you’ll keep your hair vibrant and fresh. Because whether you’re a natural redhead, or head to the salon every other month, who doesn’t want a boost of brightness?
It takes hair colour around 24 hours to set, so don’t even think about lathering up after leaving the salon. (Try to wait 48 hours to really lock in the colour!) Control oil with Ambiance's Red Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($20) instead.
Using a shampoo and conditioner formulated for coloured hair will help keep your locks from fading. Any formula will work, but those made for red hair are especially gentle. Christina Hendricks told us she keeps her locks vibrant with Pureology’s Serious Colour Care Shampoo ($29) and Conditioner ($29) in Reviving Red, or try John Frieda’s Radiant Red Colour Protecting Shampoo ($6) and Conditioner ($7).
We’ve already told you about the benefits of a hair glaze for coloured strands, but the ones made for red hair have even more benefits. Try Ulta’s Ultimate Red Colour Restoring Glaze with Vibrant Colour Complex ($10), the in-shower treatment deposits brightening pigments to refresh hair.
OK, so this may not make your hair brighter, but this powder is too cool not to include. Dust Jonathan’s Awake Colour Root Touch Up ($19) onto roots between colour appointments to temporarily mask light, grey, or dark roots! The mineral formula blends into numerous shades of red and sticks to hair until you shampoo.
Hesitant about the previous DIY? Try a one-step mask instead: you’ll get soft locks and a dose of at-home colour with no mixing. We like Davines Alchemic Conditioner For Natural and Coloured Hair ($25) in Red.
Davines Alchemic Conditioner For Natural and Coloured Hair ($25)