Tips for Maintaining Red Hair

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Red hair looks fantastic and wonderfully vibrant when it is first done. The trouble is that red hair is also notorious for fading and just a few weeks after your first dye, you might find your hair looking a little more orange and dry than you would like. Here are some tips for making that radiant fiery look last longer.

Wash hair with cold water

It is actually better for your hair to wash with cold water anyway. Hot water on red hair is a real no-no if you want to prolong the color washing away.

Dry Shampoo

Every time you get your hair wet, the color will wash out a little bit more. The more you can get away with not washing your hair, the better. If your hair is prone to getting greasy, you can use dry shampoo as a solution.

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Washout hair dye or a colour rince

If it is still a while before you are due to redo your roots but your hair is looking a little faded, a wash out dye can give your color a lift. A color rinse will also bring back some of that shininess you got on day one after dying.

Wear a hat

UV rays are the enemy of red hair. Try to keep it out the sun if you want to keep your color bright.

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Avoid Swimming (or wear a cap!)

Chlorine is even worse than UV rays and tap water. Avoid like the plague.

Deep Condition

To keep your hair looking vibrant, deep condition once a week. Use products for dyed hair when possible.