Yes, you are “red” like this. Geddit? I have fiery red hair. It’s as red as the newest lipstick you just bought Diwali. The longest relationship I have had is the one I share with my red hair. 5 years and counting! What a tumultuous journey it has been. After everyone tells me how much they love my hair, they always have the universally pertinent question, “How the hell do you manage to go all out and STILL have silky locks?”
It is no secret that incessant hair color automatically translates into weak hair that hella damaged. To be honest with you, I have faced a number of hair issues since I got on the color bandwagon, but I wouldn’t trade it for absolutely nothing. No matter what color you have dyed your hair, care and maintenance are of the utmost importance! If I hadn’t taken care of my locks, I definitely would have had a hairless head by now. Jokes aside, I’ve learned a lot about how to pour a little extra love into my colored hair and this is all I’ve learned:
Seriously rock dry shampoos
A well-kept secret to keeping your red mane intact is embracing dry shampoos! All my red haired beauties know how heartbreaking it is to see the color fade every time you take a shower. The solution: limit your hair showers and go for a dry shampoo! Not only will it help you preserve your vivid color, but it will also give your locks a good clean. Dry shampoo Cambric it works miraculously on my red hair. Not only that, it’s also great for adding much-needed volume to fine hair.
Stay away from heat
Yeah yeah, I was never able to keep my hands off my warming tools too! I mean, how else am I going to rock those perfect curls? However, overuse of heating tools can cause red pigments to fade faster than usual. Experimenting with some fun, no-heat hairstyles is a great way to avoid using tools. Tiktok hair trends, I’m looking at you! But, if you’re like me and just can’t resist a fancy hairstyle or even some romantic waves, then buy heat protectors! The protector of BBlunt comes enriched with grapeseed oil that protects against heat damage and leaves your hair frizz free too.
Opt for protective shampoos and conditioners
Years of constant coloring have inevitably damaged my hair, but it would have been a lot worse if I hadn’t used the right shampoo and conditioner. Stay away from hair products that contain sulfates and your hair will thank you in a few years. Sulfates tend to strip hair color and also increase frizz. None of that for me, thank you! the Olaplex Bond No. 4 Maintenance Shampoo along with Bond No. 5 Maintenance Conditioner actively work to repair the broken down protein in your hair and make it stronger, healthier, and shinier in the process.
Try to refresh the red yourself
Sounds a bit tedious, right? I found this to be one of the best ways to keep the deep red from fading. After all, it doesn’t take long for this particular shade of color to wear off! The key is to mix a small amount of color with your pre-existing conditioner, this will not only nourish your hair but also give it a pop of color in the process. Birds Of Paradyes’ Rubra Red works like a miracle and even softens damaged hair.
Don’t forget to mask
NahWe’re not talking about donning your favorite masks to match your outfit. Your vibrant hair needs an ultra-nourishing hair mask sesh once a month at least! Protect, revitalize, repair and heal – just a few hats that use a hair mask. the Kerastase Masque Chromatique has been my soul mate throughout my journey through color. It has helped me keep the red hot and kicking while making my hair smoother than ever!