It seems like everyone is going red these days. While this is one of the hottest and sexiest colors around, it’s also one of the trickiest. Red hair is prone to fading much quicker than any other hair color. In order to keep your color looking fresh and vibrant there are some remedies and precautions you’ll need to consider sticking to throughout your crimson colored hair journey. So if you’re asking yourself: “Should I dye my hair red?” Here are some tips you need to know before taking the plunge.
Tips For Answering: Should I Dye My Hair Red?
1. Adding dry shampoo into your routine is vital.
If you aren’t already reaping the benefits of using a dry shampoo, you should get familiar with this amazing product sooner rather than later. Since red hair fades easily, skipping an extra mid-week wash or two is recommended. Instead, grab your handy dandy dry shampoo to absorb excess oil and refresh your hair. We like the Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Weightless Dry Shampoo, as this product works to instantly absorbs hair oils, leaving your hair looking and feeling refreshed.
2. Protect your color from sun exposure.
We may think since the sun makes us darker or gives us that golden tone, it may do the same to our hair. Unfortunately, it’s the total opposite: Mr. Golden Sun, won’t deliver any it’s golden benefits to your hair. Instead, sun exposure can also contribute to fading to your dye job, and damage to your hair. Limit sun exposure as much as you can. If you just can’t seem to get away from the sun, opt for wearing a hat.
3. Find a new hair care system.
Along with altering your normal hair care routine by shampooing less, you should also replace your products with ones that are made to gently cleanse and revitalize color- treated hair (We like the Nexxus New York Salon Care Color Assure Rebalancing Shampoo and the Nexxus New York Salon Care Color Assure Restoring Conditioner. The shampoo and conditioner from this system is enriched with concentrated Elastin, Keratin and Wheat Proteins and increase hair’s strength and manageability. This three-step system also works to seal and protect each hair strand helping to repel weather from entering the core. Be sure to use the Pre-Wash Primer from the ends to the roots of the hair first, then following up with the shampoo and conditioner. Lastly, use the Glossing Tonic on towel-dried hair to bring out your hair color’s luminosity and shine.
4. If you’re dyeing your hair at home.
If your “Should I dye my hair red?” question is more like “Should I dye my red hair at home?” take a look at our at-home guide for dyeing hair to help you with the process. Along with getting a new hair care system in place as mentioned above, do your research and look for a kit that’s good quality and easy to use. Decide on what shade of red is best for your skin tone, but if you’re going for a fun and drastic change, try any kind of red you fancy. When it’s time for a touch-up, be sure to only do so to the roots of your hair to prevent further damage or over processing. If you find that you need to get a color correction, head on over to an experienced stylist for a consultation. We don’t recommend correcting your color on your own.
Has this helped with your “Should I dye my hair red?” query?