Red heads make up less than 2% of the population, so achieving that perfect shade of red makes a statement and sets you apart from the crowd. Taking care of color-treated red hair can be challenging. When you find the perfect shade that complements your skin tone and features, you want to keep it looking fresh and vibrant.
Following a few tips will help you provide the utmost care to your red tresses.
10 Redhead Hair Care Tips
1. Wait to Shampoo
Immediately following your latest color application, you should not rush to the shower. By waiting a few days before shampooing you provide time for your hair to absorb the dye and reseal itself, keeping your color vibrant for longer.
2. Use a Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Sulfates are the enemy of color-treated hair. Better Natured shampoos are Sulfate free and filled with 86% naturally-derived* ingredients that are gentle to your hair. We especially love the Better Natured Color Care Shampoo because it keeps your red shade vibrant up to 9 weeks! ***SLS/SLES Sulfates = Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
*We hold ourselves to high standards and use the Global ISO Standard 16128 which defines naturally-derived as a plant or mineral derived material and water which is found in nature and has undergone limited processing. In the Better Natured® line, the percent naturally-derived varies from product to product and ranges from 86% to 99%.
3. Prevent Brassiness
To prevent your perfect red-hair from becoming brassy, consider using a blue color-correcting cream. Better Natured Blue Color Correcting Cream is designed to neutralize brass and deliver cooler results - Apply once a week in place of usual conditioner.
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4. Avoid the Sun
The sun's UV rays may cause extreme fading to your red locks. To take care of your color-treated red hair, it is wise to wear a hat when you are outside.
5. Use Dry Shampoo Often
The fastest way to cause your color-treated hair to fade is by over-washing. Consider extending your wash day and the life of your color. In a pinch to refresh your style? Use dry shampoo to absorb any extra oil and absorb odor.
6. Keep Your Red Hair Shiny
Hair looks healthy when it has the proper shine, especially when it is color-treated a vivid shade of red. It is essential to condition every week to avoid dryness, and using a conditioner will help control frizz problems as well.
7. Consider a Hair Masque
Moisture will help you maintain a rich red hue. Hair masque are practical options that make moisturizing simple. By using Better Natured Moisture Replenishing Masque twice a week, you will notice that your hair will be incredibly hydrated.
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8. Retouch regularly
When you color your hair, touchups are essential. To ensure an even look, make sure you touch up your roots every 4-6 weeks depending on growth, to keep your red hair looking vibrant.
9. Avoid Styling Tools
Heat is not a friend of color-treated hair, and it can make red hair appear dull. To preserve the bright color, turn down the heat. In other words, use your blow dryer sparingly and try to avoid curling irons & straightening irons! Don’t forget to always apply a heat protectant like the Better Natured Heat Styling Lotion before any heat touches your hair!
10. Use Professional Formulas
To keep your hair looking its best, use a high-quality hair dye. Better Natured Liqui-Creme Hair Color delivers salon-quality, radiant color in an easy-to-use at-home kit. Try our 5RR Intense Red for a vibrant shade that will captivate you with intense, fiery red tones.