- 1 Red Hair – Guide to Care and Maintenance of the Season’s Hottest Hair Color
- 1.1 Care and maintenance of red hair
- 1.2 Minimize the use of a hairdryer, straightener, and curling iron
- 1.3 Avoid harsh shampoos
- 1.4 Protect your hair from the sun
- 1.5 Use a weekly hair regimen
- 1.6 Hair products for red hair
- 1.7 Color your hair every two months
- 1.8 Home coloring of red hair
- 1.9 Find the red hair color that suits your skin tone
Red Hair – Guide to Care and Maintenance of the Season’s Hottest Hair Color
Red is the hottest hair color of the season, read here and get the full guide to care and maintenance
There are only about 1-2% of the world’s population who, by nature, can call themselves real redheads. Still, these days we see redheads all over it. Red is the hottest hair color of this season, and if you dream of a beautiful red mane, we understand you well. However, it is not the easiest to neither color nor maintains, so read here if YOU are interested in getting your hair dyed red. There is a sea of red shades ranging from light salmon to strawberries and the intense ‘mailbox’ color, so there may not be one that suits you whether you are light or dark-haired.
Care and maintenance of red hair
Wash your hair as little as possible
Ideally, do not wash your hair more than twice a week, says hairdresser Parvine Klein, a hairdresser at John Barrett salon in New York, to Marie Claire magazine. The days when you do not wash your hair rinse with lukewarm water, or use dry shampoo for the roots. Do not wash your hair for the first 24 – 48 hours after dyeing your hair.
Minimize the use of a hairdryer, straightener, and curling iron
Use the hard and hot utensils as little as possible. Dyeing hair goes hard beyond the health of the hair, so minimizing the use of tools will damage it even more.
Avoid harsh shampoos
Maintaining a beautiful red shine is hard work, and many shampoos are too harsh and can suck the life out of the hair color. Therefore, find a specially recommended shampoo, or ask your hairdresser.
Protect your hair from the sun
Red hair oxidizes faster, so if you spend a lot of time outside or are on vacation in a sunny place, be sure to protect your hair with a hat or scarf.
Use a weekly hair regimen
Colored hair requires extra good care, so make sure to use a good hair regimen about once a week.
Hair products for red hair
Once you have dyed your hair red, it is essential that you remember and use the right shampoo and conditioner. Something specifically made for dyed hair. These products are designed specifically for the purpose of preserving the new color and can make it last longer. Hair products with sulfate in will make your beautiful red hair color fade even faster, so go for products that contain sulfate-free.
Color your hair every two months
Your hair will probably need to be refreshed in color approx. Every 6-8 weeks, consider this BEFORE dyeing your hair red. The first few times when you dye your hair, you may also find that your hair needs an extra twist to keep it in color.
Home coloring of red hair
As a starting point, we always recommend that you go to a hairdresser when you want to make drastic transforms in your hair. At the hairdresser, you can get professional guidance, advice, and recommendations for your specific hair. But if you want to dye your hair red, and you can’t afford to do it at the hairdresser, then you can read the step-by-step guide on Schwarzkopf’s website that helps you through a dye with both color choices, bleaching and more.
Find the red hair color that suits your skin tone
To find the best red color for your hair, consider your skin tone.
People with light skin, such as Nicole Kidman, can try with a strawberry blonde color or red shades at the bright end of the scale. The bright reddish color matches well with the light skin, whereas a darker one can “wash” the skin color away. Light brunettes and dark blondes can try to add red color that will blend with their natural hair color and give an extra boost to the hair.
For people with a medium colored skin tone, try a beautiful auburn color (A color between red and brown) as long as they are not too dark. An example of a person with a medium skin tone could be, e.g. Hilary Swank.
People with dark skin tones, such as Jessica Alba, should try cold and dark red tones such as burgundy and violet. Avoid the strawberry bright red colors. They will not do any good for your skin tone