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How to Care for Red Hair Color

November 14th, 2010

red-hair-coloring.jpgRed hair color is one of the bravest colors to opt for when you are looking for a new style. It is bright, eye catching, modern, and high maintenance. If you want to go for this type of hair coloring then you must know the best ways to take care of it so that you can ensure that the color doesn’t fade.

That is one of the biggest problems faced by those opting for a red hair color — fading usually occurs very quickly. What was once a bright and vibrant color can become dull and understated unless you take care of it in the correct manner. This means using the right products for both your hair type and its color, as well as protecting your hair from natural and synthetic elements such as the sun, chlorine in your water supply, and any type of heat-assisted hair straightening tools you might use.

You will find that there are some great hair products out there that have been specifically made for the care of red hair. Using a shampoo and conditioner that is designed for this color can keep your hair as vibrant as it should be for longer. You will also find that shampoos and conditioners that are designed for colored hair in general are also a good option but where possible, use the ones that are specifically made for red hair color.

Some products can be used to seal the color into the hair and these are usually pre-treating sprays or creams that are meant to be used after the hair has been washed and before using a hair dryer or straightening tool. These are a good option for those who are unable to get their hands on products for colored or red hair.

Red hair color is well known for being difficult to maintain, and this applies to those who are natural redheads as well as those who add the red coloring from dyes or enhancers. In addition to using specifically designed hair products, it is advisable to let the coloring set in a little bit longer than usual between washes, particularly if you do not have naturally red hair. Another useful tip that may prove handy is if you are planning to display a vibrant color such as this, be sure to use a rather lightweight conditioner to avoid weighing the hair down any more than it already is. Finally, if using red hair dyes make sure that you leave them in no longer than about 6 to 8 weeks before you re-dye so that you don’t end up with rather bad looking roots!

This article was supplied by the freelance writer Blizzerand.

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