When it comes to high-impact hair colors, nothing beats red. It’s attention-grabbing, head-turning, and oh-so-difficult to keep it vibrant. Lucky for you, we know all the tricks in the book that will make you love your red even when it’s weeks after your last colour appointment.

 

Take your time before the first shampoo.

Once you leave your colour appointment, wait at least 48 hours before you wash your hair. It will leave enough space for the hair to absorb the dye molecules completely, stopping the colour slip away prematurely.

 

Use sulfate-free shampoos.

Red colour is fragile so treat it gently. Make sure you avoid formulas that contain sulfates, parabens, or artificial colorants. The purer the shampoo, the less it will disturb your hair colour.

 

Hair mask is your best friend!

The best way to maintain a deep, rich red hair colour tone is to replace moisture regularly, and what better way to do so that with hair masks which are one of the most powerful sources of moisture for hair. (Don’t forget to hydrate it from the inside as well – go drink a glass of water right now!)

 

Stay out of the sun!

UV light is your worst friend when it comes to colour fading. So, if you’re going outside, don’t forget to protect your hair by wearing a hat!

 

Make an appointment!

The best way to keep your locks in shape is to make sure you avoid letting retouches slide. Keep track of time and don’t forget to book your colour appointment in the right moment and not past it’s “use by” date.