Hello my loves! A few summer’s ago I posted a blog about how to keep your red hair looking natural so since I was dying my hair today, I decided to share some tips to touching up roots & keeping it healthy!
Now first, red hair is very hard to keep red, it’s not a hair color it’s a lifestyle! I have had red hair since before I started modeling so here are some tips to making it stay red all year round.
Make sure you get a color shampoo and conditioner. It doesn’t need to be herbal essence but since red fades so quickly you want to make sure you use this shampoo & conditioner for at least one full bottle before switching to another type. (Remember that using the same Shampoo & Conditioner over and over can be “bad” for your hair in the long run.)
• When choosing your dye make sure you use the same dye each time! Red fades really fast and the color will always be more vibrant the first week you dye it before it starts to fade so plan ahead and find a shade that “fades” well. Not one that looks good the minute you dye it because it will not look the same.
the reason it is important to get the same dye each time is because when you mix red after red after red your hair will slowly change colors everywhere to various pinks, reds & oranges. It sounds attractive but it will also look fried and not natural at all.
• Makeup remover wipes are amazing at taking dye of your skin around your face, neck and hands. I use Neutrogena.
• Remember to keep your hair out of the sun as long as possible. Sun fades red really fast.
• Your hair will “bleed” dye for a few showers afterwards so try to use an old towel you don’t care about or a dark color so the dye stains don’t stay on the towel. This could last up to 4-5 showers or 4-5 days after you dye it.
• To hold color in longer try to leave your regular conditioner in your hair for five-ten minutes to prevent dye buildup on your hair and to keep it looking healthy. A great way to do this in your shower routine is to wash your hair first, condition it then before you rinse you can do whatever else such as shaving, washing your body etc. then the last thing you do is rinse your conditioner. Try to do this each time especially if you dye your hair a lot.
my all time favourites are mango butter because it makes your hair soft and smooth.
• Redken is amazing at working wonders with damaged hair due to dying!
Good luck redheads! xo