If you've recently (finally!) had your hair colored your dream shade of red, congrats!
The next step is to take care of it. Red is one of the hardest hair colors to maintain. It washes out fast. And when you're ready to change colors, removing red can be tough.
While you're still a redhead, follow these tips to help your locks stay ~fire~.
1. Shield it from the sun.
The sun can make red look orange fast, so wear a hat or a cap outdoors. If you want to look extra for your summer DP, opt for a headscarf (paired with cute earrings) to protect your strands from damage.
2. Don't go swimming.
3. Protect your hair from heat.
Colored hair is technically damaged hair. It's more porous and fragile than hair that's not color-treated, so just air-dry it post-shower. If you need to blow-dry, iron, or curl your hair, apply a heat protectant before styling to preserve the color and to keep your strands from getting toasted.
4. Don't wash your hair every day.
Washing your hair fades the pigment. Do it only when you really need it, like after a workout or before an event. If you need your locks to look their best on a particular day, wash it the night before. Second-day hair is A+ in shine and bounce.
5. Avoid sulfates.
Read shampoo labels more closely, especially the ingredients list. Stay away from sulfates, which can strip your hair of its color.
6. Use a color care conditioner
Color-specific products don't just keep the color longer but also strengthen your damaged tresses. Get ultimately vibrant hair with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Color Revive, which helps colored hair look shiny and vibrant. This nourishing conditioner has triple keratin complex to help replenish your hair's lost nutrients, reviving your colored and chemically treated hair. No matter what hair color, bring out the ultimate vibrance of your hair with Cream Silk Ultimate Color Revive.