10 Red Hair Tips for Color Maintenance



Shampoo and Conditioner: Opt for shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated for color-treated hair to help preserve the vibrancy of your red hair color and prevent premature fading.


Cool Water: Wash your hair with cool or lukewarm water instead of hot water, as hot water can strip the hair of its natural oils and cause color fading.


Limit Washing: Try to wash your hair less frequently to prevent color fading. Consider using dry shampoo between washes to refresh your hair and absorb excess.


Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Minimize your exposure to chlorine, saltwater, and other harsh chemicals that can strip away hair color.


Protect from Sun Damage: Protect your hair from sun damage by wearing a hat or using UV-protective products when spending time outdoors. 


Use Heat Protection: Apply a heat protectant spray or serum before using heat styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons, or curling irons.


Deep Condition Regularly: Treat your red hair to a weekly deep conditioning treatment to nourish and hydrate the hair, keeping it soft, smooth, and vibrant.


Avoid Over-Washing: Over-washing your hair can strip away natural oils and cause color fading. Try to space out your hair washes and use dry shampoo.


Touch Up Roots Regularly: Keep your red hair color looking fresh by touching up your roots regularly. Use a root touch-up kit or visit a salon for professional color.


Color Maintenance: Consider scheduling regular appointments with a professional colorist for color maintenance treatments such as glosses or toners.