With all its intricacies, it’s the one hair color women must dare to wear!
This enchanting hair color comes in an array of shades and tones from strawberry blonde to crimson. With Valentine’s Day just right around the corner, everyone’s a candidate for this color change, but keep in mind these simple pointers when taking the plunge:
Rule of Thumb:
- Wash hair every other day with warm water. Do not use hot water. It strips away red-toned hair color very quickly.
- Use a specially formulated color-guard shampoo and conditioner from the moment you color your hair. Don’t wait until the color starts to fade to use them, as it will all be in vain.
- Coloring damages hair. To keep it healthy, use a rinse-out conditioner every time you wash. This will help restore and smooth the hair cuticle.
- Avoid heat styling. This will make hair dry and dull. If you must use thermal styling tools, switch to the cool setting.
- Use a deep conditioner/treatment at least once a week to keep hair shiny and healthy. Bigen’s Protect and Repair Deep Conditioner is a great option being that it is formulated to protect and repair color-treated hair.
Natural and Surreal:
- Blue-red and red-red hair are un-natural in the human hair color spectrum – although these colors can look ravishing on you, if you want the natural look, choose red-orange tones.
- The color red molecule is the largest. It doesn’t fuse to the hair shaft as the other colors do. Therefore, you will find red hair coloring fades faster than any other color.
Protection from the Elements:
- When going to the beach, pool or even spending the day out in the sun, use a leave-in conditioner that contains UV protection. Don’t have any handy? Mix ½ teaspoon of regular sunscreen lotion with 1 cup of water and apply to hair.
- Avoid the pool if possible, but if you do go for a swim, rinse hair immediately afterward with natural spring water or with apple cider vinegar and then follow with club soda (the carbonation will remove the salt and chlorine from hair).
- Avoid highly chlorinated water- it is colored hairs’ worst enemy!
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