- Do not wash your hair more than 2-3 times a week so that you can maintain your vibrant tresses!
- Bright reds are more likely to fade much faster. If you’re looking for a longer lasting red choose a more natural color.
- Warm water opens the hair cuticle allowing the color to escape. I’m not saying you need to wash your hair with ice cold water, but in reality, the colder the better. Wash and rinse hair in as cold of water as you can stand, toss it up in a towel then crank that water up for the rest of your shower.
- Just like your skin, the sun isn’t necessarily good for your hair color. Try wearing a hat if you’ll be spending a long time in the sun. There are also UV protection sprays for your hair. I don’t have a ton of experience with them but I have been using this one for a few months now. It definitely seems to be doing its job, although I must say the smell is something I had to get used to.
- Make sure you towel-dry hair after shampooing and before you apply conditioner: excess water in your hair means the conditioner won’t be able to penetrate the hair shaft and deliver the necessary moisture to keep hair looking healthy and shiny.
- Filthy hair brushes that are covered in hair, oil and product build-up are breeding grounds for bacteria. Clean them at least once a month with a mixture of baking soda and lukewarm water. A toothbrush will help you to get into all those tiny bristles.