If you've had red hair before you've probably noticed that it can fade very quickly. It can take a lot of maintenance. Follow these tips to make your color last longer...
1. Healthy hair. Keep your hair as healthy as possible. Coloring hair causes damage, so being kind to your hair is important. Skip the blow dryer when you can, or try no-heat curls instead of firing up the hot curling iron.
2. Wash less. Wash your locks as little as possible. Every washing will strip your hair of color, so try to keep the washing to 2-3 times a week.
3. Sulfate-free products. Hair products with sulfates will fade your color faster, so look for the "sulfate-free" label on the bottles you buy.
4. Invisible dry shampoo. Now that you are washing your hair less, you might need dry shampoo to help absorb that excess oil on the days in between washing. Invest in an "invisible" dry shampoo. You will avoid the white, powdery mess in your hair and your color will shine through brighter.