It doesn’t matter whether you’re a natural or dyed redhead, having enhanced ginger shade is key. No redhead wants to start seeing faded red hair!
Of all hair shades, red is the hardest to maintain and keep looking vibrant and boosted, but we like to think that it’s all worth the effort in the end, because you have the greatest hair colour on the planet.
Here are our top tips for keeping your red hair boosted to the max, and stopping the dreaded fade.
Pure henna has been used for centuries to boost red hair and dyed hair ginger. Depending on the amount, purity, length of application and shade of the henna you use, you will achieve different colour-boosting or dyeing effects on your hair.
You’ve probably heard this one, but it’s not an old wives tale – rinsing your hair with cool water after washing really works.
Warm water opens the hair’s cuticle to allow hair products to wash more effectively, but cold water helps to close the cuticle to seal in moisture from your conditioner, helping your hair look shinier, brighter and healthier overall (and if you’re a dyeing redhead, helps preserve your colour, too).
Hair is at its shiniest when the strand cells lay flat, allowing light to reflect off them more. As a deep conditioning treatment, hair gloss helps with this, by closing the hair and its cuticle really tight.