This is a post for those with that gorgeous, red hair that every woman is envious of. Whether your color is natural or comes from a bottle, there’s just something about red hair that almost every woman adores. Lionesse is here with some helpful tricks on keeping your gorgeous red locks in check, and looking perfect and fresh throughout the day, every day.
Opt for No Heat Styling
Heat styling, no matter your hair color, can really do a number on your tresses. Rather than opt for blow drying or flat ironing your hair, look for ways to style your hair without the heat. Braids are a cute way to add style to your hair, and once your hair dries, you’ll be left with pretty, crimped looking tresses that you can wear in a new fashion the next day. Air drying is always best.
Keep Your Hair Shiny
Using a serum or shine spray, you can keep your hair beautiful and shiny while also looking stylish and sleek. Red hair benefits from shine because it helps catch the light, showing the true dimension and intensity of the color within each strand. By keeping your hair shiny, you will do your hair many favors.
Opt for Minimal Hair Washing
When it comes down to washing your hair, opt for washing 1-2 times per week, maximum. This gives the hair plenty of time to build up enough sebum to coat the hair strands, helping them to appear shiny and beautiful, while keeping your hair from becoming overdried due to excess washing.
When choosing a shampoo or any other hair products, opt for sulfate free products which can cause frizz, dull the hair, and make the hair appear unhealthy. It can also cause excess product buildup, which is obviously unattractive and unhealthy.
Protect with Sunscreen
Many women aren’t aware that they should be protecting their hair with sunscreen the same way they would protect their skin. Protect your strands with a good hair sunscreen is important to maintaining a color and helping it to last longer. You can liken this to setting an article of clothing with color on it out in the sun and watching the effect the sun has on it throughout the day. All it takes is just one day in the sun, and a clothing item can be stripped of its color. Hair sunscreen usually comes in the form of a spray or cream that you will work through the hair, and it will especially protect color treated hair throughout the summer. The sun has a way of modifying color treated hair into an unhealthy hue, and changing the natural components in natural red hair to brassy tones. Avoid these by taking proper care of your locks with sunscreen.
It’s not especially difficult to maintain your red hair, and with a little love and TLC, you will ensure your color stays true and sticks around for as long as it’s supposed to.