Red Hair Dye Guide: How to Get, Maintain, and Re-Dye Red Hair

Red hair has been a staple of alternative styles for decades. Its vibrance not only makes it eye-catching but a great color to start off with if you’re new to dyeing your hair.

We’ve reached out to hair experts to hear their best tips on what steps to take to dye your hair red and how to keep it looking fresh.

Red is one of the easiest colors to dye your hair to and often requires less bleaching than turning your hair pastel purple for example.

Why Red Hair Is the Best First Bright Color to Dye With

You might not get exactly what you want, but you will get what works best for you.

What to Expect if You’re Getting Your Hair Dyed Red

Pick a Dye-Friendly Shampoo. It’s a good idea to use red color depositing shampoos and conditioners. They will deposit a bit of red each time you wash.

Maintaining Your Vivid Red

Wash Your Hair Less. The oils and grease in your hair actually protect it from damage and keep it moisturized. Stripping it on a regular basis dries your hair out.

After being bleached and colored, your hair is extra vulnerable and leaking dye. Heat is extra stress on your poor locks.

No Hot Water

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