Calling all redheads—whether you have sun-kissed auburn locks or a chili chocolate mane, it’s no secret that maintaining your red hue can be a challenge. Color-treated hair calls for color-safe hair care products, as these products won’t fade your eye-catching hair color. Not sure what the best products are for maintaining your red mane? Below, learn all about our best shampoo for red color-treated hair, as well as a few tips for maintaining your red hair color.
OUR BEST SHAMPOO FOR RED COLOR-TREATED HAIR
Ready to give your red hair the TLC it deserves? Our best shampoo for red color-treated hair—the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Shampoo—will help you do just that. Formulated with an anti-oxidant [UV] system and ceramides, the shampoo shields color from fading and helps repair dry, damaged, color-treated strands. The end result is nourished, protected hair and vibrant, lasting color. It promises long-lasting, sealed-in color vibrancy—a must to keep your red mane looking its best! Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Conditioner to deeply nourish your color-treated locks.
5 TIPS FOR MAINTAINING RED COLOR-TREATED HAIR
In need of more tips and tricks for keeping your red mane looking fresh? Keep reading for five hair maintenance tips for color-treated red hair.
RED COLOR-TREATED HAIR TIP #1: USE A HAIR MASK
One tip for keeping your red hair looking its best is to make sure your strands stay hydrated. A few times a week, swap your conditioner for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm. This hair mask is both powerful and luxurious. The intensive post-color repair hair treatment smooths and protects hair color and is specially formulated for dry, damaged, and color-treated hair to repair visible damage caused by processing in just one use. After you use our best shampoo for red color-treated hair, apply this mask, focusing on your lengths and ends. Leave the mask on for three to five minutes, then rinse.
RED COLOR-TREATED HAIR TIP #2: DISGUISE YOUR ROOTS
Once your roots start to grow in, you’ll want to touch up your color ASAP. In the meantime, however, you can temporarily disguise your roots! The L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up conceals grays and roots in seconds for a flawless look. It’s the perfect fix in between at-home hair coloring sessions or salon visits. The lightweight formula leaves no smudging or sticky residue when dry, and is ammonia and peroxide free. To use, shake well and hold the can four to six inches from your hair. Spray color onto new growth and partly through the length of the hair to blend in the color. When you wash your hair next, the root cover-up will come right out. Easy, peasy!
RED COLOR-TREATED HAIR TIP #3: SKIP THE HEAT
Using excessive heat on your hair can cause your color to fade prematurely. Instead of relying on your blow-dryer for everyday styling, opt to rock heat-free styles whenever you can. We recommend using the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray to define your hair’s natural shape and texture—no heat required! And when you do feel the need to reach for your heat tools, make sure to spritz your mane with a heat protectant beforehand.
RED COLOR-TREATED HAIR TIP #4: GRAB A TEMPORARY HAIR COLOR
Another quick fix for refreshing your mane is to use a temporary hair color. This will allow you to touch up your roots and any areas that have started to fade before your next salon visit—all without the commitment of using a permanent hair color. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color in BronzeAuburn to give your mane a red boost that’ll wash out in just one shampoo.
RED COLOR-TREATED HAIR TIP #5: REACH FOR A DEEP CONDITIONER
Our last tip for maintaining color-treated hair is to use a deep conditioner when you feel your strands need a little extra TLC. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner, which has a rich, reviving formula for colored hair with 20% conditioning serum, antioxidants, and pomegranate and helps hydrate each strand for shinier, silky hair. Oh, and the best part is, it works in just one minute!
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