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Whether you’re a fan of a certain famous mermaid or simply want a new statement hair color to switch up your beauty look, ruby red hair is a bold hair color idea that never goes out of style. From choosing the right hair dye to maintaining your fun new shade with a proper hair care routine, here’s how to get ruby red hair.
While ruby red hair is a stunning new hair color to try, it’s certainly not for everyone. If you’re on the fence about ruby red hair, you may not want to have a permanent change. The first step on the journey to ruby red hair is to decide if you want to use a temporary, semi-permanent, or permanent hair color.
Use a temporary hair color if…you’re totally on the fence about if you actually want ruby red hair, or would love to rock it for a special occasion—but not for work the next day. Temporary hair color will wash out in just one shampoo making it the perfect solution for those who want a quick ruby red hair fix.
Use a semi-permanent hair color if…you love the idea of ruby red hair, but don’t want to have ruby red hair for long. A semi-permanent hair dye will fade after a number of shampoos so you can flaunt your new color without being stuck with it. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Red.
Use a permanent hair color if…you’re committed to the idea of ruby red hair and want your color to last as long as possible. Try the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Intense Dark Red or the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Reds – Medium Auburn / Cherry Crush.
Once you’ve decided on a hair color, it’s time to dye your locks! If you’re starting with dark locks, you may have to bleach your hair to get your desired results. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach in All Over or the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Extra Bleach Blonding. Follow the directions included with your hair color product of choice and apply away!
If you want your ruby red hair color to last as long as possible, it’s important to use hair products that are safe for color treated hair. Use a shampoo, conditioner, and hair treatment that will not only maintain your color but also restore your strands. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Conditioner, and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm.
Along with your new hair care system, using heat free hair styling products will help keep your color looking vibrant. Here are our best heat free hair styling products:
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray: Spray this product throughout towel-dried hair to be left with effortless, touchable waves. This spray enhances your hair’s natural texture and shape. To take your beachy waves to the next level, spritz damp hair with the spray, then braid your locks. Sleep with your hair braided, only removing the braids when you wake. Ta-da, perfect waves, every time.
L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty: This hair putty will add texture and thickness to your mane. Use a dime sized amount and rub it between your palms before working it through your hair to achieve your desired look.
Not sure ruby red is the right shade for you—but still want to give being a redhead a try? Read our article, How to Get a Bold Red Hair Color, for another red hue to try.