Whether it is bright red, copper, or auburn, nothing says powerful woman like a great redhead. And as Uncle Ben from Spiderman would tell you “with great power comes great responsibility.” And by great, we really mean not that much.
Anyone who has colored their hair red will tell you, red fades, and it fades fast. But there are ways of holding on to that brightness you so desire. Just follow a couple different rules and you will see the difference.
Rule # 1 – Go as long as you can without washing your hair –This is a very important step that many people choose to ignore because often times it is associated with uncleanliness. But your scalp is not like the rest of your skin. It produces healthy oils that your hair needs.
And for all of those still reading this with a resigned inability (“I know I should but my hair just gets TOO greasy”), take heed. Your scalp will actually begin to produce less oils as it gets used to being washed less. Many stylists at the salon proudly go four days without washing their hair (and still manage to look fabulous, might I add), and because their hair is not used to being stripped so often, it does not produce as much oil.
There are also other options for decreasing grease on non- shampoo days:
When it comes to not washing your hair everyday, start small by skipping just one day. And as you and your hair get used to less washes, you can think about increasing the number of days in between washes.
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Rule #2 – Using the right shampoo – So many of our clients are mistaken in thinking, that natural solves all problems. But just because a shampoo is all natural does not mean it will not strip the color right out of your hair. Using a department store shampoo is probably not going to work for your red hair. A gentle, color conserving shampoo is the way you want to go. For redheads, especially, the kind of shampoo you use will make a significant difference.
And if you want to take your red hair to another level, Aveda’s Madder Root Shampoo actually goes one step further and adds red pigment back into your hair. Not only does is prevent fading, it also adding more color every time you wash your hair.
Feel free to go into the fall with a great head of red hair with confidence that your hair will embody the strength you feel inside. The steps are incredibly simple and will make a noticeable difference. And now that you have your hair under control, you can go show the world the immensity of your power.