Tips For Helping Your Red Hair Colour Last

Hi girlies,
As promised I am back with my haircare tips for maintaining my red hair. So many people have asked me in the past how do I prevent my hair from fading which is a problem for many red heads. I
have come up with a few very simple tips that work for me, and hopefully they will work for you too!

Ok so my first tip is definitely replacing your normal shampoo (and even your colour protection shampoo) with Johnston's baby shampoo. If you have ever used Johnson's baby shampoo you will know it actually doesn't lather up like normal shampoos.
The reason for this, is the same reason it is amazing for keeping red hair colour firmly in your hair and not down the plug hole, the inclusion of surfactants. Surfactants are used in all baby shampoos in replace of soap. This means it is not only gentle to the eyes but to the hair and prevents the loss of excessive hair colour when washing.
NEVER use Head&Shoulders shampoo or conditioner as this acts like a stripping agent and will remove your colour rapidly!

My second tip is the simplest of all yet so many people don't know about it. Wash your hair with luke-warm to cold water. If you are using boiling hot water, then you are encouraging the pores in your head, which contain your hair follicles, to open just like your skin. This encourages the hair colour to come out a lot quicker than using cold water.

As obvious as this may seem, so many people forget not to wash their hair until 48hours after applying hair colour. This stands for all hair colours and not just red. You are simply washing out the colourant before it gets a chance to set into your hair.

Using a heat protection spray is vital to prevent your red hair turning an orange burnt colour. This is the exact heat protection serum I use (review to follow) , however any heat protection spray/serum will do. By using heat protection spray it will prevent your hair colour from dulling and fading.

And there you have it girlies, some simple yet effective tips to help maintain your red hair colour.

Have you ever used any of these tips?
Have you any tips you would like to share?
Is the upkeep on red hair too much for you to handle?
Until next time girlies..LolaRose xx 


  1. Good tips hun, I'm sure many red heads will appreciate!
    I've nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers Award.. You can find the post here :))

    much love xx

  2. I dont have red hair but when I was debating it the colour fading was a big issue for me. Some great tips x x

  3. I wish I'd known this when I had red hair! I loved the colour so much but dyed it brown because I couldn't keep up with the maintenance that red hair demands ... the most I done was use cold water when I washed it! Great post chick xx

    1. Well atleast you knew about the cold water tip not many do!!

      Thanks for your comment hun :)

  4. Those are nice tips. My hair isn't red but I've coloured it many times. Your hair is really gorgeous xx

  5. Wow thank you so much for this review! It was so informative. I don't have red hair any more but my mom does and I read this post to her and she really enjoyed it.

    Thank you!

    1. Aww thats so lovely thanks Jade :)

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this..
    as i m residing in Pakistan and my country is known as warm atmosphere..
    i wanna color my hair with pure Borgandy..its a tone of red too..
    your tips will work for me or not?


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