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How To Make Dyed Red Hair Redder

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Of all hair colors, red is the quickest to fade and the hardest to maintain. But isn’t it worth it to have the world’s rarest and most unique hair color? That having been said, red hair is quite on-trend at the moment and it’s become a lot more popular recently.

In this article, we are going to give you some pointers on how to make dyed red hair redder. We’ll show you how to choose the perfect red for you, give you some tips on red hair maintenance, and offer some advice on how to keep your fiery locks as bold and beautiful as they can be.


How To Make Dyed Red Hair Redder

Hair Gloss for Red Hair

As we mentioned, red hair dye is the fastest to fade. If you’ve found yourself with a lighter washed out orangey or pinkish version of your previous color, there are a couple of products you can try to give your red a boost without having to dye it again.

Hair Gloss

Hair gloss is a demi-permanent hair color that gradually fades over the course of a few weeks. It’s a great way to boost your red without the use of harsh chemicals or permanent dyes.

Because it gradually fades out, there are no roots to touch up.

Rita Hazan Ultimate True Color Shine Gloss with New Package Design, Red, 5 oz
Rita Hazan Ultimate True Color Shine Gloss with New Package Design, Red, 5 oz
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Bumble and Bumble Color Gloss Hair Color, Universal Red, 5 Ounce
Bumble and Bumble Color Gloss Hair Color, Universal Red, 5 Ounce
It is suitable for all hair tyypes.
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Kristin Ess The One Signature Hair Gloss - Ruby: Medium True Red
Kristin Ess The One Signature Hair Gloss - Ruby: Medium True Red
Cruelty free + vegan, free of parabens, phthalates, silicones + ammonia

Colour Depositing Shampoo or Conditioner

Color depositing shampoo and conditioner is basically shampoo and conditioner with color pigments added.

Like hair gloss, it’s not permanent. It’s a great way to freshen up a fading red… as easy as washing your hair!

Keracolor Clenditioner RED Hair Dye - Semi Permanent Hair Color Depositing Conditioner, Cruelty-free, 12 Fl. Oz.
Keracolor Clenditioner RED Hair Dye - Semi Permanent Hair Color Depositing Conditioner, Cruelty-free, 12 Fl. Oz.
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John Frieda Radiant Red Red Boosting Shampoo, Daily Shampoo, Helps Enhance Red Hair Shades, 8.3 Ounce, with Pomegranate and Vitamin E
John Frieda Radiant Red Red Boosting Shampoo, Daily Shampoo, Helps Enhance Red Hair Shades, 8.3 Ounce, with Pomegranate and Vitamin E
FOR ALL SHADES OF RED - Safe for all shades of natural and colour-treated red hair
$9.37

What Will Blue Shampoo do to Red Hair?

Blue shampoo is a color depositing shampoo containing blue-violet pigments meant to counteract orange brassy undertones in your hair.

If your red hair dye is fading and it’s turning a little orange, blue shampoo won’t make it redder, but it will tone down the orange.

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Tips To Keep Your Red Hair Red

  • Don’t wash your hair every day. Red tends to fade much more quickly than other colors and over washing your hair will make it fade even faster.
  • Use color-safe shampoo and conditioner, free of parabens and sulfates.
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Color Wow Color Security Shampoo – 100% clean, sulfate-free, silicone-free; leaves no residues behind for your healthiest hair + scalp; for all hair types, including color-treated hair
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  • Rinse your hair with cool water after washing.  Warm water opens the hair’s cuticle and allows for a more thorough cleansing. Cool water helps close the cuticle to seal in moisture from your conditioner. This keeps your hair looking shinier, brighter and healthier and makes your colour last longer.
  • Stay out of the sun. Sun can damage and fade hair colour.

Choosing Your  Perfect Red

Is your red tone right for you?

Are you a Julianne Moore sultry auburn, an Emma Stone strawberry blonde, or Rhianna red?

From carrot to cranberry, there are a lot of different shades and tones of red out there!

There will be certain reds that are much more suited to you than others. You want to make sure the red you’ve picked is a red that matches your personality and your skin tone.

Unlike platinum blonde or jet black, which doesn’t suit everyone, anyone can rock red hair.

The key to finding the perfect red for you is all about your skin tone and undertone. Your skin’s undertone refers to the natural colors underneath the surface of your skin and is the reason that a color may look great on you, but a different tone of the same color doesn’t.

There are three skin undertones: cool, warm, and neutral.

Cool skin undertones have hints of blue, green, and violet. Warm undertones look more red, orange, golden, or yellow. Those with neutral undertones are part of the lucky bunch with a mix of warm and cool undertones. They can wear almost any color.

Not sure what your skin undertone is? There’s an easy way to check.

Look at the inside of your wrist. The veins of those with cool tones will look blue/purple, those with warm tones will have veins that appear yellow/olive, and neutral will show blue/green.

The color you choose should reflect your undertones. So, if you have warm undertones, your red should be a warm red with more yellow and orange.

Whereas if you have cool undertones, your red should be a cool red that has more blue and purple.

Undertones are important when choosing the right red, but so is your skin tone, i.e. the color of your actual skin.

Skin tone is usually divided into four groups: light, medium, olive, and dark.


Picking The Right Red For You

Best Reds for Light Skin Tones

warm undertones: strawberry blonde, warm copper, bright auburn, bright red

cool undertones: auburn, cool copper, deep red, cinnamon

neutral undertones: all of the above

Best Reds for Medium Skin Tones

warm undertones: terracotta, poppy, warm deep red

cool undertones: pumpkin copper, rich mahogany, burgundy

neutral undertones: all of the above

Best Reds for Olive Skin Tones

Unlike other skin tones with warm, cool, and neutral undertones, olive skin tone is unique. It’s a combination of all undertones.

Those with olive skin tend to suit most colors. That having been said, there are certain reds that suit olive skin better than others.

If you have an olive skin tone, you should be leaning toward reds mixed with blue and violet and a little toward the darker end of the spectrum to make your skin look radiant.

Dark doesn’t mean it can’t be bright!

fushia red, black cherry, raspberry 

Best Reds for Dark Skin Tones

warm undertones: ginger spice, intense red, merlot

cool undertones: platinum rose, neon red, plum red

neutral undertones: all of the above

The suggested colors above are just that – suggestions. Though all of them should look good on everyone who falls into the particular category, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t wear one of the reds listed above if it wasn’t shown under your skin tone.

Some of the colors can cross over. This is just meant as a guide to get you looking in the right direction.

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