Dying your hair red will make you the center of attention. Red hair is difficult and expensive to maintain. Even though this color is a hassle it remains one of the most popular. Here are a few tips to keep your hair color bright in between washes in a cost effective way. Investing time and money into red hair should result in looking like a natural redhead, not a fake. Here are some great tips to make sure you look like a natural redhead.
Make sure the shade of red that you pick works with your skin tone. You never want to go more than two shades away from your natural hair. This will insure that your hair color compliments your skin tone and eyes. Finding a great shade of red can be challenging. An easy way to get great hair color ideas is to find a celebrity that has the same complexion as you. Find picture of them with varies hair colors. This will give you a good indication of hair colors that will look natural. Never forget the fist rule of keeping your new hair color within two shades of your natural color. Even if you find a celebrity with your same complexion with five shades lighter strawberry blonde and you are brunette do not make this drastic change. You will probably look better with a red brown hair color and it will be easier to maintain.
In order to keep your red colors bright in between dye jobs make a glaze. A glaze is away to boost your hair color in between washes. Save some of the hair dye you use to dye your hair. If you go to a salon ask the hair stylist if she can make some extra for you to take home. Take an empty shampoo bottle and fill one part hair dye to three parts shampoo. Shake this mixture together and put in your shower. Use this mixture once every two-week to keep your red bright and your roots hidden. Use your glaze like regular shampoo but let it sit in your hair for 3-4 minutes before rinsing. Rinse hair thoroughly and condition as usual.
If you are darkening your eyebrows or eyelashes you will not look like a natural redhead. Natural redheads have very light eyebrows and eyelashes. Tinting your eyebrows a lighter shade will help make you look like a natural redhead. Your hairstylist will do this for under $10 and it only takes a few minutes. Replacing your dark mascara and replacing it with clear mascara will help you fool everyone into believing you have natural red hair. Using bright lip makeup will help spice up your makeup. Most redheads have a lot of pigment in their lips. So feel free to use bright reds and pinks.