Red hair looks classy when styled properly, but red is also a tricky color to deal with. First, you need to choose a shade that complements your skin tone. Good care, that retains the color and its sheen, is also a must because the sun and other environmental factors can cause even the most expensive colors to fade. A dull shade of red looks cheap and gaudy. So, if you’re looking to perfect a short red hairstyle, its starts with ensuring that the hair color is at its best.
How to Maintain a Bright Red Tinge
We would always advice you to get your hair dyed at a professional salon. There are reasons for it. First is the quality of the dye. There are several cosmetic hair dye brands to choose from in the market. However, the ample choice makes it difficult to single out the best. Professionals and stylists, who have used each of these brands at least one, will be use the best in terms of color results and wear. Many store-bought colors contain aluminum; aluminum makes the red shade fade faster. Stylists also have tricks to make the red color come out its best.
After you have dyed your hair, do not wash it for three days. You can cover it with a shower cap when taking a bath. This allows the color to set in well, prevents it from fading and maintains the bright red tinge.
Use color-safe shampoos and conditioners. Use lukewarm and cold water. If you are not used to bathing with cold water, you can rinse only the hair with cold water after you’ve shampooed and conditioned it. Color glaze and depositing shampoos are great for colored hair as they refresh and strengthen the color. You can use these products between coloring sessions.
Front Banged Bob Red Hairstyle
With red hair, you can opt for a wonderful pixie or a short bob haircut. It is a good thing to ask your hairstylist to make front bangs. As far as the length of the bangs are concerned, let it hit right above the eyes. You can blow dry them straight to create a straight front fringe or use a roller brush or hair iron to create outward feathers. You could ask your hairstylist to color your bangs with different a different shade of red to add sophistication to your look.
Bouffant Wispy Curly Short Red Hairstyle
If you want to look glamorous every day, a short red hairstyle will be great. This hair style is voluminous owing to the curls. It can be teamed with front wispy bangs. You can use the curling iron to curl your hair to the tip. Mist it with hair spray to hold the curls.
Short Red Hair with Black/Dark Orange Highlights
Funky and fresh colored highlights create a trendy hairstyle. You can add thin black or dark orange highlights. It might not be the best option though if your work sphere insists on formal attire.