Jasmin S.
Madison, TN
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3

What is the best way to keep this color maintained? I absolutely love the shade of it but red colors never seem to hold on my hair for very long.

Jaydie T.
Jaydie T.
Sioux Falls
9 months, 3 weeks ago
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have a lot of expiernece with semi permanents, and I have found these tips the best: COLD WATER, I know it's not ideal, but it keeps the hair cuticle closed easier and semi permanents only slightly penetrate the hair cuticle; avoid washing your hair every day and when you do shampoo it, use a sulfate free one and don't let it sit very long; do not apply heat, including curling/flat ironing/blow drying, and if you do, use the lowest heat setting or cool if applicable (and wear a heat protectant); also avoid direct sun exposure and when you can, wear a UVA/UVB hair protector (OGX makes a good one!); you can also try a cleansing conditioner instead of shampooing or using dry shampoo. Pretty much, you have to baby it. I see comments saying to add color to your conditioner, and I cannot tell you how terrifying that is! Hair professionals shouldn't be advising that since it can cause excess damage. Also make sure your keeping up the integrity of your hair, that helps the layers of your hair retain color!
Kali E.
Kali E.
Peru , IN
1 year, 8 months ago
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Cold water,avoid shampoo with sulfate,add some product to your conditioner and avoid heat tools (curlers,straighteners etc) if at all possible.If you do use heat use the lowest setting :) Hope this helped
Katrina D.
Katrina D.
La Puente, CA
1 year, 9 months ago
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Add some color into your conditioner. Works well
Elizabeth R.
Elizabeth R.
Ligonier, IN
2 years, 1 month ago
Try not to wash your hair so much. Also the warmer the water the faster it will fade.
Sierra D.
Sierra D.
Winter Park, FL
2 years, 3 months ago
Have you tried using a shampoo that doesn't have sulfate or even natural alternatives? This is how I made mine last for almost a whole year!
Daniella W.
Daniella W.
Utica, NY
2 years, 5 months ago
No shampoos with sulfate, i tend to condition let it sit for a minute proceed with shampoo and it doesnt bleed half as much. then condition again for good measure. I bleached my hair and it was super vivid! if you want to apply it to a darker brown (my hair is naturally dark brown) its still super vivid! i swear by the condition wash condition method if i didnt change my hair color so frequently it could last at least 2 months for me ( i only say that because that is the longest ive ever kept my hair one color lol) regardless goodluck! and happy dying :D
Courtney T.
Courtney T.
Indianapolis, IN
2 years, 8 months ago
This is my favorite! I have used it for the past few years. Before I use this I dye my hair a red base so its already a red color. This give it the WOW factor. I wash my hair the night before and use a clarifying shampoo and noooooo conditioner. I let it dry over night in the am I add the manic to is. I keep the manic on for a few hours its very conditioning and natural. I also keep it covered with plastic air caps and a towel or something to keep the heat in. When I wash it out I do it in cold water and I shampoo it off my scalp and condition it. To keep the color bright I avoid washing my hair as much as I can and invested in some really good dry shampoo. The manic lasts me until I have to do my roots again :) hope this helps!
alexis h.
alexis h.
Ashland, KY
2 years, 8 months ago
The lighter ur hair is the better the color will show up, also it comes out every time u wash ur hair so was it gently and don't leave it wet all the time. Also the longer u leave it in the brighter or better it will show up
Tara W.
Tara W.
2 years, 9 months ago
When I had bright pink hair, I would of coarse wash my hair less often. When I washed it, it would be in cold water. Also, after dying I would soak my hair in white vinegar (sounds weird but it closes the color into the hair shaft). My hair would only fade a small amount. And you can add hair color to your shampoo or conditioner to deposit color. :)

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