Hair Snips #1: Why Red Hair Color Won’t Hold As Long

Have you ever wondered why red hair color fades so much quicker than other colors? Let me tell you why….

Have you ever wondered why red hair color seems to fade out so quickly? Let me give you a brief science lesson to explain why this happens...

Why Red Hair Color Won’t Hold:

Let me give you a quick science lesson. All colors under the sun are made of combinations of the three primary colors: red, blue and yellow.

Blue is the largest color molecule, followed by red, then yellow. Since blue and red are so large, they do not pack inside your hair as tightly as yellow. When your cuticle is opened (which happens every time you shampoo your hair), the color molecules escape from the hair shaft. Since red molecules are the biggest, they tend to slip right out.

Beware: cool red colors contain both blue and red, which means they will fade even faster.

To protect your red color, invest in a red shampoo that will deposit red pigments back in your hair, such as Quantum Riveting Reds Replenishing Shampoo.

Now you know…

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