sign in Sign up for a free BeautyBook

The best way to find new articles and products!

Get Started!

Sign up and get recommended tips, products, and expert advice delivered to you daily. How does this work?

Sign up for a FREE Beauty Book by taking our short beauty profile quiz to get personalized tips, tricks, advice, and related articles and best products.

To learn more about the Beauty Book or find answers to other questions you may have, please visit our Beauty Book FAQ page.

Advertisement

Sign In

Forgot your password?

Create an Account

Thanks for Joining!

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving your full access to everything RealBeauty.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. Your username and password have been assigned below.

To personalize your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Username:

Password:

Continue

To create your Beauty Book profile, begin by answering a few questions about your hair, makeup, skin, and body.

You can also edit your complete profile.

Advertisement
Click on the Heart icon to save an article into your beauty book.

Just For You:

You don't have any article recommendations. Please check back later.

You Might Also Like:

Click to Save
Save
The Ultimate Smoky E...
See how to recreate your favorite celebs makeup look.
Click to Save
Save
33 Best Lip Moisturi...
The best balms, glosses, and sticks to perfect your pucker this winter…
Click to Save
Save
Best Celebrity Beaut...
Shh! The must-know beauty tips the stars swear by.
Click on the Heart icon to save a best products article. Find Recommended Products »

Just For You:

You don't have any product recommendations. Please check back later.

You Might Also Like:

Click to Save
Save
The Ultimate Smoky E...
See how to recreate your favorite celebs makeup look.
Click to Save
Save
33 Best Lip Moisturi...
The best balms, glosses, and sticks to perfect your pucker this winter…
Click to Save
Save
Best Celebrity Beaut...
Shh! The must-know beauty tips the stars swear by.
Click on the X icon to delete a product. Find Recommended Products »

Saved Products:

You don't have any saved products.

Click on the Heart to save a product into your Beauty Book from the Product Finder.

Please wait while we look for your products...

You Might Also Like:

Click to Save
Save
The Ultimate Smoky E...
See how to recreate your favorite celebs makeup look.
Click to Save
Save
33 Best Lip Moisturi...
The best balms, glosses, and sticks to perfect your pucker this winter…
Click to Save
Save
Best Celebrity Beaut...
Shh! The must-know beauty tips the stars swear by.
Click on the X icon to delete an article or photo.

Saved Articles:

You haven't saved any articles.

Start saving tips and expert advice articles now.

Please wait while we look for your articles...

Saved Photos:

You haven't saved any photos.

Find makeup looks and hairstyles to try now.

Please wait while we look for your photos...

Take our beauty profile quiz to get articles & products just for you. How does this work?

Sign up for a FREE Beauty Book by taking our short beauty profile quiz to get personalized tips, tricks, advice, and related articles and best products.

To learn more about the Beauty Book or find answers to other questions you may have, please visit our Beauty Book FAQ page.

Previous Questions and Answers

View all answers
placeholder image caption

We quizzed Eva Scrivo, L'Oréal Professionnel Ambassador, celebrity colorist, and redhead herself, all about her insider secrets for firey locks.

1. Use shampoo with citric acid before coloring.
"It removes the residue and build-up on the hair from products, pollution, and previous color," says Scrivo. "It prepares strands for a successful coloring process." Look for it in the shampoo's ingredients.

2. Get a clarifying treatment at the salon.
Without a pre-wash, freshly dyed red hair can end up dull at the roots and brassy at the ends. To avoid an uneven look, Scrivo says to ask your colorist for a clarifying treatment first.

3. Prolong color with sulfate-free and mild surfactant products.
"The molecular structure [of red hair] is slightly larger, so [dye] does rinse out of the hair more quickly," explains Scrivo. Solve this problem with a shampoo and conditioner that is sulfate-free and contains mild-surfactants, like L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color Shampoo.

4. Stay away from deep treatments.
Scrivo recommends using lightweight conditioners and avoiding masks post-color. "When you're using heavy products or leaving formulas in overnight, it removes color molecules out of the hair," she adds.

5. Take cooler showers.
According to Scrivo, hot water is a key factor in diminishing red dye. So the next time you hop in the shower, reduce the temperature to warm instead of scalding hot.

6. Boost brightness with a color-depositing shampoo.
Certain shampoos can amp up your scarlet strands between trips to the salon. "It keeps your hair bright and vibrant," notes Scrivo. "If you just want to keep a little bit of red in your hair, mix it with your favorite shampoo." Try L'Oréal Professionnel INOAColor Care .

7. Protect against UV damage.
Scrivo suggests looking for styling products with SPF, such as Kérastase Soleil Shimmering Protective Mist. Leave-in products like this do double-duty by protecting locks from chlorine and salt water, as well as the sun.

8. Use hot tools with caution.
Before using a blow-dryer, curling iron, or straightener, slather hair with an anti-thermal product. "They're activated by heat, and it forms a protective layer on top of the hair," says Scrivo. Apply a small amount your mane, and evenly distribute it with a brush. She also recommends styling your tresses in sections, using clips to separate. "Many of us end up going over the same area twice, and that's really what dehydrates the hair and fades the color."

9. Play to your complexion.
Redheads can be divided into two categories: warm-tones and cool-tones. "I am a cool-toned redhead, so my hair is red, but it's not an orange-based red, it's actually a violet-based red," explains Scrivo. Reds of the cooler variety should opt for blues, plums, and ruby reds when choosing makeup, and warmer reds can wear yellows, oranges, and pinks.

10. Add shine with a finishing spray.
Scrivo says she frequently uses L'Oréal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer to draw even more attention to her gorgeous locks. "It is somewhat of a finishing spray that looks beautiful on reds and adds a certain reflection to [the color]," says Scrivo.

Share
This Is A Developing Story
comments Post a comment

Post Your Comment


Give Advice on Beauty Circles

Advertisement

CONNECT WITH REAL BEAUTY

Sign up for Real Beauty's free newsletter!

©2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Being GreenWhy did I get this ad ?

Hearst Beauty & Fashion Network

Page built from scratch in 1 wallclock secs ( 1.00 usr + 0.03 sys = 1.03 CPU) (click to hide)