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Cherry red hair colour just washing out - any tips

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RozzlePops Mon 07-Nov-16 11:17:51

I coloured my dark brown with alot of greys hair cherry red by Olia last week. The water never ran clear when I rinsed the colour out despite shampooing twice. Ever since then, whenever I have a shower it is like massacre! I can't even go swimming.

It was a permanent colour, the brown in the colour has covered the greys quite well, but I think that the red will be gone within a few days.

I'm gutted, I really really love the colour and it really suits me. I also want to go swimming without turning the pool pink.

Any ideas please?

Stormwhale Mon 07-Nov-16 11:24:01

You will not be able to stop it running, but you can top it back up with a semi permanent dye. Wash it as little as possible and each time you do, add some semi permanent red dye into your conditioner. Use gloves and leave it for a few minutes before rinsing.

Use the semi permanent dye every two weeks on its own and leave on for as long as you can. Manic panic is a good brand that will nourish your hair as well.

Sorry you have picked a seriously high maintenance colour!

RozzlePops Mon 07-Nov-16 11:29:37

Thanks for your reply. Will it be any better if I get it done professionally?

Underparmummy Mon 07-Nov-16 11:34:09

No, not really! Red is a really annoying colour for fading and washing out. I love just coloured red but have given up on it now.

LifeLong13 Mon 07-Nov-16 11:37:24

Use permanent Live XXL to dye it, then mix the semi permanent one in your conditioner & let it sit when ever you condition your hair

Womble75 Mon 07-Nov-16 11:40:52

I've had red hair for years now and have it done professionally as cba with the massacre looking bathroom it leaves behind. Mine never fades but does "bleed" when I wash it but not to the point I can't go swimming. My hairdresser uses a colour called BRed I think. No bleach. My natural hair is jet black.
To be honest when I did it at home it never lasted and made a right mess. I have the roots done every 5 weeks but the colour stays in the rest of my hair fine.
It took a few visits to get it to build up to the colour it is now but I love it.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 07-Nov-16 11:41:12

Red is notorious for washing out easily and fading early. I've been some version of red for as long as I can remember and I have to top it up once a month rather than 6-8 weeks you get with most other colours.

I'm actually considering having a bleach bath done to remove the colour and going back to my own, natural colour.

Womble75 Mon 07-Nov-16 11:42:05
This one

Womble75 Mon 07-Nov-16 11:45:18

This is the colour just for reference

RozzlePops Mon 07-Nov-16 11:51:22

Oh WOW that is red, and so lovely!

My red is alot more subtle grin

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EatSleepTeachRepeat Mon 07-Nov-16 12:07:53

Mine is red as well, has been for about 18 months. You sort of have to put up with the massacre style hair washing I'm afraid! I dye mine once every 6 weeks and use a conditioner made to keep colours bright and vibrant, though it still fades a lot.

I avoid swimming for the first week or so but then just make sure its tied up after that. I love my red hair and think its worth the hassle, I just make sure to have a healthy supply of Cillit Bang ha ha

LittleCandle Mon 07-Nov-16 12:23:18

I've been red on and off for almost 20 years. I have only had one colour that ran all the time and while it was fabulous, it was a hassle. It came off on towels and pillowcases, too. I dye my hair at home and use salon colours from Salon Services. To keep the colour better for longer, I put some brown into the mix. Red does fade, though, so you do have to keep at it, especially when you aren't using a 'natural' red colour. Mine is desperately due for a colour, but time is something of a problem at the moment. I love the colour you've chosen!

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