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[QUOTE=KimC2005]I have this same problem with red highlights. It is like it just slips right off my hair after a few washes. I try to make sure to wait 24-36 hrs before washing, but that doesn't keep the color from fading. I even tried to color my hair a kind of auburn brown color. It was red for awhile, but washed out and left me with blonde hair. Have you though about trying another color besides red? Blonde is really good in my hair and stays for soo long. Even after several weeks people will still ask me if I just had my hair colored.[/QUOTE]

Well, I've thought about other colors but I have really, really dark brown hair and the best color highlight I've had in it is red. The day I get it done it looks fantastic, but about a week later it has started to fade so much that you can barely even tell it's there. And the worst part is when it fades it doesn't just wash out, but it actually turns the previously red areas a very light blonde which I think looks horrible with my haircolor.

P.S. I can actually see traces of red come out of my hair after I take a shower and ring my hair of the excess water. Is this normal or should I maybe switch shampoos or something? I'm really desperate because I'm getting the highlights done May 11th and want the highlights to stay until June 17th. Not only is my hairdresser going to be gone, but it gets too pricey to have highlights put in every month, plus it can't be good for my hair. So any suggestions from anyone would be greatly appreciated for making color remain longer! :)

Also, I have to use a leave-in conditioner for my hair because it is very curly and tangles easily, do they make color protected leave in conditioners or does it not matter because it's not being washed out?
My blonde highlights always fade a little bit.. I think it will always happen a little bit. Mine just ends up darkening a little bit, even if I use good salon brand shampoos/conditioners. I definitely agree that the best you can do it not wash your hair for as long as you can after it's done, and to not overwash it. Go as long as you can without washing it each time without it looking greasy. Have you tried those color depositing shampoos? Maybe you can ask your hair colorist if it would help your highlights. Also, one idea can be to get the red a little brighter than you would like, so that when it fades it will be the right color.. but you might want to try it another time, since doing it right before a big event can be risky in case it doesn't fade enough!!





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