If you’ve been lucky enough to be blessed with naturally red hair, congratulations, you are extremely lucky and while your strands would definitely benefit from a brightness boost, you don’t have to worry about the dreaded colour fade that so many fake reds face.
If your copper mane is the result of regular trips to the salon then you need to listen up and take some notes – red hair fades faster then any other colour. Getting your hair done is only half the work, the upkeep is just as important if not even more so if you want your shade to stay vibrant and glossy.
Equip yourself with some of these red reviving, colour conditioning products and you’ll bet your bottom dollar your fiery mane will stay fresh for longer.
Aveda Madder Root Colour Conditioner, £21
This all natural formula isn’t just for red heads it can also be used on brunettes who want to amp their mahogany hues. The lightweight formal wont weigh the hair down and smells amazing. Use this every 2 or 3 shampoos to make sure your colour stays put! Leave on for 5 mins and expect your hair to be incredibly shiny and your richest red yet. It’s great for natural red heads too that are in need of a brilliance boost.
Fudge Red Head Colour Conditiong Treatment, £2.60
When your colour really wears off the next best thing before turning to your salon is using a treatment like this one from Fudge that deposits colour and helps keep your hair looking like you’ve just left the hairdressers. Make sure you wear gloves when applying because it can stain your clothes, leave on for up to 10 minutes depending on how bright you wanna go, then rinse.
Paul Mitchell Ultimate Colour Repair, £17.50
Swap your usual shampoo and conditioner for this colour saver! The magic ingredient? Would you believe it, is the superfood quinoa, which works to lock in colour and moisture keeping your red as bright as can be while fighting signs or damage. Plus, it’s sulfate free and contains UV protection – if you didn’t already know, sulphites and the sun strip the hair of colour and increase fading.
Davines Alchemic Red Conditioner, £18.50
Not only will this revamp your red but the deeply conditioning formula will help keep your hair healthy and in tip top condition. Use as you would a leave in conditioner and apply all over, letting it work it’s magic for 5 minutes, then rinsing out every other week. It’s the perfect hair healer for those who tend to overdo it with the dye.