7 products to boost red hair
These buys can brighten your fiery shade
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / July 03 2018
Dyed red hair may look amazing once it’s freshly coloured by a professional or even when it comes from an at-home box kit, but this brilliant shade certainly comes with downfalls. Besides the damage that comes with dyeing hair in general, red hair colour can fade easily, even after just a few washes. While both issues are inevitable, there are ways to counteract the colour concern - here are eight solutions to boost the vibrancy of red hair.
Davines Alchemic Shampoo Red
Enhancing the colour of red hair starts in the shower, which is where Davines Alchemic Shampoo Red comes in. Featuring hydrolysed milk proteins to strengthen and condition, pro-vitamin B5 to moisturise, and surfactants to cleanse, this hard-hitting buy also contains tiny pigments that can deposit colour back into the hair shaft - useful for when you want to extend the time between hairdresser visits.
If you’re looking to refresh your colour at home, then Fudge Paintbox in Red Corvette could be best for you. The semi-permanent formula can be used on its own on dry hair (with results lasting three to 30 washes), or mixed in with a dollop of hair mask for a customised treatment.
Evo Fabuloso Colour Intensifying Conditioner
Evo Fabuloso Colour Intensifying Conditioner in Mahogany is perfect to use on red hair as it contains colour boosters to extend the life of the hair colour and smoothing ingredients for a more polished effect all over.
L’Oreal Paris Colorista Wash Out
Caught out between hair appointments? Pop a layer of L’Oreal Paris Colorista Wash Out in Vivid Red into your hair to temporarily deepen your red hair colour. This product will last between two to 15 washes, and features conditioning agents to soften.
REF Colour Boost Masques
REF Colour Boost Masques bring together a blend of nourishing ingredients like avocado oil, argan oil and shea butter to hydrate and soften. Our top pick is Radiant Red to boost the vibrancy of red hair, or go for Intense Copper if your hair colour has more of an orange base.
HIF Red Hue Support
HIF Red Hue Support is an in-shower conditioner that’s perfect for red hair, and contains exotic oils, hyaluronic acid and precious rock extracts (such as iron rose crystal extract) to bring red hair to life.
Do you have a favourite product to care for red hair? Tell us in the comments below.
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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.