The hair products Dua Lipa uses to maintain her red hair

"[I] treat it with extra care to keep the red looking its best."

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / March 01 2024

Dua Lipa's not afraid to dye her hair; these days the pop star is sporting a carmine shade of red, but she's also lightened her naturally dark brunette strands, and tried just about every colour under the rainbow. 

However, all that chemical lightening and colouring can have negative effects on one's hair health if you're not careful, which is why she's created a succinct haircare routine that prioritises nourishing hydration and low-maintenance styling.

"Ever since I switched up my own hair back in September, I’ve made sure to treat it with extra care to keep the red looking its best," she said via her editorial platform Service95.

"I’m always on the hunt for products that match my on-the-go lifestyle while maintaining the condition [of my hair] after years of experimenting – from bleached blonde to pitch black, you name it, I’ve probably tried it," she explained.

Ahead you'll find the singer's "five ride-or-die products" that never let her down...

1/ Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray ($57 from MECCA)

This sea salt spray gives hair that relaxed beachy texture you get after diving headfirst into a wave. It contains a blend of sea salt and minerals which work to amp up body and volume. Simply spritz the stuff into damp or dry hair to give some lift through the roots and texture through the mid-lengths and ends.

2/ Sam McKnight Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist ($53 from MECCA)

Celebrity hairstylist Sam McKnight developed this texturising mist with lazy girls in mind. The low effort hair styling product disperses a light veil of residue-free texturiser to give you that effortlessly tousled cool girl hair Dua Lipa's known for. 

3/ Moroccanoil Treatment ($75 from Sephora)

Infused with argan oil and scented with spicy amber and warm florals, Moroccanoil's hair treatment helps to strengthen, condition and soften strands, leaving hair shiny and frizz-free. Plus, the non-greasy and fast-absorbing formula doesn't create product build-up on the scalp. 

4/ Dizziak Hydration Wash ($37.50 from Selfridges) & Dizziak Deep Conditioner ($41.50 from Selfridges)

Dizziak's Hydration Wash boasts a scalp-friendly, pH balanced, sulphate-free formula that contains coconut-derived sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate in lieu of synthetic foaming agents. It effectively cleanses the scalp of grease, oils and product build-up without drying out the hair. While Dizziak's Deep Conditioner has a richly hydrating formula that helps to enhance shine. 

5/ Shu Uemura Ultimate Reset Mask ($99.85 from Cosmetis)

Japanese-sourced rice extract, vitamins B and E, and minerals form the hair-conditioning foundations of this hair mask. When used frequently one will notice the softening mask helps to repair and restore the health of the hair fibre after chemically lightening or colouring your hair.

Dua Lipa's not the only celebrity with a penchant for hair experimentation, remember that pixie cut Beyoncé had in 2013? this is why she cut all her hair off. 

Main image credit: @dualipa

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).

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