Whether you have that natural ginger copper red hair color or beautifully light auburn hair color, you’re the envy of us all!
When your hair color is vibrant, shiny, and strong, there’s no better hair shade than red. No matter if you’re a natural redhead or use red hair dye to boost your natural color, taking good care of your hair is essential.
So, choosing the right red shampoo is an important task. The right shampoo will refresh your fiery tones, highlight those golden flecks, and leave your hair glossy and healthy.
Here’s everything you need to know about hair care for redheads.
Extending the Life of Your Gorgeous Red Hair
First of all, it’s totally okay to dye your hair with tones of red even if your natural hair color is ginger. Did you know that natural red hair will fade faster than other hair colors? As we age, more eumelanin pigment makes our red lose some of its luster, becoming duller and darker, until those dreaded grey hairs start to appear.
But it’s an uphill battle for dyed shades of red hair too! Red hair dye has larger color molecules than other hair dye colors, meaning it rinses out faster the more you wash it. Add this to the fact that long periods in the sun and chlorine exposure can drain the color, and you start to realize why selecting a red shampoo and conditioner should be top of your to-do list.
Start with Red Shampoo
It’s the first step you need to take.
The best shampoo for red colored hair is non-abrasive. It won’t strip the color from your hair like soap would. Try to avoid hair care products that contain SLS and SLES, as the small molecules penetrate your scalp and hair strands, stripping away natural oils, moisture, and your red hair dye at the same time.
Red shampoo will also be color depositing. Don’t worry, it won’t completely change your hair color or turn strawberry blonde to dark red hair! Instead, the color depositing shampoo lightly enhances your red tones to refresh and restore vibrancy to your chosen hair shade.
If a red shampoo doesn’t leave your hair healthier, stronger, and more vibrant than before you washed it, put it back on the shelf. It isn’t serving you.
To take extra care for your auburn hair:
- Keep the water temperature low. It doesn’t need to be ice cold, just cooler than your body.
- Wash gently and thoroughly with red color shampoo, don’t be too rough.
- Only wash your hair when it needs to be washed. Over-washing drains color faster!
Four Reasons Shampoo for Red Dyed Hair
Our carefully formulated shampoo for red colored hair does nothing but help your beautiful hair color. It’s free of SLS and SLES but still gives you that clean hair feeling when you step out of the shower.
The color mask red shampoo is color depositing, strengthening, conditioning, and anti-static. The gentle yet effective ingredients cleanse and strengthen your hair so you don’t need to wash it so often or draw out all your hair dye.
We’ve also enriched our redhead shampoo with UV protection, so spending time under the summer sun won’t have dire consequences for your red hair color.
Intense Hair Care Treatment for Red Hair
Whether your auburn hair color is feeling a little dull, or you’re losing the strawberry from your strawberry blonde hair color, adding a little extra treatment seems like a good idea.
Or is it?
When it comes to dyed red hair, colors fade fast when you play with your hair too much. Applying heat is a risky business – it’s often better to let your hair dry naturally than with a hairdryer. Keep your curling iron on the lowest setting too.
So when your hair needs a little extra care between trips to the salon, you should select hair care products that are designed for red hair, just like your red shampoo.
An intense repair or toning treatment for red hair should be revitalizing, rather than stripping your hair further. Look for color depositing hair masks and conditioners, protective UV sprays, and vitamin-enriched oils and essences that can only strengthen your hair.
One last tip – don’t go overboard with the luxury hair treatments. Sometimes your scalp needs a break! Once or twice between salon trips should be enough to revive your red hair.
Four Reasons Toning Treatment for Red Hair Colors
At Four Reasons, our shampoo and conditioner for red hair is always free of parabens and sulfates, so you know that there’s nothing but goodness soaking into your hair strands.
The Color Mask Red Toning Treatment is a deeply nourishing conditioner designed for all red hair shades, from light copper to dark auburn hair colors. It contains provitamin B5 and keratin derivatives (all entirely vegan and cruelty-free) to repair hair that’s damaged by chemical coloring. Let it soak in for 5 to 10 minutes for intense red tones and a healthy, glossy shine.
Best Red Shampoo FAQs
Here are the answers to your hair care questions that burn as strongly as your dark red hair color…
What Does Red Shampoo Do?
A good red shampoo, like Four Reasons Color Mask, strengthens your dyed red hair with a gentle, color depositing formula that won’t strip away your hair color faster.
Is Shampoo for Red Dyed Hair Different?
Yes! It contains color pigments to refresh your red hair color. It will also be free of harsh surfactants present in standard shampoos that strip color and moisture from your hair strands.
What is the Best Shampoo for Red Hair?
We’ve formulated our red shampoo to be the best! It’s color depositing, strengthening, conditioning, anti-static, and protects your hair from UV damage. Cruelty-free and vegan too, of course.
How Often Should I Use Red Shampoo?
Use instead of your regular shampoo, washing only when your hair needs cleaning or the color needs refreshing.