Although it sometimes sucks to not be able to leave the house without wearing SPF 70, for the most part I love being a redhead. So it makes me very nervous when my locks start to lighten in the summer from spending too much time outside and people start to call me â€œstrawberry blonde.â€
Luckily, one of the great things about being a redhead is that products geared toward us can be had very cheaply in the clearance aisle because they’re always being discontinued!! (That happens when only 2 percent of the population is your target market.)
At drugstores, Pantene, Suave and John Frieda have shampoos, conditioner, glazes and hair masques â€“ not only for redheads, but also for blondes and brunettes. These donâ€™t give a huge boost of color immediately, but it seems like the results build over time.
My favorite brand of color-depositing shampoos and conditioners is Lâ€™Oreal Professionel Colorist Collection, which I usually pick up at Ulta. At about $16 for an 8-ounce bottle, itâ€™s quite a bit pricier than the drugstore brands, but it also has a lot more pigment. This line offers two or three different red shades of color-depositing hair product, which is also nice for us gingers :).
Disclosure: All products were provided for review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All opinions belong to the author.