“You’re a redhead? You don’t look like you have red hair to me.”

Is it just us or do you HATE when someone says the above?

Fading red hair is a beauty dilemma many redheads face, especially during the winter. It can happen to redheads of all ages. Your red locks can turn either strawberry blonde or brassy brown, depending on your natural red color. Many natural redheads can have a difficult time taking the plunge to ‘up’ the red in their hair. We get it. Natural redheads are proud to be, well… natural.

Don’t worry, you’re in luck. There are several ‘redhead friendly’ glosses currently on the market that are great for making red hair more vibrant. Plus, you won’t have to go the salon and dish out unnecessary money to get glosses every 8-12 weeks. These products can all be used at home and they’re all super easy to use*. Plus, they’re ‘Redhead Friendly’ approved!

1. Madison Reed Color Reviving Gloss

This semi-permanent hair color gloss (seen in the February H2BAR Box) adds a dose of shine and refresh to faded red tones. Opt for the Radiant Hair Color Kit if you do not have the tools necessary to achieve this at home, such as gloves (to avoid getting color on your nails and hands) and a cap. $30 (Shop now)

Watch the H2BAR tutorial below on how to use the product! 

2. eSalon Tinted Love Color Enhancing Treatment

Tinted Love intensifies, enhances or neutralizes the color. After cleansing, apply to wet hair. Leave on for 2-3 minutes and rinse. You’ll be able to choose the correct shade for your red locks right on the eSalon website. (H2BAR Box subscribers might remember the eSalon conditioner in one of their 2016 summer boxes$15 (Shop now

3. Pravana Nevo Color Enhancer Treatment

Another ‘redhead friendly’ color enhancer featured in a 2017 H2BAR Box. The process is similar to the eSalon treatment. You’ll want to choose between the Brilliant Copper or Radiant Red, depending on your natural tones. $18 (Shop now)

4. DpHUE Color Boosting GLOSS+ Deep Conditioning Treatment

Add a boost of color and shine with this gloss and deep conditioner. Leave on for 10-20 minutes depending on the desired effect you’re looking for. (All H2BAR Box subscribers might remember the dpHUE brand in a July 2016 box!) $30 (Shop now)

5. Christophe Robin Shade Variation Care Nutritive Mask with Temporary Coloring
A nourishing and color revival mask that will caramelize your hair for a pure copper shade. After shampooing, massage and leave for 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the desired intensity. (All H2BAR Box subscribers might remember receiving Christophe Robin sample conditioners in a 2017 box!) $53 (Shop now)
6. Bumble And Bumble Bb. Color Gloss
This is another great gloss to ‘up’ your red. Apply to dry hair, leave on for about 20 minutes, rinse and wash hair with your desired shampoo and conditioner. $34 (Shop now)
This gloss comes in a warm or cool red. It’s a great product to use for those ‘chosen’ redheads who are in-between salon visits or for a natural redhead looking to make their hues more vibrant. $13 (Shop now)

Which gloss will you be trying on your red hair? Comment below! 

*If you have dyed your hair blonde and/or color your hair frequently, please consult with your hair stylist/colorist about using a gloss.