“Redheads should always book a gloss in-between color services to refresh tone, maintain vibrancy and replenish moisture and shine,” said ARROJO Cosmetology educator, Jamie Spaid.

The product usually come in a clear, lightweight, ammonia-free formula that enhances luminosity and doesn’t add color, which is ideal for natural redheads, too. 

Co-founder of How to be a Redhead, Stephanie Vendetti, is a natural redhead, but the summer rays always lighten her hair into a “strawberry blonde.” Her hair is too red to use any type of hair dye, but (sometimes) too light to be considered a vibrant redhead. She turned to hair colorist, Kiera Doyle, at the ARROJO Cosmetology school in downtown New York City for a subtle color gloss.

ARROJO Cosmetology educator, Kelly Hawkins commented on Stephanie’s transformation, “Red hair can be enhanced with a color gloss, which helps to keep hair moisturized and toned. Use products that are sulfate-free, like ARROJO Color Save Shampoo & Conditioner, or ARROJO Shine Luxe shampoo & conditioner. Ask your colorist for tones that correspond with the season. To ‘winterize’ red hair, go for deeper shades with red-violet undertone, or ‘spice tones’ like cinnamon or nutmeg for natural looks.”

Kiera Doyle used a Goldwell copper gloss on Stephanie and left it on for 15 minutes. Once it was rinsed out completely, she used ARROJO’s Healing Oil to add body and sultry texture. It also contains sunscreen for hair protection!

Here are more tips from ARROJO Cosmetology educations on how redheads can naturally enhance their hair color: 

1. “Always rinse red hair (natural or color-treated) with cool water to enhance shine and seal the hair cuticle,” said Mauricio Martinez.

2. “Avoid over-shampooing your hair,” said Megan Richardson. “I recommends 2 times a week maximum and use a dry shampoo like ARROJO Refinish on the days in between.”

3. “To help show off beautiful color, brush hair smooth with a natural bristle brush to promote shine, and for a chic, feminine way to show off your color, opt for braided styles. And, don’t be afraid to complement your hair with a red lip,” said Pia Vivas.

The hair gloss simply enhanced Stephanie’s natural red hair and with regular use of the tips above will see results for 8-12 washes.

Rock it like a Redhead!