12 Red-Hair Essentials

Keep your hair color from fading with our 5 favorite hair color products

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Mane Maintenance

Red is the most difficult hair shade to maintain. Why? Red hair dye has the largest color molecule which makes it difficult to enter the hair shaft. So while your hue may look vibrant right after your salon appointment (while the dye is still fresh on the cuticle), it can fade fast with every shampoo thereafter. Here, 12 essentials to keep red hair looking ravishing well after the four week mark.
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Bumble and Bumble Color Support Conditioner for True Reds

Formulated for red locks, this lightweight moisturizer adds a boost of color. $22; click to purchase
Bumble and Bumble

Giovanni Colorflage Remarkably Red Shampoo

Fire up red tones with this pomegranate, cranberry and goji-berry infused shampoo. $9; click to purchase
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Ojon Restorative Leave-In Treatment for Reds

Make quick-to-fade hair color gleam again. $29; click to purchase
Beauty.com

Oscar Blandi Pronto Color Root Touch-Up & Highlighting Pen in Warm Reddish Brown

Disguise roots and cover grays with this waterproof, easy-to-use touch-up pen. $23; click to purchase
Beauty.com

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist

Protects hair color and texture from damaging heat while enhancing shine. $24; click to purchase
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L’Oreal EverPure Moisture Deep Restorative Masque

A once-a-week treatment that adds life to dull, damaged strands without altering color. $9; click to purchase
Drugstore.com

Clairol Nice’n Easy ColorSeal Weekly Conditioning Gloss

Whether you go to the salon or hue at home, this color-sealing gloss makes your tone last days longer. $4; click to purchase
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Philip Kingsley Swimcap

This conditioning treatment minimizes color loss from salt water and chlorine. $33; click to purchase
Space NK

Sephora Snag-Free Hair Elastics in Clear

Clear hair elastics blend into crimson ponytails for a more polished look. $4 for a set of 8; click to purchase
Sephora

Frederic Fekkai Salon Color Red Collection

This at-home color hides grays and adds major shine. Click here to see stars who sizzle with red locks. $30; click to purchase
Sephora

Klorane Shampoo with Pomegranate

This gentle shampoo removes impurities without stripping strands of their vibrancy. $18; click to purchase
Skinstore.com

John Frieda Radiant Red Color Magnifying Daily Conditioner

Ideal for daily use, this light conditioner contains optical diffusers for vivid color and shine. $5; click to purchase
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