What can I do to slow down the fading of my red hair?
April 1, 2010 10:53 PM Subscribe
Argh! I need a good color-restoring product for my (dyed) red hair. The products I've tried either didn't work at all or were difficult to use. My stylist suggested a toning shampoo in between salon visits but had no particular recommendations. I've tried a couple but haven't noticed any slow-down of the fading. What have you tried that worked?
posted by katillathehun to clothing, beauty, & fashion (18 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
So far, I've tried two shampoos (Ted Gibson - Captivating Copper shampoo and Alterna Caviar Red shampoo) that have not really reduced the fading at all nor temporarily restored any color. I've also used a toning mousse (Schwarzkopf Igora Toning in light copper brown) that worked amazingly well except I could never apply it very evenly, so I'd end up with slightly darker red in sections of my hair (and orange fingernails for a couple of days after each application). I'm out of ideas, and it would be great if I could go to the salon just a little less frequently!