It can be hard being a brunette, we know. Sometimes people think you don’t need as much maintenance as your blonde friends and as a result, there seem to be less hair care products on the market too. But we know that’s not the case, that’s why we’re so excited to introduce you to this new blue shampoo, made especially for brunettes!
The Redken Color Extend Range is already one of our favourites for colour maintenance across all shades - their Blondage purple shampoo is a customer favourite and perfect for maintaining that perfect blonde. So it makes sense that this new Brownlights range is going to be an excellent addition to the hair routine for our brunettes too. Redken know what they’re doing when it comes to colour!
Keep reading to learn more about the brand new Color Extend Brownlights range, how exactly a blue shampoo can help your brunette hair and where to use it in your routine.
So what makes this blue shampoo so good for brunettes?
Anyone who dyes their hair brown will know how hard it is to maintain the absolute perfect colour because - similar to dying your hair blonde - brassy tones can start appearing if you’re not looking after your locks properly post-colouring. This can even happen to natural brunette hair! The Brownlights Blue Shampoo (and conditioner) has been designed to combat all the problems that come with coloured hair as well as the problems that can arise from being brunette.
How exactly does it help highlighted or natural brunettes, we hear you asking?
In a similar vein to purple shampoo, the new Redken Color Extend Brownlights Shampoo is also a colour depositing shampoo, but instead of that familiar violet shade - it’s blue! The blue deposits act to neutralise any brass or orange undertones tones that can appear in highlighted and natural brown hair.
The colour depositing system in the shampoo works gradually to keep your hair cool so you can never overdo it and ruin the colour in your hair. Instead, every time you use it, the blue shampoo will deposit the right amount to keep your brown locks nice and cool toned.
It will repair your hair too!
While we love that feeling of the perfect hair colour, the unfortunate downside of chemically treated hair is that it can leave your hair strands damaged and dry. So it’s important that the shampoo and conditioner you pick for your routine works to repair your hair too. Luckily for us, the Brownlights range does just that!
Apart from just being a toning shampoo, this Color Extend blue shampoo has been formulated with wheat protein that will help repair your hair strands from within. It also gently moisturises your hair and will leave it feeling softer and stronger.
One of our favourite things about the new Brownlights shampoo - as well as the rest of the Redken Color Extend shampoos - is that they are sulfate-free. We’ve talked about the importance of sulfate-free shampoos before, especially for those who have colour treated hair. This just means that the surfactants - that cleaning agent that makes your shampoo foam up - won’t dry your hair strands and strip your hard earned colour.
How to use the Color Extend Brownlights blue shampoo
So because the Brownlights blue shampoo is a colour depositing shampoo, it works best in conjunction with your normal washing routine. Choose a gentle sulfate-free shampoo - like the Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo - to wash your hair with then use the Brownlights blue shampoo 2-3 times a week on top of that to keep your brown shade perfect!
How to use the Color Extend Brownlights Blue Shampoo:
- After you wash your hair with a gentle sulfate-free shampoo, apply the Brownlights blue shampoo to wet hair from your roots to ends.
(Note: You can use gloves if you’re worried about staining, but like we said about purple shampoo, it just means it’s working!)
- Leave for 5-10 minutes
- Rinse thoroughly
- Follow with the Redken Color Extend Brownlights Conditioner
For colour-treated brunettes: Use immediately after salon service to prolong cool tones. The progressive colour depositing system helps to counteract brassy and orange tones until your next salon appointment.
For natural brunettes: Use as needed to control brassy and orange undertones.
Brownlight your hair today
So if you were wondering whether there would ever be a product for brunettes that works some magic - now you know about the Redken Color Extend Brownlights range! Get that blue shampoo into your life now and keep your brunette locks looking salon-fresh. Who said blondes have all the fun?
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