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2019’s Best Color Depositing Shampoos for Redheads

The list is here!

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Updated: May 25th, 2023

Each year, the H2BAR beauty team comes out with the list of top ‘redhead friendly’ color depositing shampoos for redheads. The list is here!

READ: The 6 Best Ways To Keep Red Hair From Fading

What are color-depositing shampoos? They naturally deposit color in red hair without the use of permanent dyes.

If you’re a natural redhead, you can add this hair care product to your beauty routine a few times a week. Great for natural reds who are experiencing natural fading and want to “up” their red.

If you’re a redhead ‘by choice’, use this regularly to lengthen the time between your trips to the salon.

It’s important to know some key tips and facts before opting for a color-depositing product. Here are 7 things you should know: 

1. If you’re a redhead ‘by choice’, consult with your stylist or colorist before using it.

2. Color depositing shampoo and conditioners do not work for blonde or grey shades of hair. Warning: If you have blonde highlights in your red hair, using these products will turn them pink.

3. Rinse your hair after conditioning it with cool water. This will help close the cuticle and seal in moisture.

4. The product may stain so use a dark towel (or t-shirt) while drying your hair.

5. If you’re nervous to take the color-depositing plunge, we recommend adding a few drops to your currently used shampoo and conditioner. This is a great way to ‘up’ your red a tiny bit.

6. We advise conducting a strand test before using one of the products below.

7. For best results, lather on a color-depositing shampoo. Rinse. Apply and lather a color-depositing conditioner. Rinse with cool water.



Great for: natural redheads and redheads ‘by choice’

While this is NOT a color depositing shampoo, it is a color depositing mask. We had to add it to this list simply because it can be incorporated into your redhead cleansing routine. And, you’ll fall in love with this mask after just one use.

After washing, towel dry your hair and apply the mask. Leave on for 5 to 30 minutes. If it’s your first time, apply it for just 5 minutes to see how your hair holds the color.

Price: $53

2. eSalon Color Tint Rinse 

Great for: natural redheads and redheads ‘by choice’.

An easy-to-use rinse that temporarily deposits pigments to revive or enhance hair color.

Shades: Copper and Red

Price: $15


3. Pure Blends Hydrating Color Depositing Shampoo

Great for: redheads ‘by choice’.

A great sulfate-free shampoo option for all those ‘chosen’ redheads out there. It will eliminate color fade and color washout.

Shade: Red

Price: $20

Pure Blends Shampoo - Red Color Depositing Shampoo

5. LAKME Teknia Ultra Copper Shampoo

Great for: natural redheads and redheads ‘by choice’ with a more ginger-shade of red hair.

This is a vegan color refreshing shampoo for reddish and mahogany-colored hair.

Shade: Copper, also comes in Red

Price: $20

6. Davines Alchemic Red 

Great for: natural redheads and redheads ‘by choice’.

Another cult-favorite product from the Italian brand, Davines. This is an excellent option if you’re a copper redhead and looking for a shampoo and conditioner duo to get the job done.

Shade: Red

Price: $20


If you are looking for an alternative to color depositing shampoo, look no further:

Finally Glossy® Shine & Luminosity Shampoo for Redheads

It took many years to custom-make the Finally Glossy® formula and we’re so excited for redheads to enjoy it. We’re thrilled to release another clean redhead beauty product. It is paraben-free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, petroleum-free, mineral-oil, and vegan. It also contains no perfume, is free of gluten and is silicone-free, phthalate-free, formaldehyde-free and cocamidopropyl betaine-free. This clean formula is formulated with Vitamin B3, olive oil, coconut oil and green tea.

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Rock it like a Redhead!