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5 At-Home Tips for Redheads Who Dye or Enhance Their Hair

So many options!

Updated: October 31st, 2023

You might be a natural redhead who went gray/white and frequently dye it, you may be a natural redhead and your hair is “browning out”/fading, or you may be a redhead ‘by choice’.

All of these types of redheads need to upkeep their red and these are the 5 tips for keeping your red hair vibrant at home:

1. Apply a root cover-up product

You can head directly to this article to read the many root cover-up products we suggest. It’s a great option if you’re between colorings and want a little boost, or have gray/white roots to cover up. Root cover-ups deliver quick and easy coverage for every shade of red hair. It is a quick, affordable option that delivers amazing results.

2. Experiencing fading red hair? Try a color-depositing shampoo or hair gloss

This is, by far, the #1 most-asked question amongst H2BAR followers. Thankfully, there are so many options and this is also why we frequently include a color-depositing shampoo in Deluxe H2BAR Boxes.

If you are looking for a redhead-approved gloss 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.

redhead shampoo

The above main photo is of Stephanie from the “How to be a Redhead” beauty book. The product used to get this look was John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous, Hair Glaze.

See these top articles for more advice on ‘upping’ your red hair:  Top Color Depositing Shampoos For Redheads and 7 Hair Glosses for Redheads.

3. Don’t wash your red hair every day to extend color treatments

When you wash your hair, you’re washing out the color-depositing product, dye, root cover-up, etc. You want to wash your hair at a maximum of 2-3 days per week. If your hair is naturally oily, you can opt for a dry shampoo to keep you from washing your hair too much. Check out these top articles on our favorite dry shampoo products & DIY at home tricks: 5 Best Dry Shampoo Products For Your Red Hair and A Dry Shampoo Trick Every Redhead Should Know About.

4. Try a customized dye or gloss delivered right to your doorstep

Yes, this exists! You can actually talk to a representative online about your hair and they will send their recommended products right to you. See more: eSalon Custom Hair Color Set 

5. Try a boxed dye or henna

These are the recommended colors for redheads:

Schwarzkopf Color Ultime Permanent Hair Color Cream, Light Copper Red


Garnier Hair Color Nutrisse Nourishing Creme, 643 Light Natural Copper


Want more tips about henna? 10 Things To Know Before Using Henna On Your Red Hair 

Looking for the perfect hair towel to go with your new redhead hair products? Look no further!

How to be a Redhead Soft Microfiber Hair Towel

When drying your hair opt to use a microfiber towel! Introducing the How to be a Redhead Soft Microfiber Hair Towel for Redheads. Because wet hair is at its most vulnerable, this custom microfiber towel gently and carefully absorbs moisture from your red hair and dries it quickly, all while protecting it from stretching and breakage. This design is uniquely shaped to wrap all of your hair securely (no matter the length), with an elastic strap to comfortably keep things in place. Your hair journey starts here, redheads.


Rock it like a Redhead!