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Are Products Made for Red Hair a Necessary Buy? Here’s the Truth

The Answer Might Surprise You

Red Hair Products

It’s no secret that we’re a redhead beauty brand and we love our H2BAR beauty products. Redhead makeup is a passion of ours and that’s why we have a line of H2BAR redhead brow products, mascaras, and lipsticks (with more in the pipeline). In 2023, we launched the first product in our haircare line called Finally Glossy. It has since sold out 7X and one of the questions we get asked frequently is, “Are redhead hair products actually necessary”? And we’re here to give you the real honest-to-goodness truth. 

What are red hair specific products? 

When we talk about red hair products, there are three categories we like to consider: products that enhance red hair, products made for redheads with their needs and sensitivities in mind, and products that are simply made for red hair for fun. Let’s break down what that means. 

Category 1: Products that enhance red hair would be things like color-depositing shampoos and conditioners, redhead glosses, and other products that enhance or add vibrancy to red hair. These items are meant to be used by those with red hair to enhance it. 

Category 2: Products that are made with redheads in mind are items like Finally Glossy® — it isn’t color depositing but is one of the only (if not the only) shampoo to cater to redheads’ hair needs. It’s a special shampoo to help strengthen, shine, and add hydration to red hair. This clean formula is formulated with Vitamin B3, olive oil, coconut oil, and green tea.

Category 3: Products that are simply made for red hair would be things like redhead bobby pins and redhead hair ties. These items are meant to be used by redheads, but overall have no impact on the hair itself. 

Finally Glossy® Shine & Luminosity Shampoo for Redheads

Finally Glossy Shampoo: $27

What is necessary to purchase? 

Here’s the truth you’ve been waiting for: it depends on your needs.

Category 1: Color enhancing products for redheads are only necessary if you desire them. If you like the shade of your red hair, aren’t worried about fading and overall don’t want to change anything about your color or it’s vibrancy, then you don’t need those products. But, there are redheads who do — if your red hair is fading or you simply want a boost. 

Category 2: Of course, products that are made with redheads in mind aren’t necessary, but they are nice and might change your shower experience. Many of us are so used to things not being made for redheads that we forget what it’s like for a product to check all of our boxes. Use Finally Glossy daily or whenever you want to add a natural radiance to your red hair. Use it together with your normal shampoo and conditioner. Or, use it by itself! It’s designed to work with normal haircare routines. It is suitable for frequent washes.

Redheads are the minority hair color, and for many of us we’ve simply never seen ourselves represented on store shelves, or in beauty magazines. For that reason, we believe all categories are important. We *need* redhead representation, but your purchase should always be based on your needs and desires. 

Rock it like a Redhead! 


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