QUESTION: Hi there! I’m a natural redhead, but I’d like to go a little deeper red. I’m thinking nothing permanent, as I love being able to say, “yes – it’s natural!” Any recommendations on red enhancing shampoos? Or experience with a semi permanent? I’m thinking something along the line of my favorite Mad Men actress, Christina Hendricks. Many thanks! -Randi
ANSWER: By: Rona O’Conner: Hi Randi, You can most definitely try something safe that will fade off within 3-5 weeks.
You have two options:
1. Use a semi-permanent glosses such as ‘Elumen’ by Goldwell or ‘Cellophanes’ by Sebastian. I would use a few drops of golden copper the first time, so that you can see how you like the results. Not only will you get a little color enhancement, but an amazing amount of shine. It’s best to start with clear and add a little tone with glosses until you’re familiar with them and how they fade.
2. Color depositing shampoo and conditioners can give you temporary results, but can build up color when used repeatedly.