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The Best Shampoo for Red Hair: 5 Top Picks for Redheads

An essential step for both dyed and natural redheads.

If you dye your hair red, then you’ll know that red hair is one of the hardest colours to maintain. This is because it doesn’t penetrate the cortex of the hair as deeply as other colours do, making it more likely to fade and lose its lustre. And it might surprise you to know that not even natural redheads are immune from colour fade and dullness.

Fortunately, whether your copper, auburn or cherry locks are natural or dyed, you can help to keep your hair looking vibrant with the right shampoo for red hair. If you’re looking for a shampoo to keep your crimson locks shining, we’ve got you covered.

TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo

TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo

First up, the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo tackles two of the most common issues facing redheads – dryness and dull colour.

This colour protecting shampoo replenishes moisture lost through dyeing, therefore giving the hair a healthier-looking, more radiant colour in the process. For best results and maximum colour protection, use alongside the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Conditioner.

Nexxus Colour Assure Shampoo

Formulated with elastin protein and quinoa, this luxurious colour-safe shampoo is designed to protect your hue and replenish it with nutrients for vibrancy retention. Not only that but it is also lightweight and infused with conditioning polymers, to improve the condition of your hair as well as the colour.

To get the most out of this Nexxus Colour Assure Shampoo, follow up with the Nexxus Colour Assure Conditioner.

Dove Colour Care Shampoo

We all know that getting your hair coloured at the salon is expensive, so if you’re trying to save yourself some money by spreading out your appointments, the Dove Colour Care Shampoo should be top of your shopping list.

With its special Vibrant Colour Lock technology, it keeps colour vibrant for up to 8 weeks, meaning you can leave it longer between dye jobs without having to walk around with faded hair.

TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Shampoo


If you’re looking for a sulphate-free shampoo for red hair, opt for the TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Shampoo. The low-foaming formula is made with regenerative camellia oil and is designed to offer gentle cleansing benefits without stripping the hair. Use this as part of your routine for a mild cleanse that leaves your red hair shiny and vibrant.

TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess Oil Infused Shampoo

We all know about the benefits of oils in hair care, but one of the less talked about properties of oil formulas is that they can help slow colour fade.

The TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess Oil Infused Shampoo contains oil defence to keep your fiery hue bold and bright. It also cleanses, removing dirt and product build-up to reveal a more radiant colour from root to tip.


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