I am a natural red head, and put a temporary cinnamon through my hair about 2 months ago and now it has faded to a beautiful auburn! This conditioner makes my hair sooooo bright and shiny and soft, it just slides through my fingers! Whenever Im feeling bad about my hair I put some of this in and its all better!!!
Some notes on what I do (I mean, its not rocket science but hey!)
I smother a big blob on the hair from my ears down, leave it for about a minute (for as long as I can be bothered) and it washes out like a charm!
Only con is it gets pink EVERYWHERE. All over the bathtub, but it comes off!!!
I dyed my hair red after dying it black for 2 years. It took about 6 months, and I heard that keeping red hair radiant was extremely difficult. After a lot of research online, I decided to buy this shampoo and the conditioner, and I absolutely hated it. It did nothing to my red hair but made it fade into a muddy red that looked awful.
After applying the shampoo and conditioner, it left my hair feeling very dry and extremely frizzy. The next day, my hair was extremely greasy for some peculiar reason. I don't have naturally oily hair, so I was very confused by its state.
It did not leave my hair shiny, only drab and lacking nourishment. It also did not maintain my red colour, but turned it a really washed-out colour after two washes. At first I thought that this may be because red hair is extremely hard to keep up, but I have tried other brands since and none has left my hair feeling as dull and lifeless.
I would use this along with the shampoo radiant red and I LOVED it! The smell in my opinion is THE BEST! I would probably buy it on the smell alone! Of course color (especially red) fades overtime I did notice that my red tones whether they were faded or not stayed very nice and red:) Even though I use the Brilliant Brunette now for my brown hair I'm always tempted to buy this stuff again! I hear people say its expensive but for the quality I think the price is great.
I don't like anything about this, from the packaging to the very texture of the shampoo and how my hands dry out after touching it.
I'm surprised people hate this stuff. I've been dying my hair for years now, without a break and this is the only conditioner that brought shine and body and bounce to my hair again. The smell is amazing, this does not deposit color but keeps what you have and enhances it. I've had my hair for about two weeks now and I've shampooed a bunch of times and my hair is still red! Love it!
I gave the shampoo two stars because at least it lathered up and washed my hair. I have no clue what this thing did. Whatever it was, it was NOT condition my hair. I sincerely doubt leaving a residue that made my hair limp and greasy after a day is conditioning. I had to use a regular shampoo/conditioner once because I forgot the duo and my hair was amazing afterward. It was cheap stuff I was using too, which showed just how badly this stuff was doing to my hair.
Like the shampoo, did not hold colour. Turned my bright vibrant red into this strange copper.
Not worth a penny of the $10. My friends told me the Pantene would ahve been a better deal, which annoys me to no end because I had been debating between the two.
Just like the shampoo, it dried up my hair and it made it look so frizzy! It turned my highlights a muddy orange color after a few washes and it didn't keep it's luster and shine. If you color processed hair, I wouldn't purchase this, no matter how cheap it may be.
This stuff sucks. Deposits a thin dull layer of red color on the hair that does NOT look natural. I bought it because it was cheap, but it's not a bargain if it looks bad. So I'm back to using Bumble & Bumble's color conditioner for reds. I prefer Artec's Strawberry Color Moisturizer, the ultimate in natural, shiny color, but it has been discontinued. L'oreal has acquired the brand so maybe it will re-introduce the formula, PLEASE! Jenna Elfman used Artec shampoos and conditioners whenever she wanted to go from blonde to red and it always looked good. continued >>
I only use this conditioner because I use John Frieda Colour Glaze which I think is brilliant. So I also use the Radiant Red shampoo and conditioner as suggested on the Colour Glaze. Very often you find that using a whole range of the same products enhances the effects since they work together.
The Colour Glaze certainly helps to enhance my naturally red (but fading) hair. I am not really convinced that the conditioner makes an iota of difference to the colour but it's a nice enough conditioner and it's not expensive.
This product didnt preserve my colour and it didnt moisturize - so what exactly is it supposed to do?
I'm a product junkie and an impulse buyer which is the worst kind, so i fell into the trap of the JF red collection because it seemed a little higher quality than the average drugstore brand, but not enough so to break the bank.
Next time i'm either going super cheap with product i know work, or expensive with product i know work. The key here - products that work.