i recently took the plunge and traded my ashy blonde (aka boring) locks for a foxy copper… and it’s really fun! it’s been a couple of weeks, and it’s already faded a ton—it was a lot like no. 3, above, at first (now, it’s probably more like no. 2).

i’m looking for some good products to help maintain the red. do you have any recommendations? i’ve been intrigued by davines for a while. i choose hair products like i choose wine—by the label—and love the look of the ‘for wizards’ line, but haven’t tried any of the products yet. this alchemic shampoo in copper is looking pretty tempting.

i’d love to know what anyone thinks or recommends.

(you can find alllll of my hair favorites here, plus the photos seen above.)

10 comments on “davines.
  1. I used their Alchemic Shampoo Golden when I was a golden blonde, and then I starting using their Alchemic Shampoo Silver when I went platinum. I was told to only use it once a week (otherwise the purple tint of the Silver would actually turn my hair purple- not sure about the copper shampoo) and that it keeps chemicals in the water from depositing on your hair and discoloring it. It smells great and works really well as far as I can tell.

  2. dry shampoo and don’t wash it a ton. red always fades fast because the pigment molecules are larger than other colors. they don’t adhere to the shaft very well. i love red even though it’s up keep is pretty close to blonde 😉

  3. I was a redhead for ages, actually, until just last week when I went chocolate:


    And yes, red fades FAST. But the good news is that the more you do red, the better your hair holds on to it. So each dye job will last slightly longer than the last, until eventually your hair just says, ooooohhh, you want me RED? I suppose that’s not the actual scientific explanation for it, but that was definitely my experience. But the other good news is that Aveda makes these great color depositing conditioners:


    Totally works, though this one does pull a little bit too true red if you’re coppery (read: slightly pinky). Even better news? If you have an Aveda salon near you, I found that they will custom blend a color depositing conditioner for you. I even would ask them to put a little extra color in there, and it was seriously magical.

    Sorry for the extra long comment, just got excited cause I used to have this exact same issue. Hope you can find a custom Aveda mix!


  4. I am a natural blonde but have been a redhead “by choice” for a couple of years now. I have just heard about the Davines products and am interested but I am not sure if I should get the Red or the Copper. I have red reviews about using the Red on blonde hair and it turning pink. Some people can rock pink hair, I am not one of those people. I like a really red red, (think more Debra Messing in Will and Grace rather than Laura Prepon in That 70s show), but I am scared of using the Red and ending up with pink roots. Does the Copper still give a decent Red red? Would love some advice!

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