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13th Mar 2020

Brunette gals, meet the new shampoo and conditioner you need in your life

Cathy Donohue


Brassy hair is a complaint you’ll often hear from blondes but it can impact brunettes too.

Unwanted warm tones in my freshly coloured hair drive me around the bend and back again, particularly when they take on a red/orange hue.

Copper tones are great if that’s what you were looking for, not so much if you want cool shades.

I’m not the only one either as online searches regarding ‘blue shampoo for brunettes’ have increased by 70 percent.

However, the hair gods at Redken have come up with the ultimate solution – a shampoo and conditioner aimed at banishing those brassy tones.

Meet Redken Colour Extend Brownlights.

Here’s how it works:

“Through the use of blue and green tones, color depositing toning hair care immediately eliminates the appearance of brassiness and unwanted warmer tones”.

And wait for how quickly it takes hold – “in just five minutes, hair will have enhanced colour dimensions that provide cool results”.

Ideal, really.

The range consists of a progressive colour depositing shampoo and a progressive colour depositing conditioner, both of which you use as needed.

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Brownlights joins the already extensive Colour Extend range which includes

  • Colour Extend Magnetics – secures colour-treated hair with maximum vibrancy and alluring shine
  • Colour Extend Blondage – purple colour-depositing shampoo and conditioner for blonde or highlighted hair
  • Colour Extend Gradiant – anti-yellow, all silver brightening and nourishing shampoo for grey and silver hair.