Redken Color Instructions

By Kelly Berry

If you are bored with your current style and looking for a quick, affordable, easy change to spice up your look, Redken hair colors are the perfect solution! Redken offers three distinct ways to color your hair at home: Redken Color Gels, Redken Color Fusion and Shades EQ. Color Gels is a line of permanent, conditioning gel color. Color Fusion is a permanent hair color treatment that offers multidimensional color with optimum durability, condition and shine. Shades EQ is an equalizing conditioning color gloss that delivers long-lasting, no-lift, ammonia-free, demi-permanent color.


Step 1

Select the Redken hair color option best for you. Color Gels is a permanent option best for dry hair because of its deep-conditioning benefits. Color Fusion is a permanent option best for creating your own, unique shade because that line offers over 100 intermixable shades that can lighten, darken, match natural hair color and cover gray. Shades EQ is a less dramatic option because the line is only demi-permanent hair color gloss that does not damage hair.

Step 2

Choose the hair color shade right for you. If you are going for a natural look, decide based on your eye color and skin tone. Typically, some variation (a few shades lighter or darker) of your natural hair color delivers a natural look. If you want this look and are still having trouble choosing your new shade, consult a salon professional. If you seek a more drastic change, choose a color far from your natural shade. Bright reds and blonds usually create dramatic hairstyles.

Step 3

Wear old clothes, drape an old towel around your neck, and put on rubber gloves before applying the Redken hair color treatment of your choice. Because hair color is notorious for staining clothes and skin, taking the proper precautionary measures will save you trouble in the end.

Step 4

Follow the instructions on the back of the hair color package, the instructions will vary slightly depending on which hair color line you chose. All color lines require about 50 minutes to apply and leave-in. Also, leave-in time may vary depending on the desired effect so be sure to read the instructions carefully.

Step 5

Rinse out hair color treatment once the desired effect has been achieved. Once hair color has been rinsed out, be sure to condition hair with the Redken-provided deep conditioner to prevent damage due to coloring.

Step 6

Style your hair as you wish and enjoy your new look!