Price : Rs 1320 / 200 ml , available HERE
Well, so along with a bucketful of other apprehensions that come with Hair Colouring , the biggest concern for women is how to make their hair color last longer and how to retain the shine of hair.
I have been coloring my hair for more than a decade now and believe me when I say I know the nitty-gritties of hair coloring without sounding too vain. Well, so anyway, this season, I had decided to go red (once again!) and I had a headfull of Red streaks shining on my crown catching the attention of many around. Needless to say I was totally enjoying all of it, however the problem with such stark colors is that they fade out much sooner than you expect and though no matter how hard you try, you can’t make your hair hold on to the color for too long. Colored hair needs a lot of extra care, and especially to serve the following two purpose:
- To make the color last longer
- To make colored hair retain its shine for long.
I have been trying the Rene Furterer Okara Protect Color Radiance Enhancing Shampoo for the last three weeks and here’s my review on the same.
The Rene Furterer OKARA Protect Color Radiance Enhancing Shampoo comes in a convenient to use tube packaging that is spill proof and easy to travel with.
The texture of the shampoo is much like a gel, a little hard to work up a lather as well. However, after a little effort, it surely lathers up into a light, and not too dense, foam and spreads easily onto wet hair. The shampoo claims to be free of sulphates and has active ingredients like OKARA EXTRACT, that works to repair hair from deep within, and HAMAMELIS EXTRACT that creates a bond between the keratin and hair colouring agent to maintain color intensity. It has a mild floral fruity scent that you can sense just when you are applying the shampoo and doesn’t stay on for too long.
After every wash, hair feels soft and exceptionally shiny. I actually owe a lot to this shampoo since it has made me retain the red streaks for longer than usual and my hair is taking on quite well to this sulphate free mild cleanser. The 200 ml tube would easily last me through 2 months since it is winters and I wash my hair only about twice or a maximum of thrice a week.
There are two drawbacks that I would like to mention. First, the fact that my hair, which naturally lacks volume, feels more limp, lies flat and there is no bounce after a wash and to give some life to my hair,I need to use separate styling /volumising products every once in a while. I would maybe also want to try this shampoo along with the conditioner from the same line to see how the combination works and if that can give my limp hair some volume. Also, for a 200 ml tube, I feel the pricing is a bit too steep.
Overall, the Rene Furterer OKARA Color Protect Radiance Enhancing Shampoo is a good option to consider in this category. The gentle cleaning effect makes hair softer and shinier and it surely makes hair color last longer than your usual hair cleanser, especially if you have a color that is bright and has a tendency to fade out faster.
*Product featured in this post is a PR Sample