Monthly visits to the salon are fun in theory, but pricey in practice so if you’re looking to instantly refresh your hair color between visits, keep reading. I’m a warm medium brunette with naturally faded balayage at the ends. When I do sit in the chair, it’s Cassondra Kaeding’s, and she gives my drab brown a good gloss while covering my gray hairs.
On a recent Saturday night in though, the next most exciting thing to watching Modern Family and munching on popcorn was trying the Evo Fabuloso Cool Brown Colour Boosting Treatment. Before even paying attention to the bottle’s product description, the words “vegan/cruelty-free/made without sulfates, parabens or gluten” at the bottom sold me. Plus my mane hasn’t had a meeting with Kaeding’s magic color fingers for about two months so you can image its status: vintage leather left to bake in the sun AKA dry and faded.
The label says to apply evenly after shampooing hair and towel drying. I applied it over my strands, avoiding the roots, using my fingers and gloves (a comb is suggested). I left the conditioner on for three minutes as instructed then hopped back in the shower to rinse until the water was clear. I could’ve left it on for more than three but given this was my first rodeo with a color conditioner, I refrained. After I towel-dried with my T-shirt and combed through my strands, I noticed a drastic change in my hue. The Evo Fabuloso Cool Brown Treatment coated my locks with a shiny layer of color similar to the one my colorist gives me. Remember my naturally faded balayage ends? Covered. And the BEST part–my hair felt soft and hydrated (the opposite of what I expected a color conditioner to do!).
Blondes, redheads, brunettes—should you feel the need to skip a visit to your colorist, consider using this color conditioner as it’ll transform your color without burning a hole in your pocket or your hair cuticle. The treatment comes in a variety of shades: Platinum Blonde, Light Beige, Caramel, Copper, Purple Red, Mahogany, Chestnut, and Cool Brown.