First Look: Redken’s Color Rebel

I recently attended the Global Citizens Festival and I found it to be a perfect opportunity to play around with Redken’s Color Rebel hair make up! Before I share my experience with the product, here is more information on Color Rebel.

How It Works

Using makeup technology with direct color pigments, Color Rebel deposits a very fine colored micro-coating on the surface of the hair, making it resistant against water and mechanical aggressors, such as brushing, blowdrying or flatironing. The hydrophobic nature of its micro-coating limits modification or transfer due to water. Water slides along the surface of the hair fibers coated by Color Rebel. Color Rebel washes out after two shampoos.

Colors Available

  • Red-y to Rock: True Red
  • Rebel Without a Coral: Punchy Coral
  • Punked Up Pink: Fuchsia Pink
  • Purple Riot: Bright Purple
  • Gilty as Charged: Gold Shimmer

How To Use

  1. Prime the product by shaking well and twisting the cap in the direction of the arrows until the tip is saturated.
  2. Apply Color Rebel to clean or day-after hair by gently pulling sections taut and applying in a smooth sweeping motion. Start with a light layer – you can always add more to build color intensity.
  3. Simply let hair air dry or blowdry for faster results. Keep combing or brushing to a minimum after applying as this will break up the color pigments.

redken color rebel

redken color rebel

My Thoughts

I was thrilled to receive Color Rebel because I’ve been meaning to get my hands on hair chalk or similar temporary hair color products and especially thrilled when I learned that my dark brown hair wouldn’t challenge the color pigmentation of Color Rebel. Just a couple hours before heading over to Central Park, I took a few of my underlayers and applied a few layers to my ends of Rebel Without A Coral for a real pop of color. Then, I took a few random strands from mid to top layers of my hair and applied ‘one click’ to the strands for a more subtle color (to dispense the product, you twist the product & it clicks). I couldn’t stop with the color there — I took a little bit of Purple Riot to a few random bits of hair. Color Rebel was quick to dry but to be on the safe side, I took my hair to a blow dryer & set off to the festival!

I liked how easily it was to build up the color with Color Rebel. Since the pigments are pearlescent, one layer of Rebel Without A Coral left a pretty rosy pink color on my hair. I applied the product without gloves and it did get on my hands but the colors washed right off with water. I’ve washed my hair once since applying the product and I can report that the colors have lasted a single shampoo! I’m curious to see if the colors wash out after my next shampoo or if it will last past that. I did experience some color transfer on a top I was wearing because I was letting my wet hair air dry but I’m assuming since the product washes away fairly easily that it shouldn’t leave a stain.

Overall, I’m a fan of Color Rebel & I look forward to playing around with other colors!

Color Rebel hair makeup will be available in salons nationwide in October.


Till next time.. ♥Mariel


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