A638093deece9dbb2cd3 color gels oils

From your favorite color brush to your trusted blow-dryer, as hairstylists — it’s all about the tools and products to help us achieve the look. Because we never know what color or finished look our clients want, it’s essential to have a variety of colors, products, and tools on hand to create any look. When it comes to hair color, there’s a reason why Redken is the #1 professional hair color brand — because they’ve got everything you need to translate your vision into reality.

One of the newest color releases — Color Gels Oils — is an ammonia-free permanent liquid hair color range that not only covers 100% of grays but also rejuvenates them. Curious how this range works in your current color portfolio and the difference between everyone’s favorite liquid color — Redken Shades EQ?  Keep reading to learn the differences between the ranges, and how they work beautifully together, and stunningly on their own!

What Is The Difference Between Redken Color Gels Oils & Redken Shades EQ/Shades EQ Bonder Inside


What Is Redken Color Gels Oils?



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Color Gels Oils is a new liquid color line from Redken that is formulated with Apricot Oil and without ammonia. This range can create everything from vibrant reds to shiny brunettes while also covering resistant grays and providing nourishment to the strands. Although this permanent hair color is liquid, thanks to its adhesion no-drip formula, you never need to worry about bleeding. What’s more — the color is easily saturated to speed up your application. In addition to precise results, it creates 78% more shine* and 30% more condition**, offering up to 100% gray coverage on every shade.  *vs. non-conditioning shampoo,**vs. uncolored hair.

How To Use Color Gels Oils alongside Redken Shades EQ

The beautiful thing about Color Gels Oils is that they have an exact tonal match to Shades EQ. This means you can easily match any Color Gels Oils root formulation with a Shades EQ to refresh the mids to ends. This is ideal for root touch-ups to ensure great coverage throughout new growth and optimum condition and strength throughout the mids and ends.


What Is Redken Shades EQ/Shades EQ Bonder Inside?



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Redken Shades EQ is an acidic, no-lift, ammonia-free demi-permanent hair color that has a quick processing time to create versatile, shiny, conditioned, and toned results. It is available in a wide range of tones and levels with a variety of background shades that are all intermixable, to create any unique tone you need. Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside promises the same amazing benefits as the original Shades EQ but with a bond-builder already mixed in to increase strength, calm sensitive strands, and build bonds from the inside out.

The Difference between Redken Color Gels Oils & Redken Shades EQ/Shades EQ Bonder Inside:


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While both ranges are ammonia-free liquid hair colors, the main difference is that Redken Color Gels Oils is a permanent range while Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside is a demi-permanent range. For this reason, Color Gels Oils can lift and provide 100% gray coverage while Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside is a deposit-only formula.

Both formulas contain ingredients that are ideal for improving the health of the hair. Color Gels Oils contains Apricot Oil to rejuvenate dry, wiry hair, while Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside is an all-in-one bonder and toner that contains Citric Acid and Taurine to help strengthen sensitized hair and reduce alkalinity and damage after a lightening service.

Redken Color Gels Oils and Redken Shades EQ/Shades EQ Bonder Inside are amazing liquid color ranges that cover a variety of services separately and together — which makes them a must-have for your salon.