Review: EVO Fabuloso

If you’ve ever coloured your hair red, you’ll understand the dreaded colour fade. Red seems to fade faster than any other colour, whether I get it done at the hairdresser or DIY it at home. Copper or bright cherry red, it doesn’t matter – the fade is not only inevitable, it is fast.

Freshly coloured copper hair vs faded copper hair

I’ve tried everything to maintain and prolong my colour – avoiding the sun, washing my hair in cool water; using colour shampoos, conditioners and treatments; I’ve even stopped using heat styling products and have started using colour-depositing shampoos. Whomp whomp, no luck. Until recently, when evo sent me a bottle of their colour intensifying conditioner…

EVO Fabuloso Copper

I’d seen the amazing result Sarah from Live & Let Dye had with the red version of this, so my expectations were pretty high.

As you know, I was doing some filming for TV over the weekend, and with my next colour appointment booked for today I had to come up with some kind of miracle to give me back my vibrant hair and help hide the regrowth. Here’s a quick “before” shot so you can see what we’re working with…

Before using EVO Fabuloso Copper colour depositing conditioner

It’s super faded, right? Okay, so time to break out the product. I shampooed my hair as usual and then awkwardly towel dried my hair (while I was still in the shower) and applied the evo Fabuloso conditioner. Because it’s depositing colour in your hair, obviously you should wear gloves with it or you will end up with Oompa Loompa orange hands.

It was reasonably easy to apply, pump some product into your hand and work through towel-dried hair. I used my Tangle Teezer to help work it through evenly, which made the process much easier. I used a bit more than the instructions said to because I have a lot of hair (it’s long and super thick). I left the product in for three minutes while I exfoliated my body (hey, multitasking!), then rinsed it out until the water ran clear.

After using EVO Fabuloso Copper colour depositing conditioner

Holy moly, what a huge difference! My hair was almost the same intensity as when I first step out of the salon! Hello new favourite hair product! But just wait until you see me standing in the sun …

After using EVO Fabuloso Copper colour depositing conditioner

Look at that copper mane! Isn’t it glorious?

MY VERDICT:
Hands down, the BEST colour maintaining product I’ve ever tried. EVER. This means I can have amazing bright copper hair all the time, and I can stretch out time between salon visits (until those pesky roots need touching up!). So, it’s a money saver and helps me to live my faux-ginger dreams.

SHOP IT: Find it in selected salons for $44.90, phone 0800 25 25 30 for stockist info. Also comes in Platinum Blonde,Β Purple Red, Chestnut, Mahogany, Light Beige, and Caramel.

Have you tried any of the evo Fabuloso range? Let me know what colour you tried and what you thought of it!

xo Meagan

EVO Fabuloso range

Disclaimer: I tried this product courtesy of evo but all opinions are (as always) my own.

20 Comments

  1. Manda
    November 10, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    I tried this out tonight and I must be super uncordinated as I can’t get it even. Ended up with patchy hair πŸ™

    • November 10, 2015 / 9:26 pm

      Oh no! I’ve had that with other products and I think it’s about technique rather than the product – if your hair isn’t the same dampness I think that affects it. Did you comb it through once you put it in? I put it in, comb and then work through again.

  2. Ilaria
    October 18, 2014 / 5:56 am

    wow that’s really good..I want to add a little copper shine to my dark ash blonde hair..do you think I will see any difference if I try this colour on me?

    • October 18, 2014 / 2:15 pm

      I’m not sure, as I’ve never tried it on that colour – I imagine you would but not sure how it would turn out. I recommend talking to your hairdresser πŸ™‚

  3. June 8, 2014 / 8:37 am

    If you can’t find a stockist you can buy online here – http://www.sable.co.nz
    It’s one of our biggest sellers!
    Hope you don’t mind us sharing that on your page.
    ps – love your night owl polish!!!

  4. February 4, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    Thanks Meagan this is a great review with photos to back up an awesome product, one of our favs! Hope you are also finding the condition of your own hair has improved immensely. Shared you link on our page πŸ™‚

  5. GL
    January 30, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    wow! what a babe

  6. January 21, 2014 / 7:19 pm

    I must try this! I use one at the moment but it’s a 20 minuter…having to have two showers is super annoying!

    • thisismeagankerr
      January 21, 2014 / 7:22 pm

      What do you use at the moment, Sara? You should definitely try evo Fabuloso, it’s so quick and easy!

      xo

  7. Melissa {Suger}
    January 21, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Oooooooo!!! I WILL be checking this out. I wear mine as more of a copper blonde {most of the time, sometimes it needs a darker boost to help it along} and this looks great. And 3 minutes!? Wow.

    • thisismeagankerr
      January 21, 2014 / 4:33 pm

      You should definitely check this out, Suger! It would give your hair a nice bit of va-va-voom if you want a bit of a brighter look. Let me know how it goes, because your hair is obviously a lot lighter than mine to begin with.

      xo

      • Melissa {Suger}
        February 2, 2014 / 4:59 pm

        I tried to buy it online but there was no copper left. Hunting for a stockist. I will find. Thanks!

        • February 2, 2014 / 7:20 pm

          Oh bother! I hope you can find it, because I think it will be perfect for your hair!

          xo

  8. January 21, 2014 / 10:12 am

    Woah the results are amazing!!!! Didn’t think it would be that good!!!! Wish they had one for pink πŸ™‚

    • thisismeagankerr
      January 21, 2014 / 4:34 pm

      That would be awesome! Do you use colour in your regular conditioner? Because that would be good to help maintain your pink.

      xo

    • January 21, 2014 / 7:33 pm

      Hey Samara, we have one we use for pink…its Davines Alchemy Red Conditioner. Put it through your hair and it makes it bright pink…or mix it with white conditioner to the shade of pink you want to make all kinds of pastels. πŸ™‚
      We have it at Live & Let Dye in Mt Eden.

      • thisismeagankerr
        January 21, 2014 / 7:45 pm

        Yes Chog, go see Sarah at Live & Let Dye! She’ll sort you out! xo

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