How to Be a Redhead Subscription Box is the brainstorm of two sisters, Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti. The box is to help redheads “to feel confident, look amazing and rock their beauty.” The products are tested for 10 days before being considered for the box. The products range from samples to full-size. It ships the first week of the month.
It’s an interesting mix of items this month.
The letter explained their inspiration behind the July box.
The July theme is “The Ultimate Summer” Box. The information card lists the items, description, discounts, and prices.
Here are the items in the July 2016 box.
The Bed Head Urban Anti-dotes Resurrection Shampoo Mini (2.54 oz, $7.99) and Conditioner (2.54 oz, $7.99) is for dry, damaged hair. It has great reviews all over the internet for bringing hair back to life. My favorite part about the shampoo and conditioner is that it says that you must have a sense of humor to use their products. Don’t use it on the days when you woke up on the wrong side of the bed!
Or maybe not. The shampoo has a date stamp 011316 and the conditioner has a date stamp of 021016. Manufacturer date or expiration date? Google won’t tell me! I went to the store to check out Bed Head products and am leaning towards manufacturer date. I could be totally and completely wrong. Use your judgment in deciding whether to use the product.
I would like to see products that they list in their article dated April 2016 10 Ways to Nurture and Care for Your Red Hair in their subscription box.
I was unhappy with my box by that time I got to the Covergirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor in Red Hot ($8.99). I did not take a picture of it on my lips because the swatch looks strange. There were a couple of flakes in the swatch that may have come from the brush. I did enter the manufacturer code in the Check Cosmetic website, and it came back with a manufacturer date of July 2014 and is good for another 13 months. I rarely take this extra step when writing reviews but did not feel confident because of issues with expiration dates in this box.
It’s a great concept. Wear gorgeous red lip color and seal it with a top coat lasting up to 24 hours. The formula felt creamy on my skin. I love rocking a red lipstick!
The Udderly Smooth Hand Cream (2 oz, $4.74) does not contain milk or bovine ingredients. It is a scentless cream that rubs easily into the skin. It was originally developed to be used on cow udders which are basically cow breasts.
The Invisibobble ($6.00) is a set of three hair rings that don’t break hair or cause headaches. The website has different looks that show how to use the hair rings. It’s not for me.
The Beauty & Pinups Fearless Treatment Pouch (1 oz, $10.00) is an intensive hair treatment that is free of parabens and phthalates, and sulfates. Apply to damp hair, cover with cap, and wait 5-10 minutes, rinse and style. The hair masque restores thickness, vitality, helps with breakage and adds shine to your hair. I haven’t decided if I am going to use the hair masque because of the focus of adding thickness to the hair because due to the castor oil ingredient.
The Benzac Blemish Clearing Hydrator (1 oz, $11.99) will help keep acne away. It is a lightweight moisturizer serum that is part of a 3 step program to banish acne. It contains sandalwood and .5 % salicylic acid. The lotion has a slightly medicated scent.
The full-size product is set to expire in a couple months which surprised me. Let me know if that matters to you! I will be passing this off to my sister who is eager to try it out.
The dpHUE Apple Cider Hair Rinse (1 oz, $5.00) removes buildup without stripping the hair of its oils. It contains a mixture of flower extracts and long chemical names.
The Blue Lizard Sunscreen Sample Pocket (0.20 oz, $1.00) is the only item that excites me in the box. I have yet to try out the brand. I have no clue why the price is listed as $5.00 on the information card
I feel there is a disconnect between the website and the box curation. I noticed that there are brands being repeated although I have not experienced it in the three months that I reviewed the boxes. There is the question of expiration dates when it comes to the Bed Head products and the Benzac product. The only item I liked was the sunscreen packet which had an incorrect value listed on the card. The value of the box is over $60.00 which is great for an $18.00 box. There is also a variety of products which works out well if one or two products doesn’t work for you.
What do you think of the July How to Be a Redhead box?
The Description: Get ‘Redhead Friendly’ Approved Products Delivered To Your Door Every Month. The How to be a Redhead (H2BAR) team now works meticulously to find products that meet the ‘Redhead Friendly’ seal of approval and is proud to deliver them to the doorstep of every redhead each month. The products range from samples to full sizes.
The Price: $18.90 per month