There aren’t many natural redheads in the world. In fact, it is estimated that less than 2% of the population was born with red hair. (Read 13 fascinating facts about redheads here) There aren’t even that many “gingers by choice” compared to blondes and brunettes. Whether you dye your hair copper, auburn, Rihanna-red, bright orange or any other beautiful shade on the red/orange spectrum, you probably know that being a ginger/redhead is
- a way to stand out from the crowd.
- the hard work to maintain the color and keep your hair healthy.
Whether it’s your natural color or not, here are five simple haircare tips for redheads.
Use the shampoo and conditioner for redheads
Preserve the vibrancy of your hair by choosing the products which are designed specifically for your hair color – the color depositing products. Here are some suggestions: Davines Alchemic Shampoo in ‘Red’, Nexxus Color Assure Rebalancing Shampoo, and Henna and Horsechestnut Conditioner. These products contain the ingredients which will save your color from fading. Only you know how temporary red pigment is, and how quickly it can be washed off. In fact, red hair color fades faster than any other.
Dye your hair with henna
Some redheads swear by henna, as it is a natural way to get a copper shade, other just don’t like the fact that it is hard to dye your hair with artificial dyes after using henna. The author of this article is a huge fan of henna, having found the way to have copper hair which actually makes the hair shinier, without any damages. One very important rule – buy only organic henna, which doesn’t have any toxic chemicals in it. If the color you get after using henna is too bright and too orange, it might have some additives.
Protect your hair from sunlight
Don’t let the sun rays mess up with your color and damage your hair. During summer, equip yourself with protective sun-blocking sprays and a hat. The same goes for your skin, especially if you’re a natural ginger!
Use hair supplements
Pamper your hair from the inside out with hair supplements which contain vitamins and minerals. There are many products on the market. One of them is CatalaseNow, the hair supplement with the powerful antioxidant Catalase and a number of other ingredients which support healthier and thicker hair. Read more about it here.
Cool rinse after washing your hair
A quick cool rinse when you finished washing your hair might not be very pleasant, but it will stimulate the blood flow and close the hair follicle. It can be beneficial for promoting hair growth, making your hair shinier, and preventing the color from fading.
How do you take care of your red hair?