Hair Care for the Red Heads

Redheads are indeed beautiful in their own unique way. Add some freckles and you just want to keep looking into their eyes. The greatest beauty asset of a redhead is their hair and hence the need for them to know how to take care of it. First and foremost they should not over wash their hair.

Over-washing your red hair is one of the main culprits for drying out your locks and encouraging the coarseness. Of course, it may be tempting to wash your hair every day, but excess shampooing dries out your red hair quicker, particularly if they contain harsh chemicals.

If you can help it, space out your shampoo sessions to every three days. This may feel like too long for some of you, and if so, invest in some dry shampoo on your non-washing days, or just rinse and condition on your off days.

In addition, switch up your shampoo to a better quality, gentler shampoo. A cleansing shampoo will be less harsh on your red hair than a lot of high street products, meaning you should feel the need to shampoo less frequently, too.

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There are shampoo rules that a redhead should stick to religiously. They should also know that not all shampoos are good for them. In case in the past they over washed their hair and the color faded they can use a redhead approved color enhancer.

  1. Pure BLENDS Color Depositing Shampoo: This shampoo is fabulous. It is the only cleaning shampoo that I know of that also deposits pure pigments of the color you want while you are lathering up. An added plus is it does not contain stripping agents like sulfates and sodium chloride. This is part of pure blends line of products that prevents fading and hydrates with herbal blends. I use the Red as a base and depending on the season or the hue I want, I can add Marigold for a copper tint, Cherry for a slightly burgundy tone or even a combination of them. Not only did I find a shampoo that doesn’t strip the color from my hair, but also helps to keep it bright and shiny with shades I can blend easily myself!
  2. Pravana NEVO Color Enhancer Treatment Hair Color: I love the fact that I get two special treatments from this little gem. Not only does it coat my hair for a short, color refreshment but it is also a gentle conditioner that helps keep your hair soft and healthy. It is good to know that while it is intensifying your hair’s shine, it is also strengthening your hair with soy protein. This is another product that I like to mix up depending on my shade. I always use Radiant Red as my base color but depending on the mood or season, I choose to add Brilliant Copper, Deep Burgundy or a mix to get the shade I want. Application is easy–just coat all of your hair, from root to tip, with about a tablespoon of color(s) you want. Let it sit on your hair for about 5 minutes and rinse out with cool water. No other product is needed for conditioning!

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Most hair product manufacturers never consider the redhead hence they have very few products in the market. This is the kind of hair that needs alot of gentle care. You should ensure that your  hair is always moisturized.

The fact is, naturally red hair needs just as much TLC (tender love and care) to keep its color vibrant—it can naturally fade, especially in the sun—and it’s often dryer than other hair types.

Everyday Maintenance

Because red hair tends to be naturally dryer, the key to taking care of it is to add moisture.

“Natural red hair tends to be heavy… sometimes natural red hair tends to be coarse as well,” says celebrity hairstylist Patrick Melville, of the Patrick Melville Salon in New York.

For an everyday routine Melville says to avoid shampooing your hair too often.

“Clean and rinse hair with a conditioner if necessary, while only shampooing every three days,” Melville advises. “Do a weekly deep conditioning treatment on your hair which will help keep the red pigments and luster in your hair.”

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