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3 Reasons Why You Should Love Redhead Season

+ some gorgeous photos of leaves & red hair!

Updated: 2023

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”-Anne of Green Gables

The most wonderful time of the year. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and pumpkin spice lattes are back on the menu, which can only mean one thing — Redhead Season is here!

When I think about all of the reasons I love fall, I realize there far too many to list; literally, the food, the decorations, the Halloween costumes and scary movies, the hot tea. I love it all. But, even if hot tea isn’t your cup of tea, there are definitely at least 3 reasons that redheads, in particular, should love this season:

1. The colors!  

Photography by Shelby Robinson
Photography by Shelby Robinson

In his novel, Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides writes, “When I think back about my immediate reaction to that redhead girl, it seems to spring from an appreciation of natural beauty. I mean the heart pleasure you get from looking at speckled leaves or the palimpsested bark of plane trees in Provence. There was something richly appealing to her color combination, the ginger snaps floating in the milk-white skin, the golden highlights in the strawberry hair. It was like autumn, looking at her. It was like driving up north to see the colors.”

What can we say?  Fall colors are a redhead’s perfect palette! The burnt oranges, chartreuse yellows, rusty reds, olive greens, and plum purples all harmonize perfectly with our hair color and skin tone.  Redheads could not ask for a more complementary backdrop or better way to highlight our natural beauty than the colors of fall.

2. The weather!

Photo by Analogue Portrait Photography
Photo by Analogue Portrait Photography

No offense to summer, because it definitely has its perks, but I’m so glad to finally have a break from the intense heat and penetrating sun.  As many of us know, redheads are more sensitive to extreme temperatures–we get cold faster and overheat easier, so the middle ground that fall weather brings us is a welcomed change. And, not to say that we can go without sunscreen this time of year, but at least the autumn sunshine is not as demanding of it; I can usually get away with one or two applications instead of seven. One of my favorite brands is Blue Lizard Sensitive Sunscreen that came in the H2BAR Beauty Box in October 2015.  Not to mention that more of our body is protected from the sun, because these fall temperatures mean it’s sweater weather!  Which brings me to my next point…

3. The fashion!

Photo via Tumblr
Photo via Tumblr

In my opinion, redheads look good in everything, but I must admit, I’m a bit biased toward fall fashion.  Layering flannel with baggy sweaters, skinny jeans with boots, and topping it all off with a trendy hat is a look that I would wear every day if I could.

Plus, we’ve already mentioned the complementary fall colors, which go hand in hand with these fashion trends.  Now all we need is to pop a little color onto our lips, and thanks to the beauty products in the monthly H2BAR Boxes, we always have the perfect finishing touch to our autumn ensembles.

Want to celebrate fall even more?

  1. Get some ‘Redhead Friendly’ products!

Finally Glossy® Shine & Luminosity Shampoo for Redheads

Some shampoos strip your red hair of natural oils that help give it a shiny appearance! It took many years to custom-make the Finally Glossy® formula and we’re so excited for redheads to enjoy it. We’re thrilled to release another clean redhead beauty product. It is paraben-free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, petroleum-free, mineral-oil, and vegan.

redhead shampoo

  1. Read more about ‘Redhead Friendly’ fashion (and more!) in the “How to be a Redhead” beauty book

  2. Get 10% off a H2BAR Box using code: IAMBACK. Subscribe now! 

  3. Subscribe to the How to be a Redhead podcast + listen to the exciting episodes. Plus, there is a special bonus episode about REDHEAD SEASON. Head to iTunes now

So pumpkin desserts and hot tea aside, redheads have plenty of reasons to call this season our own.  What’s your favorite part of Redhead Season?  Let us know by commenting below!