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5 Expert Tips On Combatting Unruly Red Hair

Tame your lion mane ????

If your red hair is wavy, curly, frizzy or really anywhere in between, you might be struggling with unruly red hair. These hair types have a mind of their own and won’t always cooperate. Next time you’re having a crazy red hair day, try some of these redhead hair tips & tricks for taming your mane. 

1. Protect your red hair while you sleep 

Wavy and curly red hair can easily get frizzy and out of control, especially at night. Protect your hair from frizz while you sleep by using a head wrap or a silk pillowcase, or sleeping in a style that keeps your hair away from the pillow. 

2. Lean into the curl

Embracing your red curls can be a journey, but over time you will learn what works and what doesn’t and your hair journey will get easier. Try embracing your curls by using a curl-enhancing brush like The Denman Brush. Read more curl tips here

3. Style your red hair without heat 

One of the easiest ways to manage your red curls and get some reprieve from unruly hair is to rock a heatless hairstyle that keeps the hair up and away from your face. French or Dutch braids are a great option for harnessing your curls, and buns can be a sleek alternative.

4. Be mindful when you wash 

Curly and wavy red hair needs different care than straight or relaxed hair does. Most people with curly hair find they need to wash their hair less often. Be sure to use ‘Redhead Friendly’ approved products intended for your hair type to keep it looking healthy and hydrated. Read more curl tips here.

5. Change the way you dry 

Air drying is best for curly hair because it reduces frizz. Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel, and instead, squeeze the excess with a soft cotton t-shirt or let it drip dry. If you do need to blow dry it, be sure to use heat protection and a diffuser.

Rock it like a Redhead! 

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