If your red hair is naturally on the dryer side, there are a few products you want to be cautious of. These products could be drying out your hair even more leaving it brittle, frizzy, and unmanageable. Use these products in moderation, or opt for a hydrating version to give your locks the moisture they need.
1. Hairspray with alcohol
Most aerosol hair sprays contain alcohol, which is super drying for your hair. When you combine hairspray with heat it’s a recipe for frizz and damage. Opt for a hairspray with no alcohol and make sure you always use a heat protection spray when using heat on your hair to reduce damage.
‘Redhead Friendly’ Recommendation: Herbal Essences Bio-Renew Flexible Airspray Alcohol-Free Hairspray | Pantene Pro-V Level 2 Ultra-Lightweight Airspray Hairspray
2. Body perfume
We all love having great smelling hair, and sometimes you need a little spritz between washes. Applying your regular body perfume to your hair could be drying it out. Skip the body perfume and try a hair scent instead. Formulated for your hair it won’t give you dry ends, and your hair will smell amazing.
3. Low-quality shampoo
Using low-quality shampoo or using too much shampoo might be drying out your hair. Look for shampoos that are hydrating and also don’t contain ingredients like sulfates, parabens, alcohol, or synthetic fragrance, and avoid applying shampoo to your ends.
4. Dry Shampoo
The point of dry shampoo is to soak up excess oils while providing lift and texture to the hair so you can skip washes or touch up styles in between. If your hair is dry, applying dry shampoo is just going to make it worse. Instead of dry shampoo, opt for a texturizing spray to get the same volume.
‘Redhead Friendly’ Recommendation: Alterna Caviar Professional Styling Perfect Texture Spray
If you’re a natural redhead who has never dyed their hair, you can skip this section. But, dying your hair is a one-way ticket to having dry hair. Over bleaching can cause serious damage and frizz. If you’re going to have your hair bleached, always go to a professional and don’t overdo it. Give your hair a break whenever possible, and trim off any dead ends.
Rock it like a Redhead!