Updated: October 25th, 2023
I’m a redhead with somewhat wavy and curly hair. Through the years, I’ve done my fair share of damage to my natural curls with straighteners, curling irons, etc. But, one of my goals this year is to embrace my natural red curls. With that goal in mind, I have researched, and tried several different products, and I am here to tell you that I have found some new ‘Redhead-Friendly’ approved favorites!
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. It also contains no perfume, is free of gluten and is silicone-free, phthalate-free, formaldehyde-free and cocamidopropyl betaine-free. This clean formula is formulated with Vitamin B3, olive oil, coconut oil and green tea.
Most redheads with curly hair are probably already aware that one of the best things you can do for your curls is to wash them less. This is sometimes referred to as the “No Poo” (or no shampoo) method. The idea is to use less shampoo which can strip your curls of the natural oils they need. However, when you do wash your hair, it is important to find shampoos and conditioners that are sulfate-free and formulated to work with curls not against them. Bumble and Bumble products are a bit pricey, but this shampoo and conditioner are ideal for curl hydration and definition, and they can be found in your local drugstore.
New product alert! (For me, at least). My husband bought me this range for Christmas, and I am truly pleased with how these products have interacted with my curls. The souffle gives my curls definition without rendering them crunchy and untouchable. And the re-activator is just that! It brings those day two or day three curls back to life! These products are all-natural and smell amazing! I am definitely a satisfied customer and will be looking into what else Curlsmith has to offer.
4. Lavender Oil
When your curls start feeling a bit dry or frazzled between washes, give them a boost with lavender oil. I mix 7 or 8 drops of pure lavender oil in a liter (about 4 cups) of distilled water. This makes a great spray for curls between washes. Lavender not only makes red hair smell great, but it conditions the hair as well. Or, try a few drops of pure lavender oil for a scalp massage to relieve itching or irritation.
If your red curls are especially dry and brittle this winter, you might try a moisturizing hair mask. I recently came across this mask made specifically for curls. It contains all-natural ingredients like yogurt protein, probiotics, and quinoa. This mask is specifically formulated to help improve bounce, manageability and curl elasticity. It is sulfate-free and can be easily purchased via Amazon.
When drying your hair opt to use a microfiber towel! Introducing the How to be a Redhead Soft Microfiber Hair Towel for Redheads. Because wet hair is at its most vulnerable, this custom microfiber towel gently and carefully absorbs moisture from your red hair and dries it quickly, all while protecting it from stretching and breakage. This design is uniquely shaped to wrap all of your hair securely (no matter the length), with an elastic strap to comfortably keep things in place. Your hair journey starts here, redheads.
Let’s embrace our red curls this year! Give these products a try, and let us know what you think!
Rock it like a Redhead!