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7 Things You May Be Doing to Damage Your Red Hair

Keep Your Red Hair Healthy!


Updated: November 2nd, 2023

Healthy red hair comes from good hair habits. Many people think uncolored hair is automatically healthy, but there are a number of things you can do to damage your hair without ever coloring it. Here are 7 things you may be doing to damage your red hair: 

1. Excessive heat

Hair can be exposed to too much heat through hot water in the shower, as well as heat from the sun. To reduce heat damage, be sure to always use a heat protection spray when using hot tools or blow-drying, turn down the hot water in the shower, and cover your red hair when you are in the sun. 

2. Aggressive brushing

Over-brushing your red hair can cause breakage and put stress on the roots. Make sure you are using the right brushes, wait until your hair is dry to brush it and make sure to gently remove any tangles before brushing through the hair. 

3. Over or under washing

Overwashing your red hair can strip it of its natural oils. This means your hair will be dry and brittle and in desperate need of moisture. Underwashing your hair could lead to build-up and scalp problems. It’s best to wash your hair 2-3 times per week and try to stick to a wash routine

4. Towel drying

Rough towel drying causes frizz and breakage. Instead of drying your red hair with a traditional bath towel, try using a soft cotton t-shirt or a microfiber towel to reduce damage. 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.

5. Using chemical-filled products

Chemicals are in most hair care products, but there are some that are worse than others. Try to reduce the use of things like sulfates, silicones, parabens, heavy fragrances, and alcohol in your hair care products. 

READ: 5 Products That Might be Drying Out Your Red Hair

6. Wearing tight updos

Wearing your red hair pulled back tight is another thing that can cause stress on the root and damage. If it’s necessary for you to wear your hair back, try wearing it loosely, or giving it breaks on days where it’s not essential. 

7. Eating the wrong foods & not drinking enough water

The foods you eat and the amount of water you drink can both have a big impact on the health of your hair. Make sure you are drinking enough water daily and eating foods rich in protein and other vitamins and nutrients to keep your red hair healthy.

If you are looking for a way to keep your red hair shiny and healthy, look no further:

Finally Glossy® Shine & Luminosity Shampoo for Redheads

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.

Rock it like a Redhead!