Did you know that redheads actually have fewer strands of hair on their heads than blondes or brunettes? But why doesn’t it feel like it? Most redheads have pretty thick hair, and that’s because their hair strands are actually thicker than other colors.
If you’ve got thick red hair, it might feel like it’s weighing you down. Some might opt for a big chop, but there is another way to get your hair to feel lighter without losing length — it’s called hair thinning with sheer scissors. Here’s everything you need to know about getting your red hair thinned:
1. It might alter your cut
While getting your hair thinned doesn’t necessarily mean losing length, it could alter the way your current haircut looks. The best time to get your hair thinned is when you’re already getting it cut into a new style. This allows your stylist to work the thinning into the cut and avoid a drastically different look.
2. You might need to wash it more often
One of the upsides to super thick hair is it usually means you can go longer between washes. When your hair is thinned, you might find you need to wash it more frequently, but you’ll use less product each time so it really all evens out.
3. Thinner hair = easier styling
Because redheads usually have overly thick hair, thinning will help you bring it back to a more manageable level. You want to keep your volume and body without having your hair be too thick and heavy for styling. It will probably take some getting used to but soon you’ll be a wiz at styling your red hair in less time than before!
4. It cuts down on drying time
Thick hair takes ages to dry, especially if it’s long. Having thinner hair will allow you to cut down on the time it takes to blow dry it. You might even be able to let your hair dry without heat which is healthier overall.
5. Getting your hair thinned isn’t for everyone
Talk with your stylist before getting your hair thinned. Discussing your hair goals and likes and dislikes will help you decide if having your red hair thinned is right for you.
Rock it like a Redhead!