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5 Things To Consider Before Getting Your Red Hair Thinned Out

Lighten the load but do your research:

Updated: November 2nd, 2023

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. 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.

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. 

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!