Today is Women’s Christmas or Little Christmas, known as Nollaig na mBan* in Irish. This special day can also be referred to as the Feast of the Epiphany or the Twelfth Night. With the Irish population estimating 10% of its people (that’s roughly 600,000 people) have red hair, we’re guessing many redheads are celebrating this very evening.
This day is an old Irish tradition acknowledging women, and their contribution to society. It is a day for women to rest and pamper. Many years ago, it was solely to thank women for their housework — an although we have moved on considerably from a time when women were thought to only have a “place” in the kitchen, the tradition lives on.
It has become a day to give genuine thanks to women. It’s a reminder for everyone to give “thanks” to those special women in your life who always seem to “do it all”.
Basically, it’s a day for women to pamper themselves — and we’ll take it!
Here are ways redheads can take time to pamper themselves, and their red hair:
1. Add (natural) vibrancy to your red hair with a color depositing shampoo
Take a look at 2016’s top color depositing shampoo’s for redheads here.
2. Treat your skin to oils
They will transform your skin! See our favorite picks here.
3. Begin using techniques to make your red hair grow thicker & faster!
Read it all here. And some time are great practices for 2017..
4. Treat your hair to peppermint oil
It’s effective, seasonal and your red hair loves it. Read more here.
5. Read inspiring stories from redheads about how they’ve come to love their skin and hair.
Read one of our favorite’s right here.
..Want to go a step further? Subscribe to a H2BAR Beauty Box and purchase the How to be a Redhead book!
Rock it like a Redhead!
*Wondering how to pronounce the day? Approximate pronunciation guide:
Nollaig – nul-laig
na mBan – nah mon/man (depending on the dialect)