We all have our own hair goals, and sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what you should do to reach them. Here are a few tips and tricks for reaching some of the most common redhead hair goals:
GOAL: Grow Your Red Hair
Hair growth is something that takes a lot of patience, but luckily there are a few things you can do to help the process move along a little more smoothly. Increasing your Biotin intake*, stimulating your scalp, and adjusting your diet are a few of the ways you can help your red hair grow longer and stronger.
GOAL: Add More Volume to Your Red Hair
If your hair feels limp and is lacking the volume and body that you’re craving, there are a few tricks you can use to up the volume. Try spraying dry shampoo at your root to increase lift and backcombing, or try increasing the time between washes to allow your hair’s natural hold to come out.
GOAL: Make Fading Red Hair More Vibrant
The most popular question H2BAR receives is always about red hair fading. As we get older, many of us notice that our red hair isn’t as vibrant as it once was. Thankfully, there are ways to enhance our red strands and stay vibrant for years to come! One way to maintain your color is through color depositing shampoos and conditioners (check out some of our favorite products here!) Another great trick is coloring your hair with henna or touching up your color at home.
GOAL: Embrace Your Curly Red Hair (If you have curly hair)
Learning to embrace your hair’s natural curl pattern can be quite the task, but if you want your naturally curly red hair to be bouncy and defined, it’s a necessity. Try following the Curly Girl Method, reducing the use of products with silicone and combing your hair only when wet.
GOAL: Get Shinier Red Hair
Is your hair feeling dull and lacking the shine you want? There are a few things you can do to increase the shine in your red hair, like changing your diet to include foods high in Beta-Carotene*, using products that promote shine, or applying an oil mask to your hair every few weeks (try Castor or Argan oil).
GOAL: Have Healthier Looking Red Hair
Having healthy hair is something we all strive for, and it does take some work. You can improve the overall look of your hair by cutting back on the use of hot tools, getting frequent trims, eating a nutrient-rich and blanched diet*, taking hair supplements*, and brushing your hair regularly with the proper type of brush.
*Always consult with your doctor before changing your diet or taking vitamins.
Rock it like a Redhead!