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How to Wash Your Red Hair Properly in 4 Easy Steps

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Cleansing Red Hair

Updated: October 30th, 2023

Cleansing your red hair properly will completely change the hair game. It will leave your hair looking and feeling better and make it so you can go longer between washes. Do you want to know the steps to get the most out of your next wash? We’ve got you covered, redheads.

4 Steps on How to Wash Your Red Hair Properly:

Step 1: Prep your shower. Make sure you’re using warm, but not hot water. This will help to reduce frizz. Wondering what the proper temperature is? Read The Ideal Shower Temperature For Redhead Skin

Step 2: Wet hair thoroughly and apply shampoo. Most shampoos go a long way, so start with just a little and add more shampoo if the hair is longer and thicker. Make sure you lather well and scrub the roots. Shampoo is best applied to the scalp and mid-section of the head, and finish by rinsing through the ends. Double washing is a beneficial step that helps to get a deep cleanse and helps to increase the time between washes. Be sure to rinse out your shampoo completely. 

Step 3: Apply conditioner to the mid-shaft of hair to the roots, avoiding the scalp (especially if you have oily hair). For a deep condition, let your conditioner sit on the hair for 5-10 minutes while you continue on with the rest of your shower. You can throw it up in a bun to keep the conditioner from rinsing out while you wash and shave. Be sure to rinse your hair in lukewarm or even cool water

Step 4: Pat your hair dry with a microfiber hair towel or cotton t-shirt. Avoid using rough terrycloth towels and avoid rubbing to reduce frizz. Apply your products and air dry or blow dry your hair. 

How to be a Redhead Soft Microfiber Hair Towel

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.

Looking for some great ‘Redhead-Friendly’ shampoo and conditioners? Here are some of our favs:

For redheads who want shiny, glossy hair: 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.

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For redheads experiencing fading red hair: Color Depositing Shampoos and Conditioner 

For redheads with sensitive scalps: MGA Vegan Hair Shampoo  + SEEN Shampoo – Non-Comedogenic & Sulfate-Free Hair Shampoo  

For redheads who need help repairing their red hair: Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner  

For redheads who want to smooth their red hair: ELEVEN Smooth Me Now Anti-Frizz Conditioner 

For redheads who need a boost of hydration: Pureology Hydrate Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

Rock it like a Redhead!