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3 Redhead Friendly Nail Polishes For Summer 2013

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Awesome red hair? Check. Now all you need is a great color on your nails.

You’ll notice on runway shows, in magazines, or maybe during everyday life, a fabulous redhead always has a trendy color painted on her nails.

READ: The Best Nail Polish for a Redheads Knock-Out Nails 

Here are our three ‘redhead friendly’ favorites this season:

  1. OPI Nail Lacquer Lincoln Park AfterWe love this nail polish during the cold, winter months because it’s deep and intimate.

2. OPI It’s a Girl: This is our new favorite. It looks great against light skin and it makes your nails look longer – much like when you wear nude heels.

3. Essie Russian Roulett: Make a statement with this red nail polish. It’ll add a “classy” spark to your redhead look.

Rock it like a Redhead! 


The Power of a Redhead: Interview With Kimberly Benson

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H2BAR spoke with Boston entrepreneur and redhead, Kimberly V. Benson. She is founder of the graphic apparel company, Heretic City and has laid the foundation for an Independent Designers Market in Cambridge, MA. Heretic City offers a women and mens line titled “A Devastating Love,” which graphically demonstrates love, lust, sex and tragedy.

From the start of our interview, you could sense her confidence and self assuredness and there is no doubt that her personality stems from being a natural born redhead.

H2BAR: Do you think being a redhead has empowered you to start your own business?

KB: Yes. I grew up in an Italian family, so when I was younger, I was always stood out because I was a redhead. Even now I find I am treated differently, but it empowers me and I love that I am different. Being a redhead definitely influenced the start of my graphic apparel line.

H2BAR: What skin products are your favorite?

KB: My skin is sensitive, so I use Cetaphil cleansers and moisturizers. I also love Shiseido’s Super Restoring Cream, they are a Japanese based company and the results are great. Because I am so fair, I stay out of the sun. I am always the one putting on SPF 70 with a hat and umbrella!

H2BAR: What about hair products? 

KB: My hair is long and wavy, so after I wash it, I let it air dry- I never use products.

H2BAR: Do you have any recommendations/beauty advice for redheads?

KB: When redheads see each other, there is an instant bond and there are some tips I wish all redheads knew. I think all redheads should color in their eyebrows to add definition to their face and never forget to wear mascara over those blonde eyelashes!


The #1 Best Natural Remedy For Eczema

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The majority of redheads have very sensitive skin which can lead to itchy, uncomfortable, red skin typically known as eczema. The main symptom of eczema is a rash that typically appears on the arms and behind the knees, but can also appear anywhere else on the body.

Looking for a natural product to help relieve the effects of eczema?

Witch Hazel has long been used as a folk remedy for skin irritation. It contains antioxidant and astringent properties to help relieve the skin. Try a product like Thayers Witch Hazel Astringent with Aloe Vera Formula.

We usually apply it on our skin for 30 minutes and rinse it off with a warm washcloth. It is ‘redhead friendly’ approved and a simple, one-step all-natural remedy for troubled skin.

Have you tried witch hazel on your skin?

Rock it like a Redhead! 

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How To Make Homemade Ultra-Moisturizing Body Lotion for Redheads

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The snow is piled as high as the sky and any minute now it will be time for us to go outside and shovel. We’ll protect our skin with gloves, hats, scarves, coats, boots… and body lotion. In the past, we have forgot to take care of our redhead skin in the blistering cold and as a result, we cracked & pealed.

Not today!

Our recent store bought go-to body lotion is REN Neroli Grapefruit Body Cream. It has real grapeseed oil and jojoba oil in its ingredients. Polyphenols from the grapeseed oil deliver powerful antioxidants to help protect the skin against free radical damage. This lotion protects our skin from the harsh winter winds and keeps us feeling baby soft all year long.

Recently, we were out of lotion and made our own! It’s not difficult and we loved it.

We used:

1 1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup bees wax
1/4 cup grapeseed oil or olive oil & 2 small pans

In one pan, gently heat grape seed oil and beeswax together until beeswax is melted

Pour the hot water into the wax/oil mixture and watch it turn white

Pour the lotion into a container with lid and cool completely

*We usually make these beauty DIY regimens at night to allow about 12 hours of cooling time.

Would you try this DIY at home? Comment below & Rock it like a Redhead!

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Red Hair Extensions

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Wearing hair extensions is a great way to add volume to your red hair, get long red hair while waiting for it to grow out, or just change up your look in a nonpermanent way. For redheads, hair extensions can often be a hassle to find and pricier than they would be for blondes and brunettes. 

Here are a few of our favorite redhead-approved hair extensions as well as some tips for getting your extensions to look flawlessly natural with your red hair. 

READ: The 6 Best Clip-In Hair Extension Brands for Redheads

Hidden Crown Clip Ins Natural Red Head



Wicked Roots Hair Clip In Extensions in Red Head



BFB Autumn Hair Clip-Ins



Bellami Ginger Hair Extensions



Luxy Hair Classic Natural Red Clip-Ins



RPZL Clip-Ins in Jackie O Red, Appaloosa Auburn, or Rocky Mountain Red



Tips for Natural-Looking Red Extensions

  • Use a color matcher to determine which color is the closest to your natural color. Most extension brands have some sort of tool online to do this. 
  • Get a recommendation from your stylists. Hairstylists can not only install hair extensions for you, but they may be able to help you order the perfect color and texture to fit your hair.
  • Customize your extensions. If you’re not finding the perfect color, try getting as close as you can and having them customized. This might mean dyeing the extensions and/or your real hair to match. Don’t worry most stylists can do some sort of subtle balayage to help everything blend. 
  • Get the hair blended. Although most extensions you can clip in and go, it might not look the best. Take your extensions in to get blended so everything looks natural with your current cut.
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Guide for Redheads: How To Get (And Maintain) Bangs

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Something to consider when getting bangs is the maintenance.

ce it takes to keep them looking good. How you maintain your bangs and the level of commitment depends on the type of bangs you have. Here are a few tips for maintaining your red bangs!

Get Low Maintenance Bangs

If you’re not sure you’re going to like bangs or you don’t want a big commitment, skip the blunt bangs or the micro bangs. They will need a lot of upkeep and you can’t do much besides wear them down. Instead, try a low-maintenance style like curtain bangs or longer messy fringe. These types of bangs can easily be pinned back or parted and styled into your hair. 

READ: So, You Want to Get Bangs? Here’s What Redheads Need to Know

Book a Recurring Appointment

A lot of salons will actually do bang trims for free or cheap if you’re a recurring customer. To keep your bangs the same length you will probably need a trim every 6 weeks, so booking a recurring appointment will help you keep them looking sharp. 

READ: How Often Should You Cut Your Red Hair?

Trim Them at Home

Getting your bangs trimmed by a professional is always preferred, but you can easily trim bangs at home if you know what you’re doing. Ask your stylist to show you how to trim your bangs, or look for tutorials online. Just remember you can always take more off but you can’t put it back, so less is more. 

Use Heat Protection

Upkeep on your bangs isn’t just about trimming, it’s about the health of the hair too. Make sure you use a heat protection spray on your bangs whenever you use hot tools to keep them from getting frizzy and fried. 

Nourish Your Bangs

If you do use a lot of heat on your bangs, make sure they are getting nourished and hydrated. Apply a leave-in conditioner or try an oil treatment. Just be sure to protect your forehead from product build-up by pinning them back when they are dirty or have a product in them. 


Rock it like a Redhead! 

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How To Eliminate Eczema for Redhead Babies + Toddlers

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We’ve talked about combating eczema for adults, but did you know it’s extremely common in babies and children under the age of 5? Eczema is also an issue many redheads have due to our sensitivity, and your redhead baby can feel the effects of the MC1R gene too.

If your little one is suffering from eczema, here are a few ways you can help them get relief and ease some of the headaches associated with baby eczema. 

READ: 6 Things That Happen to You When You’re a Redheaded Mom of Redheaded Babies

Daily bathing + moisturizing: 

The best way to combat eczema in babies is to make sure they are bathed daily and moisturized often. Use a mild cleanser and warm water and avoid bathing longer than 15 minutes as too much exposure to warm water can actually dry out the skin. Moisturize at least two times per day and always spot test new moisturizers before applying them all over. 

READ: 3 Must-Try Brands for Ultra Sensitive Redhead Skin

Avoid irritants: 

Fragrances and harsh chemicals are an irritant for eczema, especially in babies. Avoid soaps, lotions, detergents, and other products that have added scents or unnecessary ingredients. If you are breastfeeding or spend a lot of skin-to-skin time with your child you may want to avoid fragranced items on your own skin as well. 

READ: Natural vs. Unscented Fragrances: What Redheads Need To Know

Keep them from itching

Eczema can become quite itchy, so keep your kiddos from scratching or touching their eczema by keeping nails clipped short and putting cotton mittens on while they sleep. 

Talk with your doctor

If your baby or toddler has eczema that will not subside, or they appear to be in pain consult your doctor immediately. Additionally, if your methods are not working, speak to your doctor about alternative methods of treatment like medicated ointments or bleach baths.

Rock it like a Redhead! 

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New Redhead Ponytail Extensions

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Finding redhead extensions can be tough, and some of us don’t want extensions all the time. Well, redhead beauty influencer and cosmetologist Kayla Lister has launched her own line of redhead ponytail extensions!

Known for her Ariana Grande length ponytails, Lister launched her brand The Redhead Edit in January 2022. Lister says she created the brand because “there’s a gap in the world for the needs of us girlies with red hair, I’m here to change that! Whether you are a natural redhead or you color your hair- this brand is for you!” 

Right now The Redhead Edit is offering a number of redhead options as well as a few options for those with blonde and brunette hair as well! We’re excited to see where this new redhead brand goes!


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5 Household Items That Might be Affecting Your Redhead Skin

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If you’re dealing with skin concerns like dryness, itching, or irritation it might be because of everyday products in your home. Redheads tend to have quite sensitive skin, and everyday items with heavy fragrances or a lot of chemicals can be quite irritating. These 5 everyday household items might be negatively affecting your redhead skin: 

1. Laundry essentials

Lots of laundry products are scented to make our clothes smell good, but this can be a problem for those of us who are sensitive to fragrance. Laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets are all common culprits for skin irritation. If you believe your laundry essentials are causing your skin grief, try switching to unscented/hypoallergenic detergent, skip the fabric softener, and use wool dryer balls. 

2. Hand and dish soap

Hot water and soap from hand or dishwashing can cause dry skin. This dry skin can be made worse if those products are irritating your skin through fragrances or other ingredients. Try using unscented or natural hand soap and wear gloves when you clean dishes. 

3. Air fresheners

Automatic air fresheners, room sprays, and other scented products don’t usually have direct contact with your skin, but the heavy fragrance can linger in the air causing irritation to sensitive skin. Opt for more natural forms of home fragrance like candles, oil diffusers, or natural room sprays.

READ: 7 Vegan Fragrances for Redheads

4. Household cleaners

You will often find lots of chemicals in household cleaners. These chemicals can dry and irritate the skin. If you can, find a more natural alternative to a cleaner. If not, just make sure to open the windows when you clean and wear gloves when handling the products to avoid contact. 

5. Metal items

Items made from nickel can often be very irritating to those with sensitive skin. This may include razor blades, jewelry, even handles, and other metal objects around your home. If you have a nickel allergy, you should consider swapping these items for a non-nickel metal or adding a protective coating. 

Rock it like a Redhead! 



Redhead Bullying: Human rights champion says it is ‘the last socially acceptable form of bullying’

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Lots of redheads are the victims of bullying, teasing, and overall cruel behavior in their younger years. The media has made it so that making fun of redheads is “cool” and encouraged. Things like South Park episodes, Kick a Ginger Day and phrases like “redheaded stepchild” have all helped to fuel negative connotations of redheads. Recently, there has been much talk about whether redhead bullying and teasing is “harmless banter” or something more serious.

Chrissy Meleady, CEO of Equalities and Human Rights UK and a redhead herself, told the Sheffield Star that “bullying red-haired people is one of the last socially accepted forms of prejudice against people for a trait they were born with”. Meleady is speaking out after a teaching assistant in the UK was accused of bullying and “humiliating” students. The teaching assistant was caught searching “gingerphobia” during a lesson, which “led to a child in the class with red hair being teased by his classmates and getting upset”.

We see social injustice happening all around us, and there are a lot of people who have it way worse than redheads do, but we still think it’s something that needs to stop. Prejudice against any group for any reason should never be allowed. 

Other outlets are agreeing with Meleady. “Unfortunately, there is a long history of making fun of people with ginger hair in the UK”, said Great British Mag, a site for international students. And although “attitudes have progressed”, cases of “ginger-bullying and exclusion” are still common.

Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran have spoken out separately and together about being bullied for their red hair. Both teamed up in 2019 for World Health Day. In a viral Instagram video, Ed Sheeran spoke to the Prince saying, “I’ve been trying to write a song about this to get it out to more people. People just don’t understand what it’s like for people like us — with the jokes and the snide comments. I just feel like it’s time we stood up and said, ‘We are ginger, and we are going to fight’.”

Recently, Ed Sheeran opened up about how South Park “ruined” his life.

Understanding everyone is different and respecting one another (no matter what we look like) is a fundamental part of what this world needs to see real change.

Rock it like a Redhead! 


Trinny London: A Must Try for Redheads

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We’re always on the hunt for new redhead-friendly brands and we’ve found one we want to tell you about. Trinny London is a must-try for those with naturally red hair and pale skin. Here are 5 products you should try from the line. 

BFF De-Stress Tinted Serum

The light shades are great for fair skin, and the light tinted texture allows your freckles to stand out while still smoothing your complexion.

BFF De-Stress - $50


This dual lash and brow product is a great choice for redheads. The mascara is black and the brow products come in a range of light blonde to dark brown.

Lash2Brow - $37

Sheer Shimmer

Another dual product is this lip and cheek tint. There are multiple beautiful shades to pick from, all of which are very complimenting to fair skin no matter what your undertone is. 

Sheer Shimmer - $30

BFF Cream

Available in several light shades, this skin perfector + SPF is perfect for no-makeup days when you need some sun protection.

BFF Cream - $47

Lip Luxe

With tons of neutral and bright shades to choose from, the Lip Luxe line has lots of gorgeous redhead-friendly colors.

Lip Luxe - $29

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Is My Red Hair Shedding or Is It Permanent Hair Loss?

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You’re taking a shower, washing your red hair and suddenly you look down and there’s a HUGE wad of hair in your drain. Uh no…why is your red hair falling out? There are a number of reasons you might be having hair loss, and we’ve got the deets.

Some hair loss is simply shedding and it’s normal

Let’s start right off the bat by saying hair shedding is completely normal. The average woman actually loses between 50-100 hairs per day. Redheads have fewer hair strands on their heads, but those strands are thicker, which might make it feel like you’re losing more hair than you are. 

This hair loss will occur when washing and brushing your red hair and everyday activities (pulling hair into a ponytail, touching it, etc). As we age, hair loss may increase, which is just part of life. 

READ: 6 Ways to Combat Thinning Red Hair


Your habits may cause excessive hair loss 

Over-styling or rough styling can also cause hair loss. Excessive use of hot tools, teasing, rough brushing, and yanking of the hair can cause more of it to fall out. If you feel like you’re losing more hair than normal, try being more gentle and cutting back on the styling.

READ: 6 Tips for Tackling Tangled Red Hair

It may actually be hair loss. This is what we advise:

There are a number of health-related factors that can play a part in hair loss. For women, this might be PCOS, anemia, or a thyroid problem. Hair loss can also be caused by pregnancy/postpartum changes. If you’re suffering from excessive hair loss, it’s best to discuss it with your doctor to see if it’s genetic or something else. 

Rock it like a Redhead!