By: Carmina Alavarez
Redheads, natural or “by choice”, are always trying to find products to keep their red hair vibrant and beautiful without the use of dye or heavy chemical based products. My hair went from fiery red to dark auburn and it was not until I introduced peppermint to my hair regimen that my red locks have become lighter and brighter!
Peppermint not only pumps up color, but it also smells beautiful and leaves you feeling refreshed and full of shine; not to mention, peppermint also stimulates hair growth and cools the scalp.
Here are the best “redhead friendly” peppermint hair options:
1. Peppermint Oil: This oil is very strong, so it is recommended to be used very sparingly. Mix 2 tablespoons of peppermint oil in 1 cup of water. Heat the mix on a stove or the microwave for a couple of minutes and let it to cool. You can place the mix on spritz bottle and spray your hair while it’s wet or you can add the mix to your regular shampoo and conditioner.
2. Teatree Mint Shampoo & Conditioner by Organix: These products are fantastic because unlike the above peppermint oil concoction, this shampoo and conditioner are beautifully packaged and ready to use! The product leaves red hair looking vibrantly red and super healthy.
3. Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar by Lush: Don’t be afraid of the presentation of this item because it comes in a bar form. It cleanses the hair just like liquid shampoo and because of its peppermint and chamomile ingredients, it’ll bring out the natural highlights you never thought you had.
4. Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar by Lush: This is the “greenest” shampoo you’ll ever see! It contains fresh garden mint, spearmint oil and peppermint oil. With these amazing ingredients, you can only imagine how beautiful red hair will look and feel.
Keep your hair beautifully Red!