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5 Shampoo Mistakes Every Redhead Should Avoid

Updated: May 25th, 2023

Redheads have gorgeous, unique hair and properly maintaining it in the shower is essential.

Here are 5 shampoo mistakes you should avoid:

Mistake #1: You’re not wetting your hair enough. 

Products are designed to have the ability to lather strands and the only way this can be done is to make sure the hair is wet through and through. To do this, make sure to saturate your hair for one to two minutes before shampooing.

READ: 10 Ways to Nurture and Care for Your Red Hair

Mistake #2: You’re not applying the shampoo and conditioner properly. 

Hair is driest and most damaged at the ends, especially if you frequently use hot styling products. Try concentrating shampoo on your scalp rather than applying it all over. Then, concentrate your conditioner on the middle and ends of your hair. By doing this, you’ll keep your hair clean, oil-free and healthy.

Don’t forget to emulsify the product in your hands by rubbing the product between your palms for at least 10 seconds.

Mistake #3: Overwashing. 

When it comes to shampooing, once is really enough for most women. But, if you’re one of those ladies who only wash their hair once or twice a week, it is okay to divulge in a second wash.

READ: 5 [More] Natural Shampoo and Conditioner Duos for Your Red Hair 

Mistake #4: You’re not rinsing enough. 

Take the time to rinse hair out thoroughly. A good trick is to listen to your hair “squeak”. It is a sign the hair is fully rinsed with shampoo and washed. Always rinse with cool, lukewarm water. Hot water dries your scalp and hair.

Mistake #5: You are not using products designed for your hair. 

Natural or “by choice” redheads must take care of their color because of its uniqueness and beauty. If your hair is getting a bit dull, opt for a color-depositing shampoo. If not, make sure to buy sulfate-free products to keep your red locks healthy and chemical-free.

If you are looking for a sulfate-free, redhead-approved shampoo, look no further:

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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BONUS: Avoid using a towel to dry your hair. A microfiber towel will reduce the risk of split ends and even dries hair faster to save you time on hair-damaging blow drying.

READ: 2018’s Best Color Depositing Shampoos & Conditioners

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