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Why Redheads Should Always Emulsify Hair Products

Red hair is the crown you never take off.

Updated: October 30th, 2023

Emulsification is the act of heating up and distributing your hair product on your hands before applying on your hair.

When you have curly or wavy red hair, you have to take extra steps to perfect your hair care routine. One step lots of people miss when mastering their curly hair routine is how to emulsify their hair care products. Emulsifying hair products simply means rubbing products between your hands to thoroughly blend the product and activate the ingredients. Then, apply it to the hair in a form of a “cocktail”.

Let’s dig a little deep into the world of emulsification so your red hair and curls look their best:

1. Apply products to wet hair

Many do not know that hair products, especially those marketed towards curly hair, need moisture to activate. This means they need water from your hair or from the shower. This is why so many curly products are applied to very wet hair. When emulsifying a product in your hands first, you should wet your hands and then add the product. Rub it together for about 10-15 seconds until it feels blended with the water. 

2. Check labels

The best way to know if you need to emulsify a product is to check the label. Most products will tell you right on the bottle, but sometimes they don’t. 

3. Products that need emulsifying:

  • Shampoo
  • Curl cream
  • Conditioner
  • Leave-in conditioner

Some products will tell you on the packaging if it needs emulsifying. Check the following products to see if you should do this:

  • Oils
  • Gels 
  • Mousses — as a rule of thumb, it’s not necessary. However, spreading these products out in your hands may help to avoid overusing them in a certain area. 

Is this a new trick you’re learning? Take a stab at it and let us know your thoughts.

If you are looking for a redhead-approved shampoo gloss to emulsify, 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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Want the perfect hair towel to go with your new shampoo?

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.

Rock it like a Redhead!


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