Now, we all love our ginger hair (we wouldn’t be here at Ginger Parrot if we didn’t!), but we all know that it’s also the colour that is most prone to fading and looking dull if it’s neglected.
So, I hear you wail, “What are the best hair products for redheads to keep their red hair looking and feeling in tip-top condition? What is the best shampoo for ginger hair?!”
So to save you from pulling your red hair out, my fair redheads, I’ve done a quick straw poll of some fellow redheads and had a look at some of the best products for keeping your crowning glory silky soft and red blazing (natural or dyed!).
It can be a long and arduous process, but blocks of henna can be used to dye hair to a variety of delicious red and ginger hair shades.
But now…guess what? Gingerful’s Henna & Rose Shampoo and Conditioner hair products for redheads contains enough natural henna to enhance red hair strands, but without permanently dyeing them. The products are available either at www.gingerfulhair.com or in the Ginger Parrot Store.
When I asked around my fellow gingers, this product always cropped up in conversation as a bit of a ‘gem’. Not only does it leave the hair lovely and soft but it improves the radiance and depth of colour both for dyed and natural redheads.
The key brilliance is that it doesn’t dye the hair so doesn’t leave a residue behind – a real bonus for natural reds. Plus it smells of pomegranate – lush!
A bit of a designer product, John Frieda’s Radiant Red Colour Magnifying Shampoo can be purchased for around £5.
Perfect for all you big softies out there, Bumble and Bumble is ultra mild and its sulphate-free formula prevents it from drying your hair out and causing it to lose its wonderful ginger colour.
TOP TIP: The fellow dyeing redhead who recommended it also shared her handy ginger-boosting trick – she mixes a small amount of hair dye (usually vegetable-based Directions) into her shampoo and conditioner with every wash giving her hair instant va-va-voom.
It’s a bit of a splash out on this one; approximately £20 a bottle.