Health Tips for Redheads | Sun Care & Info for Gingers


We want all of our ginger lovelies to stay fit as fiddles so here is a collection of the most recent health articles, especially for you.


Your red hair needs its own sun protection

The sun is damaging all over so let’s fight it! Read More »

High, high SPF sunscreen for redheads

It’s that tricky time of year again, when we don’t know if we should slap on the sunscreen, put layers on, or give up completely and just sit inside. Redheads have a tough time dealing with the summer and all it brings, so we’ve done a round-up of high SPF sunscreen products to protect delicate … Read More »

Redheads and Achromotrichia: Do gingers go grey?

Everyone seems to have something to say about redheads – they’re fiery, they’re soulless, they’re vampires! While some things you hear about gingers are crazy myths, the one about redheads not going grey isn’t a myth at all – it’s true! And all thanks to our weird and wonderful ginger genetics. Going grey may be inevitable … Read More »

Do redheads smell different?

Do redheads smell differentSome people just can’t resist a redhead. Blame what you want: their air of mystery or their eye-catching fiery hair – like it or not, redheads are like catnip. But, is this such a thing as ‘the redhead scent’? It’s a theory that few have delved into, but most research concludes that those with red hair … Read More »

Should redheads take vitamin D supplements?

The winter season brings a chilly dose of freezing weather, shorter days, and less sunlight. Sure, the last of that list doesn’t bother redheads too much (we’re not ones for tanning), but we need to think about vitamin D deficiency. Read More »

How redheads' vitamin D powers can protect them against Seasonal Affective Disorder

Sunny on the inside, redheads are able to produce high levels of vitamin D when exposed to low levels of UV light. Not only is this important to gingers’ survival (we must avoid the sun at all costs!), but it can also contribute to our mental health and wellbeing, too. During the winter months, the … Read More »

How Redheads Feel Pain

While redheads are acutely sensitive to the sun’s harmful UV rays, bringing with it a higher risk of skin cancer, do they hold any genetic tricks up their sleeves? They can develop vitamin D using lower levels of sunlight and our natural ginger shade stays with us than people’s other hair shades, but is that the extent of … Read More »

New Study To Reduce Risk of Redhead Sun Burn and Melanoma Skin Cancer

As any clued-up redhead knows, the protein MC1R, found on chromosome 16, is responsible for many of the weird and wonderful elements of ginger life, including red hair, freckles and pale skin. Aside from hair and skin pigmentation, redheads’ MC1R gene also brings with it a high skin cancer risk among those with natural red hair. … Read More »

The ABCD Rule: Checking Your Skin & Moles For Skin Cancer Risks

It’s well-known that redheads are at higher risk of skin cancer, including malignant melanoma, even without UV exposure. Read More »

Stop red hair fading in summer with high SPF sunscreen hair products

Gingers spend the majority of their summers, nay, their lives, covering every bare inch of skin with sunscreen, and we’ve got bad news for you: this meticulous vigilance must also extend to your red hair. Sun exposure can permanently damage the hair pigment, meaning you could lose vibrancy if you’re not careful. And don’t forget … Read More »




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