I am soooo sorry that I’ve been MIA for a few days. It’s been a crazy past few days and weekend!
Who watched the Grammys? Hayley Williams and Florence Welch were representing the redheads ;) (and Rihanna, I suppose haha)
Speaking of redheaded celebrities! One thing I would like to do on this blog is do posts that spotlight famous redheads, such as Florence and Hayley, like I mentioned above. I know with Hayley, she has given tips about how she cares for her hair, and I also know the Twitter and website of the person who dyes her hair. So that might be interesting :)
ANOTHER project I would like to start on this blog involves all of you :) I want to make this blog a collaborative effort; a community of people sharing information and advice with each other, combined by a common interest.
So what I would like to do is to have you submit pictures of you with your red hair and what dye you used. This way, everyone can see your beautiful hair AND learn about new dyes that they could use! I will post all the submissions that I get, so don’t be shy! :) And if possible, tell us what shampoo you use too!
Thanks to my followers for showing interest in this blog!
This next post is an important one, because it concerns with keeping the radiance in your red hair for as long as possible. As I’ve said before, red is the hardest color to keep in your hair. This has to do with the molecules in the red color pigment, because they are larger than that of other colors.
(Red pigment. Taken from here)
Because of the large molecules, there are more space in between them (think of it as comparing the space between rocks in a pile of large rocks and the space between particles of sand). Because of the large spaces in between the molecules, things such as light (going out in direct sunlight) and water (washing your hair) can pass more easily through them, getting to your hair more easily, causing the red molecules to become “transparent”, which eventually means fading hair color.
I’ve probably lost you by now, so let me put it this way: red hair just fades more quickly than other hair colors, and it’s because of *SCIENCE!* (oooh, ahhh).
To maintain your color, there are many things you can do:
Now, I know it sounds like no fun, right? Showering in the cold? Not showering? Not being able to go outside or swim? Well, as I said above, these things mostly apply if you have just recently dyed your hair. After about 4 weeks or so, it should be alright to do normal things again :)
I’m sorry this post was so long! But I hope this helped some of you :)
Be on the lookout for the shampoo article, which I’ll be posting tomorrow.
(I used these sources for a few bits for this post: