Healthy Red Hair Tips From Our Co-Founder, Adrienne

I have worked for years for long, healthy, and shiny red hair. This is what I do!

Redheads can have a harder time attaining these results because we have fewer hair strands than any other color but each red hair strand is thicker which makes it appear (and feel!) super full. Red hair can also be more coarse and sometimes coarse hair lacks shine and vibrancy.

I talk about my top tips for achieving healthy, long red hair. The three products featured in the video are from Roux Beauty and were featured in the September and October Monthly H2BAR Boxes. Get an extra September monthly H2BAR Box now and subscribe to the H2BAR Box — a monthly and quarterly beauty subscription box for redheads!

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The Fall ‘Redhead Season’ Themed Deluxe H2BAR Box Review

I was so excited when I saw the huge, bright red H2BAR Box show up on my doorstep.

It’s finally Redhead Season and the Fall H2BAR Deluxe Box is the perfect way to prepare and celebrate this new season. Fall is the perfect time to show off your red hair and make everyone envious, but it is also important to remember to keep your skin hydrated and red hair vibrant in the cooler months.

I’ve had time to try out the Fall Deluxe H2BAR Box and below are my honest reviews on each one. I love trying out new products and I find that I use all of the items a lot:

1. Eleven Australia Miracle Hair Treatment, $22 Value

My hair feels so soft when I use this leave-in treatment. I comb it through my red hair while it’s damp. It is lightweight, has 11 great benefits, and smells amazing! It adds shine, controls frizz, prevents split ends, and protects my red hair in the sun with UVA/UVB filters.

2. John Frieda Wonder Drops, $5 Value

This hair mask is a wonderful quick fix. I love to give my red hair a little TLC with this product about once a week. I swap it out with my conditioner. It only takes 5 minutes for your hair to feel incredible.

3. Oceanica Skincare REHYDRATION Cream for Skin, $15 Value

I’m a big fan of anything that involves the sea. The ocean has so many minerals in it that are beneficial to our skin so it’s great to see that this product has an abundance of sea botanicals and jungle plants from Polynesia in it. It smells like coconuts and will make you smile every time you use it to moisturize.

If you didn’t receive this Oceanica Skincare product, you received the Ase Hydrating Spray!

4. Banded Trio Luxe Velvet Scrunchie, $13 Value

These scrunchies come in three ‘Redhead Friendly’ colors such as olive green, blue, and dark pink. They are incredibly soft and don’t tug on your hair.

5. Rume Naturals Electric Cherry Lip Balm, $5 Value

Hydrating your lips in the fall is incredibly important since the air gets a little drier. This cherry flavored lip balm is hydrating and tastes incredible!

6. Maxim Hygiene Travel Pack/Cotton Balls, Rounds + Swabs, $6 Value

I was so excited to receive this item in my box because I find it so handy to have and travel with. It contains all the organic/natural cotton products you need to use with your skin/makeup items.

7. Reviva Labs Coconut Charcoal Night Creme, $25 Value

This night cream is interesting because of the charcoal ingredient. Charcoal is known for its detoxifying benefits so not only will this crème moisturize your skin, but it will also help draw out impurities. It also has tea tree, DMAE, and green tea in it to help heal your skin. I love using this at night time before bed.

8. NuCelle Mandelic Wash, $11 Value

I enjoyed this face wash because it was very gentle on my skin. It is soap-free and oil-free. Since it is so gentle, I use it morning and night.

If you didn’t receive this NuCelle Face Wash, you received the NuCelle Toner!

9. MD Complete Skin Vitamin C+ Vitalizing Serum, $30 Value 

I LOVE vitamin C serums and was so excited to receive this in my box. Vitamin C helps heal any scars and reduces redness on my skin. This is a lightweight and fast-absorbing

10. Honey Belle Clear Quartz Facial Roller, $35 Value

This is my favorite product in the box! This is such a luxe product. It is beautiful and so cooling on the skin. I love to use this on my face to relax. It also promotes a healthy, glowing complexion. Watch the tutorial below!

11. RevealU Skincare Gold Gel, $27 Value

This is such a cool product. Usually, moisturizers are creams, but this is a gel. It is cooling on the skin, but also helps clear pores of impurities and excess oils. It contains 24k gold which is also believed to provide rejuvenating and detoxifying effects. My skin feels firm, soft, and revitalized after using this gel.

12. SeabuckWonders Exfoliating Facial Cleanser, $17 Value

This is a wonderful facial cleanser because it is also an exfoliator. It has an orange scent which is very refreshing. My skin feels renewed and clean without stripping it of its natural oils.

13. LUMAVEIL Beauty on the Go Mattifying Primer SPF 50, $5 Value

This little primer is great for travel. I love that it has SPF 50 in it so it can be worn alone or under makeup. It leaves a matte finish and helps makeup stay on all day. Watch the tutorial below!

14. Eye Embrace Auburn Red Eyebrow Pencil: The Ginge, $12 Value

This auburn red color is the perfect match for my redhead brows. My brows are a brown/auburn color and this shade isn’t too orange like some other eyebrow products I’ve tried in the past. I love the chiseled, precision point to color in my brows, but I am a sucker for an eyebrow pencil with a spoolie on the end because it really helps blend the whole look together (and make it look more natural).

15. Mystery Item, $25 Value

I received a Paul Mitchel conditioner. I love the way it tames and moisturizes my hair. I am a natural redhead, but it can also be used for color-treated hair.

Rock it like a Redhead! 

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8 Tips to Banish Dry, Irritated Skin This Redhead Season

Our sensitive, freckly redhead skin means this time of year can wreak havoc on our delicate faces. Colder air outside can steal moisture from our skin, while indoor heating can also cause dryness.

Taking care of your redhead skin is important regardless of the weather. Here, we take a look at the top tips for ensuring your skin is always glowing –– no matter what time of year it is!

1. Moisturize daily 

Your lightweight summer moisturizer won’t cut it in these colder months. Choose one with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which help bind moisture to the skin and keep it healthy and hydrated.

READ: 9 Redhead Friendly Facial Moisturizers

Try: Obagi Medical CLENZIderm M.D. Therapeutic Moisturizer Glycerin 20% Skin Protectant or Reviva Collagen Night Cream for Hydrating, for Normal To Dry Skin

2. Eat smart

Change up your diet and add some healthy fats like walnuts and avocados which are thought to help dry skin. Drink plenty of water.

3. Exfoliate weekly

Get rid of unwanted dry flaky skin by gently exfoliating. Try to avoid “physical” scrubs that contain bits of grain in it; these can be rough on sensitive skin and can cause more problems than they solve. Instead, look for a chemical exfoliant. There are two main types of chemical exfoliants. AHA’s (Alpha hydroxy acids) include ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, and malic acid, while BHA’s (Beta hydroxy acids) include salicylic acid. We recommend exfoliating 1-2 times a week, depending on how much your redhead skin needs it.

Try: Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant & 2% BHA Liquid Travel Duo

4. Use an antioxidant serum

Antioxidant serums are great for using all year round. Look for ingredients like vitamins A, C, and E, as well as niacinamide. If you’re sensitive, be careful with anything containing vitamin A or C in as these can cause a bit of redness and discomfort until the skin adjusts.

Try: PCA SKIN C-Quench Antioxidant Face Serum or MD Complete Retinol Vitamin C Concentrate Serum

5. Don’t forget your SPF

Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you should skip this vital step! Believe it or not, the sun’s UV rays can penetrate through the cloud, so make sure you’ve stocked up on your favorite facial SPF (50, obvs) to protect skin from sun damage and sunspots.

READ: Why Redheads Need to Keep Wearing Sunscreen This Fall and Winter

Try: Cerave 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

6. Use a mild cleanser

Find a cleanser to use every day with zero perfume/fragrance. Ingredients like chamomile and oatmeal are great for sensitive skin. Using the wrong cleanser each day can strip the skin of its vital top barrier and lead to dryness, irritation, and even blemishes.

Try: Eminence Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser

7. Have warm, not boiling, showers

Many of us love a good hot shower especially during the colder months but try to refrain. It’s doing your skin no good. Instead, opt for a warm shower.

READ: 5 Shower Smarter Tips to Avoid Dry, Redhead Skin

8. Pamper yourself with a weekly face mask

There are many skin masks out there, but don’t be scared to dabble in a bit of home DIY. Honey, oatmeal, avocado, and mashed banana are all ingredients you can find in your cupboard that help to nourish and moisturize skin.

READ: 6 Favorite Face Masks for Redheads in 2020

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7 Fall Fashion Trends for Every Redhead

There is no better combination than the shades of red against crisp autumn leaves. In fact, fall might as well be renamed ‘Redhead Season‘. There are so many fashion trends circulating right now that compliment a redheads’ aesthetic. There are always the fall staples like boots, sweaters, etc., but this year, we’re going bold.

Here are 7 trends that match every redhead style:

1. For the Preppy Redhead: Sweater Vests

The 90s are making a comeback with sweater vests and they are so pleasingly versatile. You can layer them over a button-down, polo or crewneck. Choose to dress it up with a skirt and heels or keep it casual with some mom jeans and booties.

READ: 6 Types of Sweaters to Keep You Stylish This Redhead Season

How to style it: Sweater vest, polo, skirt, air force 1 sneakers

2. For the Edgy Redhead: Corsets

Corsets are flattering for everyone and add a high fashion vibe to any outfit. Accentuate your waist even more by pairing a corset with a chunky belt and your favorite palazzo pants.

How to style it: Black corset, white button-down, black trousers, and black heels

3. For the Classic Redhead: Blazers

Whether you’re all business or just business casual, blazers are right for you. You can add some flair to your biker shorts with a blazer or wear it in a skirt set. Elevate any outfit.

How to style it: Black blazer, black joggers, black one-shoulder crop top, black mules

4. For the Working Redhead: Suit Trousers

If you want to encompass the “boss babe look,” then suit trousers are the answer this fall. They come in an array of colors and can be paired with heels or mules and blouses or crop tops. The combinations are endless.

How to style: White trousers with a chunky belt, burgundy crop top, and mules

 

5. For the Trendy Redhead: Flannel Jackets

Okay, is it really fall without a flannel? Keep them coming! This year, flannels, but especially flannel jackets are all the rage. Brands are offering so many options aside from traditional reds and browns, making these so fun for a cute day outfit or sexy night outfit.

How to style: White and green flannel jacket, white button crop top, dark blue ripped jeans, and air force 1 sneakers

6. For the Cozy Redhead: Sweater Dresses

This trend is SO cozy and SO cute. Does anything else even matter? Grab your sweater dress for an easy outfit that can still turn heads. Fitted or loose, boots or sneakers, choose your cozy vibe.

How to style: Sweater dress, tan suede boots, and a plaid blazer coat

7. For the Lazy Redhead: Sweats, Sweats, and More Sweats

Last, but absolutely not least, is the outfit we’ve all been waiting for. Complete your daily tasks, school work, coffee runs, or even fancier events in your sweats. Joggers and leggings have upped their status and now you can wear them everywhere. Joggers and heels or a fancy vibe, leggings and sneakers for the daily vibe.

READ: 6 Top-Rated Leggings That Are So Comfortable

How to style: Black leggings, black crop top, flannel, and Nike SB Dunks (Halloween Edition)

Which style will you be rockin’ this fall season? Share below + Rock it like a Redhead! 

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9 Fiery Redhead Halloween Outfits 

It’s that time of the year again. The trees are changing their color into beautiful reddish tones and most people are preparing for Halloween. Decoration, food, and costumes – all inspired by orange, red, and all autumn colors. Celebrate this day in a costume embodying fiery redheads that we absolutely adore. The level of easiness is up to you.

READ: 10 Redhead Halloween Costumes From TV Shows and Movies

Go wild and celebrate your ginger hood:

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi just never does things as expected. Pippi doesn’t live by anyone’s rules and she is perfectly fine with being a little different. Rock it like a Redhead and embrace your inner Pippi! Braid your hair (you can use gauge wire and braid around that), wear a green oversized T-shirt, ad mismatched, knee-high, striped socks, and black boots. You can add some extra freckles with a redhead friendly eyeliner pencil. For the final touch: Get a small monkey doll, so Mr. Nilsson is with you, too.

Princess Merida from Disney’s Brave

This Scottish Princess is not only one of the most skilled archers in the kingdom, but also outgoing and has a soft heart. Merida is a warrior princess and celebrates her curly and wild red hair. To look like her, wear a blueish-green long sleeve V-neck floor-length dress made from velvet. To create the golden ruffle behind the neckline and elbows, cut out pieces of yellow satin and add it on. Wear a leather belt and leather boots, ad bow and arrow (from a toy shop), curl your hair, and keep it wild!

Megara from Hercules

Megara, better known as Meg is a femme fatale and a truly independent woman. With this easy-to-make outfit, you could find yourself a Hercules –– or not because Meg does not need a man. Wear a maxi or a high-low dress in lavender or purple, ad greek summer sandals. Cut out circles from yellow or gold paper to make the embellishments on the shoulders.

Ginger Spice from The Spice Girls

Spice up your life this Halloween with Girl Power and a pop-star costume. Blue and red are the colors for this outfit. A tight body con dress in red or blue (if you don’t happen to have a British flag dress), plateau boots, fire red lips. Alternatively, you could wear a sports bra and track pants. You get to be the hot one, while all your friends fight over being Baby or Posh Spice.

READ: 7 Super Unique Halloween Costumes for Redheads

Lola from Run Lola Run

Lola is a fiery redhead and she needs to obtain a hell of a lot of money in twenty minutes to save her boyfriend’s life. Somehow she has supernatural abilities as she is focussed and manages everything in time. Lola wears a greyish-blue tank top, long green pants, and black boots. She has a black belt where she keeps her cell phone to stay connected to her boyfriend.

Wilma Flintstone

This beautiful redhead from the stone age has a strong will and despite her petite appearance, she is quite capable of causing havoc when angry. She is a woman, who knows what she wants. Wear a white tunic and a belt to emphasize your femininity. Cut off one shoulder strap of your dress, as Wilma is rocking the one-shoulder look. Wear an over-sized white beaded necklace and simple shoes. You could dress up solo or as a family!

Lucille Ball

Lucy is such a classic and it’s a fabulous costume for any generation. Put on a ’50s-style polka dot dress from a vintage or thrift store or wear a collared blouse buttoned down the front to the waist and an A-line skirt. Tie a white half-apron around your waist. Wear high heels. Apply a redhead friendly pink blush on your cheeks and put on fire red lipstick. Everyone loves this peppy redhead.

Jessica Rabbit

Jessica is a feisty-redhead and deeply loves her husband Roger Rabbit. She is also known for the line: “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.” The most important part of your Jessica Rabbit costume is her long red ball gown dress that is so long it hovers just above the floor. Your Jessica Rabbit dress should have a split all the way up to the very top of your leg. Wear red high heels that match her red lipstick and purple gloves that fit all the way up the forearm. The hair? Let it flow!

Anna from Frozen

It’s time to impersonate this optimistic and caring redhead princess because Elsa is so overdone. Wear a black tank top and use fabric paint to draw out the top design. Wear a blue skirt, blue gloves and a light-blue undershirt. Black boots will do and for the cape throw a dark red or a maroon shawl over your shoulders. Add some extra freckles with a redhead friendly eyeliner pencil and braid your beautiful red hair. For the final touch: Get an Olaf plushie.’

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7 Best Drugstore Red Lipsticks for Redheads

Looking for a ‘redhead friendly’ red lipstick to rock this fall? We’re sharing some of our favorite shades under $10.

READ: 6 Tips on How Redheads Should Choose a Red Lipstick How to Wear Red Lipstick With Red Hair – Yes, It Looks Beautiful!

1. Deep Red

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick in Scarlet Soaked, $9

 

2. Bright Red

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in On Fire Red, $5

 

3. Ruby Red 

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Made in Ruby For Me, $5

4. True Red

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in British Red, $4

5. Fushia Red 

L’Oreal Paris Makeup Colour Riche Original Creamy in Ruby Flame, $6

6. Coral Red

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire and Ice, $3

7. Pink Red 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Super Red, $5

 

 

 

 

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6 Types of Sweaters to Keep You Stylish This Redhead Season

When I think of redhead season, I think of chunky sweaters, hot cups of tea, and coziness. Looking for a quick fall sweater inspiration guide? You’ve come to the right place. Keep scrolling to see 6 types of sweaters to keep you stylish this autumn:

Crew Neck

The traditional crew neck shape lends it to be perfect for longer or stacked necklaces or for a collared shirt to peek over. The sleeves can be rolled up for a more relaxed feel and stacked bracelets for a boho look. Or it could just be a comfy sweater for leggings and messy bun day when you don’t have any work or school-related video calls.

Asymmetrical

A sweater with asymmetry adds an extra oomph to your outfit through the break of the traditional sweater shape. Two of my favorite styles that break away from the traditional sweater are the open back and the asymmetrical hemline. Asymmetrical hemlines are perfect for when you don’t quite want the standard boxy or fit sweater options. It gives the sweater a stylish loose fit that speaks on its own.

Open-Back

This open-back look is perfect for warmer days when you still want to achieve a fall look without having to take off the sweater halfway through the day. These types of sweaters can also come in the knotted back variety that can lend itself to an off the shoulder look while still giving that cozy oversized shoulder feel.

Turtleneck

A turtleneck adds a subtle and simple look to any outfit. It goes well with your favorite skinny jeans, ankle boots, and statement earrings.

Oversized

The oversized sweater is a staple this season. It can be styled in layers such as with a dress shirt collar sticking out or paired with your comfiest leggings.

Wrap

A wrapped sweater is another subtle piece that can be dressed up or down. Try it paired with your favorite jeans or skirt.

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The Benefits of Chocolate For Your Redhead Skin

National Chocolate Day is October 28 and it’s a day all redheads can celebrate! If you’ve read previous posts about the benefits of coconut oil for redhead skin, you will understand why we love chocolate for redhead skin too. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the dried and fermented seeds of the cacao tree. Cocoa beans are fiercely hydrating, much like coconut oil and shea butter. And, cacao powder offers high levels of antioxidants to help repair and protect the skin from damage.

Although my favorite form of chocolate is in a warm mug with a dash of cinnamon, my sensitive redhead skin is a huge fan of cocoa. Below are some chocolate and cocoa redhead-approved beauty favorites:

1. Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter, $14

This product mixes the calming properties of Kukui nut butter with the protective properties of the cocoa powder to create a one-two combo of moisture to combat the drying effects of cooler weather.

2. Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa and Cupuacu Butters Body Lotion, $8

This rich, non-greasy lotion for dry skin absorbs quickly and gently moistures the skin. Made with cocoa and cupuacu butters.

3. St. Ives Softening Cocoa Butter Vanilla Bean Body Lotion, $14

St.Ives is more well known for their exfoliants. That doesn’t mean that they don’t make incredible body lotions. This lotion uses the classic combo of chocolate and vanilla for a silky non-greasy body lotion perfect for after a warm shower.

4. Miss Spa Chocolate Self-Heating Clay Mask, $7

This face mask helps you reap the benefits of both clay masks and cocoa. Kaolin, Bentonite, and Zeolite clay work together to absorb oil while the exfoliating lactic acid helps shed dead skin cells.

5. Ulta Coffee and Chocolate Energizing SuperFood Mud Mask, $8

This product brings in the reenergizing benefits of coffee and backs it up with all the effects of cocoa. The consistency is gel-like and leans more towards the chocolate than the coffee when it comes to smell.

 

6. Lush Yuzu and Cocoa Body Spray, $ 34

This body spray uses the cocoa for light hydration with added scents of grapefruit and bergamot. The mix of chocolate sweet and citric bitter is the perfect scent to get you in the mood for Redhead Season.

7. GIOVANNI Hot Chocolate Sugar Body Scrub, $25

This gentle, ‘redhead friendly’ body exfoliator warms up upon contact with skin, making it quick to absorb into the pores. It will leave your skin smooth and nourished.

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