By: Meredith Adams

I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs throughout my life so far. And the only thing that has always been along with me for the ride has been my red hair.

Friends come and go, family members fight, but my hair is an extension of me. Through each and every life obstacle it only seems to grow longer and stronger.

We’ve learned how to navigate frizz, rain, bad haircuts, beach wind, public speaking events, and photoshoots.

There’s really no accurate way to describe the bond between a redhead and her red hair, but for me, my hair is like the interweaving journal of my beautiful life, keeping the tabs on it all.

Every curl represents a different part of me, another day and story, but collectively the curls complete my identity.

I’d be lost in this world without my red hair. It’s my brand, it’s my fire, and it’s what sets me apart.

This year marks the 3rd annual National Love Your Red Hair Day! I’m planning on splurging on some high quality conditioners to celebrate and maintain my redheaded mane.

Being a redhead is like wearing a crown that never comes off. You have an instant bond upon meeting another redhead since we’re quite rare, and you can always make an entrance wherever you go, like royalty.

On this day, and every day, appreciate the gift you’ve been given. Share your red with the world. Style it, flaunt it, do what you want with it.

Embrace the ebbs and flows of life. And never forget your redheaded roots!

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day ❤