Redheads have taken quite a bit of guff over the years with the term “ginger” being used more and more often to mean someone who was somehow inferior to others, but gingers are gaining ground.
Red has become one of the most requested colorings at styling salons the first six months of 2020 with colors ranging from the lightly hued strawberry blonde to a nearly blackish bergundy that is purple in certain lights.
Generally pale-skinned and often freckled, there are fewer than 2% of the entire population that are natural redheads, and redheads that also have blue eyes are the most unique, and the rarest hair color/eye color combination on earth. No wonder in certain circles red is being hailed as “the new blonde.”
The following images are examples of the different shades of red. If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge and have been searching for a red to try, check them out. You should be able to get a better example of what type of color you’re thinking of trying if you see it on a person and not the side of a box.
Red hair is also thicker than other hair colors and it is also hard to dye and needs to be bleached first if the new coloring is to make any noticeable difference in appearance. That sounds like too much trouble to me, especially when you already have the rarest hair coloring on earth.
Redheads are rumored to have tempestuous natures, fear nothing, and to some, are the most alluring. I’ve known two or three redheads over the years, and from personal experience I’ll add intelligent and thoughtful.
The colors I like the most are the ones that are obviously not the result of nature. Fun, exotic colors that would turn anyone’s head.
Whatever your hair color, be advised that the “gingers” are fast changing the old worn out and tired opinions that if you’re a redhead, you must be odd or an anomoly, although they may be the latter given the rarity of being a natural born redhead. Take heed, gingers are indeed gaining ground!