Before Dyeing your Hair Red — Is Red Hair Worth It?
Since today is Red Hair Day and I have some red hair things in my life, I thought I’d write about the subject.
National Love Your Red Hair Day is a special day to celebrate being a red head and to show the red haired people in your life some love.
Red-haired characters & popular public figures have always been the coolest to me, like Madeline and Ginger Spice.
Most Well Known Red Hair Characters
- Anne of Green Gables
- Little Orphan Annie
- Pippi Longstocking
- Brenda Starr
- Wilma Flintstone
- Jane Jetson
- Peppermint Patty
- Charlie Brown’s little red haired ??? girl
- Daphne from Scooby Doo
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Poison Ivy
- Jessica Rabbit
- Ariel – The Little Mermaid
- Chuckie Finster
- Ginger Spice
- Blossom frmo the Powerpuff Girl
- Kim Possible
- Pepper Ann
- Princess Fiona
- Merida from Disney’s Brave
So when I ended up having a strawberry blonde baby I decided to try red hair out. I was just soo inspired by our daughter. And it was so surreal having red hair ??? on our 1st family vacation on The Little Mermaid ??♀️ Disney cruise ? ship called “The Wonder”!
The photo above is of me during that time—that’s when we stayed at the Del Coranado Hotel in San Diego before our trip.
Another reason I went red was because I had never dyed or highlighted my hair ever. And finally, I felt bold having just done one of the most dangerous things you could do (giving birth to a baby). So I wanted to throw my cautiousness to the wind. I wanted to do something I’d never done before, and it was fun. Though I have to tell you that red hair is the most ? high maintenance colors to keep its not natural. I bailed after 2 months— it was exhausting for me. And CAUTION: transitioning your hair back to normal is not easy (thank you Gretchen for saving my hair ?♀️. But I have absolutely no regrets. I’d have always wondered & definitely regretted if I hadn’t tried it.
Wait—are all the great characters red heads?
If you’re a redhead, why do you love your red hair?