While red hair is incredibly cool, it’s also an incredible pain in the ass at times.
Here are 5 things you’ll be familiar with if you’ve ever gone scarlet.
1 – It fades. Really quickly and disappointingly. If you’re naturally blond you’ll start to look pink. You need to colour it at least every 3 weeks to keep it at it’s best, which is expensive and time consuming.
2 – You can’t use white towels. Staying in a hotel? Take your own (or face the wrath of the laundry people who have to bleach/throw away your towels after use). One year, on holiday in LA, I hid my hotel “hair towel” in the wardrobe every day before housekeeping came in so I didn’t have to wreck a new one whenever I washed my hair. You can imagine the state of it when I handed it back at the end of our trip.
3 – If your hair is longer, you can’t leave it to dry naturally – unless you want pink stains all over your t-shirt/jumper/pyjama top.
4 – Swimming pools are a source of worry. “No I didn’t get my period in the water! It’s just my head leaking!”
5 – It can be annoyingly wardrobe limiting. Rendering a chunk of your existing wardrobe redundant.
Have you got any hair colour tales or disasters? I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks, as always, for reading! x