Natural or colored, the shade of your hair affects how the world sees you... and how you see yourself. At least some of our self-image is based on the perceptions of other people. You partially view yourself through others' eyes and act accordingly. That's why the color of our hair tends to stereotype us.
There are very few natural redheads - only 3% of the population is said to have been born with fiery locks. For centuries, redheads have had to fight stereotypes. For many, red hair atop a female head automatically conjured images of wild women, hotheads, femme fatales, sex pots. Redheaded women are often portrayed as strong and independent. They are a head-turning hybrid between the moody brunette and the bubbly blonde. A redhead is not afraid to have fun and get noticed. Red hair compliments brown, which seems to be the color in fashion this season. Brown hair with brown fashion can look dull, while red adds more depth and contrast. Red hair also seems to have more shine, which can make your hair look more healthy and beautiful.
Red Hair Care Tips:
Red hair color fades faster than any other. Fortunately, the Aveda hair color system we use at Laruh has specially formulated plant oils to keep the red tone in tact service to service. However, it is important to help keep the color from fading by using products at home specifically designed for color treated hair. Accentuate the fire and shine of your red hair with Aveda Color Conserve™ shampoo, conditioner and Color Conserve™ Forming Leave-In Conditioner with sun filters to protect your hair. See a Laruh Hair Color Specialist for details.
Do blondes really have more fun? Maybe. Blonde is a happy color that reminds us of sunny days at the beach.
People see blondes as having more youthful vitality than other colors, and blonde hair can make you look younger. There's a subtle correlation between youth and blondness, since babies and children tend to have lighter hair than adults. Do we still think blondes are dumb? Many people say we don't anymore. The Dumb-Blonde jokes are old. Modern blondes are perceived as powerful, independent and, of course, still very sexy. Blonde hair tends to require a lot of attention to keep it looking glamorous and healthy, so blondes can give off the impression of high maintenance.
Blonde Hair Care Tips:
Blonde hair color can fade to look “brassy” or “fluorescent” if not cared for properly at home. Moisture is the key to keeping blonde hair looking beautiful. Use Aveda Damage Remedy™ Restructuring Shampoo and Conditioner weekly combined with daily products recommended by your colorist at Laruh. See a Laruh Hair Color Specialist for details.
Brunettes project a grounded, stable image. Darker colors also connote earthiness. If you are wanting a more serious, sophisticated look, try a darken brunette hair color. According to Allure magazine, 76% of American women think the first female president will have brown hair. According to a study into hair color and the intensity of attraction, 51% of men thought brunettes were more attractive. Brunettes were described as intelligent, independent and self-sufficient. Women with medium-length darker hair are perceived as smarter and more fun-loving.
Brunette Hair Care Tips:
Most brunettes have some red in their natural base color. This can catch the light if the hair is smooth and healthy. Aveda Scalp Benefits™ shampoo and conditioner are great for deep cleansing and hydration as the foundation for healthy hair. Combine with Aveda Clove Color Conditioner weekly. See a Laruh Hair Color Specialist for details.