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Red Hair and Redheads

Updated on February 13, 2016

Why Red Hair Rocks

Redheads, natural or not, are seemingly underrated. Brunettes have great hair, but unless it's some overrated sex symbol like Megan Fox or Kim Kardashian (who are mostly famous for their looks, not much else), brunettes don't get much attention for their hair. And blondes, eh, I find them overrated. Really, what is so much more special about blonde hair than any other color? I'll admit that it looks good on some people, but not everyone. Yet it seems that more and more people-- especially women-- are dying their hair blonde. Therefore, blonde is becoming an anonymous hair color.

But red hair? Not only is it vibrant and eye-catching, but it can turn heads all by itself. You can have red hair and be dressed rather casually, and still receive stares. Good stares if you have the right shade of red and right hairstyle for you, bad stares if the red is too bright or has too many highlights. Or maybe it's the right shade of red hair, but it's styled badly.

Yep, if you want red hair, finding the right shade of red along with the right hairstyle can be tricky. But hopefully this lens can help out with that. This lens, if not now then later on, will touch on every kind of red hair imaginable. Plenty of pictures will be included as well, so you can see what shades of red and what hairstyles you like best. This lens will also include sources/links to other web sites where you can find and buy red hair color, wigs, extensions, and special shampoos and conditoners to help red hair last longer. Scroll down and read on to begin!

Woman wearing a red wig at Street Parade in Zürich in 2013.
Woman wearing a red wig at Street Parade in Zürich in 2013. | Source

Red Hair Wigs

If you want to find out what shade of red works best before you dye your hair, or if you simply want red hair without any commitment, wigs are a good way to go. You can get them in different shades of red as well as different styles and lengths. You can do a Google search or search Amazon and/or eBay for a few red wigs you might want to try out.

Red Hair Extensions

Perhaps you are ready to dye your hair red, but you have short or thin hair, and you want long, voluminous red hair. Buying hair extensions can help with this, because you won't have to wait to grow your hair out. If you have your hair dyed professionally, you have 2 options.

First, you can bring a package of hair extensions with you to show them exactly what color to dye your hair. They can put the extensions in some time after that (probably not the same day, since your dyed hair and scalp might need a break before putting the hair extensions in).

Or, you can tell them what color you want your hair, and they might used hair extensions that are NOT red and dye them to match your hair.

Hair extensions can be done several different ways. Here are a few of them:

  • Clip-on hair extensions can be clipped and pinned in with your hair, and then brushed or combed to blend in with your own hair. This is probably the easiest way to get extensions done.
  • Weaving/Sewn-in hair extensions, where your hair is braided a certain way, and then the hair extensions are sewn in along the braids.
  • Braided-in hair extensions, where the extensions are just braided in with your own hair. This is usually only done when you're going to have all your hair braided up or have dreadlocks.
  • Bonding/Glued-in extensions. To my knowledge, there are different types of glues that can be used. But the best kind of glue to use for this process is protein glue. I had extensions done this past summer with protein glue, which my hairdresser told me is best for the hair since hair is made up of protein as well, which makes the glue more gentle on your hair than other glues.

Here is a very good link/website with more information about hair extensions:

  • HairResources.net (first of 6 steps/pages on the research and process to be aware of when getting hair extensions; also describes 7 ways to get hair extensions done [which include the four ways I described above])

Red Hair Dye

In this case I would say just get your first dye job done professionally. However, you can do it yourself (and it will be less expensive), but you need to have some idea of what you're doing.

I have never tried to dye my hair, so I can't give any tips from my own experience. But I can give a few tips based on other people's experiences. If you're going to dye your hair, it's best to talk to someone else who has dyed their own hair before. They can tell you what they did right, as well as what they did wrong. Also, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS on the box or container. You are less likely to mess it up if you do what the instructions tell you to do.

Here are some links to websites and web pages with more tips about how to dye your hair and how to touch it up:

  • GlamBlush (link takes you directly to page about touching up a red hair dye job)
  • SoYouWanna.com (first of five pages giving extensive tips about whether you should dye your hair or not, as well as how to dye it)

Here is another place you can find red hair dye (aside from Amazon & eBay):

Check out even more red hair dyes at HotTopic.com.

Red Hair Wigs, Hair Extensions & Dyes on Amazon

I can't link directly to this Amazon list since HubPages only allows 2 links per domain. and I have two other Amazon lists I'll be linking to later on. However, I am going to list the HTML for the list's URL so that you can copy & paste it into your web browser bar and view the wigs, extensions and dyes that I've placed on the list.

http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/5IJCEIPYBI1C/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&tag=httpwwwsq04d2-20&linkId=54UNVQAS5DWDCHWN

Red Hair Dye YouTube Tutorials: Dying Dark Brown Hair Red & How To Touch It Up & Maintain It - These are NOT professionals, but they DO know what they're doing.

For anyone trying to go from dark brown to red- these videos are for you. This doesn't mean you don't still need to do more research about how to do it (especially if you want a different shade of red than she has), but these videos should help immensely.

YouTube Playlist - Red Hair Dye Tutorials: Dying Dark Brown Hair Red

The first 2 videos are from a girl named Nicole. The first video focuses on dyeing your hair red without pre-bleaching it. (This does not mean you don't have to bleach your hair AT ALL to get it red, it just means that you can bleach it at the same time as you dye it, basically. One less step, saving you a bit of time.) Her second video focuses on touch ups & maintenance, since red hair is notoriously difficult to keep up.

The other 5 videos-- made over a stretch of 2 years-- are from a lovely Australian girl named Louna. (Something to keep in mind when she's discussing certain products, as some are only available in Australia, so you'll have to find something similar in your own country).

The first Louna video features her bleaching her roots and re-dyeing her whole head. She explains each step as she goes through the process.

The second Louna video (which is shorter but still as detailed) is basically the same process, but with one major difference--she does not pre-bleach her hair. She uses a new product called MajiContrast, allowing her to bleach and dye at the same time.

The third Louna video is similar to the second, but she again uses a different product-- Hi-Lift Affinage B Red (now caled Affinage Infinity).

The fourth Louna video is not a tutorial, but a short review of how well the color holds in her hair (on the hair she didn't pre-bleach), even after a few days on vacation at the beach.

The fifth and final video features Louna discussing how to maintain red hair and what products she uses to do that. (She also mentions the Affinage product name change for anyone who wants to use that exact product-- so you know what it is and where to find it.)

I would suggest saving these videos (favorite them or add them to your own YouTube playlist, etc) as well as checking out some of the YouTube commentary on them, as some of the comments feature more tips as well.

Shampoos & Conditioners Made Especially For Red Hair - Amazon List

I failed to mention this earlier on this webpage, so I'll mention it here. In order to keep your color from fading, or to enhance your red hair, you should use shampoos AND conditioners made especially for dyed red hair. The products listed in this link do just that. (I've posted some of those same products below as well.)

List of Shampoos & Conditioners for Red Hair

Hair Bleaching Kits, Products & Hair Color Remover; Hair Toning Products; Protein Shampoos, Conditioners, Serums, Protein Filler

I've opted to simply list a few of the best hair care products below, but I wanted to give a brief explanation of what certain products will do for your hair (for those of you that aren't as familiar with these hair care products).

List of Hair Bleaching Kits, Products & Hair Color Remover; Hair Toning Products; Protein Shampoos, Conditioners, Serums and Protein Fillers

And now for a brief description of the hair products on this list...

Hair Bleaching Kits, Products & Hair Color Remover on Amazon:

There are some hair bleaching products you can use, along with a hair color remover kit if you don't like the way the dye job comes out...

Hair Toner Products on Amazon:

If you bleach your hair but it comes out with brassy tones (yellows & oranges) in it, these products are supposed to help get rid of the brassiness. But read the directions for how to correctly use your chosen product in order to get your desired results. And definitely read the reviews for these products.

Protein Shampoos, Conditioners, Serums and Protein Fillers on Amazon:

The protein fillers are to be used a good 30-60 minutes before you apply your color. It restores protein in damaged hair & allows the color to stick better. Also, using protein shampoos and conditioners will keep your hair healthy. But READ THE DIRECTIONS.

Red Hair CAN Work on ALL Ethnicities/Nationalities

Let me begin by saying that I am actually black, and I have owned several red wigs over the past three years, all of which looked great on me. But when I got my first red wig, I had help picking it out because I really didn't know what shade of red would look best on me, especially with my dark skin. And so, with my red hair experience, and after paying much attention to redheads of many different ethnic groups & nationalities, I can impart this wisdom to you.

If you're black or asian, or anything other than white, and you think that you can't pull off red hair because of that... well, you're wrong. That's not to say that you can definitely go red, because some people just can't pull it off. But that is more about skin tone than skin color. If your skin has a red or pink undertone, you can probably pull off red hair, regardless of whether you're black, white, asian, hispanic, etc. The shade of red you can pull off, however, is reliant on how dark or light your skin is, as you'll see here. Likewise, if your skin with a yellow undertone, then you're most likely better off brunette or blonde.

And so, I'm linking to two great examples of red hair on black women. The first is a photo of a model with dark skin, and long, dark, brownish-red hair (here). The second is a photo of a rapper (whom you may or may not be familiar with) named Charli Baltimore (here). She is black as well, but with lighter skin. And therefore, she can get away with the bright red hair. She could also go darker if she wanted to. But the darker a person's skin is, the darker red they'll need to go, otherwise they won't look good. (Really, imagine the model above with hair as bright as Charli's. Not so good, is it?) My skin is even a little darker than that model's, so I have to go even darker than that when I do it (which is the reason I favor darker colors on myself, like the style & dye job I pointed out in the "My Favorite Red Hairstyle & Dye Job" module below).

For more info about shades of red hair, visit Red Hair- Best Shades.

Famous Faker Redheads

Note: Pictures are subject to change or be removed entirely...

There are plenty of famous celebs who have dyed their otherwise blonde or brunette hair red for a TV, movie or theatre role, or simply because they wanted to. Some of these celebs the general public is so used to seeing with red hair, it's simply assumed that they're natural redheads when they actually aren't. So I have actually looked up some of these celebs using SEVERAL sources, confirming that the following are "faker redheads" (& note that for now, there is only one guy on the list because men don't normally dye their hair red unless they've dyed it red by accident, or they're part of the punk scene, or they're Dennis Rodman):

Gerard Way performing with My Chemical Romance in Montreal, Canada on the Honda Civic Tour, August 16, 2011.
Gerard Way performing with My Chemical Romance in Montreal, Canada on the Honda Civic Tour, August 16, 2011. | Source

Gerard Way, lead singer of the rock band My Chemical Romance. He's previously had jet black hair and white blonde hair. (Click on the photo for the source.)


 


 

Hayley Williams performing with her band Paramore on the Honda Civic Tour in 2010.
Hayley Williams performing with her band Paramore on the Honda Civic Tour in 2010. | Source

Hayley Williams of Paramore (who once stated that even she doesn't remember what her natural hair color is, lol). Sources on the internet said that she's a natural brunette. And they're right! The proof-- a picture of Hayley when she was a toddler.






Screen shot of Lucille Ball from the Best Foot Forward movie trailer.
Screen shot of Lucille Ball from the Best Foot Forward movie trailer. | Source

Actress & comedianne Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, etc.).






Emma Stone speaking at the 2012 WonderCon in Anaheim, California.
Emma Stone speaking at the 2012 WonderCon in Anaheim, California. | Source

Actress Emma Stone (Easy A, Zombieland, Superbad; was asked to dye her hair red for a role and got more attention & roles with it, so she kept it that way; dyed her hair blonde to play Gwen Stacy in the upcoming Spiderman prequel, but dyed it back to red shortly after).

Debra Messing at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Woody Allen's Whatever Works.
Debra Messing at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Woody Allen's Whatever Works. | Source

Actress Debra Messing (Will & Grace, The Starter Wife, The Mysteries of Laura; has said her career took off when she dyed her hair red; natural brunette)

Amy Adams at the 81st Academy Awards.
Amy Adams at the 81st Academy Awards. | Source

Actress Amy Adams (Doubt, Enchanted, Leap Year, The Fighter, American Hustler, Big Eyes; when she was on Conan O'Brian's new late night show Conan, she discussed how she is actually a natural blonde but got more positive attention & roles once she dyed her hair red).




Other Famous Faker Redheads:

Actress Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Erin Brockovich, Ocean's Eleven & Ocean's Twelve; natural dirty blonde); Actress Kirsten Dunst (a natural blonde who dyed her hair red to play Mary Jane Watson in the Spiderman movies; ironically, natural redhead Bryce Dallas Howard [see "Famous Natural Redheads" module] dyed her hair blonde to play Gwen Stacy in Spiderman 3); Actress Christina Hendricks (Mad Men; natural blonde who has dyed her hair red off & on since the age of 10); Actress Cynthia Nixon (Sex & The City TV series & movie; supposedly a natural blonde; dyed her hair red to play Miranda, as there were already 2 blondes on the show); Actress Gillian Anderson (The X-Files; natural blonde); Actress Rose McGowan (Charmed, Jawbreaker, also dated Marilyn Manson); Actress Rachel Nichols (a regular in Alias's fifth & final season, & went red to play Shana "Scarlett" O'Hara in G.I.J.O.E.); Actress, singer & dancer Ann-Margret (born & raised in Sweden & officially became a U.S Citizen in 1949; starred in the movies Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas with Elvis Presley, The Swinger, Grumpy Old Men & the sequel Grumpier Old Men with Walter Matthau & Jack Lemmon, Any Given Sunday with Cameron Diaz, The Break Up with Jennifer Aniston & Vince Vaughn, & The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause; natural blonde or brunette who had her hair dyed by the same person who did Lucille Ball's hair).

Famous Natural Redheads

The ONLY (for sure) natural redheads you'll see on this ENTIRE lens (again, pictures are subject to change or be removed)...

Here are some famous celebs who were born with naturally red hair, have kept their natural color and/or enhanced it. Check them out below...

Singer Shirley Manson performing live in 2012.
Singer Shirley Manson performing live in 2012. | Source

Shirley Manson (lead singer of Garbage, also was an actress on the now defunct Fox series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).




Isla Fisher at the Cannes Film Festival 2013.
Isla Fisher at the Cannes Film Festival 2013. | Source

Actress Isla Fisher (her hair may not be that red in this photo, but she is a bonafide redhead; She can be seen in Confessions of a Shopaholic, Wedding Crashers, Now You See Me; also is married to Sacha Baron Cohen of Borat, Bruno, and Da Ali G Show).





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Model & actress Angie Everhart (was also on an ABC celeb reality contest series called The Mole).

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Actress Julianne Moore (her movies include Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Hannibal, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Far from Heaven, The Hours, & A Single Man).





Bryce Dallas Howard and M. Night Shyamalan promoting movie The Village at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.
Bryce Dallas Howard and M. Night Shyamalan promoting movie The Village at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. | Source

Bryce Dallas Howard (daughter of director & former actor Ron Howard; her movies include The Village, Manderlay, Lady in the Water, Spider-Man 3 [went blonde for this movie to play Gwen Stacy], Terminator Salvation, and replaced Rachelle Lefevre in the 3rd film of the Twilight saga, Eclipse.


Ron Howard at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990.
Ron Howard at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990. | Source
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer at Tribeca Talks After the Movie: A Beautiful Mind, Presented by Tribeca Film Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. April, 2011.
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer at Tribeca Talks After the Movie: A Beautiful Mind, Presented by Tribeca Film Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. April, 2011. | Source

Both pictures are of Ron Howard (father of Bryce Dallas Howard; famous for playing Andy Griffith's TV son, Opie Taylor, on The Andy Griffith Show, and portrayed Richie Cunningham on Happy Days; Now an accomplished director, he's directed the following films [and more]: Splash, Cocoon, Backdraft, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code, and its 2009 sequel, Angels & Demons).

American comedian Conan O'Brien at "Stand Up for Heroes," a comedy and music benefit organized by the Bob Woodruff Family Fund to raise money for injured U.S. servicemen. 2007.
American comedian Conan O'Brien at "Stand Up for Heroes," a comedy and music benefit organized by the Bob Woodruff Family Fund to raise money for injured U.S. servicemen. 2007. | Source

Former Late Night Host of The Tonight Show & current Late Night Host of Conan on TBS, Conan O'Brien.







Rachelle Lefevre at a 2013 Comic-Con panel for the TV show Under the Dome.
Rachelle Lefevre at a 2013 Comic-Con panel for the TV show Under the Dome. | Source

Rachelle Lefevre (portrayed vampire Victoria in Twilight and New Moon; currently stars on the TV show Under the Dome).

Reba McEntire at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Reba McEntire at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. | Source

Reba McEntire (Country singer, and star of Reba).






Lindsay Lohan attending will.i.am's Album Release Party in Hollywood, CA on August 14, 2012.
Lindsay Lohan attending will.i.am's Album Release Party in Hollywood, CA on August 14, 2012. | Source

The now infamous celeb & natural ginger Lindsay Lohan (yes, she's forever changing her hair color, but she can't deny her roots).

Other famous natural redheads: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York; Actress Nicole Kidman (Far and Away, Moulin Rouge, The Hours, Australia, and the movie musical Nine); Actress Lauren Ambrose (of the hit HBO show Six Feet Under), Actress & singer Alicia Witt (was on the TV shows Cybil, The Sopranos, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent), model Lily Cole (who is also in the film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), comedianne Kathy Griffin (from My Life On The D-List and Fashion Police), David Caruso (who originally started on NYPD Blue, a show with some great writing and great acting; he then delivered cheesy one-liners for 10 years on CSI: Miami); Scott Grimes (played Dr. Archie Morris on ER & was in the movie Robin Hood with Russell Crowe); Seth Green (actor and creator of Robot Chicken); Olympic Gold Medalist snowboarder Shaun White (he also skateboards professionally); and Malcolm X (yes, that Malcolm X [there's only one, so why are you even ASKING that question]-- believe it or not, black people CAN have naturally red hair, too).

Famous Redheads Whose Natural Hair Color Is Debatable

These people... well, there's just no solid evidence that they are or aren't natural redheads, and I couldn't find any quotes from any of them about it, either. But again, because the general public is so used to seeing these with red hair, it's assumed that they're redheads. So who knows...but if you happen upon a website that can confirm what the following celebs natural hair color is, or better yet, a direct quote from the celeb themselves, then I can move them to one of the two categories above. For now, they stay here.

Molly Ringwald in Greece, August 2010.
Molly Ringwald in Greece, August 2010. | Source

Believe it or not, actress Molly Ringwald (some have said she's not a natural redhead, and yet I can't find a reliable source that confirms this).

Other debatable redheads: Country singer Wynonna Judd (yes, I know she's known for her flaming red hair, but I couldn't confirm that it was naturally hers), actress Cate Blanchett (had red hair for a few movies, including 2008's The Case of Benjamin Button, and is rumored by some to be a natural redhead, but looks convincing as a blonde, so... you tell me), singer Geri Haliwell (formerly Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls; same hair color issue as Laura Prepon has), Actress Marcia Cross (of Desperate Housewives; was also on the original Melrose Place; I originally thought she was a natural redhead, but someone who viewed this page said otherwise, and I see the same debate when I google "Marcia Cross natural redhead" or "Marcia Cross natural hair color"); and Laura Prepon (star of That 70's Show, October Road and Orange Is The New Black. All the sources I looked up for her all say different things, claiming she's a natural redhead, or a natural blonde, or a natural brunette; no one knows for sure).


Video of (Former) Redhead Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy): Spring Awakening - A Fine Frenzy's Alison Sudol brings her own brand of sweet sexiness to Spring's whims

Alison Sudol is a professional singer-songwriter and pianist who goes by the stage name A Fine Frenzy. She currently has blonde hair, but the questions remains... natural redhead? That is yet to be determined...

A Fine Frenzy: Spring Awakening

Books on Amazon About Red Hair/Redheads

Curious to learn more about redheads? Want to know what meaning red hair has in our culture as well as others? Or perhaps you just like looking at red hair. The books below will feed your curiosity...

NOTE: The list price is the retail price (& might be grossly inaccurate at the moment). You can find these books in used condition on Amazon at less expensive prices. Simply click on the book you're interested in & then click on the "used" link...

Redhead & Red Hair Websites/Features

Here are a few more features, webpages & websites dedicated to redheads:

Are Redheads Better? Or Do Blondes Have More Fun?

Are redheads better than blondes? Or do blondes have more fun? (Keep it clean, folks.)

Redheads rule! Blonde is overrated...

Redheads rule! Blonde is overrated...

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    • MissRubyStars 4 years ago

      I love jet black hair with wisps of crimson or bright red streaks

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I have blonder hair as you may see in the pic of me but to be honest I really think no matter what your colour your beautiful and its you that makes your life fun not the colour of your hair so I am in-between both :) love to all

    • RosaMorelli 4 years ago

      Redheads definitely! I like dark red - the devilish not-quite-natural look. Blonde looks a bit washed out unless you have a *really* perfect complexion, I think.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Red heads dark browns and black rules!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      As a natural redhead...I KNOW redheads rule. Blonds are blah and way over rated. I have a platimun blond sister I know...in a word...boring.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      the ginger in red is something to behold whilst the ash in blond is never untold ...

    • Cherry-Ambition 4 years ago from U.S.

      @copperdragon: Um... well, ok, lol. It does make sense that that would be one of the bigger draws for men when it comes to redheaded women...

    • copperdragon 4 years ago

      redheads are the only women in the world whose orgasms you can actually see. the blood rush to the face, neck, and chest is vividly visible on their pale skin.

    • rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      This is hard because my hair is blonde and red/burgundy!

    • Oosquid 5 years ago

      Redheads or blonds, bring 'em on is what I say :0)

    • lyinseeker 5 years ago

      Blondes are kind of dopey. Brunettes are pretty casual and, fun to be around. Redheads can be kind of goofy but I've always had a good time in the company of redheads.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Check out Miracle Red Mahokany hair dye on Ebay its an awesome colour. Ive been using it for a few years now and love the colour. Really nice seller too unlike other on there....

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Hey,I don't know if you'll see this.Hope you will.Just wanted to tell you that I read your blog and it was pretty good and also wanted to tell you that Reba McEntire is a natural redhead.You can actually find a video on Youtube called Reba McEntire - Invitation Only - Extended Interviews-(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYbaFz7MEXc) and says it at the beginning.And when she was on The Talk this year (2012) it was also mentioned.And btw- Go red!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I'd personally say redheads are better. I love their fiery hair and wish that I had that shade as well, but yet, I wish I had blonde, brunette AND black (which I currently have) so I'm not exactly one to say. But, my vote goes out to redheads.

    • BruceBuss 5 years ago

      I'm not sure if redheads or blondes have more fun but I have a lot more fun with redheads.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I am a red head or ginger....truthfull I don't really know. I have gotten complements and have been ridiculed as well. Growing up was rough. Only ginger in school. Now I would have to say. People are intrigued by the red

    • smitten 5 years ago

      My first big love was a readhead. It didn't work out so well. I think she was tinting her hair though, so maybe I shouldn't start looking into blonds just yet!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      OMG! Since I wewnt back to RED, I never stop getting compliments, men flirting and even women stop me to tell me how great it looks. I am older than her but everyone tells me I look just like Wynonna Judd. I tell them because Im older, she looks like me and I have been singing longer than her. LOL

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      As for whether someone's hair is natural, it's rumored that the hair of a persons eyebrows is usually the part that can tip you off... however i know that most can dye their eyebrows. But who knows.... Maybe they forgot to or didn't bother once...

    • Jack-in-the-Box 6 years ago

      Redheads have more fun, we just don't have to shout it to the world like the blondes do. LOL....just joking. I have always been a redhead, so I really don't know anything else.

    Blondes really do have more fun... just saying.

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      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I have had my hair every color in the book. I'm naturally white blonde but everyone assumes I have dark hair naturally because I have darker skin and brown eyes. I love my hair being red and I honestly don't fully agree that the darker you are the darker your red has to be. I have had neon red and got more compliments then a deep auburn lol but oh well.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Im a natural blonde but have recently dyed my hair copper red and had so many compliments. I loved being blonde in my 20s but get SO sick of people assuming my hair is dyed. Now it obviously is. I didn't have. Ore fun either way. All I will say is that people generally suit best colours closest to their natural colour, there are of course exceptions to the rule but for the most part its true.

      • Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

        I think you have more fun with age, whether you live blond or red haired. When you're young you're too busy thinking about whether you're having fun, instead of just doing it. The best place to be is right where you're at.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Redheads are cool, and so are blondes but I personally find dark brown cuter. I don't think hair color determines anything about your personality.

      • the-good-stuff 6 years ago

        I'm a natural brunette, and dye to blonde. Red is just too "loud" for my tastes.

      The Last of the Redheads Trailer - 15 minute documentary (directed by Heather Slepchik) exploring the possibility of the future extinction of NATURAL redheads..

      I don't know exactly where you can find this documentary, but I'd start with your local library, then Google (if your library doesn't have it). I'll be looking for this myself...

      The Last of the Redheads Trailer on Vimeo


      Discuss YOUR Love Affair With Red Hair (& Redheads) Here... Leave your comments & suggestions here. NOTE: This guestbook is moderated 24/7. Spam is not allowed.

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          TheMakeupAdvisory 3 years ago

          I am a natural red head and I must admit I think it suit me and my personality more so than any other color and I have been them all!

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          goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

          Great idea for a lens!

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          bjj james 4 years ago

          Love the redhead look!

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          Two Crafty Paws 4 years ago

          I was a redhead for quite a while, it was my addiction :) My hairdresser said that once you go red there is no turning back haha and that some women just need this color - either by having red hair or by having red shoes. I thought it was weird, but then again now that I am a natural brunette I can't part with my red shoes haha. I have a feeling I will be a read head soon again though, the color is empowering.

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          Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          I was more a fan of blond hair growing up. But it has turned more towards red. My daughter has a unique color of natural auburn hair.

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          Cherry-Ambition 4 years ago from U.S.

          @Rosaquid: Welcome! Yes, red is one of those colors... when I got my first red wig (everyone thought I dyed it, I didn't), I did notice I got a bit more attention in general, not just the usual attention from guys. There's just something about red hair...

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          Rosaquid 4 years ago

          I shared this with my husband, who loves red hair. He used to ask me to try going red-headed once in a while. It was interesting to read about the actresses whose careers benefited! He is vindicated!

          I saw your colored subtitles; thanks for sharing that.

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          Cherry-Ambition 5 years ago from U.S.

          @INeedGlasses: Disney? I wouldn't give them that much credit to be honest. But yes, The Little Mermaid was a big deal back in the day. But I'm sure people were dying their hair red before that movie. Just not as many as there are now...

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          INeedGlasses 5 years ago

          I think Disney started and grew the red hair fad.

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          rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

          Great lens! My hair is blonde and red burgundy.. love it!

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          PristeamDetail LM 5 years ago

          REPIN the RED HEADS!

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          Oosquid 5 years ago

          Some of the world's most attractive women are redheads, oh yes. very nice lens.

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          viscri8 5 years ago

          My daughter has a wild red hair -- artificially red -- she only changes the hues and tones. So, yes, I came to like red hair a lot. Blessing this lens for the cause!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          My mom was born a redhead from two brunettes, and she has always joked that we should marry a redhead... so she can have redhead grandchildren... haha... So, I married a brunette, but our daughter loves red hair, and has dyed it several shades of RED, even actual red... fun!!

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          bensen32 lm 5 years ago

          I love redheads, always have since that one girl....I keep the details to myself thank you.

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          CameronPoe 5 years ago

          I've been in love with Julianne Moore because of her red hair. She's always kept it to that color as far as I recall.

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          ndAirborneMedic1 5 years ago

          I LOVE my wife's Red Hair!! She looks so HOT & SEXY!!

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          June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

          I have always loved red hair. Great lens.

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          Stacy Birch 5 years ago

          Love hair, real or real fake.

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          EmergencyPrepar 5 years ago

          I love red hair. My husband is a readhead.:)

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          KandH 5 years ago

          I don't want red hair but I love it when it's natural and think you've done a great job displaying it in all its beautiful and sometimes outrageous forms here.

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          moonlitta 5 years ago

          Apparently, red hair is fun!

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          Keepingscore 5 years ago

          @Cherry-Ambition: After seeing the guys I skimmed, commented, and then went back up and was horrified at how many I had passed over. Might be a blonde thing.

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          Cherry-Ambition 5 years ago from U.S.

          @anonymous: Someone sent me a video link of Reba talking about being a redhead as a child, and so you are indeed right. I have my proof, so I'll be moving her to the other section! :)

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          TapIn2U 6 years ago

          Wow! I had tried red hair when 2 years ago and it was great. I love it and I loked good on that hair.

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          Cherry-Ambition 5 years ago from U.S.

          @cheshiregriffin: I agree to disagree... I actually really do like that red hair on her still. I don't know if she kept it that way or not. She might be back to her natural black/dark brown hair now...

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          Cherry-Ambition 5 years ago from U.S.

          @Keepingscore: There IS a section that features only natural redheads, actually! You must have skimmed right over that entire section with Conan O'Brien, Shirley Manson and what not... ;)

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          Keepingscore 5 years ago

          Really nice pictures, the shades of red you have found are incredible. Would be interesting if you added a section that featured only natural red heads.

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          cheshiregriffin 5 years ago

          I love red hair, though I think Jennifer Tilly should have stayed with the black hair, it looked better on her.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I was inspired by Florence + the Machine/A Fine Frenzy to dye my hair red my senior year in high school... Oh yes >:D

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Blondes may be fun, but redheads can get all the best in life

          I'm Asian Chinese and I love gingers

          BTW, don't to forget Cintia Dicker, the Brazilian model and she has naturally red hair (just google her if you want to know her)

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          myniztan 5 years ago

          Don't forget about Deborah Ann Woll from True Blood!

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          AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

          Fun lens. I like looking at the different versions of red. I've been an auburn red for years and get many compliments. When I tried to go back to brown, people asked me if I was sick!

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          Geeve 5 years ago

          Blessing this len cuz I like redheads :) OK, I like blondes and brunettes as well, but it is a very good lens :)

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          Patricia 6 years ago

          Blessing this len cuz I'm a red head, although I don't like my hair.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          AHHH GO REDHEADS I just got married to the best ginger in the world. im 20 and im getting married again! don't ask what happened please. it really pains me to say and reheads are just awesome btw im natural reddie

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          peetred lm 6 years ago

          Go Redheads! I think that's why my husband married me, LOL!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Im a huge Reba fan...I would say sheâs a 100% natural...in all of her childhood pics sheâs got red hair. So unless shes been dying her hair since she was little, I would say its natural. Her mom also had red hair, its lighten a lot now, so it would make sense that she has red hair. You can Google Reba McEntire young or child, there are some pictures in images. :)

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          JoshK47 6 years ago

          I rather enjoy redheads quite a bit - thanks for this lens! :)

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          Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

          Red heads sure get noticed more. Maybe red is the new blonde.

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          Cherry-Ambition 6 years ago from U.S.

          @JeanJohnson LM: Awww.... ok, I'm jealous now...

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          JeanJohnson LM 6 years ago

          I started to dye my hair red when I was sixteen, I fell in love with a guy who was obsessed with red heads, that man is now my husband :)

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          LauraMarie LM 6 years ago

          There are so many good looking red heads!! They all have strong determined personalities

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          Cherry-Ambition 6 years ago from U.S.

          @writercb1: I didn't miss Lily Cole, I just didn't put up a picture of her! She's mentioned in that last paragraph of the 2nd "Famous Natural Redheads" module.

          As for Bartek...erm, gonna have to look him up. We'll see if he's as cute as Scott Grimes or Conan O'Brien (WITH his beard), lol.

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          writercb1 6 years ago from United States

          I LOVE RED HAIR. I do not have, but it always catches my eye. It is sexy, it is bright and happy, it is passionate, it is rare...I cannot understand why people do not like red hair. Perhaps it frightens them. Perhaps they are envious. I do not know. All I know is that I love red hair. Alas, it seems there aren't a lot of natural redheaded men with good looks; but there a lot of women with natural red hair who are good-looking. I am more a fan of natural red, because it is more vibrant; the color is just gorgeous. I can't resist it. But, I think some dyed reds are good, and I myself have flirted with having red hair. It was fun while it lasted! I may go red again. I am a blonde naturally. But red hair continues to fascinate me.

          One sexy redhead you missed is the girl who was in "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus", alongside Heath Ledger. She used to be on Playboy; she is very hot. Lily Cole. Natural redhead.

          One good-looking male redhead I've found is Bartek. He is a male model. Google him and you will find pictures.

          Wow I sound so perverted. Sorry. Redheads do that to me sometimes!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I love redheads. Isla Fisher in particular!

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          TopMovieDvds 6 years ago

          Loved Khloe Kardashian in her one week as a redhead. I lensrolled to my Robert Pattinson Hair lens -- he was also spotted as a redhead. Rupert Grint from Harry Potter. Also the red wigs in Scott Pilgrim.

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          C A Chancellor 6 years ago from US/TN

          Nice lens! FYI, the Jennifer Garner / Alias look is a wig. I remember seeing an interview (part of the DVD extras, I think) where she was talking about all the different wigs they put her in on the show, and how that one was most associated with her character, even though she only wore it once.

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          livingfrontiers 6 years ago

          Great lens, in how you show the people and the time of era. Great information on products too.

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          AWildDog 6 years ago

          @Cherry-Ambition: Well yes I kind of meant dyed it red lol. Tho a wig is probably better, reds fade really fast.

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          Cherry-Ambition 6 years ago from U.S.

          @AWildDog: You missed the part of the lens where I discussed wearing red wigs. :) I've never dyed my hair red, no, but I do STILL wear red wigs. I have been for 4 years...oh no, wait, going on 5 years now...

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          AWildDog 6 years ago

          I was just looking through your lenses hun, have you ever actually had red hair?

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          javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

          That's quite a lineup of impressive redheads! This lens has been blessed by a Squid Angel.

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          sorana lm 6 years ago

          Very interesting. I think the redheads look gorgeous. But again, there are gorgeous blondes and gorgeous brunnettes too.

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          GrowWear 6 years ago

          Had a childhood friend complete with red hair and freckles. She was very beautiful.

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          CafeLove 6 years ago

          Hi there! You left a comment on one of my lenses in July and said to let you know when I update it... Well, I finally did. =) It's my Breast Cancer T-shirt lens.

          http://www.squidoo.com/thecolorpink

          Love the lens here! There are a lot of red heads in my family.

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          LadyJasmine LM 6 years ago

          Ahhh, red hair. It's taken me years to find the perfect formulas for my own hair. I always feel more vibrant when my hair is fire engine red! :-) Great page!

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          AmbrosiaPopsicle 6 years ago

          Explosive heat ;)

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          scar4 6 years ago

          I dye my hair red when I'm tired of normal gloomy colors !

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          ChemKnitsBlog2 6 years ago

          My fiancé has red in his beard... hopefully my kids will pop out with red hair!

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          theconditionpod 6 years ago

          Go Conan O'Brien, world's funniest redhead

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          Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

          R&/Hip-HOP recording artist Rihanna looked stunning wearing her hair red, I dn't know if it was her own hair dyed or a wig but she looked gorgeous. Also, Jaime Faith Edmondson, Playboy Playmate(Miss January 2010) is a natural redhead and the first Playmate of the Decade. If she is selected Playmate of the Year it will be the first time a redhead has been selected in over 30 years!

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          Sojourn 6 years ago

          Really nice lens! Every now and then I dye my brown hair red just so I'll look more like I could really be the mother of my youngest son. We have no idea where his really red hair came from. :)

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          tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

          Great lens, I RED it all! ;-) Lensrolled to T-shirts and Gifts for Redheads!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          My family, including myself, is full of naturally vibrant redheads and we wear our bright red curls proudly. It's true people do look and sometimes very rudely stare but we figure they're the odd ones, not us!

          Great lens!

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          Rita-K 6 years ago

          The new red hair colors are so natural it is hard to tell real redheads from their bottle counterparts. I believe live for the day...try every color!

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          Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

          It would be fun to try out red hair. Hmm.....

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          Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

          My mom was a redhead and our daughter is one, too so we think highly of redheads around here. Very well done and I enjoyed my visit.

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          Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

          OK you have made me want to go get my hair dyed red and black again :) Fab lens!

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          PuddinTane LM 6 years ago

          Rachel, the red head on this season's Big Brother is very hot. Dingy as hell. But hot!

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          kerastasehaircare 7 years ago

          I have to to say Jack is right i believe blondes have more fun but red heads are far sexier, i have had red hair for ages and love it. take care Kerastase

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          they say blondes have more fun, but hey red heads are sexier me thinks, nice lens :)

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          Isabel2012 7 years ago

          For a time I went red with super light blond highlights. I loved that because my hair looked like fire. I love changing my Hair color it makes me feel like a different person. Great lens and options!

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          I personally don't agree that the darker your skin the darker the red should be. I dyed my hair a very bright red last year (my skin is almost dark chocolate) and I received so many compliments. One of my friends (who is way darker) asked me to dye her hair the same colour and she turned out amazing.

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          luxuryparlor 7 years ago

          @hayleylou lm: hair coloring is beautiful however it can damage hair if not taken care of.

          Luxuryparlor

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Just For Redheads is a fabulous cosmetic site.

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          sheriangell 7 years ago

          I am blonde and probably will always be, (except for all the nasty gray I battle these days) but red hair absolutely fascinates me. It is truly the most beautiful hair color. You pay great tribute to red hair, well done!

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          Penny Pincher G 7 years ago

          I tried red hair once and I received a lot of compliments.

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          Patricia 7 years ago

          I was born with red hair myself and wish I wasn't. Nice lens on red hair. Blessed by an angel!

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          lasertek lm 7 years ago

          Nice! Never knew talking bout red hair and redheads would be fun. 5*

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          jgelien 7 years ago

          My youngest daughter was born with the most beautiful shade of red hair imaginable and the under layer at the nape of her neck is golden. So what does she do? She dyes it a dark purpley reddish color! I love your lens. 5*

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          KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

          Very fun lens!

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          hayleylou lm 7 years ago

          I had a red colour on my hair about 2 years ago - loved it. Great lens - lots of cool pics - 5 stars

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          Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

          Really enjoyed reading this lens! Nicely written and well-presented! (:

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          Cherry-Ambition 7 years ago from U.S.

          @wilddove6: Awww.. I'm sorry to hear about the hair dye allergy. You could always do the extensions or a wig!

          I have a lot of allergies, do I'm going to have to keep the hair dye in mind.

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          Webcodes LM 7 years ago

          Great lens on redheads with great pictures. 5 super stars!

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          wilddove6 7 years ago

          Well, as an ex-hairdresser of the 80's, I dabbled in all kinds of colours, (we won't mention the crayon purple!), but I think red was always my favourite. I also thought it warmed up my rather sallow skin tone.

          If I didn't develop an allergy to hair dye, I'd definitely go back to being a red-head.

          So much zing :)

          Wing high five and nice job on the lens!

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