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40+ Eye-Catching Red Hair Men’s Hairstyles (Ginger Hairstyles)

Learn how to rock it with your handsome ginger hair strands

written by Danny Puopolo

Never has red hair been more in vogue. Red hair color always makes a statement, whether it’s as hot as a chili pepper or as cool as a glass of burgundy wine. It is bold, colorful, and exotic. Let’s face it: shy guys don’t get red hair since it is impossible to blend into the background with red hair. The truth is that there are now more stunning variations on the color than ever before. Naturally red hair, which is also referred to as “orange” or “ginger” hair, is a rare occurrence, with only 2% of the world’s population having it. Red hair is more common (two to six percent) in people with Northern or Northwestern European ancestry and less common in other populations.

Looking for a stellar redhead men’s hairstyle? If you rock ginger hair, you might be wondering what sort of hairstyles will bring the most out of your hair. The good news is that there’s a lot of variety, from slicked-back undercuts to wild curly styles. Check the examples below to find out!

How Does Red Hair Come About?

Due to a genetic variation in the MC1R gene, melanocytes in redheads primarily generate pheomelanin. Both parents must be at least carriers of this mutation for a child to have red hair. Even then, the likelihood of having red hair is only one in four. However, a 2018 study has led researchers to speculate that there may be a number of other pheomelanin-related genes that affect genes that influence hair color.

What Colors Complement Ginger Hair?

Choosing colors to wear might be difficult because having red hair can be a statement in and of itself—even more than you may realize! People with red hair typically avoid colors out of concern that they will clash. But it turns out that red hair looks great with colored clothing.

Facts About Red/ Ginger Hair

One beautiful thing about red hair is that there’s no need to worry about growing gray hair because ginger hair holds its original hue much longer than other shades. Age just causes red hair to fade through a beautiful spectrum of colors, from fading copper to rosy-blonde, then to silvery-white.
Gingers have much fewer strands overall on the top of their red heads than any other color. Flame-haired beauties typically have 90,000 hairs, as opposed to 110,000 for blondes and 140,000 for brunettes.

Although they aren’t quite going bald, redheads frequently appear to have more hair overall since each strand of natural ginger hair is much thicker. Red hair can range in color from strawberry blonde to auburn and every shade in between, but one thing that red hair shares is a propensity for being thick, brittle, and dry.

Maintaining Red Hair

You have gorgeous, distinctive hair if you are a redhead by nature! The vitality of your naturally red hair should be your top priority when caring for it. To maintain its individuality and keep it appearing brilliant and shiny all year long, extra maintenance is required.

  • When selecting things, be cautious and wise in your decision-making. If you have naturally red hair, use a light-weight shampoo and moisturizing conditioner.
  • The benefit of having thicker hair is that you don’t have to wash it as frequently. However, since ginger hair is already prone to dryness, over-washing it will only further deplete your mane of natural oils. Washing your hair no more than once or twice a week will help it stay healthier and less dry.
  • Red hair is known for being fiery and energetic, and you must take care of the hair cuticle to keep it that way. Your hair cuticles, which are the outermost layer of each hair strand, are what give your hair its luster and protect it from harm. As a result, it’s a good idea to moisturize and smooth the cuticles of your red hair with oil.
  • To seal in that smooth, shiny finish, it’s advised to use a silicone and vitamin-based serum a few times per week to close the cuticles of your hair.
  • Natural red hair must be softly hydrated because it usually has a tendency to be thick. For thick hair, heat protection products and hair masks are crucial.
  • When styling hair, cream lotions are the ideal choice because they are much more moisturizing for the hair and bring out the red color.

There are many responsibilities that come with having red hair, from health issues to fashion statements. Have these interesting facts in your back pocket to use whenever you need them, gingers and non-gingers alike.

Danny Puopolo is an expert that works at Rakis, a professional hairdressing salon in Melbourne. His work has been featured in a variety of publications such as OK Magazine, Vogue, and INSTYLE. He has also managed classes for Shu Uemura Australia and Loreal Professional.