Alright, full disclosure: I'm a natural brunette. But in 2014, I traded in my chocolate hair for a rich red, and for an entire year I lived the life of a redhead, loving every single second of it. All good things must come to an end, though, and I've recently gone back to the dark (brown) side.
I love my hair dark, but there are a few things I miss about being a redhead. Like being better than everyone else. (Jokes, but I couldn't let my colleagues get away with thinking that blondes and brunettes got all the love). Need some solid reasons as to why ginger life is the way to go? Read on for 10 Real Reasons Why Redheads Are Actually The Best.
1. Red hair looks good on everyone.
I don't know why, but red hair kind of brings out the best in an already beautiful painting. Hint: you're the beautiful painting, friend.
2. You always feel like a Disney princess.
Which is actually a lot cooler than it sounds. Going to the pool is awesome, because if you perfect the 'coming-out-of-the-water-hair-flip', then you get to feel like Ariel for the whole day. And force people to address you as such. For the whole, entire day.
3. Scratch that. You always feel like a real-life princess.
Prince Harry. Queen Elizabeth. Rihanna. What do they all have in common? Red hair. Okay, maybe only the first two might have been natural redheads. Also, Rihanna's position as Queen of Everything is disputed by some. But one fact remains: true royalty? Yeah. They're gingers.
Photo cred - Mercadora de Desejos
4. True redheads the most unique of all.
Something like 2% of people are natural redheads - which I think even the worst mathematicians among us will agree is a crazy low number. You can also translate this to mean that true redheads? They're the most special of the whole bunch.
5. Marilyn Monroe was a redhead before she was a blonde.
She dyed her hair platinum blonde to achieve her iconic look, but first - she was rocking that red.
6. It takes a really special person to pull it off.
And by special I mean committed, because those of us who have ever dyed our hair red know that it's a lot of upkeep. You'll be spending time, energy, and money in maintaining those locks. And if you're a natural redhead? Let me tell you, in a world ruled by blondes and brunettes, it takes some chutzpah to embrace the natural beauty that you truly are.
7. You can pretty much rock any hairstyle.
Since red hair is so multifaceted and gorgeous, you can wear it any way and it'll pretty much look awesome. Seriously. Sock bun? No problem. Crazy curls? Rocking it. Pixie cut? Yes, please. Messy finals-hair greased within an inch of its life? Insert heart eyes emoji here.
8. You stand out.
In a good way. There are tons of blondes and brunettes out there - but someone with a mane of vibrant red hair? Not so much.
Photo cred - Inaé Alves
9. You find yourself clapping back. All. The. Time.
I'm not saying that being a redhead makes you inherently sassier, but let me tell you, there was a good 82% increase in the amount of sass I was laying down when I was a redhead VS when I was a brunette. I honestly can't tell you why - maybe seeing that gorgeous red was an instant confidence booster?
10. Everyone wants to be a redhead.
Or at least, most people do. There's something about that vibrant, rich hue, that has people lining up at the salon to emulate. Are the cold showers, hundreds of dollars on products, and monthly salon touch-ups worth it? I thought so. But honestly, nothing can beat the beauty that is naturally red hair. #RedHairEnvy.