We love red hair – the striking colour, the uniqueness and the reputation of the femme fatale. To boost red locks, Davines Finest Pigments Red is a wonderful product to use. We love these facts from Cosmopolitan, about all you red head beauties out there.
- Red hair is a beautiful genetic mutation
Both parents must be carriers of the mutated MC1R gene to be able to produce redhead offspring, of which there is a 25% chance if they don’t have red hair themselves.
- Less than 2% of the world’s population have red hair
That’s approximately 140 million people. Scotland boasts the highest percentage of natural redheads, with 13% (40% might carry the gene there) while Ireland comes in second with 10%.
- Red hair can occur in any ethnicity
It occurs more frequently (2-6%) in people of northern or western European ancestry, and less frequently in other populations.
- Lucky redhead women have more sex
That’s according to a study by a German sex researcher who found that women with red hair had sex more often. A similar English study found that redhead gals had sex an average of three times a week, while our blonde and brunette counterparts have it twice a week. Shame the fellas weren’t questioned, too.
- It’s hard to dye red hair
Because it holds its pigment tighter than any other hair colour, red strands need to have their pigment stripped before being dyed by bleaching which, of course, damages the hair. Stay red!
- Red hair is thicker than other colours
Each strand of red hair is generally thicker than other shades which compensates for the fact that redheads have less hair. Apparently they have – on average – 90,000 strands while blondes have 110,000, and brunettes have 140,000.
- Redheads are more likely to develop skin cancer
Because of their commonly fair skin and sensitivity to ultraviolet light, redheads are more likely to develop skin cancer. The International Journal of Cancer reported in 2010 that natural redheads are approximately two and a half times as likely to develop the dangerous cancer as people with other hair hues.
- Blue eyed redheads are super rare
Blue eyes and red hair forms the rarest combo on earth. Most (natural) redheads will have brown eyes, followed by hazel or green shades.
- Redheads can change temperature quicker
This is because – according to research – redheads are more sensitive to hot and cold pain. Nothing to do with their mythical fiery temperament!
Davines Finest Pigments Red is a colour enhancing cream, contains 95% of natural ingredients. Finest Pigments intensifies the natural hair colour, tones highlights and enhances cosmetic hair colour. Helps to camouflage white hair and balances the colour of bleached hair. Does not require an activator, does not contain ammonia, can be used after a perm or relaxing hair treatment.
The Finest Pigments gel can be used on its own or mixed with Finest Gloss. Use on dry and clean hair, distribute the colour consistently and leave on for 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the condition of the hair. After processing time add water and accurately emulsify until the scalp and the hair are completely clean. If hair is dirty, use shampoo prior to application, dry the hair and then proceed with the application of the gel as mentioned above. Does not require shampooing, apply conditioner if necessary.
Natural active ingredients:
- Giesta natural pigments
- Ginger natural pigments
- Indian walnut natural pigments
- Lycopene natural pigments
- Polyquaternium-67 – conditioning agent
- Ranania natural pigments
- Saffron natural pigments