The redhead trend has been slowly gaining popularity in recent years. It started with Sophie Turner’s character, Sansa Stark, on Game of Thrones. Her luscious red wig had us all wanting to channel our inner Queen of the North by going copper red. After the popularity of the Queen’s Gambit, Netflix’s latest hit tv series, the trend has reached new heights. Although Anya Taylor Joy is a natural bleach blonde, the actress had a short red bob for her critically acclaimed role. We’re calling it now – copper red is the hair colour of 2021.
Copper red comes in several hues, especially as the colour loses its vibrancy whether you get from a bottle or if you’re naturally blessed with the shade. Everyone from Lizzo to Zendaya and Emma Roberts have experimented with the warm red shade. Some celebrities have used it as their signature throughout their career, like Isla Fisher who is a proud redhead and whose auburn locks has been a source of inspiration for us all.
The beauty of this hair colour is that it works for any shape or length of hair. You can take a lead from Rihanna’s book and go with long curls inspired by Sansa Stark or stick of Anya Taylor Joy’s sharp bun. If you want a natural redhead to look to for inspiration, give Angela Scanlon a follow on Instagram.
How To Care for Copper Red Hair
If you decide to try out this colour, there’s a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. As the colour starts to fade over time, you want to make sure to keep your hair moisturised with a hydrating mask as part of your regular haircare routine. Depending on the fragility of your hair, you want to be using a hair mask once or twice a week after washing your hair.
When you dye your hair any colour, whether you do it yourself or visit a salon, you want to change up your shampooing routine. It’s worth investing a colour-protecting shampoo to help maintain the brightness of your colour and to improve the longevity of your dye. Along with a new shampoo, you’ll want to make sure you’re conditioning your hair every time you wash it. Once you start dying your hair, you need to take extra care to maintain the condition of your hair and to prevent damage to the hair follicles that you result in breakages.
Not Sure if You Want to Commit?
In recent months, we’re seeing more haircare brands releasing wash-out hair colours. These products allow you to experiment with a new colour without committing to the shade permanently. Affordable brands like Revolution London have a full spectrum of colours for you to choose from. The final weeks of working from home are the perfect time to experiment with your hair colour. If you fall in love with this copper red, you can visit your hairstylist and make it a permanent change. Trust us, it’s going to be the ‘it’ colour of 2021.
What do you think of the copper red hair colour? Is it something you would try? Are you planning to dye your hair in 2021?