Alot of our self-image is based on the perceptions of other people. You partially view yourself through others' eyes and act accordingly. That's why the color of our hair tends to stereotype us.
Here's the deal of what that means for all you redheads, blondes and brunettes. We've also got tips on how to keep your hair looking shiny and gorgeous, whatever the color.
There are very few natural redheads - only 3 perfect of the population is said to have fiery locks. For centuries, redheads have had to fight stereotypes. For many, red hair atop a female head automatically conjured images of wild women, hotheads, femme fatales, sexpots.
Redheaded women are often portrayed as strong, independant women. They are usually seen as feisty Irish "tough girls".
"Red is the new blond," says Tim Rogers, editorial stylist and spokesman for Charles Worthington hair and beauty salons in London. "She is a head-turning hybrid between the moody brunette and the bubbly blonde. She's not afraid to have fun and get noticed."
Red hair compliments brown which seems to be the color in fashion this season. Brown hair with brown fashion can look dull, while red adds more depth and contrast. Red hair also seems to have more shine, which can make your hair look more healthy and beautiful.
Red Hair Care Tips
Accentuate the fire and shine of your red hair with color stay shampoo and hair treatments. The best way to stop color fade is by using products specifically designed for colored hair.
John Frieda Radiant Red Color Envy Daily Color Sealer
John Frieda Radiant Red Color Finish Super-Hold Hair Spray
Hask Shine Stay Red Shampoo
Cleans red hair without stripping color.
Price: USD $4.59
Do blondes really have more fun? Maybe. Blonde is a happy color that reminds us of sunny days at the beach.
People see blondes as having more youthful vitality than other colors, and blonde hair can make you look younger. There's a subtle correlation between youth and blondness, since babies and children tend to have lighter hair than adults.
Q. What is the difference between a blonde and a shopping card?
A: The shopping cart has a mind of its own.
She was so blonde, she stood staring at the frozen orange juice because it said "Concentrate".
Do we still think blondes are dumb? Many people say we don't anymore. The Dumb-Blonde jokes are old. Modern blondes are perceived as powerful, independent and of course, still very sexy.
Blonde hair tends to require alot of attention to keep it looking glamorous and healthy, so blondes can give off the impression of high maintenance.
TIGI Hair Care Bed Head Dumb Blonde Conditioner
Price: USD $15.96
TIGI Bed Head, Dumb Blonde Reconstructor
TIGI Hair Care Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo
Price: USD $9.96
Brown Hair / Brunette
Brunettes project a grounded, stable image. Darker colors also connote earthiness. If you are wanting a more serious, sophisticated look, try a darken brunette hair color.
76 percent of American women think the first female president will have brown hair, according to Allure magazine.
According to a study into hair colour and the intensity of attraction, 51% of men thought brunettes were more attractive. Brunettes were described as intelligent, independent and self-sufficient. Two-thirds of the men said the brunette women appeared stable and competent.
Women with medium-length darker hair such as Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Garner areperceived as smarter and more fun loving.
Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions Glossing Serum
Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions Sleekening Balm
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Simply Sleek Straightening Balm