R is for Redhead and Proud

R: Redhead & Proud

When I was at school, I was really self-conscious about my ginger locks. There was something about being a redhead that children just latched on to....like being a redhead meant that you were secretly an alien or something.

Secondary school made me even more self-conscious. Not only was I a redhead, but I was a redhead with bad skin!!! The odds were not stacked in my favour at all. Especially when, out of all of my friends, I was the only one who suffered from horrendous spots! I REALLY think schools should be a bit more lax on the "no make up" rules they have. Being able to put on a bit of foundation and concealer without being told to wipe it off would have seriously helped me out!

Then I got to uni, and I decided to do a complete 180 on the ginger and go dark brunette! 

At the time, this change was exactly what I needed, but looking back now, it is something that I would never, ever do again. Not only did it make me look even more pale, but it took FOREVER to grow out. I had huge ginger roots for ages while I was waiting for the brown to disappear. 

It was not my best look!

In 2007....the horrendous bruise on my arm is from a paintball! NEVER go paintballing hungover!

After the brunette, I experimented with different shades of dark red. But I very rarely stayed with my natural colour. 

Until recently.....

I've said before about my new-found confidence. Well, hand in hand with that has come a new outlook of embracing me for me, and making NO apologies for that. This includes my hair. Yes. We all know that for some, unknown reason that there is a stigma that comes with being a redhead, but I absolutely embrace my ginger side, and absolutely love the fact that I am a part of a group of people who have become a social rarity. 

There is even a fantastic website specifically designed for redheads out there. How to be a Redhead is a website dedicated to all things redhead related....beauty...fashion....lifestyle. It's a great site, where reds of the world can come together in a community, and celebrate the wonder that being a redhead can be! If I'm ever in doubt, that's the website I head to to reassure myself that being ginger is a fabulous thing!

It's taken 26 years, but I have finally learnt to embrace what being a redhead means. I'm proud that I am one of a small percentage of the world population who is ginger, and love the attention that my hair can get. 

Here are some great redhead-themed quotes I adore: 

“Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.” 
― Lucille Ball

"Redheads are like the unicorns of women, except they really do exist" 

"Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but it takes a real man 
to handle a redhead"

"The sun on a brunette's hair looks red. The sun on a redhead's hair looks like Heaven on Earth." 

Being a redhead is amazing! I wouldn't change it for the world! 

Ginger x



  1. Rules about make up in school? Really, never come across that when my DD was in school and even back in the dark ages when I attended...things were much more strict (girls couldn't even wear slacks to school back then). Where did you go to school that make up wasn't allowed?

    In my school everyone wanted redhair, and now through chemicals...I have red. A-Z

  2. I think my daughter's hair is the same color as yours. She has had very positive experiences with people loving the color of her hair, granted they've all been adult women. I hope that carries her through any doubts she may have. LOVE the quotes you included!

  3. If I were less sleepy and more of a jerk, I would make some South Park reference to ginger kids stealing souls. Instead, I'll say cheers to loving who you are!