How To Take Care Of Your Dyed Red Hair

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Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day

No, you're eyes aren't playing tricks on you. There really are more people walking around with red hair. It's become the color of the season and today, of all days, is National Love Your Red Hair Day. Turn up! As a person that has dyed their hair almost every color under the sun, I can safely say redheads have more fun. That firey color just does something to your personality, you know?

Dyed red hair, though, is the one of the—if not the—hardest colors to maintain. The first time I went red, I washed my hair too many times without the proper products and soon the Mary Jane Watson red looked like a musty mistake. No, thank you! Not again. 

Now, after speaking with the red hair experts at New York City's Seagull salon, you, too, can rock red better and for longer than I did. Happy coloring. 

"Don’t be afraid to go a bit brighter with your red than you may be initially intended to," Laura Connors tells me. "Bumping up the intensity of the pigment will get you a lot more mileage out of your color and it is a fun way to play around with different ginger incarnations."

Luke Kalat says, "The best way to get a long-lasting red is to actually start with a red that’s demi or semi-permanent because reds fade so much. The higher the volume of developer, the faster the color molecule falls out of the hair, leaving the hair drab and faded." Both Kalat and Connors stress the importance of using color-safe, sulfate-free shampoos sparingly. A proper color conditioner will add vibrancy and moisture. (More on that below!) Finally, Kalat suggests getting a glaze or toner in between root touchups. "This will extend your color and give you added shine," he says. 

As for the products Connors and Kalat swear by? See below.

Connors also suggests using Lauren’s All-Purpose Salve. "It's my favorite way to keep chemically treated hair moisturized and shiny from the inside out. The littlest bit goes the longest way; it is organic, all natural and made locally made," she says. "Also, it's not just for your hair! You can use it anywhere on your skin that needs a 'tender touch.'"

Lauren's All-Purpose, Lauren's All-Purpose Salve, $30 (travel size) or $48 (6oz.), available at Lauren's All-Purpose.

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Along with

Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.



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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]