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 says Davines' Alchemic collection is perfect for enhancing colored hair. "It's a must," she says.

Davines, Alchemic Shampoo Red, $27, available at Davines.

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Which one, though?

Kim Kardashian is suing fast fashion retailer Missguided, claiming that the brand uses her image to spark interest in and sell its clothing. This lawsuit comes a few days after a theory, that she may be selling her own vintage clothing designs to fast fashion brands so that they can rip them off, made its rounds on the internet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian's attorney Michael Kump writes that "Missguided systematically uses the names and images of Kardashian and other celebrities to advertise and spark interest in its website and clothing." Other celebrities that the brand has tagged on its Instagram include Cardi B and Dua Lipa, along with the other members of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Kump uses the example of the Yeezy dress that Kim posted to Instagram, which was ripped off by the brand within a couple of hours. "Recently, for example, after Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram of a dress that was made for her... Missguided quickly responded with its own Instagram post... boasting that it would be ripping off the design within 'a few days,'" Kump continues. "Missguided purposefully inserted Kardashian's Instagram username (@KimKardashian) into its post to capitalize on her celebrity status and social media following in promoting the sale of its upcoming product."

Kump also draws attention to the fact that the brand uses Kardashian's name so much that it may lead others to believe that she works with the brand, which, he wants to make clear, she does not: "Missguided's U.S. website has included entire pages that are devoted solely to the sale of clothing inspired by Kardashian, and on which Kardashian's name and likeness are prominently used without her permission to promote the products."

Some are noting that it's suspicious that Kardashian is not suing Fashion Nova, as well, since the brand most recently ripped off a vintage Mugler gown that Kardashian wore. Though it may be harder for Kardashian to make any claims since timestamps have revealed that the dress was made before Kardashian premiered the dress.



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He previously claimed to be a victim of a hate crime

According to reports, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested by the Chicago Police Department. As CNN outlines, he's facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report. If found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison.

The Empire star previously claimed that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime on January 29. He alleged that two masked men attacked him, tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, and yelled, "This is MAGA country!" Brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo were eventually arrested and brought in for questioning, during which news broke that one appeared on Empire and the other worked as Smollett's personal trainer. Now, according to both men and reports, it's being said that Smollett paid them to "orchestrate" the attack.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, have issued a statement regarding their client's defense. "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked," they told Deadline. "Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense."

If this is all true, this unfortunate turn of events should in no way take away from the fact that there is an abundant number of racially and sexually motivated attacks happening all of the time. They also still remain vastly underreported, so it's essential to listen to alleged victims, always.