Re: Should i go for a reddish brown hair color?
Originally Posted by clslvr6spd
I LOVE the red/brown look. I just added deep cherry red/brown color to my hair. I can never stay away from it! Anyways...
I say yes you can pull it off.
It's a high maintenance color. Since red pigment molecules are bigger and only sit on the hair shaft. So, you will have to upkeep it more if you want that deep reddish brown.
I honestly hate box color & I am not saying that just because I am stylist, I have always hated them.
I recommend going to your local sally's and getting Wella.
I don't use Wella, so I can't give you a formula from them...but Redken I would mix a 4R+6NW+6V. So when or if you do get Wella color your going to want to get a mixture similar to this. If you put a straight red in your hair it will fade in a instant. You want to add a neutral/warm to make it less intense red, to make it warmer & help it stick. Same with adding a Violet, seems weird I know, but trust me I did it to my hair yesterday it makes a GORGEOUS color but that V will help it not fade as well & add depth.
Can you afford to go to a stylist?
Thank you so much for your reply!
much appreciated. I am definitely going to dye my hair this color, not sure if i will do it myself or go to the salon..! I found a website of a girl who used the shade Chocolate 535 and i like the result she got! You can see it here
. My natural hair color is darker than hers, so i'm guessing it'll turn out a little bit darker on me which is what i want. I'm now veeery tempted to try that one and i guess if it goes terribly wrong i can always dye it with the 500 which worked fine for me before
I've dyed my hair at the salon a couple of times before, but i haven't always been satisfied with the results so i'm a little hesitant about shedding a lot of money on a color that might not turn out the way i want it to. Though I guess it's all a matter of finding the right colorist, but so far for me i've not had very good luck. But i'll keep you updated with whatever i decide to do!
Originally Posted by Mabelle
i LOVE those colours and totally think you could rock it, espcially for fall/winter! I would however suggest to get it done professionally and if possible get a demi/semi perm colour. Why? Perm red dye is a bitch to get out if you want to switch. I would do it semi a couple times (at a salon) and if you LOVE it and want to commit, then i would go perm.
Keep in mind red requires a lot of upkeep. You need to touch up the colour every 6 weeks because it fades so quickly. Granted it will most likely just fade brownier, but if you want to keep it vibrant, it can be a pain. That being said, i had vibrant copper hair for 2 year, and while it took work, i loved it!
my advice is to get your red done at a salon the first 2-3 times until you get your perfect shade, and then get your hair colour matched somewhere that sell professional dye to the public. The reason being red is easy to screw up on your own. It can easily turn out purple, black or too intense or even spotty. I got mine done in a salon twice until i found the shade i wanted then got my colour matched with joico dye. The reason i believe you should use profssional dyes is because they are less damaging thus easier on the hair if you redye it every 6 weeks. The red pigment tends to last a little longer. I find it also eaiser to cutom mix your colour, which is what i did.
Hope that helps!
Yeah i'm starting to feel like fall could come already and i guess i just want to do something with my hair to suit that feeling haha! I'm still contemplating whether to do it myself or go to a salon
that sounds like a good idea, but my main problem is finding a good colorist that actually understands what i want and does it just that way
haha! I'm thinking maybe if i do it myself first then if it turns out good - awesome! And if it turns out bad - i'll go to a salon to get it fixed? Or is that just a bad idea?