Friday, January 8, 2010
I have been wanting to go red for a long, long time and finally decided to go for it just before Christmas. It took me two visits to the beauty salon (and two color removals!) to get the color seen above from reddish brown. The red turned out a vivid ruby red shade. I was looking for something a little lighter and warmer à la Florence Welch but I really do like this shade too. Actually, you can see the original color in the first two photos and the last one was taken after I re-dyed my hair. The shade is a little colder than the original one.
Which brings me to the fact that red color is incredibly difficult to maintain! I mean, I've been hearing that but I didn't realize it would really be this hard. My hair has been all sorts of different colors but never have I had this same problem. The color had already visibly faded a week after it was originally dyed at the salon. I dyed it again a week or so back and I again notice a major difference. For the record, I use red pigmented shampoo and conditioner and other products for colored hair.
I wonder if I'm doing something wrong or do all of the ladies with amazing intense red hair just keep on coloring it every few weeks? I absolutely love being a redhead but I don't really have the patience to dye it so often. That can't be too healthy for the hair either.
Any tips would be much appreciated! :)