Red/Burgundy Hair.

(42 Posts)
holstenlips Mon 14-Jan-13 13:10:05

I love the deep red/burgundy hair thats around. But how can i tell if i will suit it? Im light blonde and naturally mousey. Chemically enhanced blonde for many years. Grey eyes and freckly but tan easily. Anyone got this hair colour? Is it easy to wear? I think it will probably wash me out but i think its amazing

holstenlips Thu 24-Jan-13 20:20:28

Argh cant load a pic via phone sorry chaps. im still loving it. Loads of compliments today !

BinarySolo Thu 24-Jan-13 06:50:53

Lilleth if you go purple with Directions, choose lilac over plum. Plum is much darker, takes ages to wash out, but fades to grey while it does! Lilac fades much better, can't remember exactly how, but it was my colour of choice for a while as a teen.

LillethTheCat Wed 23-Jan-13 20:32:49

Oooh I like the purpley look though wasn't sure if I was too old as Ive only ever seen late teens/early 20's with it. Now Im thinking maybe not.

Glad you like it

I might look into those Directions Semi permanent at some point Binary

BinarySolo Wed 23-Jan-13 18:21:33

Sounds lovely. I used to use Xxl colour to due my hair burgundy. It fades terribly but at the same time is a sod to get rid of! I've stopped doing permanent colours and if I fancy a change I use Directions Semi permanent dyes now. They have an amazing range of funky colours, and might be worth looking into if you want to refresh your colour without using a harsher permanent colour.

Always leaves my hair soft and shiny. I like Dark tulip which is a pinky purple colour and fades out nicely (no ginger or grey!)

Looking forward to pictures.

holstenlips Wed 23-Jan-13 18:13:03

Well ; the strand test she did was ORANGE!! So we looked again and put on a dark plummy colour which she mixed with a violety one and a darker mahogany. Because i started off virtually peroxide white in places and mousy roots...its come out a black cherry/plum. And i love it!! My eyes look really blue. Will try to get some pics up x

jackstini Wed 23-Jan-13 14:52:43

Ooh - what's it like?!
Mine is a Maijirel colour - will have to ask hairdresser tomorrow which one.

LillethTheCat Wed 23-Jan-13 13:21:38

Oooh what's it like then? Are you pleased? Will it take a bit of getting used to?

JumpHerWho Wed 23-Jan-13 12:53:37

Pics please!! Do you love it?

holstenlips Wed 23-Jan-13 11:18:32

Done it!!

holstenlips Tue 22-Jan-13 11:50:36

Im so nearly decided to do it...!!! Just a fear of the unknown...i love the red on other people though. My appts at 10 tomorrow. Havent seen the strand test yet due to the salon being shut in snow.

snowgal Tue 22-Jan-13 11:25:09

Go bright red! You're inspiring me now....

holstenlips Tue 22-Jan-13 10:56:38

Thanks Lilleth

LillethTheCat Tue 22-Jan-13 10:53:47

I have red hair. I use this but thats only cos I won a load of it. I used to use this and prob will again when the hair dye I have runs out.

I must admit that I dont dye it as often as I should as it does fade quicker, but thats just because I just really CBA.

When I was younger I had blonde hair which got darker with age and Ive always suited blonde hair, but my roots look too dark mixed with grey now so would have to dye it more often so dont bother anymore. Ive been other colours, but I love being red so will most likely stick with it for most of my life now.

Go for it, its only hair you can change it again if you dont like it (though must admit it is difficult to go from red to blonde)

Good luck with it.

holstenlips Tue 22-Jan-13 10:31:18

Last chance to influence my decision!! Its tomorrow!! What shade do you have jacks? Ive been looking at the red/burgundys but now i also like the reddy/coppers!! I dont suit brown so i need it to be quite bright.

jackstini Mon 21-Jan-13 09:29:25

Am 40 and think it takes attention away from the wrinkles!
Yes - have to see pics holstenlips.
Am having mine redone on Thurs - grey roots! blush
Also going to look up Goldwell Elumen....

holstenlips Thu 17-Jan-13 16:23:59

Forgot to say..im over 40! It wont make my wrinkles stand out will it??

MoodyDidIt Thu 17-Jan-13 15:28:16

yes deffo post pics Holsten

holstenlips Thu 17-Jan-13 14:31:51

I will do. If i go through with it! Going to go see how the strand test went later.

JumpHerWho Thu 17-Jan-13 14:23:37

Am envy make sure you do before and after pics and post them to your profile OP!

BonkeyMollocks Thu 17-Jan-13 14:05:38

If you have the balls for it go bright firwengine red.

It will suit with your pale skin.
If you can't quite face that then buy a slightly darker one (Amy child's) but make are its still got the brightness!

TigerFeet Thu 17-Jan-13 12:49:46

I have it. Pale skin, blue eyes, light freckles. I've had loads of compliments on it, far more than when I was brown/blonde/lighter red shades. I do wear mascara most days though as otherwise my eyelashes are lighter than my hair which just looks a bid odd imo. Brown mascara for day, black if going out.

MoodyDidIt Thu 17-Jan-13 12:44:59

cherry red! or amy childs red - go bold and bright grin

holstenlips Thu 17-Jan-13 11:59:36

So now im thinking cherry red ? Or Emma Stone red? Or Amy Childs red? Cant do links on phone! So want to do it but a bit scared!! My friend said oh well you can always shave your head!!

JumpHerWho Thu 17-Jan-13 11:54:16

I did mine with home kits, was so much cheaper than my current full head of highlights! Keep considering trying a home blonding kit but just know it's a bad idea... but dark brown and red I found easy enough to do at home and seemed to make my hair lovely and shiny, especially compared to the effects of blondifying.

NineteenOatcake Thu 17-Jan-13 11:45:13

I went from blonde to red about 2 years ago. And yes, it's a bitch to get rid of and the regrowth can be nasty (the roots are grey now, used to be mousy) if left long enough. But it's unbelievably worth it IMHO.
I'm a lazy mare so I get the hairdresser or do it. An all over tint then Goldwell Elumen over the top. It's like a top coat and oh so shiny AND doesn't fade nearly as fast as home colour.

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