I'm bored of my hair and I think I'm going to liven things up by dyeing it red. I want to do home colour because I know I couldn't afford the upkeep with salon colour. So I have a few questions for you.
My hair is medium brown, but dyed dark brown at the moment, my ends are much darker. Will any of the home colours lighten my hair a shade or two, so I can go a brightish red?
I have to use medicated shampoo as I get an itchy scalp otherwise, I normally use Head & Shoulders Colour shampoo but does anyone have any recommendations on shampoos to keep the colour from fading?
Can anyone recommend any brands that are good for covering grey hair? I use Schwarzkopf Poly colour at the moment, Casting doesn't cover the greys, I've tried quite a few others that I haven't liked. Also one that's cheap or often on offer would be handy as I'll need 2 boxes for my long hair, and I have to do it every 4-6 weeks because of the grey roots!
Thanks for that, I've just looked at the Live colour website and it sounds like they do lighten hair, maybe I should go gradual and do a dark red first, then work my way up to a brighter red in a few months time!
try using colour b 4 to strip the colour from your dark ends first or I think you will be dissapointed. beware the Live one that does lighten as it will lighten the roots more and leave you with uneven colour <voice of bitter experience>
I eventually got the red I wanted by using colour b 4 all over and then a red over what was left, it was lovely for a few weeks but red really fades quickly. investigate the shampoo etc for red hair to try and stop it or use one made for coloured hair.