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Right so here's the story! Been bleach blonde for years. Hair cut in a messy bob at the mo. Have fair, pale freckly skin english rose i guess, I'm 27. Bit fed up wanted a change plus struggling with paying for highlights every 5 weeks. Asked to go red at hairdressers . (I know, i know its high maintenance!) Spent a while going through it all with me and advised more of an auburn copper red to suit my fair skin which would be both easier to go back lighter if I didn't like it and can go darker/more red if I do like it.
She did it, I love it. Advised it would fade pretty quick with being so blonde and each time I get it done the fade would be less so. So it's been a week and its faded pretty badly in a couple of washes. My plan was to be honest to redye at home and just get it cut at salon to save pennies. Any advice on what dye to buy to re colour for xmas parties next week? Have attached a pic of hair at the mo.
Meant to add I bought loreal feria in hot chilli red on a whim earlier and thank fook I looked online at reviews before I slapped it on my bonce. Says it turns hair almost black so I need some good recommendations!Thanks
Absolutely I am aware of that and am trying to not wash as often but unfortunately I do have to wash it every few days as it gets v greasy. It has faded in just a couple of washes and since I can't afford to go back to the hair dressers every few weeks wanted advice on doing it myself and which dye.
He problem isn't the red dye but the fact you are layering it over extremely porous, bleached hair.
My advice would be to use a semi perm to top up the colour regularly. I think your hair would look better if you went more coppery brown. Highlands chestnut by country colours is a gorgeous reddy chestnut without the burgundy hue so many have. It's really cheap too.
So I went to superdrug and bought a couple of their vibrance dyes on offer in coppery/chestnut red shades. Wapped one on last night and rather pleased with result bit more red than expected but I like it and hair very soft and shiny!