Advanced search

Shall I get my Blond hair dyed to copper? And how long does it take

(25 Posts)
Chelsea26 Sat 10-Sep-16 09:21:20

I bung on a nice and easy blond colour every few weeks to cover greys

But I really want copper hair like this!

I think my skin tone is right - I have pale skin, blue and green veins and blue eyes.

Should I?

Also I'm thinking I should get it done professionally - how long does it take?

I have a child free day today and I am out this evening so I'm up for it right now!

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Sat 10-Sep-16 10:01:48

Well if you're sure you'll like it. If you can afford it, go to a hairdressers. If your hair is very bleached, they can use a protein filler first. This will ensure your colour doesn't wash out to a murky gingery hue and give you a more vibrant colour. It can all be done in one sitting.
Bear in mind that red hair is actually the hardest to maintain especially if you're not a natural redhead as it very quickly fades. I would advise buying shampoos and conditioners specifically for red dyed hair.

Good luck, before and after pictures if you dare! smile

SerenDippitee Sat 10-Sep-16 10:41:00

Nineties is right - red hair fades fastest and is the hardest to maintain. Be sure you're willing to commit! Fabulous colour though.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 10-Sep-16 11:43:21

It IS a gorgeous colour and yes, red is hard work.
I'm not sure a hairdresser would dye it today, unless you did a patch test.

And if you dye it yourself, do a strand test.

You could try a wash in dye (I don't know if there's anything under the level of 'semi' there used to be those washin/washout sachets) but the colour grab will be uneven where the hair is more porous. (Strand Test grin )
Plus you'll need to rethink your make-up colours.
And deal with regrowth.

What colour is your natural hair?

Chelsea26 Sat 10-Sep-16 12:05:43

Sorry for delay - thanks for all responses! I'm booked in for 13:00! Eek!

My natural colour is dark blonde but hair is lighter from home dying.

I will but red head shampoo and commit to regular salon trips (to be fair that sounds like a nice hour or two off!)

Can't take a photo of my hair today - it's too dreadful - but will try and find a recent one and post an after!

GinAndOnIt Sat 10-Sep-16 12:15:04

Good luck OP! I've always loved that gorgeous copper colour.

wowfudge Sat 10-Sep-16 12:18:58

You'll be like Demelza Poldark if your hair is like the photo when it's done.

Chelsea26 Sat 10-Sep-16 12:35:19

How gorgeous is she? I wish! My hair isn't that long yet but I'm growing it! Thanks

wowfudge Sat 10-Sep-16 12:58:54

Get the hairdresser to take a photo when it's done - doesn't have to show your face if you aren't up for that on here. We want to know what it looks like!

Chelsea26 Sat 10-Sep-16 16:27:05

Ok before and afters! I love it! It's a real change but I think it looks ok! Thanks for all advice!

SerenDippitee Sat 10-Sep-16 16:28:40


GinAndOnIt Sat 10-Sep-16 16:30:58

Oh I love it. Perfect for Autumn too!

blueskyinmarch Sat 10-Sep-16 16:33:18

Gosh it is lovely.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Sat 10-Sep-16 16:34:08

That looks great. I love the way it has some lighter strands too. And it's v.shiny.
Enjoy your night out smile.

Cheesymonster Sat 10-Sep-16 17:50:44

Love it!

macnab Sat 10-Sep-16 18:27:53

That is gorgeous!

wowfudge Sat 10-Sep-16 21:08:02

It's lovely - good decision.

Jmangel Sat 10-Sep-16 22:09:42

Absolutely gorgeous.

Chelsea26 Sun 11-Sep-16 01:01:50

Ahh thanks everybody! Just got in from first outing and felt quite fiesty and powerful! So nice to have these comments to come in to too grin

Fizzer123 Sun 11-Sep-16 11:25:25

Really nice, I love this colour but I'm too dark for this myself.

CrepeDeChineWag Sun 11-Sep-16 11:32:07

Any idea what brand and number the stylist used. Gorgeous hair.

EvansAndThePrince Sun 11-Sep-16 11:49:40

Ooh it's lovely. My own is very slightly darker and I love it smile

Chelsea26 Sun 11-Sep-16 11:58:32

Crepe it was this one
Lorea'l INOA 7.43 copper golden blonde

CrepeDeChineWag Sun 11-Sep-16 14:05:21


abbsismyhero Sun 11-Sep-16 20:33:34

i just dye my hair brown it goes copper by itself so ive taken to dying it blond and it goes brown confused

i love my wacky hair

yours looks fab though

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now