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

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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

Gorgeous!

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

Thanks!

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

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