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Really want to dye my hair copper. I'll regret it won't I?!

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twolittleboysonetiredmum Mon 07-Nov-16 11:49:01

I have boring blonde hair, naturally, and am desperate to dye it. Years ago I'd just have bleached it but I fancy something more interesting. I really want to go for a copper colour but I know that it'll fade really quickly and I'll end up with peach hair. Or am I wrong? Please tell me I am. Or tell me it's a stupid idea. It'll be a home dye just to make it worse...

whatsthebigdeal Mon 07-Nov-16 11:51:52

Can you try a semi permanent or tint first? Just incase you don't like it

twolittleboysonetiredmum Mon 07-Nov-16 11:53:23

Debated that but I'm not sure I'll get the depth of colour, tho I've not used one for years so maybe they're better?

MrsJayy Mon 07-Nov-16 11:53:33

Go for hilights then the fade wont look so peachy if thats what you are worried about

murphys Mon 07-Nov-16 11:55:02

I would advise against it. I have done it at home, and I hated it. The worst was that my colour doesn't really stay in that well and it fades faster than it grows out, and I was left with this horrible tone to my hair. So I dyed over that, and it wrecked my hair, it took an age for it to grow out and be in decent condition again.

Only recently have I started having it dyed at a salon, yes its more pricy but for me its so worth it. I have a darker base colour now, with just copper highlights, and I love it.

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ElizaDontlittle Mon 07-Nov-16 12:05:56

I dyed my much darker hair copper and I loved it! But I don't know enough about hair for what will happen with blond. Can you afford to have it done at the hairdressers so you can talk it thru??

twolittleboysonetiredmum Mon 07-Nov-16 12:08:59

Hairdressers are a no go unfortunately as we're poor. I don't think I could manage highlights on my own as I'm not very skilled! Your experience murphys is what I can predict. But then I can't seem to stop myself wanting to do o it. Is there an easier colour I could change to at home?!

burnishedsilver Mon 07-Nov-16 12:25:40

Before you make a decision, have a look at the clothes in your wardrobe and have a think about how the colours would work with copper hair.

I went auburn and discovered that all of my clothes looked wrong with it.

twolittleboysonetiredmum Mon 07-Nov-16 12:34:58

I wear pretty muted colours, not through choice but I'm just a year clear of our last baby and still stuck in crap clothes 😊 So I think the hair colour would be ok and is probably an attempt to brighten things now I think about it!

BrillianaHarvey Mon 07-Nov-16 14:25:30

My hair is darker but dyed copper. I find bumble and bumble colour save shampoo and conditioner really help with fade - colour has needed redoing much more quickly since I ran out and replaced with something else because I am a shameless product tart.

NancyJoan Mon 07-Nov-16 14:27:26

I really wouldn't try and do it yourself. Even a salon job can be a bit iffy with copper, and it needs a lot of salon maintenance too.

Pisssssedofff Mon 07-Nov-16 15:09:01

If poor in the nicest possible way leave your hair alone, you'll end up spending money you don't have fixing it. I always think natural is so much better when it comes to hair colour.

murphys Tue 08-Nov-16 06:21:03

I am not in the UK so I am not sure what products you have, but if you are looking for a change, why don't you try something like the colour mousse (V05 have one here) and this washes out after 3 or 4 washes. Then you are not tied to a colour growing out.

Maintenance is a big thing with coloured hair though. You will need the correct shampoo/conditioner, touch ups etc. So if money is tight, I would agree with Piss to not do permanent at all. If you keep dying over the hair every 6 weeks as your roots are showing, your hair will get wrecked in no time.

SendARavenToRiverRun Tue 08-Nov-16 06:39:04

I've got blonde hat and had copper highlights or lowlights can't remember lol
They looked amazing ... For about 2 weeks. They faded really quickly even though I used some fancy products on it. Never again, much as a I loved them. Sorry sad

CallarMorvern Tue 08-Nov-16 09:20:37

I always put henna mixed with coffee on my hair, it was a dark copper colour and I loved it. I stopped when my advancing grey gave a two tone effect. Henna is very permanent though.

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