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DIY homekits are an utter waste of money IMO, get it done proffesionally, pricey but worth it. And a hairdresser told me, If you use pantene, when planning on having hair dyed, for 3 or 4 washes before use a different shampoo, pantene coats the hair in silicone making dying very hard to take.
So just because there is no mention of red hair anywhere, doesn't mean I shouldn't use it? All the boxes I looked at showed you what the dye would look like on different coloured hair. No red hair anywhere.
Just a word of caution. I decided to dye my blonde (bleached) hair brown on Friday because I fancied a change and it HAS gone brown, but with a green tinge which isn't quite the effect I was after. If only I'd googled BEFORE doing the deed, I'd have been forewarned. SO, I'd google it if I were you and there's bound to be some tips about which one is best etc.
Definitely get it done professionally - particularly if you're a ginge.
You need to get the strength of peroxide and development time absolutely spot on otherwise you'll end up a brassy orange colour or seriously damage your hair. Depending on how light you want to go it might have to be done in stages.
Am not a hairdresser by the way, have just had enough of my own DIY disasters!
Go to your local college and get a hairdressing student to do the job - she/he will have far more experiance than you do and it will cost you about two pound more than the dye kit, she/he will be supervised by a very experianced hairdresser so will be very safe.
You can get foils which cost a small fortune in some places for under twenty quid