I had red hair just over a year ago, and the other day I was off work and bored, and suddenly got it into my head to walk down to boots and buy some more red dye!
I bleached it first to a light orangey colour, then used Shwarzkopf Live Colour XXL in Real Red, I needed just over 2 boxes of dye (I bought 3), to cover my actual hair and my extensions, which I didn't bleach first as they were already a bit lighter than my hair. I also bought a pot of Directions in pillarbox red, which I've mixed with all of the little tubes of conditioner you get in the permanent dye, so I can top up the colour every time I wash it! I'm glad I bought that colour because the XXL red is orange based, and the Directions is blue based, so layering them has given me a more true red.
It looks a lot brighter in that picture than it actually looks, this is what it looks like in real life...
I really like it, but I regret it slightly as I hadn't dyed my hair for nearly a year until I did this and I'm trying to grow it! Bits keep snapping off and I doubt this has helped... Also, I need to get used to constantly red bath water and pink water dripping down my face after a shower! Ugh!!
I think it actually suits me better than my natural brown, it really warms up my skintone and eyes
I was out yesterday, here are a couple of funny pictures
|blurry drunk guinness!|