Friday, 4 December 2015

IN BEAUTY: RED HAIR UPDATED


I thought once my hair was bleached within an inch of its life and I rocked a cool, Barbie blonde i'd never, ever go back to the red hue that so fiercely tried to eradicate. Having had so much trouble lifting it, I was adamant that i'd never be a redhead ahead. And now look, one year on and i'm back to the unnatural hair colour that i've had most in my 22 years on this planet.

As a natural brunette, my hair tends to prefer the more plummy red tones as opposed to the orange / pillarbox reds that i've been lusting after. Though, for a long time i've been trying to achieve the perfect auburn but i've not had much luck on that front finding a box dye quite the right shade. 

I am currently rocking the L'Oreal Prodigy hair colour in the shade 'Vermillion' - a real, rusty orange I was most impressed with the simple, yet quality box content and colour pay off. As we all know, red hair is notoriously bad for washing itself away down the plughole so I top up my colour weekly with a semi permanent 'Orange' hair dye from Crazy Color. As I previously mentioned, my hair likes to take on a plum hue so 'orange' it is not but the refresh is nice when my brunette roots start poking through and the colour fades. 

I wash my hair with a basic shampoo and conditioner, I used to invest heavily in colour saving treatments but i've found that with my hair, the results are all pretty similar no matter what shampoo and conditioner I use. I invest in heat protectant and I am currently using the Redken Colour Extend, though if i'm honest I try to let my hair air dry to save a bashing from the heat of the hairdryer.

Day to day, I wear my hair up in a messy bun or in a ponytail as length wise my hair is stuck at that unstyled, in-between phase whereby my fringe is to my chin and the ends bounce upwards on my collarbone. 


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  1. I use to dye my hair ginger/auburn and I love it with my pale skin tone. I found the best way to remove it was a brown dye then a few trips to the salon a few months after.

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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