(Closed) (NWR) Coloring from brown to red advice?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Which option should I go for?

    Option A) Bleach and color at home

    Option B) Try L'Oreal Excellence HiColor for Dark Hair Only

    Other (please elaborate)

  • Post # 2
    559 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I’ve used the Lorel for dark hair only and you will not get any of the results you’re after. I have the same hair color as you and wanted the same results! Red or a coppery color. It slightly tinted my hair, and washed out almost immediately. Red is a hard color to upkeep, and a hard color to remove completely  

    You will need to lighten your hair. I recommend a beach bath to at least a dark yellow for the results of red, and a medium yellow for a coppery look. 

    Good luck!

    Post # 3
    10377 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    Find a local cosmetology school and check their prices!

    Please don’t bleach your hair at home, it’s not worth it and it never turns out the way you want. I say this both as someone who spent years killing my hair in my bathroom and as someone who worked in cosmetology for years.

    Post # 4
    570 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve only ever gone red on my own at home (thanks Sally’s and YouTube!). Honestly the only time I go to the salon is when I want to go blonde (my hair pulls highlighter orange). Do you have a red reference? Something else to consider is the impact that the sun will have on your red hie being in Hawaii. I went to Florida on vacation and the red was stripped from my hair and turned a faded coppery color (not a good thing here)

    Post # 5
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

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    saccarabird :  Garnier Nutrisse Intense will do it in one shot but you can never truly go back from it. I used to dye my hair with it years ago and we  I decided to stop and tried to dye it back to brown I was never able to completely cover the red. The ends of my hair are still kind of red.

    Post # 6
    1924 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    you have really long hair, DO NOT try and bleach at home. 

    ive had a fairly similar experience. I wanted to go full blonde after over doing highlights once with an at home kit. So i tried bleaching it, but since my hair was so long and i didnt truly know what i was doing, i had to bleach it twice to get it to full bleached blonde. 

    by the end of bleaching it my hair was fryed ! it literally changed the structure/feel of my hair to almost a rubbery feeling. Two salon visits and $500 dollars later i was able to get my hair back to brown…. 

    if your interested in knowing what red hair might look like on you, try manic panic temporary dye. Ive used the red shades on my undyed hair a few times and it gives a nice dark red tint. 

    ive also had my hair dyed professionally to red, its a fun color. But its SO expensive to maintain! be prepared to shell out the money for expensive color maintaining shampoos/conditioners, glosses, and touch ups every few weeks if you want it to last. 

    Post # 7
    755 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

      ok so I went red from light brown about a year and a half ago in a salon and what I can say is that the red pigment is the most difficult to get and it’s also the one that washes out the quickest! The keep my hair the vibrant colour like after the salon I would have to diy it every 4 weeks minimum (which you can imagine is not only expensive but bad for your hair). I don’t say don’t do it cause I love the colour, but be aware that you have to commit to a lot of work and hair damage… This is my ginger red hair after the salon and the second pic is when the pigment is all washed out 6w later and I look nearly blonde

    Post # 8
    1127 posts
    Bumble bee

    Please do go to a pro!  Your hair is beautiful & it would be a shame to hurt it!

    Post # 9
    4839 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yeahhhhh dramatic changes using home hair colour always end up the same. Major disaster followed by a very expensive correction at a salon. Invest in getting it done correctly. 

    Post # 10
    858 posts
    Busy bee


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    saccarabird :  Why not just do the ends of your hair red?  Sort of like an ombre type thing. You could bleach your ends, which are probably already damaged as most of our ends are, and dye that part the red you want and then use a box red on the rest of your hair to make a gradient from one red to the other… kind of like the pictures below. That way the damage is minimal and if you end up getting tired of it you can chop it off when it grows out and the box dye will eventually fade. You could also more easily do this at home after a few hours of youtube tutorials. lol

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