Post # 1
After our wedding last fall I decided to try something different and went blonde, while I liked the way it looked I didn’t like what it did to my hair AND I had a reaction to the chemicals and ended up with a rash on my scalp. So after a few months I decided to try red. I do like the way red looks but after going from blonde to red, even after a few dyes, my hair fades really fast. I have an appointment for next week and am considering giving up on red and going back to brunette, but I can’t decide! My hair is naturally brown with red tones that come out in summer. Which do you prefer? What should I do? 🙂
Since my hair fades so fast (about a week) the majority of the time it looks more strawberry
This is it brunette:
I really love this chestnut color, but am afraid the red will still fade and end up looking brassy :-/
Post # 2
I think you are stunning as a brunette!
Post # 3
ImaStarr: BRUNETTE BRUNETTE !!!! The dark hair makes your facial features pop more while I think the lighter colors slightly wash you out.
Post # 4
Lovely either way but I personally prefer the brunette on you more! X
Post # 5
Brunette is the way to go! Looks much better!
Post # 6
Thanks, everyone! That’s the way I was leaning 🙂 I’ll probably just take in one of the engagement photos and use myself as my inspiration photo lol
Post # 7
Brunette! Brunette! You look gorgeous (either way, but especially) as a brunette.
Post # 8
Chestnut ! It would give you the best of both worlds = brunette with a touch of red.
There is a way to not get it on your scalp if you have the patience to keep putting some dye on a fine comb and then combing it through, starting with all the roots at the top of the head and then pulling it through with the comb later on. Do not use the shampoo provided in the hair color pack, I suggest getting a really gentle shampoo from the pharmacy. And just use the conditioner provided, but *away* from your scalp, don’t massage that in. Try to find a mild shampoo that isn’t too stripping, for regular use. Perhaps you can find a conditioner for red hair to keep the tone? I know this one: http://www.johnfrieda.co.uk/ProductDetail/Hair-Care/Radiant-Red/Color-Protecting-Conditioner
Don’t know if you can get it in the States, but something like that would be good. Or perhaps the one for brown hair, depending on which shade you want to bring out more after your coloration.
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
You look fabulous as a brunette!!!
Post # 11
red dyes are the hardest dyes to keep in your hair and have to be treated differently then others, which is why it’s washing out right away. If you go for a reddy brown, wash it only in cold, and only use color safe shampoo with no sulfates. And try to push it as long as possible between washes. A red brown will fade usually into a plain brown, not as brassy or orange as youre thinking
Post # 12
I would try the chestnut, even though I think the brunette looks great, too. Red DOES fade fast, but after you have it redone (after a few months) the dye should stick better the second time. You can also use a color depositing conditioner (Aveda makes a good red one) which can help!
Post # 13
Thanks for all of the input, bees! I got my hair colored today and am *so* happy with it. I also got BANGS 🙂
Post # 14
ImaStarr: love it! I was going to say brunette but you have already gone and done it! Fabulous!