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Do you want to change your look and have red hair? Does your hairstyle no longer convince you? I understand why the same thing happened to me and a few days ago I decided to dye my red hair.
Hairstyles are often enhanced with different haircuts but hair colors are the perfect complement to the frame of your face.
But How do I know if I have red hair?
It was a difficult decision but pleasant at the same time since many months ago the idea came to me and when I saw it put on a friend I said that is my hair color, although it only lasts a season but I encouraged myself and I did it.
To give you an idea my original hair is dark brown which was not difficult for the dye to take on the color, the difficult thing will be later to remove it because of my skin pigmentation which is darker as a professional who works in a hairdresser told me but well I already made the decision and I don’t regret it.
Generally, colored hair can have different types of color shades for both long hair and short hair.
From more intense and shiny to dull, darkening our hair, everything will depend on the type of color we select and the base of our hair.
Of course there are some women who already have the benefit of having this hair color by nature, surely you can be one of them but if you are reading this article I imagine that you want a change of look and you are in the right place. I assure.
Red hair dyes are very variable depending on the manufacturers and brands as well as the pigmentation of our skin.
To give you an idea if you have brown or ash blonde hair, the red dye will take quickly into your hair, but to be able to remove it in its entirety without damaging the hair, it can take a few years.
What red is nice for hair?
You have 4 characteristics to take into account before coloring your cherry red hair or the shade you like best:
- It can limit you in your wardrobe and accessories which you have to adapt all your clothes and clothing in your wardrobe.
- The hue of your hair dye should depend on the hue of the skin color you have.
- The color you want you never get with the first application because the molecules that have the red dye is more difficult than other colors.
- To remove the red dye color you must have a lot of patience since it will not leave immediately.
Within the color ranges we can choose cherry red, dark, burgundy, wine, intense or copper hair.
They are the most fashionable and are used among women.
Considerations before you dye red
Some women are lucky enough to be born with red or red hair, others like me who are dark brown, I was not that lucky but I dyed red and that’s why I am going to pass you my beauty tips.
Although you have to consider that wearing this type of color on our hair takes much more important and intensive maintenance than any other color.
Fewer words and let’s start I will explain how to dye your hair red.
If it is the first time that you paint your hair, I recommend that you make a color test to see that you are not allergic to the dye, since you can have a side effect or your scalp be very sensitive to this type of dye.
How to keep red hair?
Consider that having red hair takes a dedication maintenance as well as money.
You must maintain every month or every three weeks depending on how much your root grows.
Hair masks are a good way so that the dye of the red color does not damage your hair as much.
The famous trick of the mayonnaise for the hair that leaves your hair much more silky before the abuse that it takes with the dye.
Another point to keep in mind that with each wash you do, it will wash off a lot since the color falls a lot in the first days until the dye has settled in your hair.
For example I have it bright red and when I wash my head the color turns dark red, that’s why I started to wash my hair every week, with a dry shampoo massaging your hair and you don’t need water.
This benefits you by removing all bad odors and removing grease from your hair, maintaining color.
Not only is it for red hair, but it works for black hair, blonde hair, chocolate-colored hair, honey-colored hair and even blue hair to give you an idea.
If you swim or wash your hair daily, consider thinking twice if you really want to paint your hair red, since to later remove the red color you must discolor the hair since the red color is not easily removed.
If you have brown or black hair you definitely need bleaching so keep all these recommendations in mind.
How to paint hair red
If you want a dark redhead to start and see how it fits you can simply experiment buying a very light red hair color and your dark natural hair color and you will get a dark redhead color.
But if your idea is to have an intense cherry red or strong red color to start with first you have to know if your hair color is brown or black you should bleach your hair.
For this I recommend that a few hours before you wear coconut oil and during the discoloration since what benefits us is that the hair is not mistreated so much, I use it and I really assure you that it works wonderfully.
When you paint your hair the best thing is that it is only once a month the root of our hair and every two months the entire hair.
This will cause it not to lose color but also the care of our hair since it is the main basis for this type of change.
This can be applied for both straight hair, wavy hair, short hair or curly hair, all hair types can make this change.
What shampoo is good for red hair?
Always try to buy the shampoo without ammonia, which favors the color to last a little longer on red hair.
Always use towels that are old or white because he thinks they will stain you and a towel that you do not have so much affection for you can clean easier or leave them to discard.
How to hydrate the hair will always be a goal for your transformation since the dye molecules are quite harmful to the hair and dries it.
Another tip that I don’t want to forget is, never but never sleep with wet hair because your pillow will be dyed red and that is something you don’t want for sure.
Start painting your hair red:
- Wear a shirt or shirt that you don’t want to get dirty with red tint
- Take off any garters and pins that you can bring on your hair
- Remove all traces of gel or mouse that you have in your hair since it is preferable that it is as clean as possible so that the dye takes on the color better
- Brushing your hair, detaching the hairstyle you have and removing all the knots you bring, is the basis to have a free head and start dyeing
- You must have a plastic container to make the mixture, the dye, the oxidant or hydrogen peroxide, the paint brush and some gloves
- Put on the gloves (never stop using them), take the container and add only half of the tincture inside
- Then add the oxidant, also only half
- Mix both the dye and the oxidant with the brush (previously put on the gloves)
- When you paint your hair it is to apply on all the hair avoiding the 2 centimeters of the root
- To divide the sections of the hair with the back of the brush we can do it in an orderly way
- After 10 to 15 minutes after application, the same process is repeated but at the roots
- Leave it between 20 and 25 minutes
Red hair eyebrows of what color?
This is a very important topic to consider since there are people who like to have the same color as their eyebrows, but there are others who prefer to leave their natural color.
If you start analyzing without a doubt, the best thing for my taste is that it remains the same color of the dye you choose.
But I give you an important recommendation DO NOT DO IT! don’t even bleach them!
If, as you read it, because you run a great risk of being able to affect your sight if you do it in a way that can touch the product to your eyes, it is preferable that a professional do it in this case.
Solution to have red eyebrows: It is always best to have a red pencil to paint your eyebrows and you can also add red shadow on the ends.
You must do it away from the mirror at a distance of 1 meter to be able to have a greater projection of the amount of color that you put on since when you are very close you lose the dimension.
Both the color of the pencil and eyebrow shadow try to buy medium or dark but never light or orange for example because otherwise you can be too striking and it is not the idea.
What makeup to wear with red hair and what clothes match red hair
When changing the color of our hair we have to adapt all our clothes storage which is not an easy task from the organization as from the economic one.
But remember I already warned you that this change is expensive for our pocket.
If you made it this far in reading it is because she really is determined to switch to the side of the red ones.
What color of dress matches red hair?
Think that this is a very strong and very striking color which we have to opt for natural makeup and regarding the clothing I recommend that you choose mustard colors, blue and olive green mainly.
I assure you that with these beauty tips these colors will be much better for you.
What shade of red does my hair have?
Here is a question that I asked myself at the beginning as it is fundamental for change.
Okay I say I want to change the hair to red but what kind of tonality is the most important thing to know.
As tools we can use a photo that we have in profile or close-up to our face and if we know how we can use Photoshop or tell a friend who knows about graphic design to modify the tonality of our hair in a virtual way, a good way of not taking risks directly.
There are also pages on the Internet that if we Google “change hair color” we will be able to upload our photo and change the different shades of red and see what color is best for you before buying the dye and not after that with the washes it is a lot more difficult to give the color we want.
Tip from my experience in the choice of color: if you have between two colors of tonality always choose the lightest because it is easier to go from a light red to a dark color than from a dark to a light color which this does not stop Consider if you want to have the perfect hue.
Red hair who fits
Light red shades fit women with light to medium pigmentation.
On the other hand, dark tones for women of dark or medium complexion. But be sure to take into account that the dark tones of red add age and the lighter ones more youthful.
If you have the idea of dyeing your hair in an aesthetic or a hairdresser depending on the place you choose, try that the person who does it is not the professional who cuts your hair, always ask who is the best colorist.
One hairstyle trick for this type of red hair that I learned is that the hair wax enhances the brightness very well if you have it dark
Remember that it does not mean who is the best at painting the hair does not mean that he is the best at cutting the hair, so do not make the mistake that several friends made with an unexpected surprise.
You can also complement with these simple hairstyles
How to remove red hair color without bleaching
As you well know, removing red hair color is a very difficult task, and almost all the steps are by bleaching in these steps we are going to obtain a solution without having to damage our hair.
I clarify that this type of product is not found in all countries but it exists and if we search online we will surely be able to get it, if you want the name you can ask me depending on the country of origin that you are and I will tell you if you can get it.
- First we put on a cape to avoid dirtying clothes and gloves
- We untangle our hair
- We buy a color remover or color remover, it removes the color by oxidation (this is found in specialized hairdressing shops mainly)
- We read the instructions and apply leaving the time recommended by each manufacturer
- We apply first in the middle and ends without touching the root, with a dyeing brush
- We must apply all the mixture in my case it was pot 1 and then pot 2, massaging the hair with locks from the middle to the ends
- It is like painting the hair but the product is much more liquid and easier to apply
- After waiting the time the manufacturer says, we wash our hair to remove all traces of the product
- Hair should be orange or copper colored
- Then you can apply, for example, a Medium Blonde to shade that remaining orange tone and apply a 30-volume hydrogen peroxide
- From this base we can clarify the color we want
The hair shades They will depend on your new look that you want to adopt.
Think that this process does not harm the hair at all unlike bleaching.
I do not explain how to bleach your hair because, in my opinion, it is a great damage to your hair, but if you want to know in a simple way, you should do it with a professional who will always advise you according to how your hair is at that time.
I hope you like all these tips for having red hair and if you can share this article with a friend who wants to make this change, I will thank you.
For the next article I am going to prepare the best haircuts for this year.
I also invite you to put in the comments photos of how you have your hair if you joined the team of the red ones that surely can inspire others like you or me.
I leave you some examples in photos of redheads to be inspired by your next red hair color