Monday, 23 December 2013

New hair colour: more pink than red

I recently decided that after having red hair since the age of sixteen, I'd experiment a bit.  But not with another colour - I wouldn't feel like me without red hair.  I decided to go for something far more pink; having always hated orange toned reds on me, and long maintained as pure a red as possible, I thought a pink red would be a good change.  And here it is - in normal sunlight it just looks like a pink toned red, but when the sun hits it full on.....


I'm quite enjoying the colour change although I am finding it pretty difficult from a colour bleeding point of view.  I used Directions' Rose Red, which is a bright pink-red, and like most bright, unnatural colours it works by staining the hair.  Unlike the Directions shades I've used in the past, this one continues to bleed brightly when washing the hair for weeks afterwards - pretty much until I need to top the colour up.

But hey, it's worth it.  I'm sure I'll go back to red-red sometime, but for now I'm enjoying the pink.

Have you ever considered going pink?  Let me know in the comments!

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  1. LOVE it! I have pink streaks in my hair. I use Special Effects and my daughter dyes her hair bright bright red with Special Effects. It bleeds too, but lasts months on her. You should look at Cherry Bomb-its the same kind of pinky red! Also, these staining dyes bleed a lot the first couple of times, and as you build up layers, it won't bleed as much. :)

    1. Thanks for the tip! I'll try Cherry Bomb next time. I use these colours regularly (topping up my permanent colour for extra brightness) and nothing's ever bled as much as Rose Red!

  2. It looks gorgeous on you! Love it!


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