Just wanted to do quick post about going red over this week. Shout out to Brittany and Carina because it was these two beautiful redheads that convinced me to try out being a red head at the cookout.
Before I went red I had very light blonde in my hair because I went platinum blonde over the winter (winter blues...nuff said). The first product I used on my blonde hair was called Jazzing. This stuff comes in a hot pink bottle and doesn't require developer. I used #30, "Spiced Cognac". I like the results but it was a little too orange-y and light for me, (maybe because I had so much light blonde underneath it). It also washed out very quickly and would bleed like crazy in the shower.
After watching a youtube video about going from blonde to red by Sammie460, I realized I needed to decide what family of red I wanted. She explained that there were lots of red "families", the burgundy family, the copper family, the red family, etc. She was using a color in the copper blonde family. I loved her hair color and new I wanted something similar for mine. Because I wanted to stay away from getting too red, I decided to try "Strawberry Blonde" in #8C by AGEbeautiful. Needless to say the color definitely didn't turn out a strawberry blonde, maybe because of the previous red I had in my hair from the Jazzing? But regardless, I ended up LOVING my color anyway. It was a little bright the first two days but after about 3 washes it really settled down into a gorgeous shimmering red. And I still loved it when it was bright too.
I would encourage anyone looking for a natural red color to stay in the copper family, or, if you have fairly dark hair, to try the burgundy family. I would also say that any colors that say "red", "bright red", "intense red", or "Magenta", are going to make you very red and won't look as natural.
Do I have any beautiful redhead readers out there? Comment down below and let me know if your rocking red and what colors you use!