I have a love/hate relationship with red. I've have been dying my hair red for about 5 years now (not constantly though)
The first time I went to the hairdressers to get red hair. It turned out really nice, but faded fast.
I tried to get the same result by using DIY dye hair kits from the supermarket and from Manic Panic, but I never got the same result. Then the crazy idea came in my head to simply bleach my hair since I don't like to spend money on a hairdresser. I used both Stargazer bleach as dye. I believe it was called fire red. My hair felt a bit like straw for a couple of days, but using a hair repair masque helped it a lot!
Unfortunately it faded very quickly and soon I looked like this:
Not red at all... but orangish.
Now I think I have find the secret of red hair! This is how my hair looks now:
In the next blog post I will share how I managed to get this hair colour and keep it for almost 8 months. I have dyed it again in the beginning of September because my hair had grown so much that I had 3 cm of brown in it and it lost a bit of it's brightness.