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Red experts, I need your opinion! PICS

aislinaislin Posts: 864Registered Users
So okay, okay, I've been trying to get back to my natural. Now that I have the color back, it's boring. So I'd like to go for something I've never had before, but have always wanted. What do you guys think? Could I possibly pull off this color? If not, is there one close to it you think would work?

I wanted to go for a deeper red with cooler undertones, like burgundy, but I don't want my hair to be too dark, or too warm. I loved it when my hair was dark brown, but I don't want to go that dark again without a warm tone to it. I like the idea of using a wella color with a violet base, but I'm not sure which to go for.

The first pic is my natural color which is what it is now, the second and third are of what I'm generally thinking about, and the last is just me, though my hair is down to my shoulders now.

What do you guys think?
Wurly, fine, thin, moderately to heavily porous. Mod CG.

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  • MaraloveMaralove Posts: 69Registered Users
    I think you could definitely pull the color off...Are you thinking of chemical dye or henna? You should be able to get a close color with either one.
    My hair tends to love: honey, oils, water, ceramides, dye ;)
    4s/3s kinks and curls. CG, Coarse and medium strands, Low and normal porosity, High Density.
  • aislinaislin Posts: 864Registered Users
    Oh, definitely chemical dye. I change my mind too often to go for something like henna :). Do you have experience going red, or have any suggestions for color specifics? These colors to me look like they have a dark violet base. Thoughts?
    Wurly, fine, thin, moderately to heavily porous. Mod CG.

  • cg0617cg0617 Posts: 27Registered Users
    You will look great with red hair :) The pics you've included look like a level 4-5 red violet or "mahogany" color. If you change your mind often, you could use a semi or demi permanent color, since you only need to deposit. Your natural color is actually pretty light, so you don't need permanent as no "lifting" is required. If however, you want the color to be super vibrant and intense- permanent color would make it pop more. Good luck! Post pictures when you do it!
  • wendi.wendywendi.wendy Posts: 174Registered Users
    I think you'll look great with that hair color! :)
    ~ Wendi in IL
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  • MaraloveMaralove Posts: 69Registered Users
    cg0617 wrote: »
    You will look great with red hair :) The pics you've included look like a level 4-5 red violet or "mahogany" color. If you change your mind often, you could use a semi or demi permanent color, since you only need to deposit. Your natural color is actually pretty light, so you don't need permanent as no "lifting" is required. If however, you want the color to be super vibrant and intense- permanent color would make it pop more. Good luck! Post pictures when you do it!

    Pretty much what she said! :)
    And as far as the mind-changing thing, I agree that semi/demi would be best (I'm a frequent color changer myself). My friend Amber has hair that is naturally nearly platinum blonde and to get a red like that one she always dyes first with a perfect 10 brown and then creates a red glaze with manic panic rock'n'roll red. I wish you the best in your hair coloring decision!
    My hair tends to love: honey, oils, water, ceramides, dye ;)
    4s/3s kinks and curls. CG, Coarse and medium strands, Low and normal porosity, High Density.
  • aislinaislin Posts: 864Registered Users
    Thanks for all the encouragement everyone! Sometimes I get these crazy ideas and have no idea if they'd really work or not so it's nice to get outside opinions lol.

    I figured I could get away with a demi/semi, but to be honest those never wash out of my hair anyway. I've had more luck with my hair staying healthier and retaining color longer with those, which I think is due to the permanents lifting color like others said, and then it leaching out over time. I'm already pretty porous naturally and because of some old highlights, but I'd like to minimize that if I can by using a demi/semi.

    Anyone have any experience going this color themselves? I'd be too afraid to use manic panic as it is so vibrant, and I'm looking for more of a violet red, not so much a really warm intense red.

    I'm totally posting pics when I do this. I have to keep researching different methods and dyes first! =)
    Wurly, fine, thin, moderately to heavily porous. Mod CG.