Going Red

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Going Red

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I'm really tired of my current hair. It looks dry, although it feels ok, and the colour has gone a bit wonky. It's kind of a dirty blonde with reddish bit, and darker roots. I think the last colour I put in there was dark honey blonde, about 6 months ago. It always goes much lighter in the sun anyway.
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I'm thinking of going darker and redder, like so:
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Is there a reason I shouldn't do this, though? Will I be messing up my hair for quite some time?

I don't currently have many greys, but obviously it's just a matter of time, so I'm thinking I'll go darker now while I still can. What does the hive mind think? Is it a terrible idea?
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That will look gorgeous on you, Zooms.

I’ve been a variety of different reds loads of times and it always feels like a bit of a pain getting rid of it, but not enough of a pain to stop me doing it again at some point :))

Looking forward to the ‘after’ pics.
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No reason, I went red from blonde (hairdresser) without any problems.

You just need to remember that sometimes red doesn't last as long other colours.

I agree that it will look great on you.
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Aw, thanks! :love: Tbf, it is probably closer to my natural colour than my current colour is.

I'm pretty sure this is my natural colour, but not 100%. :)) I think I only started dying it when I went to uni, and this was before:
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It's been bleaching that's caused me problems in the past, certainly not going darker. Do it! It would suit you beautifully.
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Derek Nimmo wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:57 pm It's been bleaching that's caused me problems in the past, certainly not going darker.
That's a good point, Del.


Right, thanks guys. I'm doing it. It'll have to wait till I'm paid though.
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I also concur, red is awesome.

One tip from me (if you didn’t know already - I may just have been amazingly ignorant) is to use SFS free shampoo, it really makes a difference to the longevity of the colour. My hairdresser said any SFS-free version will do, and not to faff particularly with the colour protecting ones. I use OGX at the moment and it’s much better than the supposed colour-protecting stuff my previous hairdresser foisted on me at great expense.
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What is SFS-free shampoo? (I have googled!)
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Thanks geek. My current one is SFS-free, so I'll just continue with that.

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Oh, that's usually SLS-free isn't it? I already use that :lol: I thought SFS must be another chemical.
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Oh, I presumed geek meant SLS-free! :lol:
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I did mean SLS free, well done for correctly interpreting my iPad's autocorrect (SFS is an acronym I use a lot at work!)
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It will look lovely Zooms. And your hair has grown so long.
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That’ll look lovely Zoomer. You can always top it up with a depositing conditioner, like Nutri Colour, if it fades quickly.
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Thats a lovely colour. I think it will really suit you.
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What a gorgeous rich colour. I look forward to seeing it on you!
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I think you will suit it but if my hair looked like yours I'd leave it alone unless this is a decision you'd take regardless of lockdown. In other words it looks pretty good at the moment.
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Thanks again, lovely Turtles. 😍 I will of course do photos when it's done (unless it's completely hideous).

Thanks Heebs. I get what you're saying, but yes, I think I would do it anyway. My Dad was auburn when he was younger, then went gradually lighter as he aged (naturally) , and we had basically the same hair until I started fecking around with mine. I'd like to see what my nearly-natural hair would look like on me now, IYKWIM. Or something more approaching my natural colour than my current one is, anyway.
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Re: Going Red

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I will let you know, that I have silver sparkles that I didn't see when I was blonde.

You might also need to go brown to get red, or my hair might have been too blonde for my hairdresser's thinking to make it to take.
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Re: Going Red

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The colour up above is called "light brown mahogany red", so I'm very much thinking I'll go brown first, then they'll add the red.
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