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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Red Red Hair


I did a hair make over, so out with the black and blonde and the red has returned! I did the process myself and I won't bore you with the details, but the good news is that my hair is pretty healthy and it didn't fall out! Yippie! After another hair color application, deep conditioning and a hair cut, we should be right as rain. Until then, I'm not going to do any heavy teasing or applying a lot of heat....gotta put the crimper away for now. Sigh.



Why the change? I like red, hate the up keep, but I'm a glutton for punishment. Haha! In reality, I just wanted something different for the new year and I get the itch to switch color from time-to-time. Darn, I need to go buy some red shampoo!

I got this infinity scarf for .50 cents at the thrift store . 
I feel like I'm drowning in poofy fabric! Haha!

Do you have any tips on the upkeep of red hair?

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla



26 comments:

  1. No tips, alas. I used the red shampoo and conditioner with my last red hair and it didn't seem to last any longer than with my regular shampoo. Washing less frequently helps, not a problem if you have dry hair.
    I am curious to know how you got all your black out, did you bleach or use a color remover? The new color looks great!

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    1. I used bleach, then a protein filler, then color, then a condition that stops the processes and helps with conditioning/repair.
      Most to black was taken out, but the ends still have the darkest deposits as is what ends do ;)

      I always washed my hair in cold water and used Bedhead shampoo for brunette/red head and it seemed to help....along with only washing my once a week.

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  2. now THIS is what i'm talking about when i say, a statement like "dyed my hair red" needs pictures!

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  3. The only bad part of hair color switching is finding new eyebrow pencils. I have about 10, one for every possible faded-color situation.

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  4. It looks great! That is a really nice shade of red!

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  5. It looks great! Unfortunately I don't have any tips for you that you don't already know. It's good that you do it yourself though, so you can reapply for free and without making an appointment.

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    1. This is VERY true. I make a huge mess...that's the only thing I wish I didn't have to deal with....and trying to see the back of my head.

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  6. You look great! May I ask something? Are you trying to grow out the side cut?
    I'm doing it now and got a nice irregular haircut that makes the out growing hair looks like a part of the haircut.

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    1. I like the sides a little longer when it's cold out, but I will keep that in mind when I finally decide what I want to do with the cut ;)

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  7. I like it, and no tips from me hence me not being a redhead since college! I really like it on you!

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  8. Love your hair! love the entire look. Nice

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  9. "I love your everything" pretty much sums up what I would otherwise blather about in three paragraphs. :3

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    1. I'm a woman of little words sometimes, haha! Now in reality......I would talk your ear off. ;)

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  10. It looks really good! I love red hair... you can mix non-permanent hair colour (like directions or others) with conditioner... that fresh up the colour...

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  11. You look amazing! Red is such a good colour for you.
    About its upkeep, even though I've been a redhead for several years, the only thing that comes to my mind is to be careful when you wash your hair because a lot of pigment is probably going to stain your towels. Also, red washes out very quickly, so clean your hair gently and not too often. And finally… I hope you're planning to keep it for a long time, because red is extremely hard to remove from your hair ;)!

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    1. Thank you! Great tips! I also wash my hair in cold water (when I have red hair) and not too often :)

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  12. I second MK! I've had all shades of red hair, and my secret is to mix some semi-perm hair color into your conditioner. I've had the best luck with Punky Colors and Ion (Sally Beauty), but terrible luck with Manic Panic :( My current color is pretty POW-IN-YER-FACE bright red, so I mix 50/50 Ion Red with my conditioner. I have to plop on some straight Ion dye about every four weeks, but that ain't bad, IMO!

    P.S. Your hair looks super-cute!

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely give your tip a try! I have to agree, I don't care for Manic Panic too much myself.

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  13. I dyed my hair red a few years ago and it actually stayed in my hair quite well despite the fact that I wash it every day. I dyed over it pretty quickly, though. I had been dyeing my hair black for probably 10 years at that point and I just couldn't get used to the red!

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    1. Do you remember what red dye you used?

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