Saturday, July 6, 2013

Summer 2013 Red Hair Days

Recently I dyed my strict asian hair to a Medium Intense Auburn from Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color (R2). My thought on red hair was going for a new look as well as change because I've always had brown hair and never really dyed it to any other color but ash brown or light brown. Well, here is my result. 

This photo was take after I finished dying it. Well, for about $7 it's a pretty good result I say. ^^ But, the hardest thing about bright hair color is keeping the red from fading. So, here is another photo a couple weeks later.

As you can see here the tips of my hair is starting to turn back to brown. I like to say my hair accidentally turned ombre. :P But, I still like how the red still hasn't faded yet. 

This is how the hair color looks like outside. Sorry for the messy hair it was quite breezy during the time. The brown ends are always the first part to fade the quickest   because in my opinion its the dead ends and it doesn't keep the color long compare to the mid and top of the hair.

Okay this pic is recent and only taken a couple days ago. Well, this is the final result after 2-3 months of hard work of taking care of the red from fading. Yes as you can see my brown ends are showing a lot. That's what happens when you don't retouch your hair after a while LOL. ^^ But, yeah here are my hair care tips for keeping the red color for so long. 

Hair Care Tips For Red Hair

1. After dying hair to a bright color (auburn) don't wash your hair for 2-3 days. Why? the chemicals of the dye is still in the process of dying your original hair color.
2. Use a special kind of shampoo & conditioner that is for dyed hair. This is to keep your hair color vibrant.
3. When washing your hair on the 3rd day use cold water on your hair. I know it sounds silly but the cold water is to prevent the vibrant color from fading. Try to prevent washing your hair in warm-hot temperature. 

4. Lastly, this is a choice use a hair mask to lock in the shine and color.

p.s. I have a new skincare routine for the warm summer break outs. :)