I used Loreal hicolor highlights (couldn't find it in the search) and yeah...not as bright as I wanted but I'm okay with it. Next time I dye it I kinda want to go brighter and use magenta. This time I mixed two deep auburn reds and one red hot to get this look. It is DEFINETELY brighter red at my roots than I would like even though I followed the instructions to do them after. Well what do you think?