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Going from bleached blond to copper red - advice please

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Sep 30, 2012

Emma C.


I've been blond (highlights every 12-14 weeks) for the last 9 years. I'm fed up with it and have finally got the guts up to go red. I really fancy a Bree Van de Kamp/Christina Hendricks sort of colour. My worry is that it will fade really fast - I don't want murky orangey hair, I want glowing copper locks! Any advice peeps? Would appreciate it before I go to the hairdressers on Thursday

Sep 30, 2012

Amanda O.

Please make sure that they fill your hair first with a Demi color then apply the permanent after this will be a double process but it will put back the natural pigments you lost from bleaching it out and will help with fading and murky lack luster hair good luck you will love it! 

Sep 30, 2012

Lindsey S.

Also, to keep your red wait at least 2 days to wash it out & if you can wash it in cool water , this will help keep your pretty red from fading! 

Because you have been blond for so long, there is no melanin left in your hair. Of course you can fill your hair, and that will help. But your hair will begin to throw the red immediately. The red will eventually be more upkeep than the blond you currently have! Reds are the hardest to keep. They are beautiful though!  

Oct 01, 2012

Marissa G.

Well, Any hair dye will eventually begin to fade away from washing it so much, But dye your hair the color you'd like, And go to Sally's and get a bottle of the hair dying treatment conditioner, It keeps the hair color in it and works great, My sister uses it and she had red hair but she decided to change the color. Good luck!

Oct 01, 2012

Emma C.

Thanks for the wonderful advice guys, you're stars:) 

Oct 02, 2012

Natalie T.

I used to use a protein filler before I dyed my hair red (on top of blonde) and I also would use color depositing shampoo and conditioner. They make hair products for red hair that do NOT deposit color and those did not keep my color bright for as long, so make sure you look for products that deposit red. And as mentioned before, washing with cooler water works well and washing your hair as little as possible is also recommended.

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