Red Hair Color Help
I am trying to achieve a very bright, almost punky copper red mahogany color. Its like a copper red with a hint of purple and very bright. I used Feria Rich Auburn Red, and it washed out in a week. Now I have a light auburn dull color. I bought professional hair color level 6 intense auburn with a 20 developer. But my test strand looks very light and dull still. How can I get it dark deep red?
Gosh lady. Red hair color is infamous for washing out quickly. That's why it's so important NOT to wash your hair a lot in the first few weeks. Shampoos that contain sulfites are harsh on your hair and will remove color.
For the most lush, vibrant colors, use a 10 volume peroxide instead. You can either by it or use a 20 volume peroxide mixed with water 1:1.
Then try the color again. If the color isn't dark enough, try using a 5 volume peroxide or a red color one level down.
Here are a few more tips on:How to keep your red color longer! Wash your hair no more than two or three times a week.
Use a gentle shampoo or shampoo's that are especially formulated for color treated hair.
Conditioners help close the cuticle of your hair strands, which helps your hair hold color longer.
When you color your roots, don't color the rest of your hair each time. Coloring over previously colored hair, can and will LIFT the color.
If you want to refresh the color, a non permanent color between colors.
Make sure your hair porosity is not a problem before you use red hair colors.
Removing red hair color can be extremely tricky and can give you pink hair.