Red Hair Color Help

by Michelle
(New Jersey)


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?


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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.

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    Sep 03, 2016
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    Orange hair need red help .... NEW
    by: Anonymous

    Hi i died my hair today and it was supoosed to be a hot red and it came out orange and i always dye my hair red , i havent died my hair in a few months about 5 or 6 ... ive nevsr had this happen to me how can i or what color hair dye that is red will cover the orange ..... im thinking a burgendy .... please help i look like carrot top orange is not a good color on me pkease help .......

    Sep 03, 2016
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    Orange hair need red help .... NEW
    by: Anonymous

    Hi i died my hair today and it was supoosed to be a hot red and it came out orange and i always dye my hair red , i havent died my hair in a few months about 5 or 6 ... ive nevsr had this happen to me how can i or what color hair dye that is red will cover the orange ..... im thinking a burgendy .... please help i look like carrot top orange is not a good color on me pkease help .......

    Nov 04, 2015
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    Shampoos that
    by: derronmoore

    Shampoos that contain sulfites are harsh on your hair and will remove color.


    Oct 05, 2015
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    Hair Color!
    by: Susan Fernando

    Hello Michelle!
    I suggest you, please don’t use hair colors because this local color many side effects for your hairs, I think the original hair color its better than this and I much like it my light brown color hair.

    Sep 21, 2015
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    I colored my hair last week
    by: Anonymous

    I colored my hair last week with L’Oreal hair color and now my hair faded I want any good brand where I can get a permanent hair color.

    Jun 22, 2015
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    Good post
    by: Karine Miller III

    Hello! Many thanks for your site!

    May 05, 2011
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    Blonde to red
    by: Anonymous

    Who us that singer? That's exactly how i want my hair!!

    Dec 07, 2009
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    Thanks!
    by: Michelle

    Thanks for your help!
    Oh that picture is not me...I wish! She is a famous singer who's hair I adore. I tried what you said and it turned out great. Thank you so much!

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