I have had the urge to go red since last January. Sadly, I got talked out of it but I finally got up the courage to go red with the help of Demi, the lead colorist at Spoke & Weal and I am loving the color. If you’re thinking of going red for fall here are my top 5 tips for dying your hair red.
Find the right shade of red for your skin tone
There are so many great red shades and finding the right shade of red for your skin tone can be the deciding factor if you’re gonna love it or hate it.
I’ve had red hair before but it was the wrong shade for my skin and I ended up thinking red just didn’t suit me and went back to brown.
I found this article by L’oreal very helpful in figuring out my shade:
light skin tone: strawberry reds to copper shades
medium skin tone: You can pretty much give almost any vibrant red hair color a try. Be sure to stick to warmer shades like golden reds and rich coppers
dark skin tone: deep red hair colors. Anything from sultry wine hues to mahogany and burgundy red tones
Going red for fall? Know the commitment your making
Finally, decided to make the change? If you are going red for fall or just because you’ve always wanted to like me….here are my top 5 tips for dying your hair redIf you are not a natural redhead…going red can be a huge commitment. If you have a dark base you will have to bleach your hair first then tone it to the red shade you love. Once you go red, root touch-ups and toning the hair is a must to keep it the red hue you love vibrant.
My top 5 tips for dying your hair red: Lifestyle changes
Once I went red I quickly found out even the best color will bleed. So I had to buy black hair towels and sheets to change out my white ones and avoid ruining them.
Even though my red color is a little more high maintenance than I would have liked I am loving the drastic change. Demi and I decided on a copper-red Aveda color for my skin tone and I absolutely love it. I plan to stay red for a long time because I feel like it suits me better.
If you decide to go red, make sure you find me on Instagram and send me a DM with your new red locks! I’d love to see it.