VirtualHairCare.com felt that you
lucky natural red heads needed a page all to yourselves as you
do have one or two issues with your hair that apply only to you! For some red hair style inspiration we have even created a hair gallery of hairstyles dedicated to your hair colour.
The rumors are true, naturally red
hair does tend to go either orange or yellow when lightened. This
is because when you lighten your hair, the underlying tones are
exposed, even people with brown hair will find this happens, but
to less of a degree. However it does depend on how dark your hair
is naturally as to the degree of yellow or orange tones that appear
when lightening. The lighter your hair to begin with the less
it will do this.
So if your thinking of lightening your
hair, be realistic in what you are trying to achieve i.e. you
are never going to be ash blonde baby! If your hopes and dreams
were set on this then you can console yourself with the fact that
it probably wouldn't suit you anyway. This is because your natural
skin tone plays a large part in what will or won't work colour
wise for your hair. Check out our section on
a colour to suit you.
look by Geoffrey Herberg @ Chemistry for Hair has an almost metalic red feeling to it. With curly hair it is a great idea to enhance some of the curls with a brighter red than the rest creating more definition.
When considering a solid colour as
opposed to streaks or highlights, be warned that all over colour's
tend to look more gold/orange if your hair is going to reflect
these tones. So stick to partial colouring rather than the all
over colour's, even if you have so many highlights you can't work
out why you don't just go the whole hog and get the full head
If you really hate your red hair (sad
fact for someone who has spent most of her life colouring her
own hair red!) then the easier way is to go darker rather than
lighter. Depending on the strength of redness, you may still get
some remaining warmth but the result will be far more concealing.
Watch out again for suitability with skin tones as many red heads
have pale skin and going too dark will make you look ill (or Gothic,
but that's up to you). Again check out
a colour to suit you.
Some colour ideas to get you thinking:
Try intermingling a bright red as in
"pillar box" streaks with the rest of your hair. This combination
is only for the adventurous but we love it.
For a lighter look, go for a strawberry
blonde highlight rather than a white blonde. The strawberry with
enhance your natural colour whilst lightening and brightening
your whole look.
For you fair-skinned and light eye
coloured red heads, go for something totally different and use
a dark warm brown to bring out those eyes. This also looks great
in combination with an impish crop if you have the face shape
for it (small features).
Image Anthony Nader @ Raw Hair
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