Saturday, May 11, 2013

...And Now I'm a Redhead!

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 In my most daring hairstyle move yet I finally decided to take the plunge and get my hair colored red! I have been fixated on the idea for over a year. However, I told myself that I had to wait for at least a year and if I was still set on the idea, then I would do it! 
 After a few years of white blonde hair (seriously...think whiter than Marilyn to the point of almost being silver), my hair was absolutely frizzled...I couldn't run my hands through it without clumps breaking and falling out. I filled my hair back into my natural colour and chopped it all off to my shoulders to grow out from scratch. I didn't touch it with hair dye for 3 years, and I didn't cut it for 2 years; after all of this nunnery to my hair I had managed to grow it out long, strong and healthy. I feel like after all of my hard effort, I deserved some fresh colour!
 I am so so happy I coloured my hair! I feel like being a redhead better reflects the kooky, creative oddball of a girl that I am. I figured because I have green eyes and pale skin, my Nani (grandmother) was a redhead, and I come from scottish heritage...that something in my genes would hopefully agree with a mane of fiery locks! 
 Now to just maintain this colour! I know that red hair is notorious for being difficult to maintain, so if any of you have experience with being a redhead, I would love to know some of your haircare secrets!

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  1. Oh but it looks so pretty!!! Long red locks are always fashionable.

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  2. That red is such a great colour, it looks amaze!

    Have you heard of a model called 'Ebba Zingmark'? Her hair is a similar colour & I've been OBSESSED with her for ages..!

    FJM
    x

    http://flapjackmelody.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks hun! It was so scary deciding to go red...very daring! haha, but I love it! Oh I haven't heard of her but just looked her up, she is beautiful!!! xox

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  3. YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!! I am having some major hair envy, I love red hair so much! I had red hair a few years ago but gave up on it because I feel that it didn't suit my colouring too well. It suits you so perfectly though with your eye colour and skin tone. So beautiful :3

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  4. I am speechless, the red looks so good on you! I know a few girls who have coloured their hair red and it makes their face looks so pale and sickly, but you are glowing!!! Love, love, love!!! Glad that your hair is healthy again too, I was scared of where the post was going after you mentioned how you could no longer run your hair through it without having hair fall out, epp!

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  5. Hello! Your hair looks GORGEOUS! I'm a bottle ginger myself, because my natural hair just isn't *quite* ginger enough, heh heh! I was wondering what you used? I use Feria #74, and it looks like this: https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/526907_4069951445805_586061897_n.jpg Yours looks like you were born to it. Good job picking the right shade!

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    1. Oh thank you Morrighana! I had it done at the hairdressers, but when I got home, I wasn't happy with the colour becuase it was still looking a bit brown with red tinges to it, so I went over the top of it with Fudge Paint Box in Clockwork Orange...although it is a semi permanent vegan dye, so it just coats the hair, and therefore washes out quite easily...I am thinking of going over my hair again with another vegan semi permanent like Manic Panic, or Special Effects hair dye in an orange color :) The semi permanent dyes put a lovely tinge to my hair and don't turn the flaming red colour like on the bottle!...either that or another trip to a better hair dresser to get it the right colour in the first place! And I love the color of your hair, it is beautiful! xox

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  6. Love your hair color. It looks great with your complexion and your eye color. So pretty!

    www.thischarmingwanderer.com

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    1. Aw thank you! I really do love being a red head, I feel like it suits my personality so much better :) xo

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  7. Girl, go to California, you look like Pamela Courson, I'm sure that Jim is waiting there for you already... :). I thought that it is your natural hair colour... oh dear.
    Lovely.

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    1. Hi Loulou, Aw what a lovely compliment! Pamela was so stunning and I am a big fan of the doors so your comment has made my day!! hehe...oooooh and if only Jim was waiting for me (or even just his look a like! haha) xox

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  8. What is the shade and the brand, I would like this color maybe too. I have naturally light red, but want it more like this.

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