Dec 24, 2012

How to: Bright Red Hair Without Pre-Bleaching

For Peet's Sake blog girl bright red long hair L'Oreal Majicontrast Rouge


      A couple of days ago, I went to a party and somebody managed to piss me off, which my boyfriend says isn't hard to do. By saying that he pisses me off what just proves his point but never mind that, back to the party. A guy walked up to me and said:
      "I love your hair color, so bright!"
      "Thanks!"
      "But I'd never do that to my hair, it's so damaging."
      There I was, thinking that he came by to hit on me but he obviously just wanted to warn me about the dangers of dying my hair and hit on my boyfriend. "Isn't your natural hair color brown?" I asked since he had jet black hairdo.
      "Yes, but that's just dye. I don't have to bleach my hair." He said the word bleach with such disgust as if he'd fund a pubic hair in his mouth.
      "Neither do I, sugar."
      "Yes, you do."
      "No, I don't."
      "Yes, you do."
      "No. I don't."
      "I don't believe you."
      Who the fuck are you?? This conversation should have ended 5 minutes before you even came up to me. Leave me alone so I can devote my full attention to drinking again, the ice cubes are diluting my gin! "No, you're right, I do." BUT I DON'T.
      That's why I decided to make this post, since I'm just about to dye my hair a different color and the window of opportunity to yammer about (my) red hair is closing. So if you want this WITHOUT pre-bleaching:

For Peet's Sake blog girl with bright red long hair L'Oreal Majicontrast Rouge

Al you need to get your hands on is this:


Majicontrast by L'Oreal in rouge (red). There are also other shades you can choose from if you start seeing red because of red hair. I get mine on eBay (here are some tips on eBay shopping for clothes or shoes) and use 2 tubes, but it's more than enough. If your hair is as long as mine and you find someone who's used to dying hair, you could use at least a half of a tube less. Besides the dye, you need some cream (hydrogen) developer as well, 75 ml per tube. I use 12 % (or 40 volume), because I have very dark hair and I want my red to be fiery red, not a muted brownish red shade looking like I have a used tampon on my head that's been air-drying for 2.5 days. You should also be smart enough to put these on:


Or else you're going to look like somebody who's fleeing the crime scene. For days. Mix the dye and the developer together with a brush, then slap the lovely chemicals onto your scalp and crop and that's it. Dead simple. No bleaching beforehand, no washing out or turning orange afterwards. See my roots? I haven't colored my hair in over a month and it still looks pretty decent. (Here are some tips on hair care too.)
      I do have to warn you though - in case your hair is already dyed dark brown or black, you'll have to use Majicontrast twice, before you'll achieve this Little Red Riding Hood level of brightness.

For Peet's Sake blog bright red long hair L'Oreal Majicontrast Rouge
Pics by my bf.

      The only real question is not how to achieve this without bleach but why do hairdressers in salons pre-bleach your hair when you come in and say that you want to look like you have a bouquet of radishes on your head. When I was 16, I had bright red hair and my hairdresser aways bleached my hair blond first and than dyed it red. Which is pretty smart, since I was orange and back in that chair before one month was over so I once again had to pay her for the bleaching AND the coloring. Well, thank God I've evolved past hairdressers and I haven't been in a salon for a very long time and I don't plan on going back anytime soon.

       Peet

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101 comments:

  1. Wish you a loving, warming, peaceful and joyful Xmas!

    kisses and a big hug!

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  2. Mygosh, can't believe that guy! Your hair hair does look amazing. Thanks for the idea. Wishing you a Blessed Merry Christmas!

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  3. Love your hair, can't believe you didn't have to bleach!

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  4. Wow! That is just so rude! I had a similar thing happen to me once in High school. My roommate claimed that the only way my hair was as straight as it was was if i had gotten this "special" asian perm...and I hadn't done that so I said 'no... my hair is just naturally very straight' and she kept insisting that no, it was IMPOSSIBLE for my hair to be that straight. It's so stupid when people argue about stupid things because you know you're right, but then arguing about it makes one look stupid as well... he was probably just jealous he could not do it to his hair.

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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  5. wow, you really god such a vibrant red color down! nice job!! love that it's that bright for the holidays :). Hope you have a wonderful xmas!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  6. hi,
    Peet.

    your hair is so vibrant =)

    love, Yati.

    Merry Christmas peet =)

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  7. wow, I love your hair!
    nice blog :)

    xxx
    http://thefashionsky.blogspot.com.es

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  9. I love your hair!
    merry christmas

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  10. Wow! Great colour!
    Merry Christmas!

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  11. Why do people even do that? Your hair is such an amazing colour! I love it.

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  12. ROCK ON! I love that haircolor, looks so cool on you!

    Oh and my blog just moved to WordPress! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

    Love,

    Rowan

    www.redreidinghood.com

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  13. Your hair is amazing brilliant post! Thanks for your comment! x

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  14. I was daydreaming of red hair a few monthes ago! You rock!

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  15. wow amazing hair color!merry christmas

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  16. I love you hair! It is amazing!!!

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  17. Your hair looks great :)
    Merry Christmas!
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  18. You are really good to achieve a salon-level type of result =D
    Thank you for your b-day wish at my blog. Merry Christmas and happy holiday.

    http://www.diva-in-me.com

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  19. Your hair looks great! It looks very professional! I will definitely be using some of your tips for when I attempt this maroon/auburn-ish color. Wish me luxk! Hope your christmas was amazing love!
    xo, N
    www.natashasolae.com

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  20. Do not undesrtand why people do that:( Btw, cool name for blog :) Merry Christmas!

    Energiq

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  21. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  22. Amazing hair and great shots!

    www.timolove.com

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  23. F*ck what that guy said, he has no idea hahah
    I love your hair, how I wished I was brave enough to dye it!

    Cool Shooting ,$ophie xx

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  24. Oh dear, some people I tell ya! At least you got him to go away lol... YOUR hair is so gorgeous and bright!

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  25. this red hair fits you very well! nice outfit btw

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    donnaiveh.blogspot.com

    Wanna follow each other on GFC,FB,Bloglovin´?
    let me know dear

    great day to you!

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  26. OMG! Thank you thank you thank you! I'm currently the one going to re-do my red hair once a month for like 100eu now :( so this is like an angel sent from above :D

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  27. So bleaching is a little conspiracy those hair saloon came up with! Wooh! I've always wanted to have red hair but but, no balls. SIGH. I wish I could grow balls and do lots of things that I want to do >D

    Hey, great (old) hair and that guys' an ass, diluting your gin that way. What was he thinking! >D>D

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  28. Can I just ask what cream developer you used

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    1. Sure.:) I used 12 % (or 40 vol.) developer, 75 ml per tube. The one I used was by a local, Slovene brand (Ilirija) but brand actually doesn't matter.

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    2. how much do you usually pay for the dye on ebay

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    3. It's about 7, 8 pounds plush shipping, which is 2, max 3.

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    4. i have long hair like yours and its thick and i used to dye my hair red without bleach but never bleached it will one tube of mojicontrast be enough

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  29. This is exactly the information I've been looking for; dark (i.e. dishwater blonde) blonde hair dyed dark brown, now dyed reddish but has faded. The problem I have found is that with as fine of hair that I have, bleaching my hair before I dye it the final color would completely kill my hair. My biggest challenge has been maintaining the bright red color, but I see you were able to do that, do you also have any other products to recommend that can help with that? Thanks! - Brandi

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  30. I actually didn't use any special products, I just didn't wash my hair that often.:) I wash my hair once every 5 days, once a week. I use Head&Shoulders shampoo and some Nivea conditioner or whatever's there - that simple, honest.:)

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  31. Gorgeous colour. Can I ask, do you use one tube of colour to every 75ml of developer or did you use two tubes of colour and 75ml of developer. Thanks!

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    1. Hi, babe! I used 75 ml per tube so I actually used 150 ml because I used 2 tubes - I have a lot of hair.:) Hope this helps.;)

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  32. Is this in any specific shade? Because I'm not finding the shade rouge on ebay :/

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    1. It's rouge or red (not magenta or copper). Here's a link too - CLICK Hope this helps.;)

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  33. I found it on ebay but they keep saying "PLEASE FIND A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL TO APPLY IT." Is it that easy to screw it up? Haha I'm afraid to mess it up.

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    1. You can't, honestly!:) I don't know why they put that on there, it's their way of protecting themselves I guess. It's like dyeing your hair at home with any other hair color, trust me. Go for it!!;)

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    2. Okay thanks! My hair is light brown and goes past my shoulders. Would one tube be okay? And how red do you think it would come out?

      I was thinking of bleaching my hair first so it comes out lighter, but that was if I used the hair dye sold in stores. Haha I'm not sure if I should do the bleaching option or this option.

      Whenever I normally dye my hair, the red seems to fade out REALLY fast.

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    3. It should be enough, especially if you've dyed your hair before so you're somewhat skilled at that. And don't bleach your hair, you really don't have to - I didn't and look at my roots how dark my hair naturally is. You'll be positively red.;)

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  34. is this right? it doesn't say rouge..
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EH65SBO/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1378244801&sr=8-2&pi=SL75

    please let me know as soon as possible

    thanks!!

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    1. Hi there!

      No, that's copper, it should say red (or rouge in French). You have three shades of Majicontrast: copper, magenta and red - you want red.

      Hope this helps, babe.;)

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  35. I know this is an old post but me and my hairdresser have been having problems getting my hair red red. We get like a dark red which is VERY vibrant in the sunlight but inside it looks dark almost like burgundy and is not photogenic at all. we just tried using a filler with a more red color dye and it is a little better but still not like how yours is, when i was younger i always bleached it to get that color your pictures are showing, so THANK YOU! because my husband kept saying i am not allowed to bleach my hair because he doesn't want it ruined he likes my hair haha. its kinda long to my bra strap, gets stuck in my arm pits sorta length. I am just tired of trying over and over with the same dark red thats not really bright red its like a dark red......

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    1. I had that problem too, it was always too dark. But I didn't want to bleach it, because it washes out very quickly. Try this product, it should do the trick! Good luck.;)

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  36. Hi! absolutely love your hair! one question though... I live in a third world country so I might not find the exact same one.. would any bright red from Loreal do the job? or does it have to be THAT one? Also, the bigger the volume on the developer the brighter the color? I never quite grasped that concept. (I had bright red hair and then STUPIDLY dyed to dark brown, and now I wanna go back to red.. without having to strip the color at the salon this time) .. Also, do you do anything to keep the color on for so long? I have had bad experiences with my red hair, it always fades really quickly.. in about 2 weeks I end up with orange hair. (this has happened before I ever bleached or stripped color, and it continues to happen now). thanks!

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    1. There are several L'oreal (or other brand) colors that can work, but be sure to get the "professional" product - the one you have to buy the developer and mix it yourself, not the regular hair colors that come in a box with everything you need inside (a tube of color, a bottle of developer and gloves). If you don't pre-bleach your hair or strip the old color, the red shouldn't turn to orange, but you may have to dye your hair twice to get the really bright shade.

      As for maintaining it, I didn't do much, honestly.:) I just tried to wash my hair as little as possible, but that's it. In these pictures I've actually gone to the swimming pool a couple of times and not even all that chlorine didn't strip the color - this L'oreal dye really is that good. Hope you can find some on Amazon or eBay!

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  37. Hi Hun,

    Your hair looks fab!!!!!!! I am thinking of going red too. I have gone red before but like a brownish red. Naturally my hair is like a dirty blonde, I ended up dying it to get the reddish brown out about a year ago. Do you think it will be ok on my hair? Also do I need such a strong developer cream or could I get away with a weaker one? xx

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    1. I have really dark hair on my own and before I dyed it red, it was dyed black or some other shade just as dark, so I decided to use the developer I did. You can always use a "weaker" one and if you don't like the result, dye your hair again with a stronger one. But since you say you're practically blond, it think you'll be fine.:) Good luck, babe!;)

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    2. Thanks chick, I cant wait to try it when Im paid next weekend! If it looks anywhere near as good as yours I will be a happy bunny!! :) x

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    3. Hope it works out - if not, you can always dye your hair again.:) I love experimenting, my hair is currently blue and black, check my latest posts.;)

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  38. So if I have dark brown or black I should do the same thing? I have about 24' hair length.. do you think 2 tubes would be enough?

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    1. Yes, two tubes will be plenty! And if your hair is naturally that dark, it will work, just make sure you use strong enough developer. If you dyed it to get it that dark, then you'll have to dye your hair red twice to get the really bright shade of red. Good luck, babe!;)

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  39. hey there, just about to get the dye but would this developer cream be fine for it:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251041432854
    ?
    much help x

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    1. Hi, doll! I'm sure any developer will work just fine! It says for bleach and dye so go for it.;)

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  40. I love the color!! I want to try this product...my roots are naturally med to dark brown then I have a section that i dark because it absorbed to much dye then tips are ombrea bleached out....will your method and this dye work for me and come out even all over?

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    1. I'm not sure it will come out completely even, at least not the first time. I had dyed my hair to dark brown before I went red and used this product, so the first time there was a slight ombre effect, but the next month when I colored my hair red again the ombre was gone. Also use strong enough developer to even out the different tones. Good luck, babe.;)

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  41. i hope you reply :D lol. well okay, i have dyed my hair red before, but then i dyed it dark burgundy so now idk why but my hair is like super super dark, but in the light has this very small tone of red to it. my roots and well a little bit more than top of my head is getting like a noticeable red color. the first time i dyed it red i had light brown hair and i used the loreal high color highlights wich worked and i was thinking of trying it out again and buying them this weekend. but then i was getting scared because i have darker hair now than i did at the time that i dyed it with that product, reading this is awesome! did shipping take really long? i live in united states. I wanted to dye it as soon as possible because like i said my hair looks so crazy right now lol

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    1. Hi, babe! I'm not gonna bet my life on it but I think that's the same product, my guess is that it's just different name and packaging for different markets (EU vs US). You're talking about this (click), right? If yes, then I don't think you have to order Majicontrast because shipping would take longer (somewhere around 10, 15 days) and in the end it's the same thing. Just make sure to use strong enough developer to "kill" the darker shades!:)

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  42. I found this product in Sally Hair and Beauty in the New Oxford Street branch in London. You can also order from them online. :)

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  43. Hi! LOVE your hair. I have been using Garnier R5 red on my black hair (without bleaching) for over a year, and it's just starting to get bright... but only bright outside.. it's pretty dark inside. Would this red work over it or make it turn a bad color?? I am nervous! Also, is your hair naturally straight? if not how do you keep it straight? Mine is wavy and i hate it and always straighten it. :/

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    1. No, I don't think it'll turn it into anything bad, it'll just make it more bright and red. Before I dyed my hair with this product, I colored it dark brown (god knows why:)), then red with a hair dye by Schwarzkopf which turned it into a horrible shade of brownish red and then I used Majicontrast which worked perfectly.

      My hair is naturally straight, yes, but I'd love for it to be more wavy.:D So I can't give you any advice, but I'd definitely recommend you to use some heat protection products before straighting it if you don't already. If you want it straight that badly though, have you ever consider a Brazilian blowout? It's a treatment that permanently straightens your hair for 2-6 months and you can get your hair wet and shampoo it and it still stays straight. My boyfriend did that and was very happy with it. Look it up, here are a few links:

      CLICK
      CLICK

      Hope any of this helps, babe... Have a good one!;)

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  44. so can I just use any other red or violet red hair color and instead of using 20 vol I should use 40 vol..? that'd be effective ...?

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    1. What kind of hair colors are you talking about? The ones you buy in a drugstore, the ones that come in a box with gloves and everything in it? I can't say that it would work all the same because I haven't tried it so I don't want to say yes and then you end up screwed.:) But that would seem the logic behind it, wouldn't it? But usually those reds aren't as bright as this product so even if you mixed a 'dull' red with 40 vol developer, you still wouldn't get bright red hair like this. And you should check what kind of developer they already put in the box, if it's 40 vol, there's no point in changing it. But if you want to go let say purple and your natural hair is basically black: You like the shade of purple they advertise on the box, you buy it and when you open the box, you find 30 vol in it - in that case, I think you'd get better results if you used a stronger developer, no doubt. All I'm trying to say is that the developer won't change the shade of the color, just its intensity, if that makes any sense - I hope it does.:D And I hope this helps...

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  45. Hey, love the post. I have seriously dark hair, like a shade from black, so going to little mermaid red is super scary. But if I wanted the same red, but just not as intense, almost so a little of my brown comes through, would I achieve that by using a lower volume developer, like 30? I'm just not ready to dye it that red. Haha
    Thanks!

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    1. Use the lowest there is (10 or 20 vol) and you shouldn't be as red.:) I'd first use the lowest I could find, because you can always redye your hair using stronger developer later to get a brighter shade if it would turn out too dark. Hope this helps, babe. Good luck.;)

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  46. Hello there!! (:
    I officially received my dye in the mail today but after reading the directions I realized I did not have the specific shampoo they mention. (Poop!) I was wondering when you used this dye if you bought the shampoo as well or if you used something else? I'm not sure if I should just use some other shampoo or if I should wait longer and order the specific shampoo...

    PS Me and my hair thank you for blogging about this! I'm so excited to finally find a way to dye my hair red without having to bleach my poor hair.

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    1. You and your hair are more than welcome!!!;)

      What kind of shampoo they mention?? I forgot what the declaration says because I haven't used the day in a while, but I do know for sure that I didn't use any special shampoo, I used the one I had at home (Head & Shoulders:)). I also remember that the first time I dyed my hair red, I thought if I didn't use shampoo, if I just rinsed my hair with plenty of water, my hair'll be more red - DON'T DO THAT.:D Use any kind of shampoo, but definitely use it, because if you don't, your scalp is going to itch. A LOT.:D Now I think I remember something, does it say you have to use some sort of a shampoo for red hair or something like that? Don't worry, any shampoo is fine, I just used lesser amounts, as little as possible actually, so that it didn't wash out the dye, but trust me, this dye won't wash out that easily.:)

      Hope this helps and happy holidays, dear!!;)

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  47. As I sat here telling my daughter how I wanted bright colors but was afraid of ruining my hair with the bleach and I came across your blog.... Unfortunately I was trained as a cosmetologist to bleach bleach bleach and the color NEVER came out like yours! Thank you! now I cannot wait to get my hands on this stuff!

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    1. You're welcome, dear!! You'll see, this works like magic.:) Hope you'll enjoy your red locks and happy holidays to you and your baby girl!;)

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  48. Hello! Thank you so much for writing this:) I currently have dark brown almost black (dyed) hair but want red hair that is a but darker than yours here in the pictures. What would I do differently than your description? Thanks in advance!

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    1. Hi there!

      If you have almost black dyed hair, you won't get as vibrantly red color after dyeing them just once so your hair'll be darker anyway. If you dye it once and like the color, next time use a developer that's less strong. I used 40 vol all the time because I wanted my hair really red, but since you don't, you don't have to use 40. You could start with 30 and then see how you like it and next time use 40 if you wanted brighter red, but it's all up to you, you have to decide and experiment.:) But again, your hair won't turn this red after just one time if you dyed them dark recently. I think in these pictures I dyed my hair red with 40 vol at least 3 or 4 times.

      Hope this helps... Have a good one, dear!;)

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  49. If you need to get the color out, what do you do?

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    1. Hi there. I really can't help you with this one, when I was fed up with red, I just dyed my hair black.

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  50. Hi,
    Love your hair! Thanks for the info. I can never get mine this red and am afraid to bleach so will be trying this right away. How long do you leave the color/developer in before rinsing/washing?
    Thank you!

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    1. It's been a while since I last dyed my hair red so I don't remember exactly, but the time is specified on the box. I think I left it on for 45 or 60 minutes.

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  51. I can find Majicontrast and Majirel. Is there a difference? I can't seem to tell! Thanks

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    1. I can't say for sure since I didn't try Majirel, but it looks like a pretty similar product. Just make sure to get the right color so you don't turn out brown or purple.:) But if you want the exact same shade of red as I have in these pictures, use Majicontrast in rouge (red), other dyes may be in different shades...

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  52. Developer is hydrogen peroxide, so whilst you're not pre-bleaching your hair, you are adding bleach.

    It's a great colour though, and obviously lasts for ages which is great!

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    1. Isn't bleach the powder component you use to bleach your hair? Isn't that called 'bleach(ing) powder' and that's what makes the mixture with the developer 'lethal'? You can put developer on your hair and it's not going to fry it and there's always developer in any dye if you're not using a natural dye i.e. henna. But anyhow, tomato tomato (that phrase kind of loses it's meaning in writing doesn't it?:D), there's no pre-bleaching either way you look at things. Toodles.;)

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  53. Hi, hope your well.been trying to go red for months did for few weeks but went very brittle and horrible.yours looks so healthy.few questions if you don't mind.what do you mean by crop? And no washing out? Do you mean when you shampoo or when you put dye on.sorry for dumb questions just wanna make sure I get it right.thanks x

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    1. Hi there! I'll gladly answer any questions you have, babe, so ask away if you anything is still unclear after my reply. By crop I mean hair - you put it on your head (scalp and crop/hair), that's what I basically meant, nothing special. And by no washing out, I mean that the color doesn't wash out (it stays the same) after weeks of washing your hair - you wash your hair and it's going to stay red, it doesn't turn orange. I hope this clarifies things.

      If your hair is brittle and lifeless, you should try putting some masks on. You can buy some or make one yourself. When my hair is horrible, I use two egg whites (just whites) and 4 table spoons of virgin olive oil. You mix those well in a bowl and put it on your hair - wet, dry, clean, dirty, doesn't mater. I cover it with a plastic bag so it doesn't dry and leave it in for 30-60 minutes. Then you wash your hair with shampoo and put conditioner in like usual. On my hair, it works like magic.

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    2. Thank you so much for your reply hun.ordered the stuff due today so excited to do my hair this weekend.thanks you so much for this Blog.xx

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  54. Amazing method! I cant thank you enough for giving me the means for the super-colored hair I've always wanted. I followed your instructions exactly with great success. People have not stopped complimenting my color and/or asking me how I managed it without bleaching.

    My hair is still glossy and healthy (I was a little worried) but I recommend, as you do, to wash hair minimally and deep condition at least every couple of weeks which is good advice whether your hair is treated or not.

    Thanks so much!

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  55. My Fiance loves my red hair but I have a DULL "bright red color" compaired to yours. I have been on eBay for a better part of an hour looking for this color. But I cannot find it in the states for anywhere under hundred dollars! We are having a. court house wedding in a few weeks snd would really love to have this amazing bright red color you have. I know my soon to be husband would be blown away. Do you have any helpful advice how to get it a little cheaper? I cannot afford 100 dollars. Any advice you have i would greatly appreciate♥ thank you so much♥
    -Ps. You should have throat punched that guy

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    1. Hi there, dear! Why don't you just order it from the UK? It will arrive in 10-15 days. You'll have to pay some tax probably but it won't be anything close to 100 dollars! Here in the EU, we have to pay 20 % of the price, but only if it's more than 21 €, which in this case would be peanuts. There's something called Majirel from L'Oreal though and you can try and find the right shade but I've never used that one, so I can't help you with that. If I were you, I'd just order the one from the UK. Or, for the wedding, you can use a semi permanent dye, just to get the bright red for the day. Stargazer or Directions, whatever you can get your hands on. I hope this helps and I hope you get bright red hair, one way or the other!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed, babe.
      xoxo

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  56. Hi Peet, How much developer do i need? i have two tubes of the red dye, but unsure how much developer i need? Please advsie :-)

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    1. Hi there. It says how much you need on the packaging and in the post above - you need 75 ml developer per tube, so since you have two tubes, you need 150 ml. Good luck.;)

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    2. You're more than welcome, dear.;)

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