Monday, January 28, 2013

Hey there Red

I have been wanting to take the plunge for forever, but always chickened out at the last minute.
My dream? To be a red head!
I went from having virgin, un-dyed hair to a new shade of dark red, & it only took 3 hours in the salon!
This is the first step to my eventual dream red-shade. As my hair had never seen dye before, it will take a few more visits before I get all the color & dimensions I dream of, but I am already in love with this new look!
BEFORE // AFTER*
*the true to life color is hard to capture, I am still looking for the best light in which to photograph my new essence
So this first time hair dye-er is looking for your tips... 
How do you keep your shade looking fresh?
Any particular shampoos, products I need for my newly red hair?

What I am most surprised about so far, how different all my lipsticks look now!
Ca-razy!

P.S. For any of you Nashville ladies, Rachel at Fruition Salon is my girl, & she is amazing!
When I first started going to her, she had the most gorgeous red hair, so I knew she was the one for me!

**Update: Just realized that I get to cross this off my "30 Before 30" list #25!

31 comments:

  1. So gorgeous girl! :)

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  2. LOVE it! You look great! I secretly want to be a red head too, but i just don't have the right coloring for it!

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  3. Hi Jessica, the color looks great. My experience is that sulfate-free products don't strip hair color and thus it lasts longer. Just to name a few, Infusium 23 and L'oreal offer sulfate-free lines...

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  4. You look fantastic, Jessica! You definitely have the pretty skin tone to pull this off, not everyone could (myself included!).

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  5. You look gorgeous with the new hair color! You should definitely switch a shampoo/conditioner that is made for colored treated hair so the color will last longer.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

    January Group Giveaway!

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  6. Wow, your hair looks really good! Love you as a red head! I think dying hair is so fun! I left my natural color at 18 (it was a sandy blonde color) and went completely blonde... then went to a rich brown, then dark brown, then black and ever since have been a shade of brown. I have always thought of going back to blonde but I don't have the guts to do red! I love the look though!

    An affordable and great shampoo/conditioner set for color is Sebastain: http://www.bestbeautyboutique.com/servlet/the-3516/Sebastian-Foundation-Color-Ignite/Detail?zmam=59822799&zmas=1&zmac=16&zmap=192172 & http://www.bestbeautyboutique.com/servlet/the-3518/Sebastian-Foundation-Color-Ignite/Detail

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  7. Your hair looks great! and good for you for only now dying your hair! I've been doing it forever.. bad! haha but it looks great! I suggest using John Freida products and try not to wash your hair everyday because red tends to fade very quickly! <3

    iambornlippy.blogspot.ca

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  8. You wannabe! haha ;) I love how it turned out, but jees, 3 hoirs is SO long :o I always am in and out in 30 minutes, haha. Can't wait to see what it will look like when it's 100% the way you want it to be :) x

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  9. It looks great! I decided to go red a few years ago and I loved it, but the root upkeep was more than I wanted to deal with, since my hair grows so fast. My best tip is just to use a really good conditioner.

    http://just-another-smith.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love the red : ) Ever since I went red from blond I will never go back. It's a paint to upkeep...but worth it for the compliments.


    bisous
    Suzanne

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  11. You have to keep up with coloring every 3-4 weeks (depending on how much you wash your hair)
    Lovely red!


    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  12. You look incredible with red hair!! She did a great job. I would suggest getting Redkin. I highlight my hair on a regular basis and that seems to work for me! There might be something more specific for redheads, though.


    dancingwithashley.blogspot.com

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  13. Red looks fabulous on you! =)


    Avec Amber

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  14. I like this shade because although it's red, it's not overpowering. Dark red looks great on girls who were a dark brunette before- like you!

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  15. It looks great, Jessica!! I used to dye my hair red, and used Redken products. It is a lot of upkeep, and it does fade, but it is fun fun fun!!


    theoriginalbrynn.blogspot.com

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  16. Ahhh I LOVE the new red locks - so fabulous!

    Annie

    The Other Side of Gray

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  17. When I dyed my hair red, I tried to refrain from washing my hair as often. There are shampoo & Conditioners out there which will help keep the red fresh. However, my biggest advice is to not wash it everyday. especially in the beginning.

    Crystal

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  18. The hair looks so good on you!!!! love it :)

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  19. Beautiful!! Red suits you ;-) Please share suggestions on the shampoos and conditioners. I'm a (fake) red head myself and I really need to invest in some better products to keep my color from fading as well as keep my hair moisturized. Thanks doll!!


    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  20. How fun! Love the red tint. Can't wait to see the full blown end result!

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  21. I love the red tint on you! I like the Alterna UV shampoo & conditioner. Lots of color protectors. But whatever you pick, make sure it's sulfate free, that will really strip the red out.

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  22. You look great! I was a blonde for three+ years and just went back to brunette. Annnnd I'm super crazy about protecting my color these days. From all I've read, here's what I do: I only wash my hair every other day; I deep condition once a week; I shampoo with warm water and always rinse my conditioner with cold water; I use a heat protectant before drying; and I only use sulfate-free shampoo/conditioner. I told you I was crazy. Hope this helps :)

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  23. I love the red! I too have been contemplating red, but I'm a chicken!


    www.mythriftychic.com

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  24. Yay Jessica! I'm so glad you're going for your dream hair color, can't wait to see the finished product! I'm a hair color virgin too so I have no tips for you, I'm just excited.

    perfectly priya

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  25. Congrats! I swore by redkin color extend when I was blond. It was super moisturizing, and kept my hair from being too damaged from the color.

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  26. You look great as a red head. I've never dyed my hair either but I've heard that the shampoo for colored hair is a must.

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  27. You look gorgeous at a red head! I bet you're so glad you went for it. I love it!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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