Finding the perfect Red - graduation hairPosted 4 years, 3 months ago
Hi everyone, so you all helped me last time when I was trying to work out how to go from green to red, and now I need more advice. I have my uni graduation coming up in a few months and would like to have a lovely deep pink based red in my hair by then. Currently I am directions alpine green with apple green over blue stained tips. I have directions rubine to begin switching colours, but that's where the issue lies. Last time I went rubine it came out a lovely dark pink toned red... until I washed it, and then it was dark pink. I did like this colour, but am hoping to mix colours to get some more longevity out of the red tones. Directions is my go to brand as I can get it cheaper than most on ebay, but I can't work out whether to mix it with vermillion, poppy, or pillarbox red (or any other colour that I haven't though of). Anyway, I've attached a photo of my last lot of rubine before it went too pink, and would appreciate any advice on what I can add to the rubine to make it just a bit redder (as in the midtones of the photo rather than the pink edges) for long enough that I don't have to dye it the night before graduation :)
by Asha_Posted 4 years, 3 months ago
I'd mix in one of their orange based red, like directions fire, to counter the pink. Good luck!
by vivienne StaffPosted 4 years, 3 months ago
Hm, Poppy and Pillarbox are bother extremely pink-tones and don't last very long, so I guess I'd opt for Vermillion. Still, I'd do some test strands, as I've seen some variation between pots on how orange-toned Vermillion gets. You should be able to get a nice ruby red tone from the mix though.