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For so many the thought of going Red is very scary.
Reds be they hot or cool can really change your appearance your skin tone the right choice can make your eyes Pop, look like swimming pools.
Because our hair has so much red pigment that changes into orange as we lift it getting that perfect shade is a chemical decision it is that process of lift and deposit it is that balance of shade depth tone the more vibrant the colour wanted the more of the hairs natural pigment we bring out to play But even this is a balance to much lift re remove the red and orange to little and we control that vibrancy.
The Red Molecule is the largest of all colour molecules so hardest to get into the hair, but will also have a tendency fade quicker. finally once in the hair it can prove quite difficult to remove.
When we have a natural level 7 it can be Blonde with a undertone slightly gold its very easy to go Copper. When going tone on tone or darker it is not necessary to use permanent colour.
In fact when going Red or copper level 7 and above the more or higher volume of peroxide the more copper the colour, you are adding orange to the hair with the lift.
Blue eyes can work with red hair as can cool skin tone it’s a question of getting the shade right so it compliments skin and eye tone.
For level 6 dark Blonde and level 5 light Brown again consider whether you need to lift and expose more pigment in the hair at level 5 and 6 10 volume will be enough to bring out extra red pigment.
Different shades can be played with to create tone and dimension, it is possible to go from copper to red to brunette and back it you think the process through!
As you can see it is easy to move between shades from quite dark brunette through to warm tones, they do effect skin tone and eye colour but not in an adverse
All of these colour have been done with 10vol for root lift and Demi Deposit the darker shades Demi only remember tone on tone or darker does not require lift.
A choice of high volume of peroxide will warm up your chosen colour.
To the right this rich copper colour is sectioned out into Zulu knots and four different shades of red and copper have been applied.
Finally to the left Level 5 natural level 10 vol peroxide enough to bring out the red pigment but not enough for more lift to bring out orange would make this cool red more brown.
Enjoy have fun experiment: