Dyeing Your Locs Red
I’ve ALWAYS loved burgundy as a hair color. Red has also grown on me a lot since especially since Rihanna has been wearing it like the diva she is. So, you guys, I’m not longer honey blonde. I’m now a Redhead. I really love it, but word of caution. Red haircolor fades so much faster than other colors. I kid you not. That is not a myth and is very much true. Alright, alright, I’ve finished babbling. Let’s get to it. If you haven’t read my other blog post for “Tips for Dyeing Locs” then you may want to check it before you actually dye your locs because the information on this post is just a brief overview of what I did to get the red color.
To begin, if you hair color is dark you may have to lift your color. They have products that lift your hair color in beauty stores, but since I’m not a hairdresser (lol) and don’t want to mix chemicals that I’m not familiar with I’ve chose another method. I was already honey blonde for a while. So really, my haircolor was already lifted. The product I used for this “lift” was the Clairol Honey Blonde.
Afterwards, you can use a dye of your choice. I used “Creative Image Adore 68 Crimson.” Which was absolutely awesome. It wasn’t a fire truck red, but a deep red. The picture of the dye I used is in the first picture of this post. I purchased it from the beauty supply store and believe it or not, it is significantly cheaper than the Clairol–like $3 cheaper! They have multiple shades of red, too. SO… follow the instructions for dyeing. Now, what I’ve learned from a hairdresser to set the haircolor is directly after dyeing your dreads, put on a shower cap and sit under a hood dryer for 15 to 30 minutes. If you don’t have one, get one. It’s like $30 bucks from Wal-Mart–$29.97 to be exact. It’s collapsible so it doesn’t take up space (see pic below).
~ by My4tress on September 18, 2012.
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