This product is amazing! Made my dark brown hair a deep red color with no bleach at all. Would and will buy again.
I went out and bought the magenta today. I originally went to Sally's to buy it in red, but they were out of stock. I paid around $6.50 for it. Opened the package and inside is one small tube. I mixed the entire tube with 20 volume developer. I did this because I started with faded red hair with blonde highlights. The product is somewhat chunky. I applied it to my hair and left it on for about 30 minutes. I only needed one box and I have armpit length hair that's semi thick. It looked pink before washing which make me kind of uneasy but to my surprise when I was washing it, it turned deeper and I was relieved. I washed until the water ran clear which rarely happens with red dyes. I rinsed with ion sulfate free shampoo with keratin. I conditioned with ion intensive repair conditioner followed with argon/marrocan oil. After straightening my hair did seem kind of dry but I was very impressed with the outcome. I achieved that little mermaid /Ronald McDonald red I've been trying to get for so long. I will buy again. The only bad thing about it is the smell. Wouldn't recommend for blonde hair, as my blonde highlights turned pink.
This did plenty to damage my hair and nothing to lift it. Twice. I've been dyeing my hair 3N& 6RG for years but I was told this would lift hair and it did absolutely nothing to lift the shades. It deposited fine though. Maybe this is strictly for virgin hair.
Soooo, my style icon is Christina Hendricks who plays Joan Holloway on Mad Men and I've always lusted for her gorgeous red hair!! I finally, finally, finally achieved it at home with this haircolor in Sizzling Copper. My hair is normally about a level 5 ash brown with grey here and there. I did use this with the 30% Oreor developer. Once it was mixed up including the additional tube of color, it was VERY orange and I just sort of slapped it on and held my breath. I processed it for the specified time and voila, one of the prettiest copper reds I've ever seen! The great thing about this brand is that it doesn't seem to tear up my hair like some. I just adore this color!!!
This product is the best red hair dye out there!! Trust me I have done my fair share of research.... I did a youtube video on it also if your interested... channel name- youngbeautifullol it works on virgin hair the best! I use 30 vol developer, and leave it on for about 45 mins or so.... and the first out come may not be as bright as you want but after a month do it again and it should get brighter. But every time you dye it again it gets brighter and it lasts longer each time. I do a color re-fresh when ever it gets faded. I use special effects dye in blood red, this is a vegetable dye so its much better for your hair. I put this in my hair like a shampoo in the shower and leave it on over night. That re-fresh tip is the BEST information i can possibly give to anyone. It works so good, but only after you have used the Hicolor dye a few times because the dye lightens your hair! So you can even go in the pool and have your hair so faded and do the re-fresh and your hair will look so amazing, bright and rich!!! Hope this helps! Good luck on your quest going red! :)
P.S. I use deep auburn red hicolor dye on my roots so they don't turn out neon, because thats the virgin hair so it takes the color more... bye guys <3
i am reviewing this product for the colors red, and magenta
first off the colors are amazing, and i do have blonde hair, but i had color dye of brown in my hair at the time, you do need to get a developer for this as well in case no one new that, but it is not like box dye at all, it wont just leave a tint in your hair, you will get the full color, i will say that if you have darker hair than a light brown you might want to get 2 if you want it to be super bright, but thats not even a problem. You get the look that you got it done at a salon but for a way cheaper price. I used red and magenta together, only because i heard that the red was a bit too bright so i mixed them together to tone it down a bit and it was perfect, i bought another one of just the red the second time around because i was daring and going for a brighter look, i did dye it back to my original hair color after a while, but im going back to it now again i always find myself going back, because it last soooo long, and it doesnt fade like normal reds do, this time around im buying just magenta because i do have a job now and i dont want the red to be too bright, the magenta will be like ariana grande, if you use the red it will still be that color but just a bit brighter. I know that the box does say for darker hair, but if you do have blonde hair you can use it with a lower developer, the color will also be a bit brighter than usual as well. If you have darker hair i suggest using a 40 vol or a 30 depending on how bright you want the color, if you want it to be bright go for the 40 vol but if you dont want the brightness go for the 30.
i hope this helped! (:
Sizzling copper. Wow this stuff lifts anything out of your hair, even previous color. I decided I wanted to go red on my bleach blonde pixie and the color I got from the drug store turned out too dark and purplish (shocking I know). So I was reading up on this and Sally's was having a buy 2, get 1 sale and I liked the look of sizzling copper. That was the lightest and maybe more 'natural' gingery red as copper is obviously a browner red. Don't get me wrong it doesn't really look natural but it's not fire engine red either. I wanted to start out w a nice high lift color because I'm naturally a dark brunette and I want to see the nice copper each time I do my roots. So far I've only used it atop my too-dark drugstore red and it turned a perfect copper. Used 30 vol and left on 45 min. Good products to keep up your copper are Ted Gibson captivating copper conditioner (amazon), and roux lucky copper mousse (sallys) for styling. I'm also very interested in trying the red and copper roux color refresh masks.
This review is specifically for the color "red hot". I watched tons of videos and blogs before I went in and did this. My hair has been dyed black, dark brown, and bleached beyond belief. I did a tube w/ 2.5 ounces L'Oreal 30 vol developer and my hair is a crimson blood red. I wash my hair every day, rarely every other day and it takes me about 6 weeks until I feel I need a refresh and re-do my roots in the process.
This review is specifically for the shade "magenta". I read plenty of reviews and watched a ton of videos on this shade in particular. My hair before this product was a medium to light brown ( it was dyed). I applied the loreal Oreor 30 volume developer ( recommended to use with this product) and left it for maybe 40 to 50 minutes (didn't time it approximately) and washed it out. My little tiny bit of regrowth was PINK and the rest was a true magenta color (the top was a little bit lighter than the bottom, though I applied it to the bottom first) but it wasn't too noticeable. I thought I liked the color at first, but I realizes I didn't like it. It was too bright ( I ended up using another tube for the ends and it ended up matching the top. I just wish it as more red. The videos I saw had a red with tones of pink ( for pretty much all them I saw) and mine just ended up a true pink. So, the next day I put ion semi permanet in red and mixed in a tiny bit of magenta ( like I said, I wanted it more red with pink undertones.) left it on for about an hour and washed out. The result was more pink. I should have left out the magenta. The next day I applied a foam color from John Frieda in medium red brown (hoping the red would make it more red and the brown would tone down the brightness) and was left with a purple result. Opposite of what I wanted. Then I applied a dark mahogony brown over top and said screw it. My roots were still purple and I had batches of dark almost black brown and patches of purple. Then I did a bleach wash on top of that and was left with a bright almost Ronald McDonald red with more orange tones and a little lighter. I then applied a medium auburn die and now I'm left with a bright red. It'll do. I actually like it. But ANYWAYS, don't use the magenta unless you want magenta pink hair. Go for the red shade or maybe mix red with magenta. Overall, my hair wasn't damaged or dry after using this even twice on my hair. But I made sure to deep condition anyways. Of course it is dry now from wayyyy too much overprocessing the past 3 days. So don't use this particular shade in my opinion. It will be a pain to correct it the way you want it to be and your hair will be more damaged by other products than this. Don't use the magenta shade. I'm sure the other shades would look better. Unless you are actually going for magenta pink hair then go for it. Sorry for the long review. Just had to put my two cents out there!
I've been scouring the Internet & YouTube for about a month, wanting to get my hair about as red as Ariana Grande. In the past couple months, I've used drugstore box dye w/crappy results. My hair would turn a dark auburn. No vibrancy or head turning action at all. I found out about this from my research & used Magenta w/Oreo 30 volume developer. Applied on my hair as directed w/a brush & gloves I picked up all at Sally's. I left it in for about 50min. I rinsed it out w/cold water & no shampoo. I then put a deep conditioning mask I picked up at Sally's as well. I looove this stuff! My hair has definitely lifted about 3 levels & I think it looks like Ariana Grande's color. Yay! There are some uneven patches, so in about 3wks, I'm gonna try using a protein filler before refreshing & hope that works.