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.
I love this product! It works amazing. There's nothing like it, it can be damaging, but not as much as having to bleach and then tone. My sister's hair color was a dark maroon color, and I used the Soft Brown with 40 volume to give her highlights, and then Red for her base. It turned out perfect. She's always wanted bright red hair, so it's amazing it worked.
At first I was iffy about the red, because it had seemed as if only her new growth was turning bright red, but at the end of it all, it was even, and the soft brown turned into caramel highlights, so it was an overall success!m
As a hairstylist, I would buy this again and I would get it behind the chair. I foiled it in to my sister freshly colored hair (redken 6r) it looked great. I then foiled it in to my own hair.
Even thought its not bleach it's hi lift , so it still an damage your hair. Any time you are using 30 vol or 40 vol. it damages your hair. So try and only leave it on for the time on the box says. And use a deep conditioner after.
Tips for red hair- wash your hair with cold water and buy a red shampoo and conditioner. And yes it will fade but these things with help it.
This is seriously magic in a tube. I have never used a better hair dye. It doesn't damage my hair and if lifted my BLACK, yes BLACK hair to a bright red. This stuff is amazing. No other dye can even compare! Seriously go get this stuff! You won't regret it.
I thought this was "too good to be true" and it was! My hair is NOT light. It did not cover my few gray hairs and it dried my hair out. Epic fail.