Last night I decided to touch up my color in a quick and easy way. I bought 2 jars of Jerome Russel Punky Color in Rose Red. I covered all of my hair in Rose Red. It took me about 1.25 jars to saturate my hair. I didn’t pre-lighten, but the front of my hair was already pre-lightened from before. I covered my hair in a cap and I left it in for about 2 hours. I then rinsed it out until the water ran clean (which was a looooooooooong time). I looked liked I’d bathed in blood. The color turned out to be red with a pink iridescence on my pre-lightened sections. On my natural hair, it turned an amazing blood wine shade. I really like how it looks.
Here’s my hair in direct sunlight. I’ve got ‘naked’ face (i.e. only moisturizer with spf on.
Here it is inside, and I think this picture shows the little hint of pink to the bangs.
I’m really happy with how my hair turned out. It’s a vivid, lovely shade.
So pretty!!! I wish I had the moola to bleach my hair out again to get uber brights done. I want that Blood Red stuff from Special Effects!
Oooh, I bet it would look awesome on you.
Mister WB does my hair. We got a tub of powder bleach and 40 volume developer from Sally’s. As long as you are careful and monitor your hair’s texture, you can do your own bleaching at home.
I love it! The deep wine looks hot!
This is a very cool color. Looks great!
I love it!! (I’m a lurker, but I’ve always been very envious of your hair!!)
I have a quick question, too. I was wondering which brand of the odd-colored dye lasts the longest. I have some blue in my hair now, but it seems to only last 2 weeks before I have to re-dye….which is kind of a pain in the butt, especially as a high school student. I know you’ve been dyeing your hair longer than I have so I figured it was worth a shot!!
Geez, that was rambly. Anyways, Thanks in Advance!!
Some colours hold in better than others – if your blue lasts 2 weeks, then that’s pretty good! When my fringe was blue, I redid it every week.
I find that reds and pinks last longer than colours such as blue and green – I have lime green in the back of my hair at the moment, and it’s terrible – I have to redo the colour every week, even though the pink in my fringe lasts about 2 weeks!
I haven’t tried Punky Colours, but I find Special Effects lasts longer than Manic Panic.
I really want to go Turquoise. A nice color, like Sugarpill’s After Party. I’ll probably try Special Effects Fishbowl.
It sort of depends on your hair, but the 3 I recommend:
Jerome Russel Punky Color
Pravaba Chroma Silk Vivids
There are a few tricks with it:
1. Leave the dye in, covered, for several hours (2 to 4 hours).
2. If you don’t want to do that, cover the hair and apply heat for a half hour.
3. Don’t wash your hair every day. I wash my hair every 5 to 7 days.
4. Use dry shampoo for your roots in between if you need it.
5. wash and rinse your hair in cool to lukewarm water.
You might find this post I wrote recently helpful:
Glad you’re delurking!!!
Phyrra – the Rose Red is gorgeous!
Looks fantastic! Don’t you just hate how long it takes for the water to run clear?
Oh god, yes! I felt like I was goin to prune up before I would ever get it clean.
Rose Red is one of my favorite PC colors. The other is Red Red Wine.
I’m going to try Pillarbox Red next, though.
I’ve done Pillarbox Red, I like it!
You are so gorgeous!!!
This color looks amazing on you!
I so wish I could do my hair bright again, but I’m pretty sure my boss would have an aneurysm!
Aaww thank you so much pretty lady!
If you can’t dye your hair, you can always get some fun clip ins!