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Rose Red – Punky Color

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.

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    • http://pa1nt3d-pr1nc3ss.blogspot.com/ KittenMittens

      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!

      • Phyrra

        Oooh, I bet it would look awesome on you.

      • http://www.whimsybeading.etsy.com Ms Whimsy Beading

        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.

    • http://blacknailpolishandlipgloss.blogspot.com EvilAngel

      I love it! The deep wine looks hot!

      • Phyrra

        Yay thanks!

    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      This is a very cool color. Looks great!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Kimberly!

    • kenzie.

      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!!
      Kenzie.

      • http://ThreefoldDesigns.etsy.com MichelleThreefold

        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.

        • Phyrra

          I really want to go Turquoise. A nice color, like Sugarpill’s After Party. I’ll probably try Special Effects Fishbowl.

      • Phyrra

        Hi Kenzie,

        It sort of depends on your hair, but the 3 I recommend:
        Jerome Russel Punky Color
        Pravaba Chroma Silk Vivids
        Manic Panic

        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:
        http://phyrra.net/2010/07/how-i-care-for-my-hair.html

        Glad you’re delurking!!!

    • http://ThreefoldDesigns.etsy.com MichelleThreefold

      Phyrra – the Rose Red is gorgeous!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Michelle :)

    • cinseven13

      Looks fantastic! Don’t you just hate how long it takes for the water to run clear?

      • Phyrra

        Oh god, yes! I felt like I was goin to prune up before I would ever get it clean.

    • http://www.whimsybeading.etsy.com Ms Whimsy Beading

      Rose Red is one of my favorite PC colors. The other is Red Red Wine.

      I’m going to try Pillarbox Red next, though. :D

      • Phyrra

        I’ve done Pillarbox Red, I like it!

    • Stiletto

      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!

      • Phyrra

        Aaww thank you so much pretty lady!
        If you can’t dye your hair, you can always get some fun clip ins!