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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Finally! Red Dye For Dark Hair

I've wanted magenta in my hair for the longest time. Naturally my hair is a light brown but I am constantly dying it dark brown. My first attempt at adding some red flare to my hair was a fail. If I remember correctly I used Natural instincts Egyptian Plum but my dark color refused to let the plum shine through. Several attempts later I thought all hope was lost. Then I heard we finally got a Sally's Beauty Supply in my area and headed there right quick.

I came out with Loreal Excellence HiColor Highlights in Magenta and a 20 volume developer. I was doubtful at first but the 'For Dark Hair Only' gave me a glimmer of hope. The result: AMAZING.

I colored the bottom section of my hair. The color was VERY vibrant at first. While the box was labeled 'Magenta' it came out red. Like, fire hydrant red. I was a little upset but still liked it none the less. The color continued to wash out of my hair for awhile. It ended up fading to a magenta color after seven or ten washes and I loved it.  Once it settled down to that color it stayed. No fading, no dullness, nothing.  

Yes, this is the best picture to show you the color.
No, I did not take the picture seriously.
Also why my man is leering in the background.
No shame. :]

The color stayed until I dyed over it again with dark brown (at least 3-4 months). So, my final satisfaction rating. HIGHLY SATISFIED. The color itself cost about $5 which was much cheaper than other boxed dyes. A 20 vol. developer cost $4, another great deal for the amount. Both products were bought at Sally's Beauty Supply Store.


  1. love your picture:D love your hair too!

    for $5, definitely worth the buy! :)


  2. Replies
    1. I did too! :]
      I dyed over it now but I'm going to see what other colors I can pull off pretty soon here.

  3. That colour looks great on you! Last year I wanted to dye the bottom section of my hair either magenta or blue but I have really dark brown hair and couldn't without bleaching my hair first or else the colour wouldn't show through. Now that I know this product exists I might check it out, so thank you! Lovely blog!
    xx, Kels


  4. I like your post so much! The final result is really gorgeous!
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  5. Aw, I wish it was sold in the UK

  6. beautylish brought me here!