Monday, April 23, 2012

Lady Lazarus

I headed to the beauty section while shopping at Target the other day, planning on purchasing brown hair dye. I haven't been a brunette in awhile, and I kind of miss it, so I figured it was time, especially since my blonde roots were showing.

I stood in the aisle, looking through the browns, but found myself focusing primarily on the reds. I couldn't turn away! I spotted a color I had never seen before (Garnier Nutrisse Roasted Coffee), and had to try it. I guess I truly am a redhead at heart...

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Since my hair is long, I always buy two boxes. I mix them at the same time and sort of double fist it. I don't really like coloring my own hair since it's messy and time consuming, but it beats paying what I usually do when I get it colored at a salon.

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Do you color your own hair? I'd love to know what brand/shade the faux redheads out there like me use! What color works best for you?

"Out of the ash,
I rise with my red hair,
And I eat men like air."
Lady Lazarus
- Sylvia Plath

19 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOOOOOVE it! LOVE! I've started at the color a million times and always wanted to do it! Go you for being brave enough to try because you look stunning! Xo Lori

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  2. Oh wow, it looks so natural on you! I love it :) xx


    www.almostdelightful.com

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  3. Your hair looks marvelous, love that shade, beautiful :)) x

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  4. Ooooh! Loving the red!
    Ive tried all sorts of shades of red! I love the brand you used but I usually use the cheaper brands since my hair reacts the same to most of them anyways ( I'm a natural redhead) so it takes well.
    Did you notice that the box you used actually lightened your hair? Ive been wondering about it because I am dying to go light for summer!!
    -Miranda

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  5. Ohh lala! It looks wonderful!! No, I do not colour my own hair...I used to, but I've inherited a sister-in-law that's a hair stylist (aka super cheap colours and free cuts!). It's extremely convenient heheh ;) xx -b.

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  6. love it! turned out so well! i am blonde and also color my own hair - usually turns out even better than at a salon paying 130!

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  7. well I don't colour my hair, or at least I#ve not been planning to but I'm always interested when people do ;)

    The colour looks incredible on you, it doesn't look coloured at all!

    xoxo Jen

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  8. awwww, looks great! :)

    i use nice n'easy's natural light auburn. i've been dying it this color for yearrrs.

    xo!

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  9. Looks amazing! Great job!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  10. Your hair looks totally gorgeous. I'm a faux redhead too. I used the Perfect 10 Cinnamon Red Hot (I think?) for a long time but I finally started getting it done at a salon because it seems to take better and stick around longer. : ) The red really suits you! Thanks so much for commenting over on my blog, glad to have found yours too!

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  11. i love it! just now following so i'm just seeing the transformation...but it's lovely!
    xo

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  12. Pretty hairstyle:-) I like the colour:-)

    http://whoateallthestrawberries.blogspot.com/

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  13. Gorgeous lady! Red really suits you :]

    I use loreal excellence hicolor - red fire. I really like it because I had gone from black hair, to dark brown, and really needed to lift the color out at first. Now it just helps keep it bright and vibrant.

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  14. I don't have to dye it, haha. My redhair is all natural ^^ Didn't like it as a kid, LOVE it now! I also love your faux red hair ^^ this shade really suits you! x

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  15. as a hairstylist i would say that you should never buy box color, but i LOVE this color on you. its gorgeous..

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  16. OMG, WE ARE HAIR TWINS!
    love, love, LOVE
    xoxoxoxo

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  17. Okay, this looks really natural on you!
    I really wish I'd been born a redhead. It's my favorite color on myself. I'm a brunette and I get so easily bored being a brunette. I dye my own hair too since it's cheaper and since I just choose to change it up so randomly, so often. I forget the names of the boxes I pick up but it's honestly whatever is cheapest. :) Nothing crazy.

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  18. I have home dyed my hair red many a time, I love it, this colour is gorgeous!

    New follower, I love your blog its cute :)
    x

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