Hair Color Red

Red is a head-turning hue, and you have to be self-assured enough to accept the stares, "Remember, red hair is like a sequined dress — it walks into the room before you do." It’s true that only two percent of the population are natural redheads, but that doesn’t mean more women can’t enjoy this vibrant, energetic, head-turning hue. You just need to know how to pick the perfect shade of auburn, magenta, strawberry-blonde or orange-red for your skintone. If you want a little celebrity inspiration, just look at Nicole Kidman, Karen Elson and Florence Welch who look fabulous with their light skin and red locks. Julia Roberts is the best example of someone with a medium skintone who always looks great with her red hair, and when it comes to darker skintones, no one does red better than Rihanna, of course!

Your hair is in fairly good condition.

“Red is a color, not a level, therefore it has its own levels and tones,”   “ dark or light or cool or warm you want it because there are so many different variations.”

Level three equates to a violet-red or cabernet, level four would be more of a cooler red and level five is a beautiful auburn color. Levels six to seven are warmer reds, and levels seven to eight are strawberry blonde.

 When coloring or highlighting to get a red hue, Van Gogh advises using a brown-based shade to add richness and more of a natural look. “With red hair, the brown is there already in the hair’s pigments, so coloring or highlighting based on those underlying pigments will make it last longer.”

  “Choose a red with the same undertones as your skin. For example, if you have yellow undertones, opt for a golden copper. Never try to oppose your skintone with hair color because you will look washed out.”

1. Wash your hair as infrequently as possible.
 Ideally this would mean twice a week,   but every other day will suffice if your hair is oily or very fine. On alternate days, you can rinse your hair with tepid (never hot) water if necessary — or dust your roots with a dry shampoo.

2. Avoid harsh shampoos.
 Most dandruff treatments are tough on colored hair. But they are death to redheads, accelerating the fading process by weeks.

3. Red hair color oxidizes faster than any other. So, if you're going to spend a lot of time outdoors, use a styling product that contains UV filters — or throw a hat or scarf over your strands.
4.If your strands are very dry or damaged, they will have a hard time holding on to small, red color molecules  Your mane has a better chance of becoming radiant red if it is well cared-for 

 5. Don't be tempted by eggplant tones.
Purplish-reds don't look natural and are rarely flattering,  Choose a color that can be described as "coppery," "auburn," or "strawberry" .

Red hair color for light skintones Fair skin looks best with a light, golden, strawberry blonde to a bright copper or red. Avoid wine-colored red and burgundy though because these shades will make you look too pale.  

Red hair color for medium skintones Because your skin has more pigments, your hair can too. Opt for a medium coppery blonde to medium auburn shade. Just steer clear of dark eggplant hues as these shades will make your skin appear yellow.

Red hair color for dark skintones Darker skintones look gorgeous with a medium auburn to chestnut brown shade. Super red hues, however, have too much blue in them and will make you look green, so be careful here