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Directions Rose Red

For the longest time I was stuck in hair limbo – but no more!
Solliciting for a job and craving some color doesn’t always combine well but I think I found my comfy in-between zone!
Here’s a color hint for ya!

Zooo lang dat ik vastzat in een soort haar limbo –  weg daarmee!
Voor jobs gaan solliciteren en nood hebben aan wat kleur combineert niet altijd even fijn maar ik denk dat ik mijn knusse tussenstop gevonden heb!
Hier is een kleur hint!

rose haarverf
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What red to choose

Okay SO, i’ve actually come to terms with my new haircolor.
I might even like it, but shhh..

It’s so easy to work with, and I don’t like sick trailer trash when my hair is wet.
Which is good.

Now i’ve been reading up online lately, educating myself on what color I *should* be going for, and here’s what I found.
Remember that they’re general guidelines, so do as you please!

It all depends on skintone:
The lighter you are, the more an orangy light shade will blend in, to not pale you out.
The darker you go with your hair, the paler you will appear.

  • Fair skin:

Warmer shades look great.
So red and orange undertones, no purple reds!

Strawberry blonde will work well, or in any case a lighter shade of red. That way the dye won’t overpower your complexion.

That being said, I personally love it when the red is a tad more vibrant.
If anything I think it contrasts with a fair complexion nicely!

Then again I love seeing pale skin..

Here’s Christina Hendricks with two shades of red:


The first is a very light orange, the second one is a midtone red that she technically shouldn’t be going for according to the rules, and makes her need a little more blusher.
However the second’s my fav!

Here’s another great lady, Alyson Hannigan demonstrating how dark hair makes you look paler:


Just consider whether you mind looking pale or not.

  • Medium skin

Then for medium skin the general rule is that you can go more vibrant and dark, don’t go too light.
The warm reds still work best, so again look for red or orange undertones, no purple.

Here’s Draw Barrymore:

strawberry blonde

On the first pic she’s wearing a strawberry blonde, which works but is really light for her medium skintone.

Then here’s Ashlee (whom I really don’t care for but oh well!):


Again her medium skin handles the vibrant red just awesome, ah what the heck let me just put this in bold: medium skins are lucky!

  • Darker skin

Cool-toned reds look great on darker skintones!
So away from the orange, and onto the violet and dark reds:

One name: Jessica Alba.

jessica alba

Nuff said.

I’m off to cook dinner.
Let me know what you like best, first or last!

New hair! Fireland!

Jeepers creepers what did I do!

enchanted forest

Well, since it was about 2 am in the morning when I got fed up with my hair all of a sudden yesterday, and there weren’t any hairdressers available:
I made two ponytails in my hair, took the scissors and cut them.

Then I got myself some good ol’ bleach and coated my hair:

green hair

First stage

green hair

Second stage

Green hair

Third stage.
They say to stop bleaching right before you reach the color you’d like so I stopped here, after about 55 minutes.

green hair

Aand here’s what I ended up with afterwards.
The right side (first pic) had quite some light green blended through it still.

However i’ve seen hair that was still green being covered by red just perfectly, so I took a chance and dove right in with the Naturtint dye!


Tell me that right shade doesn’t look like a gorgeous, lucious blue toned dark red.

Well it wasn’t.


Well that was misleading..

I LURVE redheads, they’re stunning!
However on myself.. Meh. I can’t really get into it..

As for the dye itself, my unbiased review:


Like decaying bell peppers.

That smell stays with you until your first good wash.


Naturtint I-6.66 Colorant Ingredients: Peg-2 Oleamine. Aqua Purificata (Purified Water). Cocamide Dea. Alcohol Denat (Alcohol). Propylene Glycol. Oleic Acid. Ethanolamine. 4-Hydroxypropylamino-3-Nitrophenol. 4-Amino-2-Hydroxytoluene. Sodium Sulfite. Tetrasodium Edta. hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (Triticum Vulgare, Soy, Corn, Avena Sativa). Sodium Erythorbate. P-Aminophenol. P-Phenylenediamine. 4-Chlororesorcinol.


Very runny, but it grabs onto the hair nicely.

On virgin or rigid hair you’d leave this on for about 40 minutes, on colored hair 20-30, that’s a whole lot less than the vegetable dyes I generally use from Manic Panic or Stargazer.
During this time it rushed into my hair like a flash!
So fast!

It spread throughout the hair nicely, and that way had colored every strand of hair evenly by the time I was ready for my rinse.
Even the green!


Nope, no staining!
My head is clear of  any pigments.

So far no transfer to my white scarf either!


Very, my hair feels light and smooth like feathers!

The verdict


3 for now, i’ll be updating it as soon as I find out what the staying power is like!

Deducted one star for misleading packaging, how horrific!
And the smell is just awful, blergh.


To finish off I would like to add that even though I am now on the “accepted” side of the color wheel, I actually got pointed and laughed at the first day I wore this out.
Which was today. >_<

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