As a professional cosmetologist, I see people make up their own lingo all the time. Most people don’t quite know all of the correct terminology for hair stylists, but they try to express what they mean anyways. Usually when that happens, I interpret the actual meaning and not what they really wanted. A common issue is with all the different shades of red. Since it is fall, a lot of people will color their hair darker tones and red colors are good for fall hair colors. In this article, I want to share with you what the actual terminology for the shades of red are.
Auburn is a mixture between red and brown hair colors.
Mahogany, like auburn, is a mixture between red and brown. However, it is darker, richer and more reddish than auburn. It is based off the color of Mahogany, which is a type of wood.
Burgundy is similar to Mahogany, but instead of reddish-brown, it is more of a reddish-purple. It is based off of burgundy, which is a type of red wine.
Maroon is similar to Auburn, in the sense that is is a light reddish-brown. However, the main difference is that it is more red than brown, which is the opposite of Auburn.
Copper hair is a red-orange tone.
Cherry red looks similar to maroon or burgundy but not really purple. It is more of a dark red. Like Cherries :)
Obviously, natural red color can vary from person to person, but is typically around this shade.
I would say that this type of color is only possible in semi-permanent colors, meaning they will not last long, which is pretty much true. However, Matrix has a red line (HD Reds) that turns out pretty much this color and it’s permanent.
It’s basically a blonde color with a reddish tint.
Are there any other red shades I left out? Leave them in the comments!
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Welcome to the blonde side, Kim!!!!
I decided to chose Kim Kardashian this week for my Celeb HAIRstyle of the Week.
She tweeted pictures on Friday of her new blonde ombre ‘do.
Although they are not really good pictures, she did post a few other pictures since then, but her hair does not look blonde in them.
Even Kim is confused why her newer pics don’t appear to be blonde.
Either way, I definitely like the blonde. I always support blonde hair and I think blondes have more fun!
This isn’t the first time. She’s had blonde hair before and it looked amazing.Celeb HAIRstyles of the Week.
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(*Revisit June 28, 2012) Dumb Blonde, by TIGI Bedhead, has been one of my favorite shampoo / conditioner duos for quite some years. I regret to inform you that while doing some research on bad chemicals in shampoo (for an article I haven’t finished yet), I learned that Dumb Blonde shampoo is one of the worst types of shampoos you can use on your hair. Let me rephrase that: The new formulation of Dumb Blonde is horrible and I would not recommend it for anyone. It contains Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS), which is the harshest of sulfates used in shampoos. It will dry out your scalp and cause a lot of problems (like respiratory irritation) if used long-term. It really broke my heart to find this out. I have not touched the bottle in my shower since, and in fact, I’m going to throw it away. On a good note, the Dumb Blonde conditioner is still one of my favorite protein conditioners around and I still use it all the time.
So as my boyfriend is attempting to install a screen door in the front doorway of my house (We are night-owls… I swear my neighbors think we are tweakers), I decided to take a break from helping him and contribute my daily 2 cents to my blog (:
Tonight, I want to tell you about Dumb Blonde.
I bleach my hair. A lot. My poor hair has gone to hell and back. As indecisive as I can be, I’ve committed a sin in the hair world, taking my hair to black, back to platinum, back to black again and back to platinum again. I would never advise anyone to do this. It wreaks havoc on your hair to bleach it so much, especially since black is the hardest color to lift out of your hair.
Another thing that bleach does, is opens up the cuticle on each hair shaft. The more you lighten it, the less your cuticle will close. This is why a lot of people like to bleach their hair before adding punky colors, or why bleached hair turns green with chlorine. When the cuticle is open, hair becomes porous like a sponge.
It’s funny, because as messed up as I think my hair is, people ALWAYS tell me that it looks like it is in such good condition. Here is the trick: I spend a lot of time trying to repair my hair.
Dumb Blonde is not just used for blondes though…. it can be used to protein treat any type of hair. It says on the back of the bottle: “Not just for Dumb Blondes- it’s for Racy Redheads and Buxom Brunettes too.”
Have you tried this shampoo / conditioner? Comment about your experience with it.