Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Better Red Than Dead

An interesting fact: In the US, the sale of red hair dye has gone up 17% since 2000.

I have had red hair for nearly a decade. It is by far my greatest indulgence.

For the last couple of years I have wanted to stop dyeing my hair with chemicals but haven't been able to find a natural colour that looks like this.

And look at this! Can you blame me??

Photo taken by PJ against the hairdresser's wall when he picked me up after my appointment.

26 comments:

WriterBee said...

Looks wonderful, Meg. The colour suits you so much that part of me actually believes it's natural! Are you sure it isn't? Is it really dye?

farmdoc said...

Do you think it's significant that 2000 was when, in the USA, a Republican (Bush) succeeded a Democrat (Clinton) as President? If so then in 2009 the use of red hair dye in the US should fall. No doubt you'll inform your readers in a year or so, LOM. xx

Cassandra Allen said...

I love the way your hair is moving a little in this photo, either from the wind catching it or maybe from you jiggling? Beautiful hair!

Eddy said...

Tried Herbatint, natural dye?
or mix standard red henna with sunset red?
but really, its worth indulging for the whole coifure experience..
Have you seen the film 'Caramel' from Lebanon?

Meg said...

Thanks Cassandra! And thanks Eddy, I will look into Herbatint and tracking down Caramel. Hope you are both well. xx

Petrus Spronk said...

Reds under the bed/ although I am a blue boy myself, I love your commitment to the colour red. and not only your hair. Accesories et all. This makes for a RedHotChick......

Anonymous said...

I totally adore this color..and I actually want the same for me:P..but i can't find it:S

Anonymous said...

What's the name of the dye used here?
It's beautiful, I'd really like to get my hair that colour

Nikki =)

Meg said...

Hi Nikki,

The colour my hairdresser uses is this one.

Good luck! xx

Anonymous said...

omg god thank you so much:d^^

Stavroula from greece:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Meg!I am a hairdresser on the gold coast and adore this colour please would you mail me the make and colour my husband would adore this!!!!!!!!!!!wljones@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

i use manic panic vampire red with a little divine wine and its the same colour, only problem is that its non permanent and can be a little messy, and sometimes runs. keep colour fresh by adding a little dye to your conditioner, the plus side is that its vegan!

lizzie_fitz said...

WHAT a fabulous colour!!!!! its...it reminds me of a mouthful of raspberrys, really satisfying and juicy. :)
xxxx

Laura said...

Wow. I LOVE that colour! I wish I could have that colour.. I naturally have really blonde hair so I dont think it would suit me, If only we got to choose our hair colours at birth eh? Haha :)

Laura x

Jessica said...

You could use henna as a natural alternative, if your hair is naturally dark it will not be as red as the picture but it can make hair quite red. Check out: http://www.mehandi.com/

Kitty Be Good said...

I am faux-rouge too. I swing between copper and red hues and like you, it's my great indulgence. Enjoying this blog! x

colleen said...

what colour is this? like, what brand and colour? i LOVE it. and i'm looking for something new.

Anonymous said...

Hi!

I was wondering what your natural hair color was. I was thinking about dying my hair that exact color, but I don't know if it would be that shade on top of my brown hair... Thanks Lizzie :)

Anonymous said...

i love your hair..
ive been trying to get it like that
but i cant find the right hair dye can you give me an advice?
-thanks cindy

Anonymous said...

helllo:), what colour dye have you used on your hair?? xx

Fiona said...

That's gorgeous. Can you tell us how long it lasted before you had to top it up? xx

Anonymous said...

hi meg did you have it done at a salon or did you diy it? also did you have to bleach it first?did it damage your hair and does it fade?=)

Anonymous said...

OMG, HEY MEG, :D
i have been looking for the gorgous hair colour for ages, did you have to bleach it before you did it, also, where can i find the hair dye you used i have been dying to find that colour?!!!! xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello, could you please tell me excactly what hair product you used to get this red. I think its lovely, thankyou, my email is staceyevans1991@hotmail.co.uk :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Meg, your hair color looks just excellent! what was your natural hair color? was it pre-colored (dark/light)? did you have you bleach your hair before letting it dye? sorry for the lot of questions^^ but i just love your hair!

Anonymous said...

looks nice:), i have my hair red, however i want to go as bright as this, which hair die did you use? - my email hannahbabe.boo@hotmail.co.uk