5 things you only know if you dye your hair red

While red hair is incredibly cool, it’s also an incredible pain in the ass at times.

Red hair

Here are 5 things you’ll be familiar with if you’ve ever gone scarlet.

1 – It fades. Really quickly and disappointingly. If you’re naturally blond you’ll start to look pink. You need to colour it at least every 3 weeks to keep it at it’s best, which is expensive and time consuming.

2 – You can’t use white towels. Staying in a hotel? Take your own (or face the wrath of the laundry people who have to bleach/throw away your towels after use). One year, on holiday in LA, I hid my hotel “hair towel” in the wardrobe every day before housekeeping came in so I didn’t have to wreck a new one whenever I washed my hair. You can imagine the state of it when I handed it back at the end of our trip.

3 – If your hair is longer, you can’t leave it to dry naturally – unless you want pink stains all over your t-shirt/jumper/pyjama top.

4 – Swimming pools are a source of worry. “No I didn’t get my period in the water! It’s just my head leaking!”

5 – It can be annoyingly wardrobe limiting. Rendering a chunk of your existing wardrobe redundant.

Have you got any hair colour tales or disasters? I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks, as always, for reading! x

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3 thoughts on “5 things you only know if you dye your hair red

  1. orangepondconnects says:

    I had dyed my hair red for a wedding once and it was a nightmare! I did it myself (ha ha, silly me) which was probably my first mistake, but I’m cheap that way. My hair is a natural ash brown, and I was looking for a more vibrant color that would make my hair stand-out. It took three boxes of hair dye to do it because my hair at the time was very long, and in a matter of two weeks my hair had started to fade to a more coppery-blonde color! A couple months ago I dyed it plum, which looked really good for like only a few weeks, and now that too has faded and guess what?! It now looks reddish in color :/

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