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Having red hair whether it’s natural or not can be an eye catching and dramatic look. From rich coppery tones to lusciously deep ruby, red hair is the boldest hair colour of them all. Even if you aren’t a natural red head, it’s possible to get the flame-haired vixen look using the right hair dye. The following tips will help you decide what shade you should choose and how to rock that red look.
 
Know what shade to pick
Skin tone is one of the most important things to consider when going red. Dying your hair red isn't always about creating a stark contrast between hair colour and skin. If your skin is the fairest of the fair with pink undertones, choose a strawberry blonde shade. This barely red hue tends to look best on women with naturally medium to dark blonde hair.
 
If you have warm skin tones, go with copper and cinnamon red hair colours. If your skin has more cool tones to it opt for shades of burgundy, cherry red and garnet reds. The more olive tones you have in your skin, the deeper into the red spectrum you can go.
 
Dying your hair red
Going red doesn’t have to be complicated; however it depends very much on the colour that you begin with. If your natural hair is brown or close to red, it's possible to try a home dye and get good results. However, we recommend using a professional hairdresser to help you choose your colour for you, especially if your hair is very light, black, or just damaged in general.
 
Red hair dye is not extensively damaging in itself. What can cause damage however is combining the process with bleaching the hair first before it is dyed. A hairdresser can help address any concerns you may have about the dye affecting your hair.
 
Maintaining your red hair
Red hair molecules are larger than other colour molecules, so are easily released from the hair shaft and as a result, fade quicker than other hair colours. Therefore, it is especially important to protect your red colour. Shampoo your hair every other day and use a red-hair-specific shampoo which will keep your colour vibrant and beautiful. 

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