Coloring Tips and Tricks: For Brunettes, Redheads, and Blondes

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Coloring Tips and Tricks: For Brunettes, Redheads, and Blondes

BRUNETTE

If your color comes out darker than you intended, try rinsing your hair with a quarter-sized dollop of dish soap.

BRUNETTE

Don't be afraid of a little red in your color! It adds dimension and shine to your darker locks, and can help make the shade look more natural.

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BRUNETTE

If you

BRUNETTE

To keep your color rich and vibrant, brew a really strong pot of coffee, cool it, and then spray it on your hair once a week after you shampoo.  Leave it on for several minutes, then rinse well and condition. Just like it can darken your teeth, it can do the same for hair.  But this time, you want it to do so!

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BRUNETTE

To keep your color rich and vibrant, brew a really strong pot of coffee, cool it, and then spray it on your hair once a week after you shampoo.

RED

Red fades the fastest of all colors, since the molecules are larger.

RED

Red dye stains like crazy - so cover your floors, use OLD towels, and put Vaseline on your hairline to protect from bright red stains on your skin.

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RED

When you

BLONDE

Know your own hair: do you notice red shimmers in your hair in the summer time? If so, the red pigment has to be removed before you go blonde, or you'll have a very yellow tint. Find a neutralizing color treatment for your reddish tint.

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BLONDE

For a very pretty and natural look, try the halo effect: where your hair is just a bit lighter on the top then the bottom.  This looks very natural because it appears like sun-enhanced highlights.

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BLONDE

Even if you have dark hair, if it

BLONDE

When coloring already bleached hair, the stripping of pigments will affect the turnout of your new color: whether lighter or a bit darker, it may be more intense than the packaging suggests.

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BLONDE

Know your own hair: do you notice red shimmers in your hair in the summer time? If so, the red pigment has to be removed before you go blonde, or you

BLONDE

For a very pretty and natural look, try the halo effect: where your hair is just a bit lighter on the top then the bottom.

BLONDE

Already blonde and just want to go a little lighter? Try bleaching sprays, much milder for your hair, and with each application lighten your locks about 1/4 shade.

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Every girl loves to switch it up now and then, and what better way to do so than with your hair color? You can head to your local salon to have it done or to your local drugstore and do it yourself - whatever your prerogative, we've got you covered with tips and tricks on the most popular colors.

Before you dye your hair any shade, be sure to deep condition. Not only is it a helpful process to keep your hair shiny, soft, and healthy, but it will hold color better and have stronger protection against harsh chemicals.

It is recommended that you only go two shades either up or down from your natural hue, but of course that doesn't mean you can't make a more drastic change.

Be sure to do your homework before you dye - whether it's to test out semi-permanent colors, or head to your salon - and just remember that any color change can be fixed or re-done. Have fun with it, and embrace the new you!

Fun fact: If your scalp is sensitive, try adding two packets of Sweet'n Low to your formula before applying - it helps to soothe your skin!

Click through the gallery above for more tips and tricks specific to the hair color you want, be it blonde, brunette or red!

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