Last week I had the opportunity to work with Clairol and I interviewed Marie Robinson, Clairol Color Director who knows all about hair color and what looks best. I had a few questions about my hair color and using over the counter hair color. I’m Dye-ing to Know What my Hair Color Alter-Ego is are you?
So what is my hair color alter-ego?
Based on your alter-ego quiz results, you’re a fiery red head and I think you’d look great as one. We tested out your alter-ego on Clairol’s Try It On Studio, see below for a preview of your hair color makeover! It’s a really fun tool you can use just by accessing on the Clairol Facebook “Expert Advice” tab or via the iPhone/Android application. If you’re readers would like to take the quiz themselves, tell them to check out the Clairol Facebook page starting November 7th!
What about red?
Anything from a lovely medium auburn or dark copper to strawberry would look great, like Nice ‘n Easy Natural Reddish Blonde, 108. You’d get really true results since that’s only two shades from your current color. Here’s what came up for you through TIOS.
I recommend going for a dark copper or light auburn, with your naturally fair skin you have some flexibility. I just wouldn’t advise going any darker.
I love being a light blonde, not a dirty dish washer blonde (is this a good look for me?)
I do like your blonde look as long as you keep your locks in the honey and gold family. Stay away from ash and cool tones as they could wash you out.
Why does my hair turn orange whenever I try to dye it red myself over the counter?
Are you selecting hair color options that say copper or gold on the box? The two Nice ‘n Easy shades I recommended for you have more red tones than orange tones which will help to counteract the orange tendency.
Will dying dry out my hair?
If you color your hair too frequently, whether at a salon or a home, it will dry out your hair. All Clairol boxes, as well as most at-home hair color brands, come with a weekly deep conditioner that helps to seal in the color, adding shine to your hair while conditioning your locks.