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lousha

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New Nuclear Red Hair
« on: 28 Oct 10 / 12:52 AM »
Hi Guys,

My hair has been recovering over the past several months from getting it from dark brown with flashes of Atomic Pink (SFX) to a natural all-over medium ash brown.  I wanted to grow my hair out a bit and give it a break from bleach, use a lot of intensive conditioners, generally leave my hair alone etc.  However, because I'm a natural light blonde, and it doesn't suit me in the slightest, I get bored very easily and brown and black are just such dull alternatives.  Also, I find that my blonde roots when they come through are very resistant to brown dyes in particular, especially permanent, which frustrates me!  I've had red hair before but I used L'Oreal Feria by Preference in Pure Spice Power, which gave great first-time-dye results and always covered my roots well, but faded out too fast.  So, I've decided to bite the bullet and go for the super vivid Little Mermaid shade of red, Nuclear Red (SFX).  All I had to do to get the below result is put a bleach bath (1/2 bleach, 1/2 shampoo) on for 15-20 minutes until my hair went blonde and orange, very little damage was caused as I didn't use neat bleach and my hair was in much better condition than it has been.  I then smothered my hair in the Nuclear Red and left it to soak in for about an hour, here is the result.  I'm really happy because it's even all over and super super bright!

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Hope you like it!
 

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #1 on: 28 Oct 10 / 08:29 AM »
Beautiful colour result!
Great that you also managed it without a full bleaching.
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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #2 on: 28 Oct 10 / 11:17 AM »
Gorgeous colour!

I'm also jealous you did it with no damage from little bleach, you're very lucky!
 

lousha

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #3 on: 28 Oct 10 / 01:16 PM »
Thank you!  I love it!

I think I got away with only doing a bleach bath because I'd left my hair alone for a good while and the only dye that had gone over previous bleach was the same medium ash brown dye x 3.  It may even help being naturally blonde too, cause the roots tend to take no time at all to lift.
 

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #4 on: 17 Nov 10 / 01:22 AM »
Nuclear red is the first color I ever did and will probably always be my favorite!
 

lousha

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #5 on: 17 Nov 10 / 01:29 AM »
Just an update, it's been nearly 3 weeks now and the Nuclear Red colour is still packing a punch!  It's faded in the sense that it no longer has that 'nuclear' glow from fresh dying, but it is still most definitely a true red, and I can't see it fading to orange for a long time yet, certainly not before my roots need doing anyway!
 

nytelightning

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #6 on: 17 Nov 10 / 01:31 AM »
That happened to me too. It was red for so long and after that it was a nice orange but that took FOREVER for it to get that way.
 

Clockwork Phee

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #7 on: 17 Nov 10 / 03:23 AM »
ooooohhhhh I LOVE that red!
 

br0kenbutterfly

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #8 on: 18 Nov 10 / 07:35 AM »
wow, that is gorrrrrgeous. love the haircut too :)
 

pippachainsaw

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #9 on: 18 Nov 10 / 09:37 PM »
it really is the perfect little mermaid colour. look amazing!
 

lousha

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #10 on: 02 Dec 10 / 01:34 AM »
So, it's been over a month and I've STILL not needed to re-dye!  Sure, my blonde roots are coming through a little, but who cares?  The red is still very bright and still hasn't faced to orange.  VERY impressed with this colour.

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #11 on: 02 Dec 10 / 12:57 PM »
the color is still vivid, thats very nice!
 

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #12 on: 02 Dec 10 / 03:23 PM »
Still looking great!
I love Nuclear Red, its very bright and normally stays vibrant for a fair while.  Still loving the cut too :)
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pippachainsaw

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #13 on: 02 Dec 10 / 08:01 PM »
wow! i wish mine lasted that long! looks good sweetie
 

chainsawdolly

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #14 on: 12 Dec 10 / 08:50 PM »
Wow, that is really bright and looks really good and well done :) impressed it hasn't faded over the course of a month! That's good going for semi permanent.
 

lousha

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #15 on: 13 Dec 10 / 02:10 AM »
Ok it's been nearly 6 weeks now, and it's just started fading a bit orange.  Obviously I have quite a lot of root re-growth now anyway so I'm dying to colour it.  I'm trying Cherry Bomb this time, when the package comes, and also putting matching extensions in.  I'll let you know how I get on this week!

Thanks for the comments everyone!
 

Fluffyhead

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #16 on: 08 Jan 11 / 01:09 PM »
The colour is stunning! Good quality stuff too, very cool!!!
 

deerdonna

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #17 on: 22 Feb 11 / 12:42 PM »
wow your hair looks amazing!!!!
 

love_being_red

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #18 on: 22 Mar 11 / 05:43 PM »
Hi Lousha, hows the Cherry Bomb? I've been reading your post with interest as I had a very similar experience abut 1 year ago (same base colour/bleach bath/super shiny nuclear red hair) and am about to go back to Nuclear Red (am Manic Panic Pillarbox at the mo) because I've found that nothing is quite like it for colour, shine or longevity... and of course the wow factor! Hope you're still enjoying the wonders of veggie dyes & the fab colours on offer.
 

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #19 on: 23 Mar 11 / 01:53 AM »
oooh thats lovely It really lasts too,very bright still after so long.I must try Nuclear Red (thats another one on my to do list)
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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #20 on: 23 Mar 11 / 02:13 AM »
Omg i cant beleive how long its lasted! Good for you!! Times a billion! Its beautiful!

You HAVE to show the pics after cherry bomb!
 

kittycatwindow

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #21 on: 27 Mar 11 / 12:11 AM »
Wowow. I love Nuclear Red. My sister has it, and I keep thinking that her hair is glowing... but then I realize that hair doesn't glow. She didn't do it over bleached hair, though, just faded ginger hair. And her hair is really long so she had to struggle to cover her head. But it's still amazing.

And the fact that it's still basically exactly the same after a month... wow. Cherry Bomb fades to a strange reddish pink, so I'm eager to see how this fades on my sister. But now I kind of have an idea!
 

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #22 on: 04 Jan 12 / 04:17 AM »
lousha!!! Oh my goodness a month of fading and no orange color after a month? it looks amazing and exactly what I want. I think I will for sure buy this color and have my hairdresser put it in. I think I have found my color for sure. I want a bright red that wont fade to orange (i will dye it monthly no matter the color since my roots come in after only two weeks and I'll never go longer than a month), and this might be it... I want to give it a try once my hair fades lighter from the bad dye job I got yesterday when I told the hairdresser I want BRIGHT RED HAIR, ugh.
 

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #23 on: 09 Jan 12 / 01:33 PM »
Eeek this is so nice, I want it! And the haircut is perfect too. I want little mermaid hair too!
 

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Re: New Nuclear Red Hair
« Reply #24 on: 09 Jan 12 / 08:32 PM »
I love that haircut! I used to have hair cut the same way and I really liked it, but grew it out because my boyfriend at the time didn't like it. Grr. Every so often I get the creeping temptation to chop it all off again! The red looks awesome; it's wonderfully vivid.
 

 

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