What should I do to get it red? I have thought about lightening products and such, but I really don't know what to do. I prefer not to bleach it as last time I bleached it and then dyed it red my hair turned pink. Please help.
My son had good luck dying his hair odd colors (red, green, blue) when he was a teen by using the dye he purchased at skateboard shops. His hair was dark blond/ light brown to begin with. I have no idea of the brand of hair dye that he used. At this point, however, after you have dyed your hair twice in two weeks, I would give it a rest for awhile, as repeated attempts can damage your hair.
If you insist on dying again soon, I agree with the previous poster that you should go to a professional colorist, and since you are interested in cherry red, look for one who has experience with these non-natural colors.
I was a high end hairstylist for 35 years and chemical applications were my specialty. I can't even count how many dozens and dozens and dozens of home botched coloring I repaired over the years.
Unless you want to end up having hair that looks like the colors of the rainbow or striped like a zebra I suggest you go to a professional and have them even out what you've already done and then, since you want cherry red, talk to them about possibly using a color brand such as Clairol Jazzing. What brand to use and what color to choose is all going to depend on your natural hair color, the tones of your natural color, hair texture and what you've already applied to your hair. That is where it's best to ask a professional.
Any humane and honorable hairstylist will tell you what brand and color you can use at home after they've straightened out what you've already done if you can't afford regular visits to a salon in the future.
Go to a professional colorist and have her/him dye it. If you keep trying home products on it now after trying twice in a row, you may end up damaging your hair.
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