07-31-2009, 08:14 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
In my personal experience, I have found that the home dyes are pretty foolproof in terms of coverage, as long as you have someone that can help you make sure you are getting all the hair in the back covered completely!
With that said, the color on the box never seems to be quite what I end up with either, but the same is true of salon colors in my experience. I think curly hair soaks in color differently depending on porosity and such...and different areas of your head might have different hair types and take the color differently.
My hair sounds like just the color you describe - and anything with any color with gold or red in it will come out quite
red - you might like this since you were looking for copper anyway? (I don't like the red, but that is because of my complexion!)
Safest bet would be to stay fairly close to your natural color and just go for a warmer shade in a semi-permanent color to try it out?
CG since June 12, 2009
Type: 3a and 3B mix, fine, high-med porosity, low density on top (uhg), medium in back...
Co-wash: EO Rosemary Mint, Suave, or Jessicurl Cleansing Cream
Leave-in: Jessicurl Too Shea, or whatever I co-washed with.
Styling/Gel: KCCC, Aussie Opposites Attract spray gel, CJ Smoothing Gelee Jessicurl RR and CC
Technique: Clip and air dry
Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself. - Hubert De Givenchy