View Full Version : Wanting to color from red dye to dark brown! (and bangs?) Need opinions!!!

September 19th, 2012, 03:55 PM
I had natural hair the beginning of this year that was light ash brown, but got sick of it and dyed it red.

Here's me yesterday:


Here's me today:


The color looks different depending on lighting...but I'm now feeling the red fades too fast and the contrast with my skin doesn't look as pretty. Like...it washes me out in some strange way. A lot of people love me with my red hair but I've just been wanting to switch it up so bad!

Here's some pics of my old dyed brown hair:





So which do you think looks better?

Also, I've been considering getting side swept bangs again, cause, honestly, with my weight loss and one length hair, I'm starting to feel too "forehead-ish" if that makes any sense! But then I think that I hate having hair in my face and am so glad I'm able to fit all of my hair in the front in a ponytail now. I just feel too man-like and want a more feminine appearance, which is why I think bangs might help. Blah! What do you guys think??


September 19th, 2012, 04:07 PM
I say YES! To dark hair and bangs! It looks very good on you.
I love the last picture with the black hair. I love the bangs on you too. Everything in that photo looks good.
The "too forehead-ish" comment makes total sense to me.
I hope you take this as a compliment- The bangs in that photo are soooo flattering compared to no bangs :)

September 19th, 2012, 04:50 PM
I say the dark brown looks the best on you. The black and the red wash you out. Same thing happens to me. I agree bangs look amazing on you. I have a five finger forehead and usually do bangs when I feel like my face is too big lol

September 19th, 2012, 05:02 PM
Honestly, none of the above.
Have you ever been blonde?

September 19th, 2012, 05:17 PM
Honestly, none of the above.
Have you ever been blonde?


I don't think it looked really good though. :/

September 19th, 2012, 05:29 PM
I vote for a darker, cooler shade of red with the bangs!

September 19th, 2012, 05:32 PM
First, I want to say that I think you have beautiful skin!

Second, I think bangs look good on you! :D

Third, I think a dark, chocolatey brown that is cool or ashy would suit your skin tone. Black and blonde struck me as a wee bit harsh for your lovely complexion, and the reds seem too warm and don't provide enough contrast.

September 19th, 2012, 06:42 PM
Do you have a picture of your natural color? And I like the dark hair on you :) I actually like the bangs too but you don't need them but I like your short bangs.

September 19th, 2012, 07:53 PM
Do you have a picture of your natural color? And I like the dark hair on you :) I actually like the bangs too but you don't need them but I like your short bangs.




Honestly, it was too ashy for me, which was why I dyed it the red, cause in some lighting it had red tints. It also had brown and blonde tints. Mostly it just looked gray and blah. I'm a fan of contrast, which is why I'm leaning towards darker hair.

September 20th, 2012, 11:38 AM
Black hair looks beautiful on you. I don't know about the bangs, you look good with them and without.

September 21st, 2012, 05:34 AM
I think the blonde looks really cool on you! But i like the dark brown best, and the bangs look good, they do soften the look.
If it were me, I'd go for the darker hair, then make my mind up about the bangs. I know they can be a pain at first if you've got used to not having them.

September 21st, 2012, 07:09 AM
I like the dark brown the best and think you could go either way with the bangs.

September 21st, 2012, 12:54 PM
go dark brown or blonde with bangs and if you don't like it you can then go black cause I think you suit those colours the best :o

September 21st, 2012, 12:58 PM
Very Dark Brown... Like a deep intens chocolate color... And with bangs.
That would be my pick :-)

September 21st, 2012, 01:42 PM
I like your natural color or dark brown. I also like the bangs.

September 21st, 2012, 01:54 PM
I like the fringe! It was very flattering. And I would vote for a very cool shade of chocolate brown.

September 21st, 2012, 02:11 PM
I like the fringe and the dark brown :)

September 21st, 2012, 04:17 PM
I vote darker + with bangs!

September 21st, 2012, 04:50 PM
I think you look best with your natural color. Far better than the other colors.

September 21st, 2012, 05:00 PM
Yes to dark hair with bangs! the cut and color look so pretty on you. :)

September 21st, 2012, 06:26 PM
I like the darkest one, I think it suits you the best

September 21st, 2012, 06:54 PM
I think Black hair overwhelms your face and takes attention away from it. I prefer your natural colour because it showcases your pretty face.
If you want to go darker maybe henna and indigo would be a better fit to add dimension. Your dyed hair looks a bit flat.

September 21st, 2012, 06:58 PM
I think the bangs look beautiful on you. :) However, I do think the darker colors are a bit overwhelming.

I'm not sure if you've tried this, but Taaz (http://www.taaz.com/) lets you try out different hairstyles and colors on a photo of yourself. You could experiment with that and see if you find something that you like.

Personally, I think a dark ash blonde would be very pretty on you.