View Full Version : What color is my hair?

August 11th, 2013, 06:48 PM
I know that hair color looks different depending on lighting. I took this photo today, outside in bright sunlight. I don't color my hair in any way, so this is natural. I said I'm a redhead. A friend argued it was brown. My husband said "leave me out of this!"

What do you all think?

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj135/iwasbornonahorse/704a9635-9092-46b5-8711-c60cd12dc64e_zpse7c63125.jpg (http://s271.photobucket.com/user/iwasbornonahorse/media/704a9635-9092-46b5-8711-c60cd12dc64e_zpse7c63125.jpg.html)

August 11th, 2013, 07:03 PM
You've definitely got red in there! It's a beautiful color I wish my natural hair was that color!

August 11th, 2013, 07:03 PM
It's a red brown but that's me.

August 11th, 2013, 07:06 PM
I think you're a redhead, according to my monitor's color settings.

August 11th, 2013, 07:08 PM
That does not look brunette in the slightest. Definitely red, and a very pretty red. :)

August 11th, 2013, 07:14 PM
On my monitor it looks like a sort of coppery russet-brown. I think when a lot of people think "redhead" they picture either that very bright orangey-red, or more of a cool-toned auburn shade.

August 11th, 2013, 07:16 PM
I henna my hair and that's what it looks like under bright sunlight xD

I say it's red, people often missundersntand "red hair" because they are so used to see dyed red hair that has a really deep color. Natural red is more subtle, and may look brown under certain lights, you are a redhead, brown hair does not look like that when under sunlight.

August 11th, 2013, 07:17 PM
On my monitor it looks like a sort of coppery russet-brown. I think when a lot of people think "redhead" they picture either that very bright orangey-red, or more of a cool-toned auburn shade.

This is what i see too, and if I wouldn't call that red, I'd call it medium auburn. It definitely leans more towards red though! :agree:

I think sometimes people forget that hair comes in more colors than just flat blond, flat black, flat red, flat brown. :p

August 11th, 2013, 07:24 PM
Hey just wanted to add, I'm not sure if I express myself right... in english there are so many words for "red hair" I'm not sure if I know the difference between them... what's the difference between red hair and auburn? There aren't many red haired people where I live and we only have one word for red hair, whether natural tones or not... so... yeah....

Anyways, I think your hair is a reddish medium brown, about level 7 (I hope I'm being more specific now, teehee) although I htink it'd be easier to tell after seeing it under other lights.

August 11th, 2013, 07:28 PM
I'm ok with my hair color, though I always wished it was a little darker colored...so whether it's called brown or red it's staying this color anyway! I just wondered what the majority would call it :)

Tori Angeli
August 11th, 2013, 08:05 PM
Very light auburn.

August 11th, 2013, 08:07 PM
Oh, man! Yours is the gorgeous auburn hair that Anne Shirley always dreamt of. *swoon*

August 11th, 2013, 09:11 PM
It looks like a beautiful red to me!

August 11th, 2013, 09:12 PM
I see auburn

August 11th, 2013, 10:16 PM
Auburn...that is what I would call it.... a dash of brown and red.

August 11th, 2013, 11:42 PM
I would call it auburn. Definitely in the redhead range.

August 12th, 2013, 02:51 AM
I'd also say auburn. I wish I had your color, it's amazing!

August 12th, 2013, 03:21 AM
Coppery red- I used to dye my hair that colour- love it! :-D

August 12th, 2013, 04:33 AM
My daughter has a similar colour, we like to call it rainbow hair, because there are so many different colours in it :) she can see gold and silver and orange and brown in hers.... I call her a red hea, but I think if it is not a bright orangey red head red most people refer to it as auburn. She sometimes see auburn in her hair too - I should add she is 5 so it comes across as kind of cute when she finds some auburn in her hair.

August 12th, 2013, 04:40 AM
It looks coppery red on my monitor. I love it!

August 12th, 2013, 12:24 PM
Ok, thanks :)

August 12th, 2013, 01:14 PM
Similar to mine, but a bit lighter. I'd put you down as light auburn.

August 12th, 2013, 01:43 PM
Gingery-red with brown low lights.

August 12th, 2013, 01:59 PM
I think itís red. It might have been the indoor lighting that made your friend say itís brown. It might have brown tones in it, but it defiantly has more red.

August 12th, 2013, 04:24 PM
In my opinion, red!
Though mine had a red shine for a while due to colouring/henna but it was actually brown.
However I can see it is overall a nice shade of red :) if its natural lucky youuu!

August 12th, 2013, 06:57 PM
I would say you're a redhead but I guess I can see how some would think red/brown. It's a beautiful color, btw. :)

August 12th, 2013, 08:03 PM
It looks red to me and very pretty.

August 12th, 2013, 09:00 PM
I looks like a very beautiful striking red to me.

August 13th, 2013, 03:43 AM
Is 'beautiful' a color?
If not, then it's definitely some coppery red shade.

Silver Sister
August 13th, 2013, 03:58 AM
It's a lovely color. I vote for red tones.

August 13th, 2013, 05:05 AM
Yeah I would call that red for sure!

August 13th, 2013, 06:33 AM
I see red too. Very pretty!

August 14th, 2013, 01:03 PM
That's definitely red hair. Very nice!

August 14th, 2013, 02:44 PM
I would call you a redhead