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millyaulait
October 23rd, 2013, 09:23 AM
(I have no idea how to make a poll so this will have to do!)

So, simple question, does your hair flare or glow red in the sunlight? Please let me know if you are virgin/natural, use dye, henna, etc.

For years I have tried to rid myself of this red glow because I feel like it doesn't compliment my skin tone whatsoever, but I'm starting to wonder...

Do all brunettes have this warm, red flash or orange glow when the sun hits?

I would love to flash gold instead but I've never managed to achieve such a thing, nor do I know if it's even possible.

Also, if you are not a brunette but your hair colour still changes (or doesn't) when the sunlight shines on it please chime in with your details too!

Thankity! :flower:

spidermom
October 23rd, 2013, 10:16 AM
I know of one brunette member, though I haven't seen her around in awhile, whose hair flashed white in the sunlight. So amazing!

morrigan*
October 23rd, 2013, 10:17 AM
Depends on your shade, mine glows golden, but only to about ear length, because i used deposit only colour at the beginning of year and it didn't wash out completely.

Singing Bird
October 23rd, 2013, 10:27 AM
It depends on the light - sometimes my hair glows golden, sometimes my hair glows red (but even when the sky is cloudy).

Red:

http://imageshack.us/a/img5/6972/nhf201306.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/5/nhf201306.jpg/)http://imageshack.us/a/img835/20/nhf201304.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/835/nhf201304.jpg/)http://imageshack.us/a/img99/6882/haarfotoseptember2012.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/99/haarfotoseptember2012.jpg/)

Golden:

http://imageshack.us/a/img59/9067/xeek.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/59/xeek.jpg/)http://imageshack.us/a/img51/3585/li2e.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/li2e.jpg/)

Vampyria
October 23rd, 2013, 10:40 AM
It's kind of ashy I think, maybe just a bit golden. It use to have a bit more golden/orangey glow though.
This is already a henna gloss: http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p496/Lilith513/7c89f1c1-d001-489b-bee0-aa9587555b3d.jpg?t=1382546057

GeoJ
October 23rd, 2013, 10:41 AM
Right now my hair glows red due to henna. Without henna my hair gets cool-ish gold tones outdoors, more so if I have had sun exposure on my hair. Indoors it looks very dark (with or without henna). I'll look for some older (pre-henna) pictures...

Rio040113
October 23rd, 2013, 10:45 AM
Yep, mine looks very red toned in the sunlight and where the light hits it, it does flash red but then my grandad was a redhead and I have individual strands that are red/coppery and a few golden ones thrown in too :) However, in some lights my hair looks kind of ashy? And others quite neutral ha. In my avatar/profile picture I'd say it's very neutral looking but it was poor lighting and a poopy camera. This is how much my hair can change... this is a very colour accurate picture (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/RioChanelHilton/media/2.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4)* and gives you an idea of how red it can be when I'm in the sun (that picture was taken indoors obviously) and this is an example of how odd lighting can make it look much lighter and imo ashy (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/RioChanelHilton/media/4.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3) even though it's not even close to ashy I don't think anyway haha. I think it also somehow has an almost golden flash in the ashy one, if that's possible? :lol: I'd be interested to hear what other people think!! :)


*I'm feeling pretty shy about posting this picture, I've lost 115lbs since then :o

ETA - The first picture is clearly pretty old (I'm at Hip+ now/lost the weight) and the second picture is a couple of months old at Waist+, so not super recent but I still think they show quite clearly a lot of my hairloss :( (1 inch+ of my ponytail)

neko_kawaii
October 23rd, 2013, 10:46 AM
Yep! I blame my red headed mother. Since I can't grow up to have red hair (without maintaining a dye) I love my highlights.

Valkyriejae
October 23rd, 2013, 11:27 AM
I'm light brunette, almost blond, and my hair goes kinda red-gold in direct sunlight. It's cause I'm half ginger on my mother's side though :)

alishaxmarie
October 23rd, 2013, 11:48 AM
I've always had natural blonde highlights in my hair, especially in the crown section where I've had both a straight fringe and side-bangs before. So I'd say mine shines golden because it always did as a kid but I have been doing ACV's decently often (hard water) so it might start to gain more of a red tinge which I heard that's a common side-effect; I certainly wouldn't mind :) You can see a lot of the blonde below, sorry for the poor quality!

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/8c/cf/ac/8ccfacd7861ef348ed625fd947b19e1e.jpg

Nae
October 23rd, 2013, 11:58 AM
Yeah, with the henna in it, it glows red, BUT before henna it would still have a red tone to it. There are a lot of red heads in the family.

nobeltonya
October 23rd, 2013, 12:32 PM
Yes. It is due to red highlights. Mine are natural, and I have chestnut-colored hair. I didn't notice them for the longest time. Inside, it just looks brown. But in the sunlight all the reds and a few blondes show. :) :disco:

coconutinsight
October 23rd, 2013, 12:36 PM
Yes it does, I used to dislike it and dye it another brown chemically to get rid of the red. But now I have started to like it.
Not the best photo but here:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7049&d=1382553111
Indoors:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5692&d=1375555636

Eden Iris
October 23rd, 2013, 01:47 PM
My natural shade flares gold because it's an ash brown. I henna it now, so it turns red-copper in the sun. Enjoy the red flash! I don't think it's possible to have natural skin/hair color pairings that are not flattering.

morrigan*
October 23rd, 2013, 01:59 PM
Yes it does, I used to dislike it and dye it another brown chemically to get rid of the red. But now I have started to like it.
Not the best photo but here:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7049&d=1382553111
Indoors:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5692&d=1375555636
It looks absolutely amazing in second photo!

PixieKitten
October 23rd, 2013, 02:02 PM
Mine flashes orange. I tend to call it my 'ginger halo'! On the lower parts of my hair where I dyed purple last year and all the blue washed out leaving me with a light reddish colour, it's a lot brighter.

Laura-Anne
October 23rd, 2013, 02:45 PM
My hair is dark brown with red undertones. Sometimes they look orangey-red. You can kind of see the red indoors, but isn't until I get outside when you can really see the red come out. I love it! I am sure I have red undertones because I am of Irish descent.

arelrios
October 23rd, 2013, 02:56 PM
Yup.... redish -orangeish tones all the way... I am still learning to like it...

coconutinsight
October 23rd, 2013, 02:57 PM
It looks absolutely amazing in second photo!
Thank you!! :flowers:

McFearless
October 23rd, 2013, 07:33 PM
This (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=115585) thread might be of some help.

aisha.christine
October 23rd, 2013, 08:00 PM
I dye it red now, but when my hair started growing in "ashy brown" it would light up golden in the sunlight, and I would get ash blonde highlights. Prior to the ashy phase, it was much more of an auburn color, so it did flash very red.

Madora
October 23rd, 2013, 08:11 PM
I wish I had inherited my mother's beautiful auburn hair. There's still a fair amount of reddish tinge when the sun shines on it:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/61912Lacedutchcrown_edited-1.jpg (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/07Erzbet/media/61912Lacedutchcrown_edited-1.jpg.html)

TrapperCreekD
October 23rd, 2013, 08:23 PM
My hair's virgin with some natural blondish streaks and I have a little auburn in it. Looking at some pictures I *think* it flashes redish/golden.

http://i.imgur.com/UO9e9B8.jpg

antler_tines
October 23rd, 2013, 08:32 PM
My natural color had hints of red in it. My dad had dark red hair when he was younger, now its darkened to more of a brunette. My mom hadashy brunette. So mine is a good mix, I dye with henna now so I'm not sure what my natural color looks like now that I'm older.

rainfortheend
October 23rd, 2013, 09:21 PM
Yup! This is my natural color. No henna or anything. I had been doing ACV rinses, so that may have helped a little, though.

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/17590_10201500227413430_2002526564_n.jpg

And inside... (I don't have a lot of indoor pictures of just me and for some reason photoshopped Ash Ketchum into this one!)

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/35481_1552976061721_4516541_n.jpg

ExpectoPatronum
October 24th, 2013, 02:27 AM
Mine does! I've always liked the red in my hair.

My hair photographs very ash-y and a little darker than it really is. It looks almost black in some pictures. In real life, it's very much a warm dark brown that flashes a red orange in the sun. I quite like my natural hair color, though I wouldn't mind going auburn. I don't know if that would work with my skintone though.

restless
October 24th, 2013, 03:06 AM
No, Ive never seen any hint of red in my middle brown hair. I do have a lot of golden tints in there though (and now I mean in my natural, virgin hair that reaches to about APL as of today. The last inches of my hair still hold some dye). I cant deny it would be pretty awesome with some red tints in there because I think its so pretty, but then again, my skincolour is kind of pink-ish so it probably wouldnt look very good on me...

cheetahfast
October 24th, 2013, 03:28 AM
Hmm, I henna now, and my hair is really a light brown, but it's naturally never had any red in sunlight even when I did grow it out a bit. It's more of a blonde/honey color in the sun.

Haybop
October 24th, 2013, 03:59 AM
I've never noticed red in my hair. I ahve noticed it tends to be lighter at the ends now (when outside) but no red, maybe I'm just not looking hard enough ;P

MissAlida
October 24th, 2013, 04:15 AM
Mine used to glow red/copper in direct sunlight when it wasn't died. Now I have several layers of henna on it, so it has more of a dark red color to it.

Fortresca
October 24th, 2013, 04:18 AM
I love the red in my brown :)

my natural hair color is this:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/273/vglm.jpg
and that's not even in the direct sunlight...

but now its some shades darker but thanks to henna still quite red...

XcaliburGirl
October 24th, 2013, 06:01 AM
My natural dark brown hair has a copperish shimmer, if I look closely. individual strands can be reddish or goldish. Generally, though, I would say "no" to the red-orange flash.

Vampyria
October 24th, 2013, 10:11 AM
I love the red in my brown :)

my natural hair color is this:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/273/vglm.jpg
and that's not even in the direct sunlight...

but now its some shades darker but thanks to henna still quite red...

That's so pretty. :thud:

leslissocool
October 24th, 2013, 10:34 AM
My hair looks black in sunlight, no red just opaque really.


Now, in red lights it can look very red and pretty. But outside it looks black.


I put special effects on my naturallt black hair to make it blue-ish in the sunlight, but I haven't applied it in over a year (deposit only).

sarahthegemini
October 24th, 2013, 10:39 AM
Nope, no red glow for me. My hair is a lot healthier now and thus shinier, so it often has a blondey-goldy glow.

Squiggy
October 24th, 2013, 10:54 AM
Mine has some deep red and some coppery tones in the sunlight. I really love it, but then again I used to dye my hair red! Now it's all virgin and I wish those tones came through more indoors. My son's hair is only slightly lighter brown than mine, but he has golden tones in the sunlight. It is so pretty! His dad, however, has brown hair that stays brown no matter what the lighting - no red, no golden, no ash. Just brown.

It's really kind of cool how many different shades of brunette there are!

Coolcombination
October 25th, 2013, 05:53 AM
My dyed length glows red because the dye I used had warm red tones. My ash brown hair doesn't

Almendra
October 25th, 2013, 08:12 AM
I love the red in my brown :)

my natural hair color is this:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/273/vglm.jpg
and that's not even in the direct sunlight...

but now its some shades darker but thanks to henna still quite red...

The texture and color are amazing. And also it looks so healthy! :love:


My hair has dye now, but my natural color is dark brown (almost black) and in the sunlight I can see red tones. This is what happen with mostly of brunettes, you know, because of the melamin and stuff.

1nuitblanche
October 25th, 2013, 09:09 AM
Yes. In the sunlight, my hair glows red and gold, and it's not dyed.

merrow
October 25th, 2013, 09:28 AM
My hair glows red or gold depending on the light.

merrow
October 25th, 2013, 09:32 AM
*And my hair is not dyed.

Sorry I forgot to add that before!

morrigan*
October 25th, 2013, 10:33 AM
I love the red in my brown :)

my natural hair color is this:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/273/vglm.jpg
and that's not even in the direct sunlight...

but now its some shades darker but thanks to henna still quite red...

Oh my this is beautiful!

Marika
October 25th, 2013, 12:31 PM
Yes, my (ashy, not dyed) hair looks red in the sunlight and most of the photos too. I feel like the older I'm getting, the more redder it looks! I'm probably going to look like Pippi Longstocking when I'm in my fifties!:D

Fortresca
October 25th, 2013, 03:48 PM
That's so pretty. :thud:
thank you!


The texture and color are amazing. And also it looks so healthy! :love:
thanks a lot :)



Oh my this is beautiful!
thank you :)

HintOfMint
October 25th, 2013, 05:58 PM
My hair is a soft black and it glows a light, golden brown in the light. It's completely virgin hair, no dyes, no henna, no henndigo.

0xalis
October 27th, 2013, 12:19 AM
My ashy brown hair has some golden highlights, and when I was in the 4th grade I looked ginger in my school picture :o

LadyCelestina
October 27th, 2013, 02:28 AM
I do have coppery tones outdoors and under natural light,under artificial it usually looks ashy.

The weird thing about the copper tones is that the shade is completely different from henna-copper.Henna when it's subtle enough goes yellow on me.When it is strong enough it goes orange.

didrash
October 27th, 2013, 05:50 AM
Mine does. I don't like it so I used to dye my hair blue-black to get rid of it :)

Agnes Hannah
October 28th, 2013, 01:34 PM
Yes lots of red lights in my brown hair. I colour it, but the red still shows through. I still have some dark blonde streaks from where the sun bleached it in the summer which I'm trying to keep because they look lovely. Am planning on using honey after Christmas to go lighter too.

xoam0re
October 28th, 2013, 01:46 PM
mine glows red :) and the front near my hair line has a very very very distinct natural burgandy highlight :) my stylist (when i used to color my hair all the time) was always pretty envious that i had that burgandy highlight naturally... i've learned to embrace it. :D

LauraLongLocks
October 28th, 2013, 02:10 PM
Yes, mine does, and I have always wanted to encourage it. I think it is beautiful. At one point, I dyed it with more red, but it turned more purple-ish than I liked. Now it's my own natural color, and I think it's very pretty. Mine flashes a reddish-goldish color, depending on the lighting.

Ambystoma
October 28th, 2013, 09:39 PM
Yup! Mines on the auburn/chestnut end of the brunette colour spectrum though, although most non "hair people" just call it brown - you can see the colour my sunbleached ends flash in sunlight in my sig pic, the rest gets a red glow as well but not quite that dramatic.

mira-chan
October 28th, 2013, 09:48 PM
Flared red even before the henna, all henna did was made the red stand out more/richer. Most don't notice the change with henna at all.

LauraLongLocks
October 29th, 2013, 11:17 AM
I had my husband snap a picture last night. This is in the bathroom, without any sunlight hitting it, and you can see the red tones. I think it's lovely.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/Bestbirth/Hair%20Gallery/001.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Bestbirth/media/Hair%20Gallery/001.jpg.html)

millyaulait
October 29th, 2013, 11:24 AM
Wow - thank you so much for all of the replies so far, everyone!

Especially the photos, I am convinced that a red flare is a beautiful thing indeed. :)

NuclearApple
October 29th, 2013, 11:26 AM
when my hair was compleatly virgin it did flave red in the sun,but now i have highlights and it doesn't flave that much...

hairaddiction
October 29th, 2013, 12:25 PM
Right now I'm a henna head, but my natural color is auburn. So I had mostly red tones in the sun with a hint of gold depending on the lighting. So it is possible to get a golden glow on our hair color, but I'm not sure if it had to be natural or if a deposit dye might do the trick.

HolyNova
October 30th, 2013, 01:15 PM
It depends on the light for mine, I think. More often than not, it seems to glow red.

There are some days, however, that my hair leans more to the red palette and its -very- noticeable. Those close to me will make the comment, "Oh wow... it's a red day!"

I tend to find this pretty awesome, since in my younger days I preferred bright pinks and purples to deep blood reds and multi-colored hair.

goldcopperbrown
October 30th, 2013, 02:12 PM
Mine does, but I think that's the norm with all brunettes. I used to think it was special, lol.

Redvelvetdragon
October 30th, 2013, 05:19 PM
I have nearly black hair but in some photos I look like a full on red head! My grandmother had natural auburn hair so I attribute it to that.

Olafwa
October 30th, 2013, 05:38 PM
Yes, i have very dark brown hair but when the sun hits it has a red sheen. I really love it. The only time I ever dyed my hair was when I was 13 and dyed it red, no bleach. It didn't look any different until the light hit. Then it was really red. It took a couple weeks for anyone to notice but my family (as they had helped me dye it, haha) so that was a fun thing. ;)

sparrowswing
November 2nd, 2013, 03:34 PM
My hair flashes all sorts of colors. I checked my monthly length shots to see if there was one color that stood out more than the rest, and it seems to depend mostly on the light source. Gold, orange, red, chestnut… my hair is like an autumn forest.

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/CeruleanSiren/LHC/Lighting_zpsd985eff4.png~original

spirals
November 5th, 2013, 01:52 PM
People call me a redhead because of it. It's technically golden brown, though; it has a lot of gold and red in it. It's like brown sugar with gold and red sprinkles, lol.

Morphidae
November 7th, 2013, 01:12 PM
Not sure if I belong here, as my hair is black. It usually shines silver... So sometimes looks ashy or dirty :S
and the ends when they're sun damaged, they do get a reddish shine to it

Addy
November 29th, 2013, 09:11 PM
My natural virgin hair is natural ash brown. I would definitely say it's like a mousey brown with silvers. It flares red in the sun though.

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/9499/two8.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/two8.jpg/)

Here is how I perceive my hair color on a regular basis... (both pics taken minutes apart)

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3152/1sj6.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/404/1sj6.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Red hair runs in my family. My sister was a natural red head and so are 2 of my nieces. I didn't get the red hair though.

endlessly
November 29th, 2013, 10:02 PM
My natural hair color is a light reddish brown, but I've dyed it a deeper red-brown in the past, so at least for now, I'm a bright red in sunlight.

AnqeIicDemise
November 29th, 2013, 10:04 PM
My hair's always had a red tint to it, so much so my hair was a super dark auburn when I lived in SoCal. Mom said it reminded her of dark wood in the sunlight. Right now the only chemically treated bits of hair are probably the last eight inches or so,everything else is virgin and it looks a really dark brown almost black. Unless I'm sunlight or regular yellow light bulbs. Under hallogen light the'res bits of red but its mostly super dark. With all the shinies of course. I'm still surprise at how glossy my hair looks. And I don't do much to it anymore. I remember trying to get it shiny and I'd use serums and special shampoos but it still looked dull. well, less dull but mroe like a shiny matte, if that makes sense.

thirstylocks
November 29th, 2013, 11:32 PM
My hair is a dark brown but the sun gives me some funky red highlights. The ends of my hair also get really red (instead of blonde) because of sun exposure. I used to love it but now I see any redness as a sign of sun lightening, and thus as a sign of damage :/

Anabell
November 30th, 2013, 05:41 AM
I think I have more cold tint of brown. It still "softer" color that black, but there no red in it. I have couple of strikes that have warmer tone and have a red tint in the sun, though. I have virgin hair down to my shoulders, the rest of it (ironically) dyed red, because I wanted to be a redhead so badly ones.

Oh, well, at least I have the "red" strikes. I also have a blonde one (like, really blond. Not "have a golden tint in the sunlight"). I also ignored the fact that the red color didn't compliment my skin tone and make it look more pink (in a bad way). It needs some cold tones to balance it.

So now I have the brown around my face to balance my skin tone and the golden-orange (it faded out over time to golden orange) in the length :)

Wildcat Diva
November 30th, 2013, 12:38 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img22/8776/m9z8.jpg

I'll say yes. When I send my friend PolarCathy pics like this, she might ask "did you henna?"

"Nope." All natural, cepting the sun bleached ends.

sumidha
November 30th, 2013, 01:11 PM
Yup, my natural color definitely flares orange (I hate hate hate it) and sun bleaches to a super brassy orange color on the ends, even though it comes out of the top of my head dark ash brown... I tone it down pretty regularly with blue Manic Panic, I dislike the color so much.

RegretsHerCut
November 30th, 2013, 01:17 PM
My hair is almost black (eyebrows too) and in the sun it's always different ! It goes from white to golden to copper to red and even purplish blue sometimes


https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/247128_230629383629145_2855339_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/2147_66332935131_5252_n.jpg

Rebelkat
November 30th, 2013, 01:42 PM
It depends on what part of my hair you're looking at. Towards the ends, it's reddish, but it's also been somewhat sun-bleached and is a few shades lighter than the hair close to my scalp. The hair close to my scalp is a dark brown with golden undertones as opposed to red. I'm pretty sure that all of my hair is virgin. I used to dye my hair (last time was almost 8 years ago), but I think that that part is gone. I have kind of a natural ombre look going on, though. :p

RegretsHerCut
November 30th, 2013, 03:01 PM
My hair is almost black in color naturally (eyebrows too) I never dyed it. In the sun it can be white, copper, golden, red and even purplish sometimes

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/2147_66332935131_5252_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/247128_230629383629145_2855339_n.jpg

SThr
December 3rd, 2013, 01:39 PM
I do, and I really liked it for a while, which is why I started tinting my hair redder. I don't really care about it either way these days.

tigereye
December 5th, 2013, 12:41 AM
My hair naturally flares red in sun. In fact, it was always a very warm, reddish brunette. I liked it enough that I started to henna to bring out even more red.

Apparently it's because the red hair gene is in a different place to brunette and blonde, so you still produce the pigment in darker hair, it's just often not as noticeable as the ginger you get when combined with blonde.

Venefica
December 6th, 2013, 07:55 PM
I have a natural hair color that is between gold and brown. I would describe it as hobby paint gold if that makes sense. I dye it black without bleach and yes in direct sunlight at times and sometimes else times to my natural golden hair color shines through and give my black dyed hair a flare of red. I think it is pretty and have no need to start bleaching my hair to get rid of it. I think it makes my dyed hair look more natural.

animetor7
December 7th, 2013, 11:11 PM
My hair goes red in the sunlight, but then it also goes bright auburn after a summer of sun exposure, so I'm not sure I qualify as a "full brunette" or if I'd fall more in the auburn category.

ifjuly
March 17th, 2014, 11:41 PM
My hair usually looks jet black (same with my eyes) but in the sun it glows really red, yeah. I know what you mean about kind of wishing it didn't sometimes; to me mine looks unnaturally red in the sun, as if I dyed it, and sort of clashes with my dark skin tone, yeah. So you're not alone, OP!

Violet Raine
March 18th, 2014, 12:11 AM
It does flare red in the sunlight ! I've always loved how red it looks sometimes, which is why I'm going to henna it soon. :)

divinedobbie
March 18th, 2014, 12:17 AM
My hair definitely flares red in the sunlight...I hate it! It also gets super brassy red highlights from the sun and it looks terrible on me so I am always toning my hair back to it's ashy brown.

tlover
March 18th, 2014, 01:18 AM
My hair glows more goldenish
But then I have no redheads in my family only brunettes, one black haired and some blonds way back.

Henna Girl
March 18th, 2014, 02:59 AM
My natural hair colour is ash brown. But I henna a lot and it glows red/orange in the sun. My avatar is an old photo when I used indigo and henna together around 3 years ago and it used to glow burgundy/ purply in the sun.

Toffeemonster
March 18th, 2014, 03:12 AM
My hair doesn't glow per say, but it is red in sunlight yes. My husbands is a brunette and his hair has a beautiful metallic sort of sheen to it, in a golden tone, I'm guessing this is what you're talking about. He was blonde as a child and my daughter who has light brown hair(which I think will be darker as she ages too) has the same gold sheen. It's really beautiful, but not just because of the colour more because it glistens in a way mine doesn't. I often find myself brushing my daughters hair in the sunlight just to look at how beautiful it is, it's just like liquid gold when the sun hits it.

My hair is natural, I have used henna once but it was red before that.

JS09
March 21st, 2014, 11:41 PM
Yep- mine goes a firey red-gold that I adore and so want to bring out more...although I don't want my hair to solidly be that colour- I just want it to come out more than just under direct sunlight!!!!!

untangleme
March 21st, 2014, 11:50 PM
It doesn't now (my hair has gotten darker as I've gotten older), but when I was younger, it almost looked auburn sometimes if I was in the right light.

alishaxmarie
March 22nd, 2014, 12:43 AM
Like others, my hair varies drastically in different lighting. But I think my hair is a bit redder now than it was in my previous post (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=116446&p=2546866&viewfull=1#post2546866). Here's an indoor and an outdoor photo to compare as well. My hair goes from an ashy color to one that is much warmer. I have no idea how to describe it though.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o11/awesomexalisha/Like%20a%20River%20Let%20it%20Flow/20131217_zps2473ea46.jpghttp://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o11/awesomexalisha/Like%20a%20River%20Let%20it%20Flow/March182014_zpsd5489beb.jpeg

Oh and, as far as I know, there are several blondes in my family but no redheads.

DarkSunny
March 22nd, 2014, 02:25 AM
I have dark brown hair (natural). My hair usually flairs golden to orange in sunlight, though I've sometimes noticed a bit of red. Oddly enough, I've also noticed that it can pick up a bit of a purple tint in some light if I'm wearing a purple shirt or jacket (maybe there's some weird reflection thing going on?).

DarthCynthia
March 22nd, 2014, 08:40 AM
My hair is a medium to dark chestnut color, I believe (definitely lots of silver and white streaks *coughs*), but I have very strong copper highlights. :)

MaryO
March 24th, 2014, 06:01 AM
Mine does a coppery red! I have always been a bit confused by this as I don't have anyone in my family with even a trace of red hair. Now I see the same in my two year old's hair. Interesting!

Jessleigh
March 25th, 2014, 11:11 PM
Mine has red in it and I really love it. :) You can see it some here in this bun pic. I need to get a pic of it outside while it's down.

http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad60/Connor1052009/2014-03-19222448_zps22fe8a5f.jpg (http://s921.photobucket.com/user/Connor1052009/media/2014-03-19222448_zps22fe8a5f.jpg.html)

TheGoddess
March 25th, 2014, 11:15 PM
Yea mine does, I think its pretty Ive never dyed my hair

alexis917
March 26th, 2014, 03:21 PM
It does! I like it.

Autumn_Fairy
March 26th, 2014, 04:48 PM
mine does, but it's a chestnut brunette, so it is expected. If i spend a lot of time outside, the sun gives it a permanent cast of red, visible even indoors. I don't mind at all, but my skin tone is a neutral bordering on warm, so it works for me.

Remi
March 27th, 2014, 08:01 AM
Yes, it does. I do not like that. :( However, I take care to protect it now from the damaging sun whenever I am out.

TheHowlingWolf
April 5th, 2014, 07:33 PM
Mine does but I don't like it...I like it on other people, but it's just weird with my skin tone. I wish my hair was a cooler shade and more dark.

Danu
April 5th, 2014, 07:58 PM
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bekstamonkey
April 6th, 2014, 12:39 AM
My hair now glows orange/red due to henna, but naturally, this is far from the case. I naturally have very dark brown hair with zero red tones...like dark chocolate brown...and I hate that, hence the henna :)

Jumper
April 6th, 2014, 01:02 AM
I definitely have more natural blond highlights and rarely will see any red tones in my hair.

ScarlettAdelle
April 6th, 2014, 01:16 AM
Mine can't figure out how it wants to shine. Some days it's redish... others it's goldish/greenish... (great, now I have Karma Chameleon stuck in my head) Some days it's both.

https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10246509_4099192895149_4740077533732850827_n.jpg
That day it was doing both and my gray was on full display as well (Oh my, I hadn't realised how much grey I've developed lately!)

All showing hair was virgin, so it was just doing its thing and refusing to ever make up its mind, just like the human it's attached to.

Jing
April 6th, 2014, 06:06 AM
My hair does it all: copper, gold and silver. Depends on the angle of the light. They all show up on this shot:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c37/Twice_Magpie/TTstick3b.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/Twice_Magpie/media/TTstick3b.jpg.html)

I'm not all too pleased about my red glow, either. I had to stop using ACV rinces even though they made my hair suuuper shiny and soft because they really enchanced the copper in my hair. I adore red hair on other people, but it clashes horribly with my skin and eyes.

Irishrain
April 6th, 2014, 03:57 PM
Last I recall it did flash some red or that was just the nasty color job growing out.

Syren_Curls
April 6th, 2014, 05:11 PM
Mine does a deep red color in the sun. I have very dark brown, almost black hair naturally. I'd been henna-ing for a year or so more recently, so it's distinctly more pronounced red in the sun with that. About two months ago, I did a hendigo just because I wanted my natural color back. That seems to have faded and my hair is back to the red in the sun but still looks close to natural outside of sunlight. Even as virgin hair, it glowed red in the sunlight. I appreciated it because it helped me feel like I could get an idea of what henna may come out for me without the investment ;-)

Aderyn
April 7th, 2014, 03:49 PM
Ever since using the Chestnut Henna shampoo bar by Chagrin Valley for a few months, I definitely noticed the reds flaring more in the sun. Even prior to using it, there were definitely noticeable red undertones in the sun. A duller, browner red than a lot of hair in this thread, but red nonetheless. :D

Findabhair
April 9th, 2014, 05:25 PM
I don't know if I classify as a brunette, but I have light auburn hair that looks completely red outside. I never used henna, or any lighteners or dyes. My Sister and Mum have black hair, but it shines the same copper orange shade. I think in the light, the dark pigments are 'hidden' so whatever else is under there gets seen. Warm hair shines copper red mostly, Cool hair shines golden silver.

I wonder if any redheads can ever have a silver glow in the sun... Wouldn't that be exotic looking!

melomane
April 9th, 2014, 05:46 PM
Yep, it can actually look red/auburn/copper in the light sometimes. Normally it's pretty dark though.

alyaziaaah
April 9th, 2014, 06:15 PM
my brownblack hair flashed darkred in sunlight even before i started henna and now even more.

clioariane
April 15th, 2014, 07:50 AM
I have virgin, medium-brunette hair with red and golden flashes in the sun, I quite like it!

vindo
April 18th, 2014, 08:35 PM
My hair color is natural and it can look orange-red with and without sunlight. Most of the time it looks auburn. But it also has moments were it looks like a cooler brown or very light/ very dark...It really confuses me.

Teeny
April 24th, 2014, 01:50 PM
I have medium to dark brown hair. In the sun, my hair goes coppery gold. Inside, it looks like it sort of has a green tint to it. I'm not sure if that makes my hair a neutral tone.

Begemot
December 3rd, 2014, 07:09 AM
I have naturally light golden brown hair (some think it's dark blonde but I consider myself a brunette). In sun light it flares golden and coppery, no red. My BFF has naturally deep dark brown hair that sometimes looks golden and in some lightings it looks more reddish. Sun bleaches subtle copper highlights in her hair, it looks very pretty.

GummyMoocher
January 20th, 2015, 09:04 PM
my hair glints red or gold or orange in the sunlight. Currently virgin but have dyed my hair black/dark brown twice in the past. I really wish it wouldn't it makes my hair look dry and brittle and like it's been deep fried in plutonium.

Eraisuithiel
January 23rd, 2015, 08:33 AM
Back when I dyed my hair (conventionally), no matter what color I dyed it, my hair would be red in the sunlight. Naturally, it shines silver.

hanne jensen
January 23rd, 2015, 08:40 AM
My hair has a slight red flame to it in sunlight. I'm auburn. This winter I've noticed my hair looks more russet thatn anything else.

Dixie_Amazon
April 23rd, 2015, 05:06 AM
My hair that is still brown, flare red. When it was colored it pulled red. Instead of blonde I was a strawberry blonde.

tigress86
April 23rd, 2015, 07:14 AM
The hair dye that I last used had a lovely golden flare when it started to fade, no red or orange. It was a demi-permanent color, L'oreal Casting Creme Gloss in shade 513, Iced Truffle. As the number suggests the tones in the dye are ash and gold. I dyed with this over my natural blonette color, if your hair is darker, it may still turn reddish or orange, because the dye has peroxide which I think lightens your natural hair a bit and may bring out the red/orange undertones in your hair.

hinabelle
April 23rd, 2015, 08:02 AM
My natural hair has red streaks throughout. I'm a dark brunette but got the red from my mom.
It's most prominent in my bangs. Once I figure out how to get a good picture of the colors, I'll
be posting it because I'm in love with my color. :crush: I constantly get asked if I dye my hair,
too. I've been doing some ACV rinses and I think it's bringing the red out more!! So happy! :cheer:

Wusel
April 23rd, 2015, 09:17 AM
Yes. It does. People sometimes even ask me if I've put red henna on it because it gets so shiny reddish in the sun.

Aleahcim
April 24th, 2015, 07:09 AM
I have dark brown hair with golden undertones, most predominately around my temples I believe. My skin has a golden/yellow undertone so I guess it makes sense.

Princess_Anna
April 25th, 2015, 03:59 AM
I am naturally a hazelnut brown colour, but have some red-blonde highlights. Before I dyed my hair it would shine coppery in the sun, now even more so! My mum has chestnut brown hair with natural red hints. I wish my hair were more like hers but my skin is too pale!!

MINAKO
April 25th, 2015, 05:18 AM
probably im not considered brunette but my natural black as it grows flashes very ashy in the sunlight, the camera often picks it up much more blueish than it actually is. But i also do have some strands with a warmer tone to them. At this point im into henndigo for to long to exactly tell what natural color my ends would be now, i gus if i left them alone they woild lift to a level 3 and be mostly ashy with some gold. Doesnt match my skintone either, its neutral but looks much better if the cool tones are enhanced.

cat11
April 25th, 2015, 06:38 AM
Yes, it totally does, alot. And if I dye or bleach my hair red shines through. I still have some ends that have been bleached which bring bright copper tones to my buns.... I cant wait to get rid of em.

pixiepaws
April 25th, 2015, 06:55 AM
My hair is very dark brown but since I have been growing it long it is redder towards the tips and has a golden brown red (kind of hazelnut red!) glow in the sun at the roots. When you bleach dark hair it will go orange first so it makes sense that it will glow red/lighten in the sun. I never get distinctive highlights though.

mssummerrose
April 25th, 2015, 11:14 PM
I would LOVE for my hair to flare red!! I am considering henna to help, but I'm not sure I'm ready for the up-keep.

rhosyn_du
April 26th, 2015, 10:20 PM
Not even a little bit. My hair is light brown, can even look medium brown at the roots indoors, but it flares yellow-gold (even the roots) in the sun. I only get red with henna or dyes.

Wildcat Diva
April 26th, 2015, 10:35 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img661/1841/vwNSsi.jpg
Late afternoon light.

LadyLorien
April 27th, 2015, 08:59 PM
Mine does especially after I dyed my whole head with Vampire Red Manic Panic last summer over my dark brunette hair. :p Although the majority of the red pigment is gone, my hair still appears auburn in the sunlight.

cocoahair
April 27th, 2015, 08:59 PM
My hair flashes red in the sun big time. I have virgin hair and even before i started acv rinses I have always had people comment on the red in it in the sun. It is funny because I have a very dark chocolate brown.

Arete
April 27th, 2015, 11:10 PM
I'm a light auburn, so not totally a brunette, but I often look ginger on sunny days. It's not really a flare though, all my hair looks that color the whole day. Sometimes I look ginger on really cloudy days too, and occasionally have a lot more brown tones on sunny days...:confused: But my color varies from an darker ashy reddish brown to so red I get called ginger depending on the day.
And to any redheads that read this, I use ginger in an affectionate rather than derogatory way :)

Freija
April 29th, 2015, 06:33 PM
Yes - well, a sort of honey-ginger. : )

Lightbulb7Seven
May 1st, 2015, 02:37 PM
Yes, absolutely! To answer your question if all brunettes have the red glisten, no they don't. I have had the pleasure of knowing many brunettes who had no red at all in the sun, they're highlights and/or lowlights could be all types of colors from light blonde to black. I believe it is a genetic trait and therefore inherited. Case in point: My daughter has jet black hair with brown lowlights in the sun. My older son had dark brown with no highlights in the sun but with slightly lighter brown lowlights. My youngest son had my same tone with the red in the sun. Such a gorgeous kaleidoscope of possibilities.

rhosyn_du
May 1st, 2015, 03:06 PM
Yes, absolutely! To answer your question if all brunettes have the red glisten, no they don't. I have had the pleasure of knowing many brunettes who had no red at all in the sun, they're highlights and/or lowlights could be all types of colors from light blonde to black. I believe it is a genetic trait and therefore inherited. Case in point: My daughter has jet black hair with brown lowlights in the sun. My older son had dark brown with no highlights in the sun but with slightly lighter brown lowlights. My youngest son had my same tone with the red in the sun. Such a gorgeous kaleidoscope of possibilities.

What do you mean when you say "lowlights"? I thought "highlights" were anything lighter than the base color and "lowlights" anything darker than the base color, but now I'm wondering if I've been misusing the terms.

Lightbulb7Seven
May 1st, 2015, 04:41 PM
No you are right rhosyn_du, I crossed my wires; highlights definitely are lighter and lowlights are darker. Good eye!

hinabelle
May 4th, 2015, 12:39 AM
http://i.imgur.com/E1gfCgS.jpg
Here's the best shot I can get of the red in my hair. It looks a bit blonde here, but it's much
easier to see in person.

GummyMoocher
August 3rd, 2015, 02:21 AM
My hair flashes red, gold, or orange in the sunlight, and I hate it. I wish it wouldn't, and when i was a teenager I went tooth and nail in a crusade against "the glint" with hiding my hair in a bandanna during the day and not letting a single strand poke out, using tons of leave-in conditioner, avoiding sunlight like a vampire, toner treatments, and, when I was seventeen, dying it black, which just made things worse (red glint in jet black hair? Very hard to pull off unless you're Ruby Rose), and dying it dark ash brown, which did nothing at all. I just let my dyed hair grow out and learned to ignore the glint.

vyki1033
August 3rd, 2015, 02:46 AM
I wish mine had a red tint and I am surprised it doesn't as my brother is ginger. I use to dye my hair a browny red colour and I thought it suited me. In the light it is the colour of my profile picture. I can't post pictures yet so I can't show the colour without light on - it's medium brown.

DollyDagger
September 2nd, 2015, 09:25 PM
Who remembers ..lol :) this box dye did/does no matter how much I never wanted it to.
I think my natural dark ash brown hair does not flare red..

parkmikii
September 3rd, 2015, 12:17 AM
It certainly does. My natural hair colour is a medium brown which is covered in henna now :)

mcgg417
September 30th, 2015, 08:51 AM
Oh yes it does. Almost unbelievably. https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t34.0-12/12047765_10153573988125365_313812930_n.jpg?oh=e8bd 9661d34638cb3d83aaaca6621821&oe=560DEC8F

mcgg417
September 30th, 2015, 08:55 AM
My hair color is natural and it can look orange-red with and without sunlight. Most of the time it looks auburn. But it also has moments were it looks like a cooler brown or very light/ very dark...It really confuses me.

What a fantastic natural hair color you have. Kind of the color I wish mine was naturally.

Lisa Long4Life
September 30th, 2015, 12:46 PM
Naturally I think mine has a golden tint (pic from when I was comparing my henna test strands)

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11139955_10153194693703435_6085318674333626772_n.j pg?oh=65bf6fe69b24128214bbb18d461794d3&oe=569B482A

Platzhalter
October 1st, 2015, 10:25 PM
Well... there are some photos from our holidays in France on which my non-dyed hair definitely looks red, so yes :)

Christine_O
October 2nd, 2015, 05:23 PM
My virgin hair does flair red in the sunshine. I just recently hennaed it, so it flairs red all the time now.

ReadingRenee
October 3rd, 2015, 12:56 PM
Yep! Look at my avatar pic. That is my brown hair in the sunlight. My profile pic is more gold in the combo indoor light/sunlight.

Puffer Fish
October 4th, 2015, 09:37 PM
Nope, my hair gets gold tints in sunlight. As a kid I had huge, inch-wide blonde highlights through my hair from sun exposure. I looked like a preschooler who had been allowed to play with Sun-In! Even now, my ends are significantly lighter brown than my very dark roots from two years of sun exposure, but I haven't had any drastic highlights since then.

rach
October 5th, 2015, 02:00 PM
M hair is like alishaxmarie hair in colour. Sunshine did make it glisten nicely . Henna massively exaggerates this :)

Pearly~91
October 5th, 2015, 06:17 PM
Mine flashes more of a copper color? Orange?
Here's a comparison of white fluorescent and direct sunlight. The sunlight shot is just a bit overexposed I think. And sorry for the picture quality.

http://i60.tinypic.com/9qej38.jpg

browniecurls01
October 23rd, 2015, 03:48 PM
Sadly no :(. I used a semi permanent dye once and it did, but not normally

longhairjenny
October 23rd, 2015, 11:17 PM
Not much red in my brown hair. Lovely silver coming in lately that I just LOVE. Really. I do!! :)

Sarahm
October 24th, 2015, 03:30 AM
Like most hennaed hair (I think, at least?), mine flares orange or red in the sunlight.

yahirwaO.o
October 28th, 2015, 01:26 AM
My hair is pretty dark but my ends do have some red tint going on when exposed to direct sun light. Not a huge fan, its ok I guess! :o

Amenahh
October 28th, 2015, 01:57 AM
Mine does, bless henna :)
My virgin hair is a dark ashy brown, no reds.

littlestarface
October 29th, 2015, 10:00 AM
without henna my hair had a golden glow in the sun and my whites look gold in sunlight as well but since henna now it only has a orange red glow which i like and why i keep using it.

Garnetgem
January 19th, 2016, 04:40 PM
My hair gives off a golden color in sunlight almost like i have streaks people often comment on the golden look :)

lapis_lazuli
January 19th, 2016, 04:54 PM
^Mine does that too, Garnetgem!
My sister gets red highlights in the sun, however she has darker brown hair than me. :)

missrandie
January 19th, 2016, 09:55 PM
I cling to tawny, but one might call my hair brown as well :) mine flashes reddish, sometimes golden as well. It depends on the light, and also what is around me to reflect on my hair.

A while back I took a hair picture while wearing my pink bath robe, and the color of the robe was reflected into my hair, making it appear dip dyed purple.

curlysamantha
January 20th, 2016, 07:14 PM
Mine flashes red, almost a caramel color. Most of it near the top is virgin, but I had wella relights put in over the summer, so the ends are not virgin.

Brunettebybirth
January 21st, 2016, 04:50 PM
Yes. My hair is virgin/natural. It's a chestnut brown color and halfway down there are very visible warm cinnamon highlights scattered throughout. So much so that many people ask where I get my highlights done. Lol. In bright sunlight, you can really see the reddish tint. I've grown to like it.

http://i67.tinypic.com/lur2c.jpg

ETA: this was taken a few months ago, and I made my wavy hair curly that day. So, this is not my natural texture, it's much looser than this. Also, this was during the daytime inside my bathroom but you can see the reddish tint, I think.

lapis_lazuli
January 24th, 2016, 01:04 AM
Curiously, I've found that my hair flares blonde in the sun despite my hair being a dark ashy brown. I think it's so cool :p

ETA: Did I already comment on this thread? Eh, whatever :p

lapis_lazuli
January 24th, 2016, 01:07 AM
Your colour and curls are gorgeous btw, Brunettebybirth :) :heartbeat

stelz
January 24th, 2016, 01:53 AM
Mine definitely looks red in bright sun. The current photos aren't the most accurate since I'm growing out some color hijinks (burgundy box dye, long ago faded), but still fairly close to what it does on its own.

It also grabs red if I lighten it, the color won't lift right, it tries to be orange and takes a ton of bleaching to get to blonde. Even then it's kind of a strawberry blonde at the nape. Needless to say, I gave up on that a long time ago.

Brunettebybirth
January 25th, 2016, 06:09 AM
Your colour and curls are gorgeous btw, Brunettebybirth :) :heartbeat


Thank you. :grin:

DeadlyUnicorn
January 26th, 2016, 12:51 AM
I've been noticing more red/copper colors now that I can see so much of my hair in front of me, with my own eyes (as in, not in front of the mirror with shoulder length hair or something where it's almost impossible to see it with your own eyes :p ). And I've even noticed in some pictures that I have some natural highlights.. They seem to be a bit golden, you can see them in this picture kinda.. I have a better picture of them but I can't find it! :)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/fishy-o/hair/IMG_20151006_222505_zpsfka2gzjw.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/fishy-o/media/hair/IMG_20151006_222505_zpsfka2gzjw.jpg.html)

And this is honestly the best sunlight picture I have.. The others don't show the shining color as well as this one, but that's no surprise with the wind making it go everywhere haha. My hair was surprisingly not all that tangly after this 'photo shoot' lol
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/fishy-o/IMG_20150901_085333_zpspmhkoujx.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/fishy-o/media/IMG_20150901_085333_zpspmhkoujx.jpg.html)

bunniefaerie
January 26th, 2016, 07:23 PM
Oh yeah. I have natural very dark brown hair that some people consider black, but I know it's not because I have family with true black hair, and mine is most definitely brown, when you look at the individual hairs it's very obvious i even have light brown 'highlights'. My orangey-red tones are obvious even in dull lighting to myself, and the individual hair strands toward the end turn goldish. I actually remember the first time I realized my hair had red tones because I was standing in the sun and my friend looked at me and said woah you have red hair.

llamacat
January 27th, 2016, 08:29 PM
I have black hair, at least at roots they are black,not jet black but definitely black. But my black hair tends to be brown even yellow towards the ends and my hair flares red in the sunlight, which is so weird...

Garnetgem
July 5th, 2016, 11:35 AM
Yes i have dark brown hair but in sunlight it looks like i have gold strips running through it..and by end of summer it has lightened quite a lot and is a lighter shade of brown almost golden shade of brown..

cathair
July 9th, 2016, 06:29 PM
No, not any more. Not even the bits that aren't white and have never been dyed blue. It's a very cold brown.

When I was a kid the ends used to sun bleach reddish, I doubt that could happen now.

Thwyg
August 7th, 2016, 10:55 PM
Definitely. I have dark brown hair that flashes orange. I'm also half red so I'm not quite sure what color the brown turns to when sun bleached.

mermaid lullaby
August 10th, 2016, 01:34 AM
My brown turns into a deep red color at sunset. I think in normal lighting...It could be chestnut?

Horrorpops
August 16th, 2016, 08:58 PM
Wow there is so much variation between Brunettes! I wonder if the colour you flash in the sunlight depends on underlying pigments in the hair. I've heard the theory that blonde hair will flash golden (even if it's a very dark blonde) and that true brunette hair will flash red due. Both due to the underlying pigment. Honestly though I am not sure if I buy that because my hair flashes golden but would be a very dark blonde :laugh: I definitely consider my hair more on the brunette side of the spectrum - even if it can look considerably lighter in natural light as compared to indoors.

Anyways here is a pic showing what I mean:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22216&d=1459344399

mizukitty
August 18th, 2016, 11:27 AM
My hair used to be a medium brown, likely due to sun overexposure as a child, but has gotten darker as I aged/stayed out of the sun unless wearing a giant floppy hat. I wouldn't call it dark brown, but definitely a few shades darker. In the sun, it has always had a golden undertone to it, definitely warm and "brassy", but I wouldn't call it red. I also personally love natural brunette hair with warm undertones. I feel like it can really compliment one's skintone :)

emilyogini
July 10th, 2018, 03:57 AM
My natural hair color? Nope. It's cool-toned brown all the way!

Dark40
July 10th, 2018, 07:35 PM
Yep, mine definitely flares red in the sunlight many years ago when my natural dark brown hair would shine through the sunlight, and I do use dye now, and it also flares up red in the sunlight as well! And, I always use a blonde shade to get my dark brown hair to turn red.

Serimel
July 11th, 2018, 02:39 AM
Something in between reddish and yellowish flare. Also depends on is it morning or evening sun or broad daylight.

MidnightMoon
July 11th, 2018, 06:19 AM
I have the darkest shade of brown, almost black. In the sun it looks golden or reddish golden depending on the hour. I think most brown hair looks golden or lighter in the sun, sometimes giving people the idea their hair is a lighter shade than it is :lol:
If I separate my hair and hold it against the sun it even looks a lightish medium brown, and it's actually very shy of black! (example)
https://i.imgur.com/6LOxNNX.jpg

Xlena
July 11th, 2018, 07:09 AM
I have light brown hair and it looks golden in the sunlight, sometimes a bit orange but definitely not red ;) Maybe because it's ashy

lapushka
July 11th, 2018, 07:48 AM
I have a dark ashy color and yet it flares yellow/gold in the sunlight. It is the oddest thing ever. Even though I know I have red pigment in my hair (when it goes through bleaching).

nycelle
July 11th, 2018, 08:10 AM
I'm a medium brown, but my hair doesn't look red in the sun. The parts that were lightened by the sun are more of a gold color even though my hair at the roots is ashy brown. My tips, after years of sun exposure are blonde in some areas.

ursaV
July 12th, 2018, 12:09 PM
Yes! Sometimes it looks really red outside, though I definitely have a few blonde streaks as well. I guess that's a medium warm brown? I took a pic in a sunny room just now and you can kind of see it.

https://i.imgur.com/RPvNa96.jpg?1

BrightEyes
July 12th, 2018, 12:30 PM
I've started dying my hair a dark brown and the first thing I noticed was that it has an orange/yellow flare in the sun. It was a little hard to get used to, because when I highlighted my hair I never wanted any warm tones at all. But now with it being darker, I actually like it.

chomsky
July 13th, 2018, 01:38 AM
Mine flares golden. I'm not sure I've got red tones in my hair. Even when I bleached, it just went yellow blonde, no red stage.

Ligeia Noire
July 14th, 2018, 01:26 PM
Oh yes mostly red but some gold too, all my life I had people thinking I dyed my hair, which it was always a struggle to demystify...

Crna Kosa
July 14th, 2018, 07:32 PM
My hair flares orange and white , orange is always above the white flare .

paiged
July 25th, 2018, 10:04 PM
My hair takes on a more blonde tint in the sun. If I spend enough time in the sun, it even starts to lighten into a dirty blonde color, giving me a natural sombre.

Lady Stardust
July 26th, 2018, 02:49 AM
My natural chestnut colour flares a beautiful red in the sun, but also sometimes gold, like a conker/horse chestnut.

JennyLue
October 13th, 2018, 11:09 PM
Yes, my hair has a coppery red tint to it in the sun, but I like it I looked this up and it said that the copper red tint is actually considered golden brown. Go figure lol

GardenHorse
October 15th, 2018, 05:48 PM
My hair, when I had my natural haircolor, was glowing in a golden like glow in the sun while some parts were shiny red!

EmeraldSkies
October 16th, 2018, 05:25 AM
My hair flares golden in the sun, like the colour of honey.

Knightly
October 25th, 2018, 08:30 PM
Yes, kind of like cinnamon red/golden, I love it

Equestrianchic
October 26th, 2018, 05:26 AM
I have virgin brunette hair, in the sunlight not all but some strands definitely glow red:)

lapushka
October 26th, 2018, 05:33 AM
Mine flares a yellow/golden in the sun, which has always been odd to me. BUT, when I bleach it, it turns orangy/brassy, so I do have red undertones (no wonder, it's quite dark).

HaIr_freak
October 27th, 2018, 09:47 AM
Yup! in my profile pic you can see it a little. Its cool! :) In my avatar pic it shows: http://i63.tinypic.com/2u89ich.jpg

Tinyponies
November 19th, 2018, 07:25 AM
Yes! I love it. My length shines red in the sunlight and more golden at the tips. Sunset and rainbows light is the best thing... I can’t aay much about sunrise light 😴

TheForestFae
November 19th, 2018, 08:19 PM
When I still have my super dark brown hair that can be considered black, it always have some orangy - reddish flares when the sunlight spotted my hair. Now, I have bleach my hair and then dyed it back, my whole hair become brown and when Im going out, yellow, red, orange flares appear all the time (most of because my hair color is not even right now, some place darker or lighter than the rest). Eventhough I did like the color of the flare but I dont think that it suit my complexion :<

blackgothicdoll
November 24th, 2018, 09:06 PM
Yes, very much. I'm growing out black dye, so now just my roots glow red in the sunlight. I call it my halo :3

(underneath which, I've hidden my horns :evil: )

MoonChildCurls
November 25th, 2018, 01:38 AM
Yes! It's a bright red in the sun. I had dark auburn hair as a kid and it became just a dark brown when I was a teen. The last couple years I've been getting a lot of bright red strands and my hairs lightened up quite a bit. Guess it wants to be auburn again.

Yousra
December 19th, 2018, 10:14 AM
Yes, very red in the sunlight

Nineteenbirds
December 20th, 2018, 12:43 PM
Mine has always flashed reddish in the sunlight. (I've never colored it.) I'm kind of proud of that!