Going burgundy brings on a totally new challenge - finding a proper hair dye that won't completely ruin my color, and by this I mean, a hair color that won't turn my hair bright red, orange, or even worse, that horrible red-brown/rust shade that is not exactly flattering. Problem is that there is not currently a lot of cruelty-free hair dye options on the market, and not all of them offer a burgundy shade.
To make matter worse, the cheapest cruelty-free hair dye I have found is not available in Canada - nothing new here - so when I was in the US earlier this summer, I made sure to stop by Walmart to grab a bunch of Revlon ColorSilk in the shade Burgundy, but there was only two boxes left. I was a bit angry because I have had great results with this hair dye in the shade Brown Black 20 for less than $3 but oh well, what could I do?
I always hate when the conditioner included in the box is a single-use packet but at least, it does leave my hair really soft and shiny.
L - R: before and after, with flash
L - R: before and after, without flash
I struggled quite a bit to take pictures that would properly show you my results because this kind of shade always look different in various lighting. Can you see how my hair does not even appear to have been dyed in the last picture, on the right? Natural lighting does not do it justice!
I must say I'm quite a bit disappointed because my hair came out a bit redder and less bright than what is pictured on the box - I was expecting a vibrant purplish shade! I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures but after dying it, my hair appears only slightly darker and the biggest difference to me is the roots.
I also noticed that their packaging has changed from the last time I dyed my hair with Revlon brown Black 20 and the formula must to have been improved because it now features UV Defense, but I have high doubts that this will prevent my hair color from fading.
Next step in 'Project Burgundy Hair' is another trip to the hairdresser thanks to an amazing Groupon offer, so stay tuned!