BamaTanya Posted September 15, 2012 Share Posted September 15, 2012 My dad had auburn hair. My uncle red. Tons of cousins have red hair in all the different shades. I have/had the red headed complexion -- fair with freckles. Mine? Mine was light brown with reddish tones in the sunlight. Blonde streaks every summer that I tried to maintain with lemon juice. Once a high school friend noted my hair looked like copper when we were outside for an assembly. :D It was the nicest thing anyone had ever said about my looks. Of course, that fair skin drove me to the wisdom of sun-avoidance, hopefully before too much damage was done. :glare: That fair and sensitive skin is plagued by sensitivity to almost everything, and even though I've outgrown acne, it still breaks out in reddish patches of dermatitis similar to rosacea. I got older. I lost the bright color in summer and turned a mousy brown. Flat, like the woods in winter. And then gray. :tongue_smilie: And so I turned to boxes to brighten my head again like the sun once did. Early in this journey I tried a shade called "light reddish brown" and it looked so fake. :confused: I turned to ash shades instead . . . . Last week when we were discussing colors and I was saying something about whether I should choose a darker shade, a relative (not from the red-headed side!) told me, "You'd look so pretty with more red in your hair." I've completely avoided any red tones since that one unfortunate experience, and I was afraid to try because of the skin flare-ups I sometimes have. Could it be I've been wrong? Is there a red shade that would suit me? Can red flatter a middle-aged woman who was always supposed to be a red head? Is there an inexpensive way to find out? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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