Types of Red Haircolor: Permenant
Shades in the red/orange family range from Level 2 to Level 7/8 and come in 5 shade bases (get your colorwheels out). Below are the color groups and the levels that each range. Next to the group name are the abreviation(s) that appearl next to the shade name For example: Sunset Red 5RO is a level 5 Red Orange. Some shades may have another number like 560 or 5.60 RO.
Red Violet (RV, RBV) - Ranges from Levels 2-5. Easy to use for those that want to add a bit of color but nothing too intense.
Red Brown (RB) -These are best for those that want to enhance their natural haircolor, cover grey and range from levels 2-6.
Intense Red (IR or RR) - These have the most red pigment in them and are Level 5/6. Some may have an additive usually in creme form to add to the haircolor to make it a bolder red. Some require pre-lightening on darker haircolors. These require a the most upkeep to stay vibrant. I suggest picking up a red rinse to keep the color fresh.
Red Orange (RO, O, OR) - The brightest of the bunch and range from level 4-8. Some shades may require pre lightening on dark hair. This color family may be too bright for some people but, do tone down a after a few shampoos. If bright is some you like, I suggest picking up an orange rinse to use on wash days.
Neutral Red (NR) - This is more of a brown ranging around level 4-6. Normally used for those who have bleach blonde hair (level 9+) and require a tint back (color correction) to their natural color.
Copper/Gold (G, NG, RG)- This is the lightest group ranging from level 5-8 and is also known as strawberry blonde. These require pre-lightening on darker hair colors.
Edited by RedSoxtober - Dec 26 2012 at 1:43am