Red hair

I am one of those people who, once I get an idea into my head, I just do it. I don’t tend to mull things over, assess the risks, speculate the pros and cons or survey the opinions of those around me. I have the confidence in my own convictions and just do things on a whim. 

On thursday lunchtime, as I strolled around my ever increasingly more mundane town centre, I decided I wanted to dye my hair red. Friday afternoon at 3pm, the deed was done. I hadn’t even pre-warned my boyfriend. The reason for this decision was thus; I really liked my golden-highlighted locks but the bleach was just killing hair and I could no longer bear the idea of torturing my tresses underneath those foils. Also, I try not to get stuck in a rut with my style, my clothes and my hair, so equally felt it was time for a revamp. My hair has never felt healthier and is beaming with radiance and bounce. I have been warned the colour will fade quite dramatically within a few weeks, so my mane may metamorphose into a gingery-copper-like state, but then I will go back to my hairdressers and have another colour put on. This should also increase the intensity of the red, which is what I am aiming for. 

My outfit is as new and shiny as my hair colour. Both purchases were thanks to a mad sales dash around Topshop, Friday lunchtime. The peter pan collar tunic is a lush, verdant forest green colour, the perfect accompaniment to my new do. The mulberry angora wool cardigan is rather snug and I love the exaggerated bat-wings and intricate back detailing. I was extremely impressed with my sale buys, as invariably, I am left so very disheartened with sales in general, but Topshop came up trumps.

I hope you have all had a fab weekends. I have just returned from my weekend away in Norfolk. It was really relaxing, if not a little wind-swept! So now I really must unpack and have some tea, but please let me know your thoughts on the new do.

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  1. 6th February 2011 / 5:33 pm

    Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous and so glam Milly – and so healthy too! Love the outfit as well, that cardi is gorgeous xx

  2. 6th February 2011 / 5:34 pm

    I was a bit unsure when I saw you tweeting about going red as I loved your old colour, but it's fab. Go you for being so brave! xx

  3. 6th February 2011 / 5:36 pm

    your hair goes lovely with that tunic! sounds a bit strange but the colours really compliment each other! xo

  4. 6th February 2011 / 5:36 pm

    I love your hair colour, it looks amazing! I am almost tempted to try the red side of life but i spent way to much money lightening my hair, i have to get my money's worth out of this look first!

    I love the way you write, so nice and easy to read.

    Stacey xx

  5. 6th February 2011 / 5:37 pm

    love it! Really brings out your facial features and makes your eyes stand out!


  6. 6th February 2011 / 5:37 pm

    Wow I sorta wish I was more like you! You looks beautiful! 🙂

  7. 6th February 2011 / 5:38 pm

    I love your new hair colour, it's simply gorgeous! You look beautiful in these photos! Your outfit is perfect, I really like these colours together! Xx

  8. 6th February 2011 / 5:38 pm

    oh wow Milly! please keep your hair this colour, I lovee it. It really suits you!

  9. 6th February 2011 / 5:38 pm

    you look so pretty, it suits you a lot 🙂 & green looks good on you too x

  10. 6th February 2011 / 5:39 pm

    oh this is just stunning Milly <3
    The hair is beauitful! I love your hair in general, but I prefered it slightly darker- but now, I think the red may have taken 1st place!
    These colours are beautiful, I love the peterpan collar dresses & this colour was my fav TS one. The cardie is lovely, the detail on the back is perfect & again, the colour is devine!

  11. 6th February 2011 / 5:42 pm

    Your hair looks amazing, and im loving the detail on the cardigan 🙂

  12. 6th February 2011 / 5:44 pm

    Your hair is gorgeous darlin, I love that cardi, so pretty!! xx

  13. 6th February 2011 / 5:44 pm

    Your hair is just STUNNING. Really love it. I absolutely love red hair but feel I'm too pale for it, so am just an admirer from afar instead!

    xxx Maddie

  14. 6th February 2011 / 5:47 pm

    I have this very tunic but I'm afraid it doesn't look half as gorgeous on me. The contrast with your new do is just stunning <3

  15. 6th February 2011 / 5:47 pm

    Your red hair looks amazing, very Rihanna-esque. Love the outfit too, the colours really complement your hair. x

  16. 6th February 2011 / 5:47 pm

    wow, that hair colour is amazing and really suits you! I am totally impulsive when it comes to my hair but i'm not at all caring for it…. i'll be black one week then i'll want something completely different the next! x

  17. 6th February 2011 / 5:49 pm

    I think red hair is the best. Clothes look so much better with it and I just generally love it.

    I've been using the John Frieda Radiant Red shampoo and conditioner to maintain my colour, it does fade quicker than other colours but I think even the colour that is left over, looks pretty.

    It really suits you! I also love the Topshop dress and cardigan! xx

  18. 6th February 2011 / 5:50 pm

    beautiful as always! I always do my hair on a whim! its the best way to be- if you dont like it, you can always change it x

  19. 6th February 2011 / 5:59 pm

    Your hair looks gorgeous! I'd recommend using a colour retaining shampoo to try and prolong the dye. Mine faded alot in about 2 weeks but I think my hair doesn't take dye very well. I have that dress too looks great with red hair!

  20. 6th February 2011 / 6:02 pm

    i LOVE it!!!! so glossy, so gorgeous! huge thumbs up xxx

  21. 6th February 2011 / 6:06 pm

    The hair colour is fabulous!

  22. 6th February 2011 / 6:09 pm

    i just adore your hair! you are so pretty!

    xoxo monika.

  23. 6th February 2011 / 6:10 pm

    Milly your hair is gorgeous!! I loved your old light hair, but you totally suit the red! Gorgeous outfit =) xx

  24. 6th February 2011 / 6:10 pm

    Milly that's fab! I've been itching to see it since you twitpic-ed it, but my phone was playing up and wouldn't let me open it! It doesn't disappoint, you look amazing. Also loving the green and red with your new do. Both items are fabulous! xxx

  25. 6th February 2011 / 6:14 pm

    That color is just so bright and shiny!! I love it! I love that cardigan too, the detailing is so pretty!

  26. 6th February 2011 / 6:14 pm

    Gorgeous. 🙂

  27. 6th February 2011 / 6:22 pm

    Oh Milly your hair is truly gorgeous as are you! Suits you so much! I'm now jealous of your tresses! XX

  28. 6th February 2011 / 6:35 pm

    Your hair goes so well with this outfit! Really really love it- so shiny and voluminous too! x

  29. 6th February 2011 / 6:36 pm

    Your hair looks gorgeous Milly, it really suits you! I love the colour of the tunic too 🙂 xx

  30. 6th February 2011 / 6:36 pm

    That shrug is such a gorgeous colour, as is your hair! Love the redness! Very sexy. I really want to dye mine back red now. Hmm.
    Hope you're well 🙂 x

  31. 6th February 2011 / 6:43 pm

    I'm desperate to try a red do' but slightly frightened at how it would look on me! These photos however are tempting me to give it a go! Looks gorgeous! xxx

  32. 6th February 2011 / 6:44 pm

    You look lovely & so colourful with your new hair. It's lush xo.

  33. 6th February 2011 / 6:51 pm

    your hair looks so beautiful; definately the best colour you've ever sported! xo

  34. 6th February 2011 / 6:58 pm

    I love the colour. I really want to go red, but I don't think I'm brave, or spontaneous, enough to go for it!

  35. 6th February 2011 / 7:02 pm

    fantastic hair colour! it really suits you!! love the peterpan dress too.

  36. 6th February 2011 / 7:04 pm

    Your hair colour is gorgeous! I dyed my hair red but it didn't come out very noticeable 🙁

  37. 6th February 2011 / 7:13 pm

    i love that hair color. I was thinking about going that color maybe a little lighter and yours is gorgeous!

  38. 6th February 2011 / 7:17 pm

    OOOOHHHH love the hair color. I really really wanted to experiment with red but I just cant leave the blonde…. however it kills me seeing what the bleach does to my hair as im naturally quite dark brown.
    I change my hair quite alot but always resort back to blonde, so i recently got brown put underneath in an attempt to make my hair a tiny bit healthier. I love the red tho tres much xxx

  39. 6th February 2011 / 7:18 pm

    I am just like you, I really don't give a second thought when I put something on my head I just do it (: And red is definitely your color, you look beautiful (:

  40. 6th February 2011 / 7:23 pm

    Your hair looks great that colour, love it!

  41. 6th February 2011 / 7:47 pm

    My My, your hair looks absolutely beautiful! xx

  42. 6th February 2011 / 8:02 pm

    Oooh your hairdresser has done a fab job! Love this shade of red :o) xx

  43. 6th February 2011 / 8:07 pm

    your hair is looking amazing xxxx

  44. 6th February 2011 / 8:22 pm

    Your hair looks Lovely 🙂 Red really suits you 🙂 x

  45. 6th February 2011 / 8:35 pm

    You hair looks amazing! I'm actually having my hair coloured on Wednesday to a reddy brown, not as daring as yours buts it's a small step in the daring direction 🙂 x

  46. 6th February 2011 / 8:37 pm

    Welcome to the red side! I love your hair think its an amazing colour and really suits you xx

  47. 6th February 2011 / 9:04 pm

    Your hair looks fab, it really suits you 🙂

  48. 6th February 2011 / 9:14 pm

    Wow your hair looks just amazing! So impressed that you just did it, you have bigger balls than me, so to speak, it took me like a week to decide just go ombre! Well done you look beautiful :o) xx

  49. 6th February 2011 / 9:17 pm

    It really suits you hun!
    Having red hair is great. I had a blast when mine was that colour! x

  50. 6th February 2011 / 9:33 pm

    Your hair looks amazing this colour! Xx

  51. 6th February 2011 / 9:39 pm

    So stunning,
    the hair goes so well with that little green dress!

  52. 6th February 2011 / 9:46 pm

    LOVE the red hair! x

  53. 6th February 2011 / 9:49 pm

    OMG I am in love with your hair this colour!! xxx

  54. 6th February 2011 / 9:53 pm

    Yaaaay I have this dress, it's so cute and cosy! Also LOVING the red hair, you look so gorgeous!


  55. 6th February 2011 / 10:12 pm

    Bought the same dress in black yesterday! Found it in the sale for £12! Was so excited till I tried it on and realised it made me look like a nun.

    I love your new hair. It looks real different and suits your complexion very well. It looks especially good with those curls. Sometimes red hair doesn't show dimension as well as natural hair colours, but the curls look amazing!

    I like it.

  56. 6th February 2011 / 10:19 pm

    I think your impulsiveness really paid off here girlie, it is BEAUTIFUL! 🙂 suits you so well, you lucky lass being able to pull off brown and blonde and red too! Im jealous <3 xx

  57. 6th February 2011 / 10:19 pm

    Your hair is gorgeous, looks so glossy!!
    That dress is fabulous, I'm on the hunt for something green, its perfect!xx

  58. 6th February 2011 / 10:28 pm

    Hair is to die! Sets off the green brilliantly.

  59. 6th February 2011 / 11:07 pm

    Wow, that colour is stunning! And looks amazing against the green. Such a pain that red fades so fast..Iv been wanting a change for a while but dont know if id be able to handle the upkeep on a student budget..

  60. 7th February 2011 / 12:00 am

    Woah! That colour is beautiful on you, it suits your skin tone so well. I'm desperate to do the same as my hair is in a very sorry state due to years of being blonde… xx

  61. 7th February 2011 / 12:12 am

    Such a rich and sumptuous colour, you make a gorgeous redhead Milly! x

  62. 7th February 2011 / 9:54 am

    Adore this hair colour <3 makes me want red hair again!!

  63. 7th February 2011 / 11:32 am

    THe colour is gorgeous, really suits you!

  64. 7th February 2011 / 12:22 pm

    Love the colour, really suits you 🙂

  65. 7th February 2011 / 7:12 pm

    Beautiful sweetie!! Suits you so much! And against the gren Peter Pan coller style dress-it looks divine xxx

  66. 7th February 2011 / 8:02 pm

    It really suits you and I'm loving how you've styled it. xoxo

  67. 7th February 2011 / 11:54 pm

    Hello Red!

    Milly, the colour is absolutely gorgrous, you look beautiful my lovely <3 xxxxx

  68. 8th February 2011 / 3:10 am

    looks absolutely gorgeous! love the colour clash of the dress are your new hurrr! xoxo avs

  69. 8th February 2011 / 8:09 pm

    red hair and green dress.
    like 2 of my favorite things <3
    gorgeous as ever milly xxx

  70. 9th February 2011 / 12:46 am

    Love love love your new look milly! Aww I miss my red highlights, I really wanna go full on red though, now you've got me thinking again! Love the green dress, goes so beautifully with the red 🙂

    Love Aysh xoxo

  71. 9th February 2011 / 5:38 pm

    I remember you tweeting that you were changing your hair colour but the results are fantastic. I'm not really down on hair as I have little myself but I know colouring it all the time can damage it or so they say.

    The mulberry cape is awesome too angora is really lovely fabric.

  72. 9th February 2011 / 10:40 pm

    i really appreciate all your comments. So pleased you like the hair 🙂 thank you for taking the time to comment x

  73. 13th February 2011 / 6:07 pm

    Your hair is such a lovely colour!

  74. 14th February 2011 / 10:14 pm

    this colour is gorgeous

  75. 18th February 2011 / 8:18 pm

    Your blog is so cute! I was just wondering if that cardigan is still in topshop because its gorgeous and i cant find it on the website (i may be being blond though!)
    Thank you 🙂 x

  76. 18th February 2011 / 9:03 pm

    @Phoebe thank you for your comment. The cardigan was in the sale so it may have gone now i am afraid… 🙁 x

  77. 20th February 2011 / 10:46 pm

    Love your hair colour I recently dyed my hair a red toned color about a month ago it wasn't permanent though so it has faded lots but still looks natural.

    When you had it done did the hair dresser say what colour it was or mix? Also did they choose the colour by your skin tone?

    I am trying to venture over to either lighting my hair then dying it red, but I have no idea what tone of red to even consider. 🙂

  78. 21st February 2011 / 4:55 pm

    @deanna – hi there, thank you for your comment. Such a shame red does fade sooo fast. 🙁
    I am so sorry, I have no idea what my hairdesser used. I just descrived the colour I was after and she mixed up some potion!
    If you are going to go to the hairdressers, then just take a pic in of the colour you are after. That's what I did. 🙂

  79. 16th July 2011 / 9:14 am

    this hair colour is gorg; are you still red now? and i love your cardi x