Getting redhead is rather a task for those with dark mane and often it isn't achievable without pre-bleaching the hair. Fret not though, for L'Oreal Majicontrast has just the solution for lazy bums (like me) who frown at the thought of causing too much damage to the hair. *Note that applying chemical of any sort, especially the kinds like oxydant cream of high volume WILL damage your hair. This bit is inevitable with hair dyeing, particularly for dark hair*
I'm not exactly sure how much hair dyeing costs in salons, but I'm pretty sure it's much more expensive than DIY. For professional results, especially if you're an amateur it is probably advisable to first get your hair done by an expert. Alternatively, you can learn from youtubes and beauty forums and go through some trials and errors like I do.
My red hair guru is LounaTutorials on youtube. Hers offer the best advice I've found regarding all things red hair - from how to dye to how to maintain the bright red hair.
Adapting from her tutorials, these are what I used:
Plastic measuring bowl (~RM 10)
A set of hair dyeing tools consisting of huge plastic bib, ear caps, disposable gloves and dyeing brush (RM 5)
Lakme oxydant cream/ developer [30vol/9%, 75ml] (RM 10 per 60ml)
L'Oreal Majicontrast Rouge Red (~RM 45) Vaseline (~RM 5)
Old black t-shirt
Post-colouring Hair Care
Greenology Organics Volumizing Shampoo
L'Oreal Color Vive Daily Rinse Out Treatment
Greenology Organics Argan and Macadamia Serum