And what did I pick? Magenta! It's a super bright, fuchsia-like red and initially I wasn't too happy with the outcome, but now I think I like it. It's something different and I am always open to change when it comes to my hair.
I used two bottles of L'oreal Excellence HiColor HiLights in Magenta with L'oreal 30 Volume Oreor Creme Developer (all available at Sally's Beauty Supply). And I only paid around $15. Not bad for a complete hair makeover. I dye my own hair because having only one part time job doesn't leave me with a whole lot of money, so going to a salon to get it dyed just isn't an option for me; too expensive.
The application was quick, but towards the last bits of my hair I had to hurry because the dye was starting to burn my scalp a little and I started to cringe. Peroxide overload for me I guess. Technically this dye is only meant to do highlights, not your entire head. So I left the dye on for about 10 minutes after I completely covered all my hair and then hopped in the shower to rinse it off. And unlike the Prava Vivids hair color that I dyed my hair with before, the magenta didn't stain my white shower. So thankfully I didn't have to bleach the tub once I was done.