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Colour Guide: Red & Auburn Hair Extensions
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- Light Auburn (#30)
- Dark Auburn/Copper (#33)
- Ginger Red (#350)
- Strawberry Blonde (#27)
- Deep Red
- Mahogany Red (#99J)
- Cinnamon Blonde (#27/30)
- Cinnamon Swirl Balayage
- Plum/Cherry Red (#530)
- Bright Red
- What Color Is Auburn Hair?
- How To Lighten Auburn Hair?
- How To Keep Red Hair From Fading?
- Is Auburn Hair Hard To Maintain?
Gone are the days that women cover up their Red hair, we have finally learnt to embrace and enhance it and it’s about time too! The stunning, autumnal wildness that comes from Auburn hair is rapidly growing in popularity and here at Cliphair we hold the crown for the most shade varieties in red hair extensions on the market today. With over 10 shades to choose from we cover everything from copper to mahogany and everything in between, whether your red hair is dark or light or even a mixture of both, we have a shade for you!
Colour Terminology Buster
Quite often in the hair and beauty industry technical language is used to describe products and shades. This is all well and good if you are trained to understand these words but for the everyday extension wearer it can be quite confusing! We’ve simplified some common colour terminology below to help you understand our descriptions, this could also help you when explaining to your stylist how you want your colour to look.
- Undertones - Subtle tones underneath the hair surface that influence the overall colour;
- Copper - A vibrant blend of red and bronze tones;
- Mahogany - A deeper, browner red shade;
- Auburn - Natural & more subtle ginger shade;
- Ginger - Orange undertones;
- Warm - Gold/Red undertones;
- Golden - Yellow/Orange undertones;
- Brassy - When the hair is too yellow or orange;
Light Auburn (#30) (back to index)
A classic light auburn shade with both warmth and richness. This colour is perfectly suited to naturally red-haired beauty’s as it is not too vibrant but still red enough to be considered an Auburn.
Dark Auburn/Copper (#33) (back to index)
A darker more copper version of “Light Auburn”, this colour has a little more sass to it. It can be used to match darker natural red heads but also dyed red hair as it is a little more vibrant.
This colour can be found in many of our products but mainly Clip-Ins.
Ginger Red (#350) (back to index)
This shade is not for the faint hearted, one of our absolute favs here at Cliphair. A bold and fiery ginger that’s full of life and vibrancy. This shade works well with dyed, bright ginger hair to enhance that flaming look.
As this is one of our top sellers you can find this shade in all of our hair extension products from Ponytails to Nano Ring Hair Extensions. It can be used by itself to match to the same shade or even added to warm, brunette hair to give a bold balayage effect.
Strawberry Blonde (#27) (back to index)
Warm and beautifully glossy, this is our much-loved Strawberry Blonde. A soft, peachy colour that is also classed as a blonde due to its lightness. A classic, natural shade that works with both dyed and naturally light, ginger blonde hair.
Deep Red (back to index)
Deep Red. Sultry and luxurious with just the right amount of vibrancy, a darker more subtle version of its sister “Bright Red”. Its not often you see someone with this colour naturally so this will work best with dyed red hair.
As this is a relatively new shade of ours its only available in a select few products including Clip-Ins and Tapes. As this shade grows with popularity it will be added to more products.
Mahogany Red (#99J) (back to index)
Our Mahogany Red has been on a journey at Cliphair, a colour that used to be more pink/purple has been toned down to create this delicious deep wine shade. The depth of this red gives off the most dazzling shine and is very popular in Autumn especially! When the light catches this colour the vibrancy is at its full greatness.
Cinnamon Blonde (#27/30) (back to index)
A gorgeous combination of our “Light Auburn” & “Strawberry Blonde” creates a warm, cinnamon inspired highlighted shade. This light shade works brilliantly with highlighted hair or even added to natural ginger hair to create a balayage!
Cinnamon Swirl Balayage (back to index)
Cinnamon Swirl is a warm balayage made from a “Light Auburn” root flawlessly melting into ends of “Strawberry Blonde” and the same root shade. This shade is great for natural red heads looking to add some natural lightness to the ends of their hair.
This shade is mostly available in Clip-In hair extensions but also coms in Tapes!
Plum/Cherry Red (#530) (back to index)
Plum/Cherry Red is a fun, vivid shade that makes you stand out from the crowd. The colour is similar to that of a “Cherry Drop” sweet with a velvety, gothic charm. This colour is fantastic added to Black hair to create funky flecks or Balayage’s or even added to the same dyed colour to add thickness and dramatic length.
You can find this colour in many of our hair extension products from Hair Wefts to Clip-Ins and everything in-between.
Bright Red (back to index)
Last but certainly not least, this is our brightest red shade. Housed in our funky collection this is a knock-out red, its Scarlett and eye-popping and surprisingly very popular! We would advise having your hair dyed to match this shade or adding to natural hair to create fun, flaming streaks.
You can find this shade in many of our hair extension products but mainly Clip-Ins and Tapes.
What colour is Auburn Hair? (back to index)
Auburn hair is a deep, orange toned shade of ginger hair. It is the most common natural red shade in the world. Due to its delicate vibrancy, it is also an extremely popular request in salons for hair dying as it is easy to achieve with minimal damage.
How to lighten Auburn Hair? (back to index)
Auburn hair is easy to lighten with lighting products however as the undertones are very warm/red the colour is likely to turn out golden. If you want to change your auburn to a cooler, blonde shade you will need to tone the hair afterwards using an ash shade. Another way to lighten Auburn hair is to add lighter extensions! This way you will not need to add a drop of dye to your natural hair and still get the beauty of Sunkissed highlights.
How to keep red hair from fading? (back to index)
Red hair is notoriously hard to maintain however there are a few things you can do to prolong the vibrancy.
- Keep your hair out of the sun by wearing a hat.
- Use a good colour lock shampoo specially for red hair.
- Stay away from cleansing or clarifying shampoos as they will strip the colour.
- Keep your hair hydrated and healthy. Damaged, dry hair will fade much faster.
Check out our blog expertly tailored to tackling vibrant colours that fade fast. It has everything you need to know about locking your colour in for as long as possible!
Is Auburn hair hard to maintain? (back to index)
No. Red hair is much harder to maintain than Auburn. This is why Auburn tends to be a safer choice when opting for a change in colour. You will still need to keep the hair healthy and hydrated however it will not fade as quickly as other more vibrant red shades.
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