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Women in Poland dyeing hair red


sunbreak 14 | 20  
15 May 2009 /  #1
What's up with all the red hair on women in Poland? When I visited there, it seemed to be quite popular to dye hair red - everything from Bozo the clown orange to bright red to a purple red. It seemed like this was mostly with middle aged women. Is this some sort of fad?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
15 May 2009 /  #2
What's up with all the red hair on women in Poland?

In the past red hair was a fashion for many teens and those in older age groups.

It has never gone away completely.

It's strange that you bring up this thread..... because only today I got the idea that the colour was coming back into fashion.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 May 2009 /  #3
I've seen less of it recently but they still do it. It's their choice but sometimes they look like prize twats!!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
15 May 2009 /  #4
Not quite my choice of words. Some of them do look ridiculous though.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 May 2009 /  #5
A Polish person trying to look a fair bit different is a recipe for disaster :) The proof is in the pubes :)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
15 May 2009 /  #6
a few years ago dying your hair pink was in, some people still do it over there. as for red, it can be really nice if the colour is not too bright, but then it doesn't suit everybody. red highlights in dark hair can be really nice.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
15 May 2009 /  #7
The proof is in the pubes :)

It would be, if the Brazilian wasn't also a fashion. (so i've heard) :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 May 2009 /  #8
Yeah, the Brazilian wins favour in many circles, present camp included :)
Carahgus 1 | 5  
16 May 2009 /  #9
I know that my Polish boyfriend and his Polish father both love red heads. /shrug. I'm blonde, thanks to my Swedish side of the family. Did red once...but didn't have as much fun! LOL.
BevK 11 | 248  
16 May 2009 /  #10
I had mine red in the UK maybe it's time to go blonde!
Lir  
16 May 2009 /  #11
I noticed quite a few people getting chestnut tints on their hair recently in the area that I stay....that's a type of deep red isn;'t it ?

Must be the latest fashion, wonder if I should try it LOL......

:)
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
17 May 2009 /  #12
Yes, a lot of Slavic women (not only Polish) seem to love red hair or a variety of tint of red. As mentioned above from chestnut to fiery red. I myself like a hint of red in my hair. It gives a nice healthy shine... but really, really red...no.

Every time I see a woman on the street of Chicago or a suburb and she has a red hair I know, she is from Europe (whatever country). American women don't color their hair red even though there are so many hair coloring products on the market.

I don't like it on older women trying to cover the gray with red...it comes looking orange..eeek. but many younger girls (women) can look quite stunning.
southern 75 | 7,096  
18 May 2009 /  #13
Yes, a lot of Slavic women (not only Polish) seem to love red hair

Yes,czech girls colour it light red,polish girls almost the same colour,hungarian girls use deep red and russian girls colour hair red when they get a bit older.
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
18 May 2009 /  #14
I thought dyeing hair black was more popular. IMO this colour does fit most girls - especially the pasty white ones. Too much of a contrast.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
18 May 2009 /  #15
I thought dyeing hair black was more popular.

This fits a particular fashion type and age group.

Red hair covers a wider age group and comes in a number of shades.

Jet black hair seems to make blue eyes sparkle.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
19 May 2009 /  #16
As said earlier here, it's mostly middle-aged/older women that dye their hair red. I haven't seen so many young Polish girls/woman do that.
Guest  
19 May 2009 /  #17
i like red hair its pretty
BevK 11 | 248  
19 May 2009 /  #18
American women don't color their hair red

Doesn't mean American men wouldn't like it - I know at least one who absolutely loved my scarlet tresses, as they were at the time, especially with the green eyes. LOL.
theblueenigma 3 | 188  
19 May 2009 /  #19
I see more Polish girls with this silver / platinum colour
Ksysia 25 | 430  
19 May 2009 /  #20
they look like prize twats

I went to Germany once when my hair was Redvolution red, and everybody was staring and drooling, so apparently not 'twat color'

What can you know about fashion anyways, where you come from everybody wears the same style. 1984 is already there!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
19 May 2009 /  #21
I call it Eastern European red - many years ago on my first visit to Czech Rep I couldn't believe how many woman who had this brassy coloured hair, I just guessed that was the only colour they could get ;0)

that's a type of deep red isn;'t it ?

Chestnust is more a brown with a hint of auburn (generally hard for people to actually colour their hair this colour as it never turns out, it only looks nice when it's natural)
BevK 11 | 248  
19 May 2009 /  #22
I call it Eastern European red - many years ago on my first visit to Czech Rep I couldn't believe how many woman who had this brassy coloured hair

Apparently it was - mine is the shade Toni and Guy coloured it tho, so there Shelley x
Lir  
19 May 2009 /  #23
Chestnust is more a brown with a hint of auburn

I wouldn't know that in depth as I have never coloured all my hair, have always had highlights , but I understood that chestnut was red brown. But I'll take your word for it Shelley :)

Eastern European red

Do you think Jonathan Ross's wife had her hair coloured that red you refer too ?

dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1094059/Jane-Goldman-lets-hair-ditches-husband-Jonathan-Ross-night-party-pals.html

:)
Pani_Polska - | 89  
23 May 2009 /  #24
Is this some sort of fad?

I think its a fad that will never end.. more like a rite of passage haha
Hermaphrodity - | 6  
23 May 2009 /  #25
I remember years ago a friend of mine dying her hair red - it was supposed be a lovely shade, only problem was it had amnonia in it and it stipped her hair and lightened it, she ended up looking like an arangatang - had to drive to tesco at 11pm and buy a dark brown dye to cover it! obviously when I had stopped laughing enough to be able to drive safely!
pgtx 29 | 3,159  
23 May 2009 /  #26
i used to dye my hair red.... very red...blood-red... it was matching my leather jacket.... lol... ages ago...
jonni 16 | 2,485  
23 May 2009 /  #27
About five yhears ago, multicoloured highlights were big here. So many women in Warsaw were doing it that it got a bit silly and went out of fashion fast. You can still see it though, in places like Targówek or Stegny.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
23 May 2009 /  #28
i dyed my hair every colour but red. once it came out orange cos i wanted to be a blonde but instead of bleaching it i used blonde hair dye. not nice ha ha. now i get it done every 3-4 months, wouldn't dare mess with it myself lol.
shopgirl 6 | 928  
24 May 2009 /  #29
Which color do you think is most popular in Poland? Red, blonde, or maybe just highlights?
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
24 May 2009 /  #30
i was in Poland 2 weeks ago, loads of fake blondes still, but also loads of girls with highlights - home made, clashing, not nice... i can always tell Polish girls from other girls here in UK just by their hair.

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