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How can I brighten up my red hair without frying it?

By on Aug 12th
japanese Halloween red hair

This is a rad red, but I don't think it's quite what Kaci's looking for.
Photo by claude estèbe. Used under Creative Commons license.

Kaci's gotta know:

I'm a redhead, and I'm looking for a safe and gentle way to brighten my natural red. I've finally gotten tired of killing my hair, but I'd still like to jazz it up a little.

I've looked at at-home henna creams, but I don't have experience with them. I'd really appreciate first-hand knowledge.

Besides henna, are there other options out there that I should know about?

What have y'all used on your hair? Henna? Kool-aid? Lay it on us in the comments.

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