Hair Coloring is an easy way to change up the way your hair looks both in color and texture. Dying your hair can even help oily roots from getting too shiny by the end of the day.
Choosing the Right Shade
There are many ways to keep dyed hair looking as natural as possible. Staying within a couple of shades is usually recommended, but with certain skin tones there are more options.
If you're looking to do something drastic, consulting your hairdresser is the best way to avoid ending up with orange or splotchy hair.
If you want to go from brunette to blonde, stylists sometimes say it's best that you ease your way into it over period of time. For example, continually lightening up a couple of shades every other month.
A great way to decide what family of shades will look best on you, is to determine whether you are either "warm" or "cool" in pigment. These are some examples:
Hair ColorHoney BrownRedAuburnGolden GrayStrawberry Blonde
Golden BrownPale PeachFreckled
Mostly GreenBlue YellowGolden Brown
Hair ColorBlackDirty BlondeAshSalt and PepperWhite
Dark Brown OlivePale but PinkBronze
Mostly Dark BrownGray BlueDark Blue
If you're going lighter, remember that you're actually stripping the hair of its pigment. This is a very delicate process. That's the best time to make an appointment with an expert colorist.
Highlights can be a great way to brighten your look. Entire head coverage is more dramatic and results in more obvious roots, making it more high maintenance.
Coloring your hair at home is perfect for subtle changes, darker in nature. Semi-permanents are a great way to try a darker shade, and avoid having roots, because the color will rinse out by the time your hair grows out.
Permanents use stronger chemicals to penetrate the hair, but can result in damage if done improperly or your locks are overprocessed.
Choosing the right hair color
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