Changing the shade of your hair can instantly, effortlessly and affordably change the way you look. However, a little coloring mistake can bring a huge difference. The chemicals in hair coloring products may dry your hair while incorrect mixture of DIY hair color treatments can damage and weaken your hair strands giving you hair fall and split ends. What is more, color choice can drastically change your look. So when you decide to color your hair, begin with finding the ideal color for your hair. Below is a hair coloring guide that can help you find the best hair color.
1. Determine your skin tone.
Do you belong to the cool or warm category? Choosing hair color is somewhat like choosing the right foundation. You have to find something that won’t clash with your natural skin color. When choosing a hair color, pick one that complements your skin tone and not clash with it.
2. Very dark brown and true olive skin tones are in the cool category.
If your eyes are black-brown and your natural hair color is blue black, deep brown, medium ash brown, or like salt and pepper, you have a cool skin tone. Cool skin tones must avoid gold, yellow, bronze and red hair colors as these are warm shades that will make you look pale and drawn. Go for shiny blacks, cool ash browns, cool blondes and platinum and icy white.
3. The warm category includes brown skin tones with pink and golden undertones, pale with peach or gold undertones, as well as freckled and ruddy skin.
If your eyes are golden brown, hazel with gold flecks, green or blue green, you most likely have a warm skin tone. Those with strawberry blonde, red, and natural golden blonde natural hair color are under the warm category. Ash-based hair color can wash out your skin color making you look paler that you already are. Choose dark, warm browns, chestnuts, warm gold, and rich golden browns to complement your pale skin tone. Get copper streaks, red highlights or golden brown highlights to further accentuate your look.
4. Do not believe what you see in the box.
The shade indicated in your box of DIY hair color isn’t exactly the same shade that will appear on your hair. Remember that the hair color you’re about to apply will react differently to different hair compositions and colors. So if you’re a true black and you wish to go red, don’t expect to see a bright strawberry head after application. Consider the current condition and color of your hair first.
5. How different do you want your hair to look? Answer this question before deciding on a hair color.
If you wish to go five shades lighter or darker, do you commit yourself to that shade for a long time? Permanent dyes do not fade and will simply grow out as your hair does. Do you have the time and the money to allot for color maintenance including the regular touch-upsto conceal root regrowth?
Finding your perfect hue can be challenging but it will be all worth-it once you’ve identified the ideal shade for you. Hair color can bring a noticeable enhancement in your looks so take your time and ensure that you find the best hair color that will complement your overall appearance.