Hair color is addictive, period. Once you start coloring your hair, you will notice that your hair looks more brilliant, shiny than it did before you dyed your hair. It's seems contradictive when it is known that hair dye can damage your hair.
Popular hair dye colors may not be your best choice. It is important that the color you choose is only one to two shades from your natural hair color. If you are going beyond one to two shade, it is recommended that you go to a professional hair stylist to get the color done.
Also important is your skin and eye color. Super dark colors tend to wash out overall color of women with very pale skin. The darker color will make you appear more tired, older. This is something to consider. Our guest author belows discusses some other important considerations for selecting hair dye colors.
Hair Dye 101: How to Find the Best Hair Color for You
By Sherry Brister
If you are looking to change the color of your natural hair, you need to make an educated choice as to which shade to choose. Not every color will work on every skin tone or with every eye color. There are also some colors that will not compliment certain natural hair colors. So, before you dye your hair, take a moment to read this article so you can make the right choice for you.
Generally speaking, when dying your hair, it's best to stay within 2-3 shades of your natural hair color to avoid an abnormal look. Also, it is best to avoid going lighter than your skin tone, as doing this will make your hair appear unnatural.
If your skin has a pinkish hue to it, you should stick to ash tones and avoid golden blonde and red colors. If you have a pale hue to your skin, you are one of the lucky ones and can go with almost any color. But if you are white, avoid really dark colors as they will make you appear sickly. If you have a yellowish hue to your skin, you should go with a deep red or dark brown color and avoid yellow, orange and gold colors to prevent your hair and skin from being too much of a match for each other.
If you were blessed with brown, hazel or green eyes and you have a warm skin tone, you should choose a warm toned hair color such as red, dark gold or an auburn shade. If you were blessed with blue or grey eyes and fair skin, you should go with a cool toned hair color such as ash or light gold. Now with that being said, there are people in this world that have been blessed with fair skin and dark eyes or warm skin and blue eyes. If this is your case, you may find that your natural color is the best for you. It may be the only one that suits you just right.
When you are changing your color from light to dark, it's relatively simple. Usually it will come out the color you're expecting as long as you follow the instructions. When you are going from dark to light, however, there is the chance that you may end up with the same color that you started with. Some people may have to strip their hair of the natural color (this is called bleaching) before a dye can be applied. You usually run into this when your natural hair color is a very dark color.
When all is said and done, people assume that you can simply walk into the store and grab a box off the shelf that looks pretty, go home, put it on, and then shake your head like they do in the commercials, and you will instantly have hair that looks like they do. But unless you have a team of five hair stylists crammed in your purse, it isn't going to happen that smoothly for you. It will require some work on your part, but the end result will be well worth the effort.
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