How to Choose Becoming Hair Color
For all you ladies who are thinking about coloring your hair, Quick Fix New York Magazine has lots of tips. Consider your skin tone before choosing your new hair color. You can’t really choose a color you like best because it might look terrible on you. You might love it on a friend, but if your coloring is different it wont look the same on you. Follow the tips below to find the perfect color.
Quick Fix New York magazine gives this information about coloring hair: Be careful when choosing hair color, just because that strawberry blond looks gorgeous on your friend, it might not look good on you. Sometimes what is perfection on one person does not become another. Look at your natural coloring. If you have blue, green or hazel eyes and fair skin, you are a cool tone. If your eyes are brown, black and your skin is medium to dark, you’re a warm tone. For cool tones stick to ash or beige, for high lights go with the same family. For warm tones go with medium to dark and use honey or gold for high lights.
For women with gray hair it’s a bit more complicated. An all over color will give a harsh look and obvious roots. The best way to color gray is with a combination of lowlights and highlights woven throughout the hair. If you’re going from gray to a darker color, ask the hair dresser to use ash or cool tones to prevent any red undertones. If you decide to go gray after coloring for years it takes time and patience. First the colored ends will have to be cut off so that more gray shows. Then every six weeks cut off more. To minimize between the old and new, use semi permanent low lights in the part of your hair.
To counteract dulling and yellowing of gray hair, wash hair once or twice a week with a color correcting violet shampoo. Uh, oh, I disagree with that. I have seen these violet haired women and I like natural gray much better. In fact I have friends who have beautiful gray hair that use nothing on their hair other than shampoo and maybe a little hair conditioner. So all you gray haired ladies beware of violet correcting shampoo unless you really do like violet hair.
To make your hair color last longer avoid long periods of sun and chlorinated swimming pools. Don’t overwash you hair. Two or three times a week is enough. And use a shampoo that is color infused. They also say you can color your hair just fine at home to make subtle changes, but for a major job, it’s best to go to a hair dresser.