Hair Color - Lose the Inhibition
Hair colouring is a choice that we'll either end up loving or hating. Nevertheless, it’s a bold choice to choose to colour your hair regardless of how old you are. But there are some things to keep in mind while choosing hair colour. The most basic thing you might already know unless you live under a rock is to choose hair colours that are ammonia-free.
Avoiding Disastrous Results
The first thing to do before going in for hair colouring is a strand test on a small section of hair near the nape of your neck. You need to apply the dye and leave it on for the time mentioned in the box. This will help you decide if you like the colour on your hair.
Hair Colour for Women - The Lady on the Box
Never trust the lady on the box. This is the most obvious mistake that most of us make when it comes to buying hair colour. We go by the hair colour of the model on the front of the box. What we don’t understand is that our hair colour will probably turn out lighter than hers. This is mainly because the developer in boxed hair dyes is stronger than the dyes used in salons. It will lighten your hair a lot more than how the model’s hair appears on the box.
Hair Texture - Hagrid or Luna Lovegood?
There are 2 main things you need to remember about hair texture when you’re contemplating hair dye ideas. Firstly, hair that’s frizzy, curly, and coarse absorbs more colour and tends to get cool tones when you colour it. Any dye you apply will hence look slightly ashy and have blue undertones. Secondly, straight hair that is fine or medium textured is prone to getting warm toned when you colour it. So the colour you end up with could have an orange or copper tinge to it.
Never Underestimate the Importance of a Good Conditioner
A major part of maintaining your hair colour is touching your roots when they grow out. This could get tricky as the ends of your hair are porous and can get stained when you try to wash the colour off from your roots.
Part by Part
Sectioning your hair is key when colouring your hair. This is to prevent the final results from turning out patchy. The best way to do this is by first parting your hair vertically from the centre of your forehead to the nape of your neck and then horizontally from one ear to another. This will divide your hair into 4 equal sections. You can then start colouring your hair from the back of your head and work your way to the front. This way, the colour will have developed on the back section of your hair the longest, which is naturally darker than the rest of your hair.
Hair Colour for Men - Own Your Mane
Brands like Biotique, Beardo, Himalaya, L ‘Oreal Paris, and Pantene have some great hair colours for men. These are quite easy to find online and there are reviews to help you find your way through the large tunnel of hair colour products. For women, brands like Garnier, Streax, BBlunt, Schwarzkopf, and Vcare offer a large variety of colours for different types of hair. You can browse through all the available colours and brands online before choosing the ones that you feel will suit you the most.