Choosing A Hair Color

Choosing A Hair Color

When you stop and think about it, there are really only two nonsurgical ways that you can suddenly change your appearance. You can either get a stylish new haircut or you can give yourself a brand new hair color. Since it is impossible to glue your hair back on after it has been cut, I recommend you dye your hair the next time you need to change something in your life.

Pick a Color

Once you have made the decision to change the color of your hair, all you have left to do is pick the color.

It probably goes without saying that you need to choose a hair color that matches your skin tone and complexion. Since your hair is always going to be right next to your face, the last you want or need to do is dye it a color that clashes so badly with your complexion that you constantly look washed out and ill.

The best way to determine if a hair color suits you is to hold the sample photo printed on the box next to your face and get the opinion of two or three different people.

If you want to go for something that is both bright and sexy, you should select a shade of red hair coloring. One of the things that is so great about red hair dye is that there is a shade that works for almost every type of hair and complexion.

Pick a Color

Longevity

Once you have selected a hair color, you have to decide how long you will want to live with the look. There are three basic types of hair dyes: ones that wash out right away, semi-permanent ones that are good for about a dozen shampoos, and permanent ones that take several months to fade.

The advantage to the hair dyes that wash out and the semi-permanent dyes is that if you select a color and realize that you hate it once it is in your hair, you don’t have to wait a long time to change it. You can just wash it down the drain. Permanent dyes look great and usually come with a really great conditioner that makes your hair feel soft and supple.

Longevity

If you use a permanent hair coloring, you will have to wait a minimum of twenty-eight days before you can color it again.