Coloring Your Hair

Coloring Your Hair

It is very important to choose a hair color that suits you best.  Your complexion, skin tone, and the color of your eyes are some of the factors that should be taken into consideration.  For example, if you have a cool skin tone you should opt for cool colors and if you have a warm complexion you should wear warm shades.

If you do not wish to experiment too much you can stick to a variation of your hair color.  In other words, if you have brown hair you can choose to highlight it with lighter or darker shades of brown. This is also convenient when your hair starts growing out at the roots as it will not be a very different shade.

Hair colors are available in semi-permanent, permanent, single process and deposit only color treatments. You can choose a type based on your particular needs. A temporary color washes out immediately, while a semi-permanent color fades away within six months, thus allowing you to have a longer trial.

Temporary Color

A permanent color is long lasting but does fade away and completely disappears as the hair grows out. A semi-permanent hair color is mostly used to cover grey hair and is partly temporary. Single process hair color refers to the coloring process where color is deposited in the hair in one step.  A deposit only color treatment is one which dumps the color on the hair.

A permanent color

There are a number of factors you should keep in mind when selecting a hair color.  Be sure to do a strand test to check whether the color suits you and that you are not allergic to the dye.  If you do not like the color, you can adjust it or change it. You should understand the fundamentals of hair coloring before attempting to color your own hair.

The instructions should be followed.  It goes beyond applying a color to your hair.  If you are not sure how best to go about dying your hair, it best that you visit a salon and let the professionals take care of it for you.

Applying a color to your hair