Autumn is steadily falling upon us and the weather is showing a promising season of beauty.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a little bit of a change; starting from the top.
1. Know Your Dye/Do Some Product Research:
Permanent dyes that use peroxide penetrate the hair’s shaft and last the longest on your hair, but depending on what you use, this type of dye may not be as safe, as dyes that do not contain harsh ingredients.
There are other options which are better and healthier for your hair.
You can choose demi-permanent dye which begins to wear off after about a month to a month and a half, or semi permanent that lasts for about 6 shampoos/deep conditioned washes.
There is also the most healthy option for your hair, which is a natural or herbal dye. These types of dyes are derived from plant pigments. Another thing to take into consideration as far as self-application goes is that herbal dyes are MUCH less of a mess on clothes or the counters/floors of your bathroom. With permanent and semi permanent dyes that are mixed with peroxide, just one drop of dye on any clothing or item can leave a heavy stain.
2. Flatter Yourself/Own Your Color(s):
Your hair color is not a standalone object, as it is a combination of other key factors of your outward appearance. With that in mind take into account the other details of your entire look that you can maximize the overall effect of your color. Thus if you pick out a color and overlook your appearance, it may be a recipe for disaster and a disappoint outcome for you. Always look at your own overall style – ex. skin tone, eye color, hairstyle – when considering the color you initially want or have selected. Estelle, the Color Director at the innovative online hair color company eSalon says that “sometimes clients see a hair color on a model and want to look just like that – but they don’t realize that these other factors have a lot to do with the overall effect.” For some people, the wrong color will wash them out or clash against their skin, making them look older and tired. But if you select a flattering color that suits you, it can actually make you look younger, refreshed, rejuvenated!
3. Don’t Go Too Light:
4. Don’t Go Too Dark:
5. Don’t Let Name Brands Clean Out Your Wallet:
**Bonus Tip – Use Gentle Color to Cover Grays:
“Hair doesn’t only go gray as we get older — it also becomes weaker and grows more slowly. That means damaged hair won’t be snipped off as quickly by haircuts. Chemicals used on “mature” hair should be weaker to avoid damage,” says dermatologist Zoe Draelos, MD editor of the Journal of Cosmic Dermatology.