Coloring your hair can be different for each and every type of hair color, but there are always some general things you want to keep in mind when coloring your hair.
Make sure you don’t do it too often, choose a shade that compliments your skin tone, and understand what sort of maintenance will be required for whichever shade you choose.
Here are some helpful tips and what to expect from every hair shade. If you are not sure, We suggest you take your hairstylist opinion before trying to color hair yourself.
Blonde hair requires quite a bit of maintenance because dark roots are very noticeable against blonde hair. Choosing to get highlights instead of all over color will cut down on the amount of touch-ups that are necessary for your hair color and will make growth much less obvious. Most of the time bleach is required to achieve super light blonde shades which can be very harsh on your hair so make sure you are using a deep conditioner once a week.
Brown hair is usually pretty easy to maintain and it doesn’t fade quite as quickly as other colors. If you decide to go brunette make sure that you are choosing a shade that is only a few shades darker than your natural color to start. It is much easier to go darker at a later time than to have to lighten your hair if you go too dark. Dark hair tends to wash out your skin tone so if you have very fair skin be selective with your new brown shade.
Red hair is the hardest color to maintain and the hardest color to remove so be ready for a commitment if you decide to go red. Red color fades quickly so you will need to touch it up regularly to keep the color fresh. If you decide to go back to your natural color it will take a while to remove the brassy tones from your hair completely. Use color protectants to make your color last longer.
Gray hair can be difficult to color so look for a hair color brand that mentions gray hair coverage. You also want to make sure that you are using a permanent hair color rather than a semi-permanent or demi-permanent color to make sure that the color will cover grays and last long.
No matter which color you are dealing with, make sure that you are using conditioning products. Also, get your hair trimmed on a regular basis to keep your color looking fresh and your hair healthy. However, We strongly recommend taking professional opinion with your hairstylist before starting.