We all have lusted about wanting to color our hair at least once, may it be a streak or a complete changeover.Every time we scroll through pictures or watch advertisements we hold our breathe and imagine ourselves in a different shade of hair. But knowing what hair color is right for your skin tone is difficult — especially with all of the ombre, blonde and, unexpectedly enough, even gray hair color trends of the past few years. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Just take a peek in the hair color aisle of any beauty supply store and you’ll quickly see that the options are much, much more complicated than simply blonde or brown
Well, it is important to know the right shade of hair color for your specific skin tone. That doesn’t mean that you can’t do, say, blonde hair on dark skin, it just means that in order for it to look as flattering as it possibly can, you should choose the warmth or coolness of the color depending on your unique skin tone.
So here we are to help you select the perfect shade that will compliment your skin in a unique way:
- Warm Skin Tones
If you determined that you have a warm skin tone, you will want to choose a hair color in a cool tone to complement it. These types of hair colors often have the words cool or ash shades. For women with lighter skin colors who want to go for a pale blonde shade, choose a champagne or platinum hue. This skin tone also looks great with a silvery-blonde color.
If you want to go for a darker hair color against your warm-toned skin, choose a brunette or red in a cooler shade. Think rich black-brown, fawn-colored brunette or dark red, such as amber or auburn.
If you want to experiment with highlights or ombre fading and you have warm-toned skin opt for cooler colors to prevent your hair from looking brassy against your skin.
If you have dark skin with warm undertones, choose a hair color that is either lighter or darker than your skin to avoid making the two look like the same color.
- Cool Skin Tones
If you determined that your skin contains cool undertones, do the opposite and choose a hair color that is warm and rich to avoid making you look washed out. And look for color that contains the words “warm,” “honey” or “chocolate.” No matter if your skin is very pale or very dark; you can’t go wrong if you choose a hair color that balances it out.
For ladies who want to go blonde against cool-toned skin, avoid things like silvery champagne or platinum. Instead, try something like a beachy golden blonde to flatter your skin and eyes pop.
If you want to go dark against your cool-toned skin, opt for something with a rich, chocolate hue. Steer clear of stark black, unless this is your natural color and you just want to brighten it up.
If you want to try out a wilder color on cool-toned skin, it can be a bit more difficult than on skin with warm undertones — but it’s definitely not impossible. Keep in mind that silvery pastels and grays might make your skin look paler or washed out than the same colors would on warm-toned ladies. Instead, choose a fun pink, green or blue in more of a bubblegum shade.
Apart from the hair colors giving us the trendy chic look and helping us make a statement wherever we go. There are also bad side effects if you continue coloring your hair regularly. To put it simply, hair coloring is just basic chemistry. It’s all about the reactions that take place in between the pigments in your hair, the pigments in dye, peroxide, and ammonia. And with all the experience we’ve had with chemicals, the one thing we’ve come to accept is that—they’re usually not good.
AMMONIA: Permanent hair colors often contain ammonia that breaks through your hair shaft, and bleaches out the natural pigment in your hair, stripping away color. Over treating your hair with these chemicals will cause it to lose luster, break easily, and in some extreme cases, wash away with water. While processed hair can be revived to a certain extent with hair care treatments, the only way to get rid of the damage from over processing is to chop your hair off.
Maintaining: While this is not technically a side effect, it can be cause for some. A lot of people don’t realize just how much goes into the upkeep of colored hair. It’s a long-term commitment that will have you rushing back to the salon every month or so, which can be hard on your hair. You will need to buy products that are specially formulated for colored hair. A few styles need regular touch ups, and your hair, in general, needs so much extra care. Post process hair is really vulnerable to damage and demands a lot of time, patience, and care. Failing to give your hair what it needs will result in locks that lack shine, luster, and health.
Failing to exercise extreme caution when dyeing your hair can result in the chemicals making contact with the sensitive parts of your face. In some cases, when chemicals from hair dyes make contact with your eyes, it can lead to conjunctivitis or pink eye. In other cases, it causes inflammation and severe discomfort.
Hair dyes aggravate asthma because of the per-sulfates present in them. Continued inhalation of these chemicals leads to coughing, wheezing, lung inflammation, throat discomfort, and also asthma attacks and sometimes the harmful chemicals can even lead to cancer or other dangerous diseases.
Precautions to Take While Dyeing Your Hair
Try to avoid using permanent hair color as much as possible. Instead, you could opt for semi and demi-permanent hair colors. While these are temporary, they do not contain as many harmful chemicals in them as permanent hair colors do.
- Always conduct a patch and strand test before you dye your hair. The patch test will help you avoid a possible allergic reaction while the strand test will help you determine whether your hair is healthy enough to be processed.
- Get your hair done professionally. Go to a professional you trust to avoid a hair disaster.
- Do your research and use products from trusted brands that do not use many harmful chemicals.
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