Interested to change hair color? Striving for a new look? There are a few things to consider before doing so and here are some tips.
Table of Content
- Hair Color - what is the best hair color?
- Best hair color in 2019
- What's The Best Hair Color For Your Skin?
- Choosing the right chemical
- Hair Color; the after story
- How can I make my hair color last longer?
Most of us come to a certain point of life where we want to change things. Change our outfits, change the food intake so we can squeeze into a nice dress! And there are times, we look at ourselves in the mirror and feel that it is time to change our hair color! Maybe you have not thought so, but I sure did and have experimented various colors on my hair. So, if you have decided to try coloring your hair, then this is the article for you!
1. Hair Color - what is the best hair color?
What we see, sadly is not what may or may not fit us. So when you choose a hair color you think will suit your skin tone and face cut, think again. Whatever color is your own hair, can it be able to blend in with the color that you want to put? This is where, the advice of a professional hairstylist is much needed. Maybe you may imagine that a nice golden blonde color will blend in with your brunette hair, but it is your hairstylist that will know if it can blend in or not.
Many hairstylists have different types of hair color samples that they can show you. Some even have wigs, close to your desired color. So when you are unsure if you are doing the right color, try on the wigs. In today’s advance in world technology, many salons offer digital apps where, they take a picture of your face, and add on a hairstyle or hair color that you wish to change to. With such options it would seem nearly impossible for your hair color to go wrong. Unless, you color your own hair at home.
2. Best hair color in 2019
We've asked some professional hair stylist and their opinions as well as examined leading fashion & beauty magazines to sumarize our top hair color for 2019. We will just spit it out. Please send us your top picks or comment if you don't agree:
- Ashy silver
- Copprish brown
- Creamy blonde
- Jet black
- Crazy colors such as green/pink in a mix (for the extraverted ones)
3. What's The Best Hair Color For Your Skin?
We've done some reasearch and sharing this as a summary and recommendation we found in different sources:
- Winter: Dark Brown, Jet Black, Platinum Blonde
- Spring: Icy Blonde, Ashy Blonde, Ashy Brown, Platinum Blonde
- Autumn: Rich Auburn, Chocolate Brown, Honey Blonde, Golden Brown
- Summer: Golden Blonde, Caramel Brown, Champagne Blonde, Honey or Butter Platinum
4. Choosing the right chemical
This is a very important thing to note. If you are having a sensitive scalp or dye cannot stay on your hair for too long, then perhaps you need something that can suit you. Talk to your hair stylist and find out what kind of chemical they use that will not damage your scalp or that will actually stay on your hair without fading quickly. There are many types of hair dyes that are for every scalp type. Still unsure, then make an appointment with a dermatologist and they will suggest what next to do.!
Even if you have a soft or hard hair texture, wavy or thick locks, it is important to identify your hair size and capacity before applying the dye. This is because, volume of hair also comes into consideration when the dye is distributed, to see if it stays or dwindles in a short time frame.
5. Hair Color - the after story
Now, after deciding what color you want to color your hair, there are a few things you need to do before and after coloring. The before part is, to not wash your hair and straight away color it. At least leave the hair unwashed for a day or two. This is to let the natural oils from the scalp cover the scalp before the color is applied. The natural oils that generate out of the scalp serve as a protection so that when the chemicals start to ‘soak’ in, this will not cause irritation or more damage.
After coloring the hair, leave it for another day or two before washing, this is to give enough time for the colors to blend in with your natural hair and stay longer. To help the colors be maintain on the hair, avoid shampoos like anti-dandruff. This contains high volumes of chemicals that will wash away the color. Instead, use special shampoos that will help protect the dyed hair.
6. How can I make my hair color last longer?
There are some tips that you should try to follow in order to maintain the color or even prolong it.
- Don't wash your hair after the coloring for as long as possible: We've talked to several professional hair stylists and all of them mentioned that it's critical to prolong period after the coloring for as mauch as possible. If you wait for 2 or even 3 days until you do, the color will last much longer. Another trick: when you wash, try to use a a gentle sulfate-free shampoo
Avoid hot appliances for as long as possible: We recommend to avoid hot tools such as hair straightener or blow dryer for 7-10 days after coloring your hair. We know that this might be impossible but you have to make a choice here. These appliances will simply affect & speed up the color fading. Don't touch them for this period and you have saved your hair color abit more :-)
Do not use hot water to wash your hair: Another simple yet effective method to prolong your hair color is to avoid using hot water. Hot water dries out the skin but also has a negative effect on the color duration. The reason for this is simple: the hotter the water, the more it opens up your pores & cells of the hair and it releases the color. As a result, the colorness will fade away much quicker.
Protect your hair from sun & chlorine exposure: Especially in countries with high UV & sun exposure, it's essential that you protect your hair with SPF or cover. Avoiding direct exposure will make sure the color doesn't fade away. Another recommendation is try to avoid swimming in the pool (avoiding chlorine) as well as in the ocean
- Use filters for your shower:
When taking showers, we recommend to use a filter so chlorine, chemicals and other substances will be removed from the water. These chemicals attack your hair color and accelerate the reduction in color molecules, resulting in your hair color fading quicker
Coloring hair can be a lot of fun if you know the exact color you are using and what kind of chemicals are in it that are not harmful. And a good expert opinion doesn’t hurt as well. One tip before I go, especially for all you lot that work in an office. Although there are no hair color code rules that mention what kind of color you can or cannot dye your hair, do try not to use some striking color. Why I say this is because striking colors or highlights can make you seem unprofessional. And if you are getting ready for an interview, do make sure to look certified with a neat cut not with blue highlights sticking up behind your ear! Unless of course you work for the fashion industry!