Hair Color Secrets – Which Color Is Right For You?
Hair color correction is a big money maker in salons nationwide. The reason: over-the-counter hair coloring products have given consumers the impression that hair color is easy and extremely affordable. One look
at a professionally-colored model on a commercial or glossy magazine page, and many people clamor to
the closest drug store to
purchase a $5 box of color with the hopes of receiving a $50 salon look.
could have been prevented
with just a tiny bit of knowledge and planning.
is too light for the natural shade of hair. Realistically, color can only lighten hair beautifully by a few
shades. If you go any lighter than a few shades, you need to choose a high-lift product such as bleach
or a professional highlighting system. Failure to do this often results in hair color that is much too brassy
or even orange.
color can be the most challenging to correct because dark color can actually stain the cortex (inner layer)
of the hair, making it almost impossible to lighten. Again, avoid choosing hair colors that are more than
a few shades darker than
your own to prevent a costly cortex stain.
skin tone. Choose warm shade of hair color (reds and warm browns) if you look best in warm-colored
clothing such as reds, pinks and oranges. Choose a cool shade (beige, pale blonde highlights and neutral
colors) if you look best in
blues and greens.
And by making an informed decision before you purchase hair color, you will not only save money, you will
also save your hair from
The damage can be minimal, as is usually the case with high-end professional hair coloring systems, or can
be extreme. And each time
you use hair color to correct a problem, you are damaging your hair even
color is evident by the sudden change of hair color along the hair shaft. For example: the hair may be
dark until about 2"
from the scalp where it turns a brassy orange.)
for choosing the right hair color. Choosing the right hair color reduces the amount of color applications, therefore, reducing the chances of your hair becoming over processed.