Bored of the same old boring look? Want to try something new, maybe a change your appearance without cutting short your hair? Getting your hair colored will surely do the magic. But yes, it is very important that you choose the right hair color for yourself.
After telling you in detail about lip shades to match your skin tone now we think we need to write something on hair colors too. Choosing the right hair color is not an easy task. There are a couple of things that you should keep in mind before picking a hair color for yourself. This post talks about how to choose the right hair color.
1. Choose a color according to your skin tone:
This is the most important factor that you should consider before picking a hair color. Skin color or skin tone matters a lot while choosing a hair color.
- For pink skin tone – Avoid using golden blonde or warn red shades
For olive skin tone – Go for darker hair colors. If your hair color is lighter than your skin color, it will appear fake and like you’ve worn a wig.
- For dark skin tone – You can go for striking and bright colors. If you want to look washed-out, you can go for softer shades.
- For neutral pale skin tone – You can go for almost any hair color. Pale skin tone looks good with dark as well as light colors.
- For extremely pale skin tone – avoid going for dark browns or black shades. It may make you look older and paler.
- For wheatish or yellowish skin tone – Go for deep red, mud-browns and dark browns. You can try orange and golden tones as well, but that will only look good in streaks. Coloring all your hair to golden and orange shades is a big NO-NO with this skin tone.
2. Choose a hair color according to the colors you think suit you:
Here’s another way to choose the right hair color for you. Choosing a hair color is directly related to the colors that suit you. But in order to choose your hair color, it is very important that you be true to yourself. Don’t be biased towards the dresses you like or the colors you like. You can take help from your close ones.
If you look good in orange, olive green, red, golden yellow or rust, then you can go for warm hair color shades like golden brown, auburn, golden blonde or strawberry blonde.
If you look good in charcoal grey, teal or purple, then you can go for neutral hair color shades like mahogany, sandy blonde, chocolate brown or beige blonde.
If fuchsia, pine green, bluish red, royal blue or black are your colors, then go for cool color tones like ash brown, jet black, burgundy, ash blonde or platinum.
3.Choose a hair color according to the jewelry type that suits you
Interestingly, even the type of jewelry that suits you can help you decide your hair color. The logic behind this is, the type of jewelry that suits you determine you skin tone. And when you know what your skin tone type is, you can easily pick a suitable hair color.
If gold jewelry suits you, this means you have warm skin tone. For this, you can go for warm hair color shades like auburn, golden brown, light brown or strawberry blonde.
If silver jewelry suits you, this means you have a cool skin tone and can go for cool hair color shades like platinum, jet black, burgundy or ash brown.
If both, gold and silver jewelry makes you look good, then you can go for neutral shades like chocolate brown, natural brown, mahogany or beige blonde.
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Now that you are sure of the color, let’s discuss how you can consider shades of hair color for you. Here’s the list of colors and the criteria which will help you determine the right color shades.
For Black and Equivalent shades:
You can go for black and equivalent shades if you have a darker (black or olive) skin tone. Be 100% sure that you want black, as it is next to impossible to switch to any other lighter color without bleaching your hair, which might cause hair damage.
For Brown and equivalent shades:
You can go for brown and equivalent shades if you are looking for a low-maintenance color, your hair is mousy brown or you want a slight change in color. You will be fascinated to know that coloring your hair to brown will help minimize tresses and breakages. So if you want to cover your damage hair, you can go for brown.
For Red and equivalent shades:
Red is the most versatile color and suits almost everyone. You can consider going for red and equivalent shades if, you have pink, golden, olive, pale or medium to dark skin tone. Also make sure that your hair is not damaged, dry and is in good condition. This is because color red quickly fades away when hair is dry or damaged as it is not able to hold on to red color molecules for a long time.
Go for blonde only if you have warm skin tone or you were born blond. And before you choose a blonde hair color, keep in mind that blonde tones are expensive to maintain and require regular touch-ups.
For white or silver
You can go for ashy silver if only your skin tone is very pale or dark cool. If you want to color your hair to white, make sure you don’t have pink skin tone. You should also keep in mind that white and silver too require regular maintenance and touch-ups just like blonde shades.
Do not forget that looking natural is the best and avoid using as many chemicals as possible to fake the beauty. Do this only if you are 100% confident of taking care of the chemical induced colored tresses and will not get bored of that anytime soon.
So, that’s a wrap! Hope you found this article on how to find and choose the right hair color helpful. We would love to know your views on this.