Gone are the days when coloring your hair was limited to a handful
of colors. Today with the availability of an array of colors you
have the option of highlighting your hair the way it complements
your skin tone. The catastrophe of being at odds with your hair
color lies in the lack of knowledge and understanding the theory
of hair color.
Here is a complete Hair Coloring Guide that will help you in deciding the Hair Coloring factor:
Hair Color Choices
While making a choice for your Hair Color, the first thing that you must understand is the purpose of your hair coloring. To narrow down your choice, decide first whether you are coloring your hair to cover the gray, highlighting a natural hair color or giving your hair color a total make over for an entirely new look.
There are different types of Hair Color available in stores.
Home Hair Coloring Tips
- Permanent Hair Color changes the pigment of
your Hair Shafts. The color will fade with time, but cannot be
removed and the natural hair color will not return to the already
colored hair. The natural color will once again evolve with the
new originating hair from the roots.
- Semi Permanent
Hair Color is ideal for covering gray and is immensely
suitable for amateur colorists.
- Temporary Color
only leaves color on your hair, which is easily removed by shampooing.
These are ideal highlights and extremely suitable if you are looking
for a changed look for a particular event.
If your budget does not go hand in hand with you to get your hair colored by a professional at a salon, you can opt for Hair Coloring at home. However the do-it-yourself can be at times helpful and at times not. This means that an improper coloring can leave you with bad hair days for long time to come.
If you have chosen to color your hair with professional coloring products that are available at the beauty stores, here are few things worth considering.
Do not attempt the double process, which involves bleaching and toning to the desired color, yourself at home. You might end up messing it all. It is highly recommended that you visit a professional for this purpose.
You can begin the process by deep conditioning your hair. Wait a couple of days after shampooing to give the natural oils in your scalp time to return to the surface. They'll not only protect your skin from chemical reactions, but also help your hair color to set better, and give you an overall uniform result.
When you are all set to color, wear an old t-shirt and gather up some tissue so that you can immediately wipe off any kind of stains. Do not forget to wear your hand gloves.
Alternatively you can try some natural hair coloring solution at home to give your hair a natural boost without damaging its look.
Espresso Hair Color - With a strong cup of dark grind coffee or espresso, you can perk up black or brown hair. Brew, cool and add it to your dry hair. Shampoo after 30 minutes.
Walnut Hair Color -Dark hair can be given that extra sparkle with walnuts. Boil one cup of chopped walnuts with one cup of water. Cool, strain, and pour it on your hair. Leave it on your hair for 30 minutes and shampoo.
Hair Color to a Tea - Brew a cup of strong dark tea and use it as a final rinse after shampooing, to add highlights to your dark hair.
With these guidelines, you are sure to find the perfect color and hence the perfect look for yourself. But at the same time you must also remember that lack of special care for your colored hair can be the prime causes of hair loss. So go ahead and Happy Coloring!