Ladies, admit it! There’s absolutely no other beauty product which is as much fun to play with as hair colour. No longer just a beauty aid to cover grey hair or highlight your natural colour; hair dyes and colours are now used by women of all ages and professions. You can find any colour in the market today, whether you are looking for natural tints, or wacky neon shades!
Finding the best hair colour for your own use can be a little tricky, as it involves knowing which colour will suit you the best. The most important thing to remember is that your hair colour should go well with your skin tone and you can use this handy guide for a few tips!
Picking Best Hair Colour for Your Skin Tone
The first step is to check whether your skin’s hue is warm or cool and once you know, picking the hair colour becomes very easy. Just check the colour of the veins on your inner elbow or wrist. If they look greenish through the skin, you are warm-hued and if they look blue, then you are a cool-hued gal!
Now, hair colours with warm tones are best for warm-skinned women, as their skin has olive, yellow or golden-brown undertones. Brown shades, caramel, gold, bronze and red hair colour with bronze highlights are an excellent choice. If you are considering blonde hair, I would advise going to a professional for the best advice, as it is very difficult to get the right shade of blonde that will not make your skin look too garish.
Cooler tinted colours are best for women with extremely fair, pink or white skin. I would suggest colours that have a violet undertone too, like burgundy or cool browns and reds. If you are looking for grey coverage, pick a colour that is very close to your own natural shade and add brighter highlights for overall effect. If you use a colour that is too warm, your skin may end up looking washed out in contrast.
My advice when buying the best hair colour is to check the colour swatches which are on the box. Don’t pick the product based on how it looks on the model on the front of the box. There are normally at least three swatches showing the resulting colour based on the colour of your own hair.
Next, use the dye on a few strands of your hair before you colour it all up. You will then know exactly how it looks on your hair and you can also play with it a little by using two colours. Highlight a few strands all over your head and around your face with a slightly brighter shade. This makes your colour look deeper and your hair looks more beautifully textured too!
Also, try using the variety of online tools that allow you to upload a picture and try on different hairstyles and colours. They can help you see how you may look with the eventual colour and you can try out some funky colours and hairstyles too, just for fun! Try it out and tell me what you think.