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Tips For Choosing a Hair Color

Choosing the right hair color can seem somewhat challenging, but it really doesn’t need to be. No matter what shade you are thinking about dyeing your hair, there are a number of different factors that you will want to take into consideration. Here are some of the things that you should keep in mind any time that you make the decision to dye your hair.

Lighter or Darker?

One of the biggest questions that you will want to ask yourself is whether you should dye your hair lighter or darker. This really depends on your own personal preferences. A general rule of thumb is that those with light eyes and fair skin tend to look better with lighter hair, while those with darker skin and eyes will look better with darker hair. You may want to ask your hairstylist which seems like a better option for you and have them suggest some shades that will look great with your skin tone.

Should You Go Blonde?

Making the decision to go blonde is fairly difficult. If you have light brown hair, there is a good chance you will be able to pass of blonde. Those with naturally medium or dark brown hair shades may want to think about trying highlights instead. When it comes to going blonde, it is also important to consider what your hair color was as a child. Those who were natural blondes as children tend to look great with blonde hair when they are adults. Be sure to talk about all of your options with a stylist before going blonde, and trust what she has to say – she’s probably right. It is very common for those who dye their hair blonde to be unhappy with it, but it’s all about choosing the right shade of blonde dye.

What About Red Hair?

Red hair is totally in, but is it right for you? Almost anyone can pull off some shade of red. If you have fairer skin and light eyes, you will benefit the most from opting for a lighter shade of red. If you have darker skin, eyes, and naturally darker hair, your best option is to choose a darker shade of red, such as auburn. If you want to try out red but aren’t ready to take the plunge, consider getting red highlights instead.

Can You Pull Off Black?

Those who have naturally medium brown or dark brown hair can generally pull off black hair. Those with light brown hair usually have a hard time pulling off black or even dark brown hair because it tends to make their skin look a bit washed out. If you have darker colored skin and eyes, black is most likely an option for you. If you have fair skin and lighter eyes, it’s best to go no darker than medium brown.

No matter what color you decide to dye your hair, it’s important to keep in mind that you are not recommended to go any more than three shades lighter or darker than your natural hair color. It is usually recommended that you actually try to stay within two shades. Also keep in mind that is much easier to go darker than to go lighter after you have already gone too dark, so it may be ideal for you to gradually dye your hair to reach the color you are thinking of. Find a hairstylist who you trust if you’re making a major hair color change. Although at-home dye kits can work out just fine, you should have the opinion of a trusted professional!

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