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What Hair Color To Choose

Updated on July 4, 2015
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What choices do you have?

Ask your hairdresser for advice on your hair color.

Do you want to get?

A tint
Wash in wash out color
A semi-permanent colorA permanent color
Change your color
Lighten your color
and/or Cover greys

What kind of color for your hair?

What do you want to achieve by coloring your hair?

Hair colors condition your hair and make it shine. You can get a tint, semi-permanent or permanent hair color, half head or full head highlights.

And you can get so many different colors. When you go to the hairdresser you can choose the perfect shade from their color chart.

And if you are highlighting your hair, you can choose low or high lights.

Hair Coloring Guide

Type of Hair Color
What Colors To Choose
Benefits of Coloring Hair
Semi Permanent
Covers Grey

Using a permanent hair color?

Permanent hair color is an all over hair color which also covers greys and conditions your hair at the same time.

You can choose the shade of color you want from a color chart at your hairdressers.

Then you can also correct your hair color before you add a new one to give an all over even color.

Hair colors come in so many different shades and by various brand names like Loreal, Tres Semme, Schwarzkopf and others.

You can also get hair color which gives a 2 tonal result and one which gives a highlighted effect as well.

Most permanent hair colors will also include conditioning and moisturizing oils like Almond and Jojoba oils.

Semi Permanent and Wash In Wash Out Colors

Semi permanent and Wash In Wash Out colors usually last for 6-8 washes.

You can get a cream or mousse color and leave it to set for 5 minutes. And you can also get spray colors and use them on different strands and pieces of your hair.

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Having Highlights Done?

Your highlights can be blonde or other shades of color. But typically highlights are a shade of blonde over parts of your hair blended together to give a two tonal effect.

You can get your highlights done at a hairdresser using foil pieces or a highlighter cap. It is better to use foil than a cap as with the cap you have to pull each strand of hair out through the cap and with foil you just take sections of your hair and put the color on each section.

You can also have a half head or full head of highlights done and will need to get them done every 4-6 weeks.

Watch Hair Being Highlighted On YouTube!

Get your hair colored every 4-6 weeks.

Coloring your hair regularly every 4-8 weeks can keep your hair looking shiny and in good condition. Most hairdressers will also use a color lock and conditioning treatment at the end of coloring your hair after you have washed it out.

You have to wait for 20-40 minutes for your hair color to develop. You can do it at home and there are so many different ready made packs of hair color you can get and apply at home. However, it is sometimes difficult to get an all over even color when doing it on your own and it is not easy to do your own highlights either.

Getting your hair colored can cost anything from £25 upwards. I think it is the equivalent in dollars about $30 for a tint and upwards for permanent coloring and more for highlights from £40 for half head highlights and £70 for full head highlights.

Hair Coloring Techniques On YouTube

Creative Hair Coloring

Most women color their hair at sometime during their life. Hair technicians have to be professional hair colorists and know a lot about hair and how to color it. What color you choose also depends on your skin type and skin color.

You can get your hair dyed blonde, red, brown and black. And then choose shades between those colors.

You can also get hair color splices done which means small chunks of hair usually at the front being colored in different colors. For example, your hair may be black but you could have a blonde and purple fringe.

And you can also get hair color which makes the hair shine and/or has light reflecting pigments in it.

Using Henna Hair Color

Using Henna hair color is a natural alternative to other hair colors and also a popular choice in hair color.

Most henna color is either red or black. You can get auburn and mahogany shades.

Using henna also deep conditions your hair and strengthens it as well repairing split ends. Henna color usually lasts for 4-8 weeks as well and will fade over time, depending on the amount of washes you do.

You have to keep henna hair color on longer than other hair colors. Usually 1 hour is enough but if you want a really deep and shining hair color you should leave henna on your hair for 11/2 to 2 hours and up to 4 hours.

Henna Hair Dye Tutorial

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      5 years ago from United States

      Some of my hair strands are white now, so even just temporarily I want to have my hair colored. I think I'll go with the professional too when coloring hair for the first time, and then do it on my own the next time around. I'll see if that particular color would fit me. Thanks for your important tips. Voted up, useful. :)


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