Home versus Salon Hair Color, Choosing color shade
SHOULD YOU COLOUR, at home, or should you leave it to a salon professional? There's no one answer that fits all situations. I, for instance, have done both. When I was at school, I enlivened my darlz-blonde hair with a permanent medium-gold hair colour, which I bought at a local chemist and applied in my bathroom.
Choosing a Hair Color Shade
When you go to a hairdresser for hair colour, you have a colour specialist - someone familiar with skin tones and what colours will flatter them - at your disposal. This expertise is essential if you crave a big change, whether you're a dark brunette and want to be strawberry-blonde or have deep auburn hair and want to be platinum.
If you're colouring at home, however, you've got to choose a shade yourself. It's beest to choose something that is no more than 1 to 3 levels different from your own and try to stay in the same colour family.
Mother Nature provides us with natural hair cole that flatter our skin and eyes: make things easy on yourself and stay near what she- given you. For instance, if your hair is golden in tone, choose another golden shade. If your hair is red, look for something in the red family; if it is ashy, choose an ashly shade. If your hair has none of these tones, it is neutral.
Preparing Hair Color
Whether you're going it alone or heading to a hairdresser, there are a few things you can do beforehand to ensure georgeous colour -
1. Wash hair 24 to 48 hours before colouring. Shampooing the same day as your colour service strips the natural oil that protects hair and scalp.
2. Deep condition the ends of your hair. The older a strand is, the more likely it is to have been damaged by sun, wind, or styling.