Your hair can show a lot about your personality and, to some extent, even reflect your character. That’s because living in society, we really attach great importance to our hair color.
Maybe there is nothing wrong and a variety of hair color stereotypes is proof of that! Most of us commonly follow these stereotypes on the subconscious level while choosing our new hair color.
At one point, we all thought darker shades were associated with something mysterious and lighter ones were fun and sexy. Women who prefer red and black short hair are often perceived as self-contained and independent ladies and so on. We really believe that…ironically.
Of course, having the same color for ages can become boring and sometimes we all like to do a makeover changing our hair color. However, before coloring your hair, ask yourself – SHOULD I DYE MY HAIR? Because when you’re looking for your new hair shade, you may feel like you`re picking a new personality for yourself.
Therefore, you have to take this seriously. You need to decide if it’s really necessary for you or not… because if you decide you`re ready to change your hair color, you have to know some important things before taking the plunge!
Here are 5 things you should always remember before coloring your hair.
1. Choose A Color That Works Well With Your Skin Tone And Lifestyle
What color to dye your hair? If you’re asking this question, your hair color will be changing very soon! But it can actually be really difficult to pick the right color for dying as you have to take into account many different factors like the natural color of your hair, your skin tone, wardrobe and, of course, workplace.
If you are thinking about coloring, figure out your skin tone as it`s important to highlight it with a new tone, not the other way around! And don’t forget that if your workplace is rather conservative, you need to avoid too bright and unnatural shades. Moreover, an ungraded hair color will bring change to your life. It will make you feel more confident if you choose the right one.
2. Apply A Good Hair Mask The Day Before Dyeing
Keep in mind that your hair has to always be well hydrated, especially before going to color it. And in this case, you can use a good (professional) hair mask that will definitely help you to hydrate and prepare your strands for the grueling coloring process.
It is even better to apply the mask and leave it in for a bit longer than the mask recommends (according to its instruction) to be really sure that your hair is moisturized enough.
3. Expect Your Hair Health To Get Worse
Think once more about a dye job and its influence on your hair health because it’s quite common that color can be hard on your strands. Foreign chemicals that are used to dye hair might leave it at a risk of breaking easily.
Your colorist will tell you about this risk depending on your hair type. So even with that risk, you should try to keep your hair healthy and if you don’t plan to be a victim of coloring, advise your colorist and pay attention to the ammonia-free hair dyes.
4. Be Ready To Visit The Salon Regularly
The decision to dye your hair requires regular hair appointments, for example, at least once a month. When you`ve chosen the tone and colored your hair, it’s only half the battle. Keeping that color for long periods is not a joke. Of course, you`ve already bought a color-depositing shampoo and conditioner that will keep your color from fading.
However, when your roots start growing, the only thing that can help you is a hair appointment!
5. Protect And Preserve Your Hair Color With Sun Protection
Unfortunately, after coloring the sun will become your greatest enemy. Under the impact of direct sunlight, your hair color can turn brassy and dull a lot quicker than before dyeing. You shouldn’t overlook this problem because it can spoil your new look and damage your hair a lot. Scarves, hats and UV-protection sprays are the things that you can use to protect and preserve your new hair shade.
Dyeing your hair is a cool way to upgrade your image if done right. Be sure that you`re ready to color because coloring can easily damage your hair as well as your look.
Spend enough time to decide what tone you`d like to have, and most importantly, what tone will look good on you. Don’t try to color your hair at home by yourself! Spare no expense, visit a salon where you can consult a professional colorist and have a successful makeover.