Hair dye can be used to cover gray hair or to lighten, darken, or dramatically change hair color. It can turn a brunette into a platinum blonde. If a person wants to use it at home, what should he consider?
Demi-permanent hair color disappears in about 28 shampoos.
First, one should consider what he or she wants to do – add warm tones, cool a metal color, or cover up the gray? Also, is the person looking for a permanent color or just want to try something new? All these answers will affect the decision.
Someone looking to cover gray hair should look for a hair color that specifically mentions gray coverage. Gray hair can be difficult to color, and some hair dye brands are made for just that purpose. One brand has a hair pre-treatment that should make gray hair accept the dye more easily. Those who want to cover their grays without changing their natural hair color too much should look for a dye shade that is close to their natural color.
For dramatic changes, it’s best to visit a hair salon.
Another factor in choosing a hair dye is deciding what to do. If someone wants to add warmer tones or tone bronze hair, he or she should look for dye tones with “golden” or “warm” in the color name for warm tones and “gray” for cooler tones. However, to avoid a sudden or sudden change, the person must remain within their color family. That is, someone with medium brown hair should look for shades that say “medium golden brown” or “medium gray brown” or something similar. Many people can go a shade above or below their natural color, from medium brown to light or dark brown, for example, but most should stay in this range.
Do-it-yourself kits can be used to dye your hair at home.
Hair dye can be temporary, semi-permanent, semi-permanent or permanent. The temporary hair color fades in about two or three shampoos. It’s great for trying out a new color or for a costume party. The semi-permanent dye is eliminated in seven to 12 shampoos. Demi-permanent hair color fades in about 28 shampoos, and permanent hair color lasts until hair grows out or is cut.
After a big change in a salon, it’s easier to keep the color at home.
For a dramatic change, it’s a good idea to go to a salon first and have a professional do the work. This might be the best solution for a brunette who wants to go blonde, or a blonde who wants red hair. However, after the professional is already working, it becomes easier to choose the hair dye from the store shelves and do the work yourself.
Brands are generally consistent from one to another. Some may find that a certain brand has the right shade for their hair and will prefer to stick with that one. Many people get hair color recommendations from friends who have used various brands and have opinions about them. Most brands have websites that offer advice, shade recommendations, and even instructions to read before you buy.
Most hair colors complement people with light, cool skin tones.
It is also important to invest in shampoo and conditioner for colored hair. This will help keep the coloring longer and will also keep your hair in good shape as the dye can dry it out. Most hair dyes are available for under 10 US dollars. Someone who wants a good hair color can choose this option instead of paying the salon price.