Avoid These Silly Self-Coloring Hair Dye Mistakes

Posted on: 7 July 2015

Coloring your own hair is a creative endeavor that allows you to take your look into your own hands. Unfortunately, too many people make the same old mistakes and end up with awful coloring jobs. If you're insistent on doing your own hair coloring, follow these tips to avoid ruining your style.

Straying Too Far from Original Color

People coloring their hair often want to go for something that is dramatically different than their original color. That's a big part of the fun: changing your color on a whim and creating a wildly diverse personal palette to match your style.

Unfortunately, it's not only difficult to change your color that much, it's also unflattering. The best advice to follow is to stay within two shades of your natural hair color. Going any darker or lighter can create an unnatural look that just won't for you. Compare your natural color with your potential new color on a hair color chart to decide whether or not it is right for you.

Clashing with Skin Tone

Before you choose a color, make sure to figure out whether you have a cool skin tone or a warm skin tone. Generally speaking, people with cool tones generally look better with lighter hair while warmer skin tones look best with darker hair.

There are a variety of ways to check whether you have a cool or warm skin tone. For example, people with blue-tinted veins have cooler undertones, while people with green veins have warmer undertones. Another test involves jewelry: people with cool tones look best in silver, while gold looks best on warm-toned women.

Leaving Dye in Too Long

One of the most common mistakes made by amateur hair colorists is leaving hair dye in too long. It's an understandable impulse, especially if they are concerned about the effectiveness of the dye.

Unfortunately, leaving hair dye in longer than the suggested time on the box will create a severely darkened look that can be hard to correct. Even worse, it can actually damage your hair and make it more difficult to dye your hair in the future.

Choosing the Wrong Type of Dye

Not all hair dyes are made equal: there are actually several types that must be considered. Choosing the wrong hair coloring can make your dye job more difficult and can even create a hideous look.

For example, semi-permanent and permanent hairs dyes are designed to darken your hair. They cannot be used to create a lighter look as they are adding extra tint to the hair. On the other hand, lighter looks must be achieved with bleach and highlights. These dyes work by oxidizing the hair follicles and removing its color.

Avoiding these problems should help you achieve the hair color you want. If you still can't quite get it right, call a professional colorist like Escape Hair Salon and have them do the job for you.


A New Summer Style

A couple of months ago, my beautiful, intelligent, and talented sister married her best friend in a simple, church ceremony. On this special day, a hair stylist curled my hair and pinned it on top of my head. Because I normally keep my hair short, I had to grow it out for a few months before the wedding in order to achieve the look I wanted. Now that the wedding is over, my long hair is starting to aggravate me. Due to the summer heat and humidity, it is beginning to break off and look frizzy! I am in desperate need of a new summer style. On this blog, you will discover the best types of haircuts for the steamy, summer months. Enjoy your new look!

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