How To Find The Right Hair Color For You?
Do you want to change your look but don’t want to end up making a mess? Whether you want a natural, different, or bold effect, you can find the right hair color for you. The perfect shade matches your features and complexion, making your hair even more beautiful.
Choose a shade based on your skin undertone. Once you’ve determined that, decide which color suits your complexion best. If you have a neutral undertone, you will probably look good with any shade.
If you have a warm undertone, dark brown, warm brown, hazelnut, deep golden brown, auburn brown, warm golden or red highlights, and golden blonde will look good on you. Choose colors with a red or gold base: they will enhance you.
Avoid blue, purple, and ash-based colors, as they will give your skin a washed-out look.
If you have a cool undertone, try glossy jet black, a cool ash brown, or cool blonde in shades like mink, platinum, and white.
Avoid golden, yellow, red, and bronze shades; hot ones tend to make you look washed out. You may also be able to try bold, unnatural colors, such as deep red, cherry red, blue, and burgundy.
How to choose the perfect color?
Beyond these general rules, each of us is different and the result is not at all obvious: how to choose the right hair color without risking sensational flops? For those who do not have a different wig available for each shade a fun but impractical option, there is a quick and practical method to check the effect of the color.
Also for those looking for a color with a natural result with ingredients of plant origin, such as Herbalia by Garnier. The Virtual Proof is served, just upload a photo with your mobile phone and choose the shade: nothing could be easier!
The test to choose the hair color based on the face can also be activated with Olia, Garnier’s permanent color without ammonia. The palette, in this case, is particularly wide, with a truly irresistible range of shades. How about, for example, a golden pink, or an intense pink to be even more daring? Or, to opt for an enveloping brown, choosing from the many solutions available?
The intensity of the color will amaze you: whether you want to enrich the hair with new shades and iridescent reflections, or whether the goal is to cover gray hair. Once the application is complete, you will be able to appreciate the soft and luminous appearance of the hair and be pleased to have chosen the perfect color for your face!
How to choose a hair color for you?
Hair color is a very important feature to enhance a woman’s face. A wrong shade is enough to make your complexion dull and unhealthy. Every day we are exposed to the fashions and trends of the moment that offer us crazy colors and bold bleaches. We ask ourselves if they might suit us and we are always afraid to launch into change.
According to the color analysis, hair color is evaluated differently. There are no fads or trends to follow. You only follow mother nature. What is the color of our roots? Here, that is the right color for you, the only color that will be able to enhance your face and enhance your beauty.
Yes, you got it right. You don’t have to lighten your hair to appear brighter, you don’t have to dye red to look more particular, and you don’t need pink locks to look more glamorous.
The only color in the world that will be able to enhance and brighten you is your natural color. And you’ve probably made so many changes that you don’t even remember what it is. True?
Each of us is born with a hair color that stabilizes during adolescence, ranging from 11 to 18 years. The hair color you have as a child is not definitive, for some it was lighter, redder, or even darker than the current one.
So, to understand what your natural color is, you don’t have to refer to the color you had as a child, but to what you had as a teenager. So, the right color is what you have on the roots before the hair starts turning white.
The natural color is the only color that’s right for you.
If your hair is ash blonde, more commonly referred to as mouse color in a derogatory sense, that’s the color you need to try to keep. If your hair is dark brown, that’s the best color for you, you don’t need to lighten it. The problem is, that none of us come to adulthood with her natural color.
We all stumble upon a hairdresser who will lighten us, make our red highlights, and, finally, offer us the purple locks that are so fashionable. Or, we stumble upon organic cosmetics and you will already have switched to henna red because healthy hair is better than the right color.
You get to the point where, however, you never like yourself. Too light, too warm, too dark. No, but so they are too red. And you think you have to make other changes to see yourself bright but you don’t know who to trust and what to do. Well, you already have the solution. Go back to your natural color. But how?
Are salon dyes better for your hair?
Many of you may be tired of the results from the hairdresser, and at some point, you want to rely on do-it-yourself. The problem is not the incompetence of hairdressers but not being realistic.
If you enter the salon with black hair and you think you will come out beautiful, blonde, and bright like Chiara Ferragni, the problem is not with the hairdresser but yours.
If you analyze your appearance, evaluate the potential of your image, and go to the hairdresser with clear ideas you do not risk going out unsatisfied.
If you tell your hairdresser that you want to take out the egg blonde and switch to an ash blonde, he will know-how. The same if you ask to remove the red.
Since I know that before you get to the hairdresser you will try to experiment at home on your own, I want to give you a guide on how to understand the world of dyes. Hair color is evaluated according to a scale of tones, from the darkest to the lightest. Each number corresponds to a tone.
- Dark tones: 1 black, 2 brown, 3 dark brown, 4 brown
- Medium tones: 5 light brown, 6 dark blondes, 7 blonds,
- Light tones: 8 light blonde, 9 very light blondes, 10 platinum
After taking care of the tone, the reflection of the hair is taken into account. In the colors, in fact, after the first number that indicates the tone, we find a second number that indicates the pigment contained to obtain that reflection.
- Ash (blue)
- Irisé (purple)
- Mat (green)
To obtain the desired color, therefore, you will have to choose a tint that contains the right pigment to correct the current color. To obtain color changes we must refer to the Itten Circle or the complementary color scheme.
The green pigment will neutralize the red, for example. The blue will neutralize the warm yellow highlights from blonde hair. After neutralizing the wrong color, you can proceed to tone your hair in the desired color.
Since it is quite difficult to be able to create the right blend to neutralize your hair color, it is always best to consult a professional. However, we can deduce that if a color has the number 1 or 2 as its second digit, we are dealing with a cold tone. If, on the other hand, the numbers 3, 4, and 6 are present we will have a warm tone.
On the market, we also find colors that contain three digits. The second and third digits indicate the color pigment present. So, if we have a 7.34 it means that it is a golden blonde with copper highlights. In fact, the pigment indicated by the third digit is contained in a lower percentage than that of the second. In the example just made, 7.34 contains more gold pigment than copper.
The color suitable for your face
The color suitable for your face is, therefore, the natural color. It follows that some colors are non-armochromatic. What does it mean? If a color does not already exist in nature, it is not considered in armocromia.
No one is born with electric blue or green or pink hair. Therefore, these colors are not suitable to enhance any but can be considered as a fun experiment to change your image. Likewise, mahogany red or cool red hair is not armochromatic. In fact, the only type of red existing in nature is a warm red.
Talking about red hair leads me to analyze one of the biggest armochromatic sores: henna. Red hair, as mentioned, is good only for those who have it natural. So if you are blonde or brown it is almost impossible that you look good with red hair. With the aggravating circumstance that henna binds to the hair structure and is practically impossible to remove.
What plants make what color dye?
There are many dying plants but the one with greater dyeing power and for this reason, the one present in (almost) all blends is Lawsonia Inermis, the classic red color. If you want to make a brown blend you will almost certainly get some red highlights, because the blend contains Lawsonia.
At the same time, the restructuring power that henna has on the hair must also be considered. Application after application makes them more robust. Many, therefore, will prefer to have healthy and strong hair, but in the wrong color.
The numerous dyeing plants on the market can still be mixed to get the right tone. In fact, it is possible to use herbal blends and obtain a tone that is not visibly red and/or that also has a cold reflection.
Below is a list of all the dyeing plants I know.
- Alcanna: violet reflections
- Amla: slight darkening power
- Chamomile: light warm blond reflection
- Cinnamon: anti-yellow and anti-copper – avoid use on the skin
- Cassia: used to decrease the dyeing power of other herbs
- Catechu: Helps the coloring mixture to take root in the hair
- Barberry: cold blonde highlights
- Turmeric: warm blonde shades
- Frangula: blonde highlights
- Ash: brown reflections
- Hibiscus (karkadè): in high percentages with purple reflections, it can be used as an anti-yellow
- Indigo: dark green/blue dyeing power
- Kamala: suitable for achieving very lively shades of red
- Katam: cold brown dye
- Lawsonia inermis: high red dyeing power
- Camping wood: copper shades
- Walnut husk: light brown reflections
- Nagar motha: light hazelnut reflections
- Rhubarb: golden yellow coloring
- Madder (manjistha): bright red dye (at acid pH it releases warm reflections, at basic pH, it releases cold reflections)
- Red sandal: cool red toning
- Spinach: anti-copper effect but has no coloring power
At this point, you should have enough knowledge to understand which color is right for you and you can evaluate whether to get it using chemical dyes or natural herbal dyeing blends.
White hair: who is it good for?
White hair is inevitably a sign of advancing age. They are there to remind us that we are getting older and, let’s not be moralistic, they have a sloppy and unkempt effect. For this reason, seeing a white regrowth is synonymous with a woman who takes little care of herself.
When the gray hair starts to be in greater quantities, if the base is dark, a salt & pepper effect is created. The graying hair is given by the brown base and white hair is perceived overall as gray. Gray, being a cold color, will look best in cold seasons such as Winter and Summer. But is gray hair able to improve a woman’s appearance? No! Because they refer to old age. So, even if in accordance with the temperature of your skin they will not be an added value.
Now you know that the right hair color for you is the one that mother nature gave you and if over the years you have made some disaster you should go to your hairdresser to try to fix it.
Once you have your natural color, you can keep it at home by choosing to use a chemical dye and looking for the most suitable herbal blend for you. It will not be easy to go back to your natural color but trust that when you do it you will discover a new you in the mirror and you will find yourself beautiful and full of light.