Seven Home Hair Color Tips for Great Results
Doing your own home hair color for the first time can be
intimidating, to say the least. Have I chosen the right color?
What if I make a mistake and wind up with green hair? What if I
end up with overprocessed, dry damaged hair?
The fact is that you can achieve excellent results and save a
lot of money by coloring your hair at home as long as you know a
few basics about how to select the right color and apply it
Here are seven of the most common questions and my advice on
hair coloring at home.
Advice on Permanent Hair Coloring at Home
1.How do I know whether I should color my hair at home or go to
Most people can successfully color their hair at home but there
are exceptions. You should get a professional color job if your
hair is in poor condition - coloring dry damaged hair at home
can result in uneven color. Also, if your hair has different
shades and you want one even tone, a hairdresser can apply
different formulas to the different areas. Finally, it's best to
leave it to the experts if you want to make a drastic change to
your hair color, say dark brown to platinum blonde, or you want
special color effects or highlights.
2.Are drugstore hair colors just as good as salon hair color
In general, salon hair colors contain higher-quality ingredients
than the drugstore brands. Salons also offer a wider variety of
colors and tones. But home coloring kits are getting better all
the time and can deliver good results if used properly.
3.How do I pick a color that will look natural on me?
When choosing a hair color, your skin tone and natural hair
color are the two most important factors. Whether you're going
lighter or darker, stay within two or three shades of your
natural hair color. Here is a guideline for selecting a
compatible hair color for your skin tone: