Seeking out good hair color advice before dying your hair can help you avoid mistakes and get a great new look.
When you understand the basics of hair color, you are more likely to choose the right color and apply it correctly. This can prevent severe hair damage and the need for costly corrective color sessions in the salon.
The first step is to understand the different types of hair color on the market.
Permanent hair color does not wash out. The change will be permanent, until the hair grows out and you cut it off. The only way to get rid of it is to have it professionally dyed back to your natural shade. You can go to the salon to have permanent color or do it yourself at home.
Semi permanent color is not permanent. Depending on your hair and the product you use, it will last between six and ten shampoos. This type of color can’t be used to lighten your hair. It is best for shades that are close to your natural tone. Semi permanent color is good for covering grey hair.
When selecting a color for your hair, you need to understand the levels in dyes.
The levels go from one to ten. One is black and ten is very light blonde. You need to be aware that your hair may not come out the color that is on the bottle. The shade you will get depends on the color of your natural hair.
A strand test can help you see how the color will look on your hair.
Very dark hair won’t come out blonde with a single process color. It will likely turn orange. The only way to get lighter shades is to use a double process. This should not be attempted at home. Visit a salon if this is the look you want.