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October 13, 2015
Choosing the right Hair Colour

Changing your hair colour isn’t as simple as you think. Everything doesn’t depend only on what colours you like, or what colours you think will suit your hair. There are many factors you should consider before making a move.

1. Get a second opinion

The first thing you can do is save images of the hair colours you liked on someone, or cut pictures out of magazines, and then make a consultation with your hairdresser. It is important to get a second opinion.


2. Consider your skin tone

The easiest way to do this is to check your veins by standing somewhere with lots of natural light. Observe your wrists, and if your veins look green, then your skin tone is warm, and if they look more blue, then your undertone is cool. If this is a problem, then you should try the coloured paper test. You are going to need red, yellow, white, silver, green and blue. After that, hold each piece of paper next to your face and if your skin looks better with the white, silver, green, and blue, then your undertone is cool. But if your skin looks better with the yellow and red ones, then your tone is warm. If you want red hair, you should consider your skin tone. For medium skin you should pick auburn, or medium copper. If your skin is dark, you should consider chestnut brown or medium auburn.

3. Natural colour type

Of course, red, blonde, brown, and black come with a variety of shades, so you should choose the one that complements your natural hair colour. If your colour is warm, you should choose a cool shade. And if your natural colour is cool, you should consider a warm shade.

Once you choose the colour that suits you the most, you must not forget to buy special products for coloured hair, such as shampoos and conditioners, because coloured hair needs more care.

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