5 Important Things You Should Know Before Coloring Your Hair

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For both men and women, coloring your hair is a difficult thing to complete, but also quite exciting. Let’s face it. It can get quite boring and repetitive if we maintain the same color of hair for years at a time. Blonde, brunette or red, it can be thrilling to look at yourself in the hair salon’s mirror after the coloring treatment.

Each person should move ahead with caution, though. It’s understandable that we have high expectations for our beauty, looks and charms, but sometimes our physical attributes won’t permit us to have specific hair colors and styles we want. Most industry professionals will always recommend individuals to perform enough research to make sure it’s what they actually want.

Whether it’s getting it done at a hair salon or changing your hair color at home, there are important steps that one must take in order for the entire transformation to be a success. Here are some tips to ensure the whole thing goes as smoothly as possible.

Identification, realistic
One of the very first things any man or woman should do is to identify their natural hair color. Are you a strawberry blonde? Do you have chestnut hair with a bit of auburn? Or is your hair just jet black? On top of this, it’s crucial to be realistic in your hair color expectations. This means that if you have pale skin and you’re a blonde; don’t expect to be satisfied with dark, dark hair.

Trial runs
If you’re unsure about your desired hair color then it would be prudent to go through a demonstration and perhaps even a trial run. Your best bet would be to try on a wig and wear for an allotted period of time. This way, you will know for sure if you like it or not.

Gather opinions
Be sure to get the professional opinions from your hair salon or barber. Since these individuals have worked in the industry for quite some time and are trained, they will know first-hand whether or not the requested hair color will work. It may turn out that they have another hair color in mind that would be perfect for you.

Products
Since you are changing your color, it might require you to change your shampoos and conditioners and other hair products you regularly use. It’s best to do enough research and to ask hair professionals what you will have to use from now on.

Follow-up
After a few weeks or so, remember to schedule an appointment with your hair salon to make sure everything is going well and there aren’t any hiccups in your endeavor to become a blonde, red head or brown haired. If you completed it yourself then you might also want to book an appointment with a hairdresser.

If you’re still unsure as to what color hair you want, here are some suggestions:

– Fair skin/dark eyes: blonde or brown
– Medium skin/dark eyes: chocolate, auburn or caramel
– Medium skin/light eyes: dark blonde or honey brown.

Tara Uhrinek