5 Hair Coloring Tips
- 1. Women with pink complexions should avoid shades of red or golden blonde. Use ash tones to neutralize your coloring.
- 2. If your complexion is creamy white, pick dark shades (brown, black, or burgundy). They make the skin look luminous.
- 3. Sallow complexions should stay away from yellow, gold, or orange tones. Try deep reds and burgundies instead.
- 4. Starting at age forty, choose one shade lighter than your natural color.
- 5. Women of color should stay close to their natural hair color to complement the skin’s tone.
Additional Rules about Hair to Live By
- – The shorter your forehead, the longer your bangs should be. And they should start further back on your head.
- – Protect your hair, as well as your skin, from the sun. Use a sunscreen on hairline parts. Lip balm will also work since it contains a high SPF.
- – To completely remove residue from hair, combine equal amounts of baking soda and shampoo. Let set for five minutes.
- – Occasionally shampoo hair with mild dish washing detergent to get rid of product buildup.
- – Don’t smile when the hairdresser is cutting your bangs. Smiling raises your forehead, and your bangs might get cut too short.
- – Don’t cross your legs during cutting. It will make you sit unevenly, and one side of your hair may end up longer than the other.
- – Don’t try to style soaking-wet hair. Get it 80 percent dry first.
- – Hold your head upside down while drying for extra lift.
- – A vent brush will give your hair more volume.
- – Tease your hair with a toothbrush or baby comb. The small bristles will add a lot of volume to small sections of hair.
- – Use a ponytail to create an instant face-lift.
- – Reactivate a style by spritzing with spring water.
- – Never wash hair with hot water.
- – Always use a metal core brush to dry hair. The metal locks in heat to make hair dry faster, and tames and polishes hair by smoothing cuticles.
Take a strand test to make certain that you’re using the correct shampoo for your hair type. Does it snap easily? Your hair is fine or oily. Is it hard to break? Your hair is coarse or dry.
Source: The World’s Best-Kept Beauty Secrets – Diane Irons