Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hair Dye Colors

By Jayashree Pakhare

Most people use hair dye to cover grey hair while others do it to undergo a complete makeover. No matter what the ultimate purpose is hair dyes can be great for achieving a certain look and style.

The precautions
When it comes to cosmetic purposes, a hair dye can be a nice way to make a style statement. However excessive usage or irresponsible usage of hair dyes can even result in drying out as well as damaging hair follicles. This can cause a lot of people to lose hair in the process. Also, most of the earlier hair dyes used to contain harmful chemicals such as ammonia (which incidentally speeded up the bleaching and coloring process). However, with modern day health concerns raised by many women and men, nowadays most hair dye manufacturers are using ammonia free substitutes.

Types of hair dyes
There are primarily three types of hair dyes – the permanent, the long lasting semi permanent varieties and the semi-permanent types. Most people do not like to go for the permanent hair dyes simple because it colors the hair for good. Hence you cannot reverse the process once done. Also if you have used a dark colored dye, then getting it off can prove to be difficult. The second type or the long lasting semi-permanent type sustains even up to 20 washes and still retains color. The ones with the shortest staying power are the semi-permanent varieties. These fade after just 6 or 12 washes, making these good for first time users who are open to experimentation with colors.

The various colors available
Nowadays there are just so many colors available as far as hair dyes go that choosing a particular color can prove to be an uphill task. For example, you will find many shades within even a primary color. Let’s take brown – you’ll get chestnut brown, light brown, dark brown, mahogany brown, cinnamon brown and many more. You’ll also find colors like burgundy, black, blonde, straw colored blonde, and many more.

Knowing which color suits you best
Many times, you might find people walking down the road who have hair color which just doesn’t go with their skin tone, personality and structure. Hair dye colors are available in plenty these days and it can be quite easy to get confused as to which color to choose. However, hair color when used appropriately can accentuate features, bring out the best beauty in a person and flatter the appearance overall.

Choosing Right Hair Color
Here are some tips to helping you select the right hair color.
1. Light and warm complexion
People with such a skin tone are characterized by a beige, creamy, peaches and cream or ivory complexion. Usually they have green, brown, amber or hazel colored eyes. For such people, hair dye colors like strawberry blonde, beige blonde, light auburn, light golden blonde, or golden blonde hair are ideal. Such colored hair can also be accentuated with golden or red highlights.

2. Medium and deep warm complexion
Such persons will typically have complexions ranging from coppery, deep golden brown or tawny skin tones. The eye color is usually green, amber, cinnamon, topaz, or coffee colored. For such persons deep and rich luxurious colors are best suited. Therefore, colors such as dark golden brown, honey brown, chestnut, mahogany or copper colors are ideal. These can also be accentuated with golden brown or red highlights.
3. Cool complexion
Such people usually tend to have rosy pink, alabaster, rose beige, or even a pearly complexion. Eye color is typically blue, grey blue or even blue green. For such persons hair dye colors like whitish or pale blonde, silvery blonde, light brown or taupe are best suited. The idea is to look for colors, which have an ‘ash’ or cool tone to them. These hair colors can be accentuated with a lighter ash or silver blonde streaks.
4. Medium and deep cool complexion
Such persons have olive, dark brown, dark olive, ebony skin tones. Eye colors can range from blue-green, dark green, dark blue, brown as well as black. The ideal hair colors in such people would be burgundy brown, black, dark brown, plum or even black color. One can even highlight these colors by using burgundy or plum red highlights for better effect.

While choosing the Hair Dye Color, it is important to consider all above things. It is an art and if you want to have great looks, you must master it! 

Article Source: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/hair-dye-colors.html

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