Things to Consider Before Coloring Your Hair

Are you considering coloring your hair for the first time? Maybe youâ%u20AC%u2122re a seasoned vet when it comes to coloring your hair but youâ%u20AC%u2122re ready to change it up. Either way, the options seem to be endless when it comes to coloring your hair and sometimes it can be overwhelming. As something that is harder to change if you donâ%u20AC%u2122t like it, itâ%u20AC%u2122s important to think long and hard about your next color. To help you feel more comfortable and satisfied with your new decision, consider these tips!

Find Inspiration

Not sure what you want to do with your hair? Do some research! Find some photos of your favorite hair trends that celebrities and influencers have flaunted in the past. Grab some magazines, search through Pinterest, and even open the Instagram app! This will give you a better idea of what you want and what you donâ%u20AC%u2122t want. These photos will also help you articulate to your colorist what you want your hair to look like. 

Identify Your Skin’s Undertone

Although not talked about frequently, the color of your skin’s undertone should be taken into consideration when changing your hair color. Everyone’s hair color looks the way it does due to the undertone of their skin so what looks good on one person, might not look good on another. Undertone’s fall into three categories: warm (yellow, golden, peach tones), cool (pink, red, blue tones), and neutral. 

Don’t know what undertone you are?

– Check Your Veins. Look at the veins in your wrist – do they look blue or green? If they look blue, you most likely have a cool undertone and if they look green, you most likely have a warm undertone. 

– What Color Jewelry Looks Best on You? Silver tones tend to look more flattering on cool undertones, while gold tones tent to look more flattering on warm undertones. 

So what does this mean for your hair color? 

Cool, ashy tones tent to look more flattering on those with cool undertones (pink, red, blue) and warm, golden tones look better on those with warm undertones (yellow, golden, peach). This doesn’t mean that if you have warm undertones that you’ll look bad with a certain color hair! It’s just something to keep in mind. Whatever color you decide on, you’ll look fabulous!

Consider the Upkeep

Depending on what color you decide to go with and your natural color, you might have to have more frequent trips to the hair salon for upkeep. Is that something you don’t want to be doing? Ask your stylist for their feedback about colors that require less maintenance. 

Invest in the Right Products

Using the right products for color treated hair is going to be a game changer for you. After spending a lot of money on your hair, you don’t want to be heading back to the salon sooner than you have to to get a touch-up. There are several products that help color-treated hair maintain their color and lock in the extra moisture they need.

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