A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life. The same mantra applies to changing your hair color too. You can get inspired by just about anybody; a friend, a crush, a celebrity or a random person on the subway. There comes a moment when you’ve finally mustered enough confidence to think you can pull it off too. Then begins the online research and you discover many new shades that you hadn't thought of before. You’ve browsed through countless shades by now looking for the one that will suit you the best. You’ve seen them all; Caramel Blonde, Ash Brown, Honey Brown, Dark Chocolate etc. It is as exciting as it gets coloring your hair at home for the first time. You feel alive even before you start the process.
There are a few important things you have to keep in mind though. You do not want your spirits to be dampened by some minor detail that you happened to overlook. To make sure everything is according to plan and the hair color session is a success, you’ll need to consider these key points especially if you’re coloring at home.
Take Your Time to Find Your Shade
It is absolutely pertinent for you to analyze the kind of skin tone and natural hair color you possess. Sometimes you might end up falling in love with a particular shade on someone but it might not necessarily suit your skin tone. Here is a handy guide to help you find the perfect shade of hair color that suits you best. As a general rule of thumb, you will want to stick to three shades darker or lighter than your natural hair color. This goes especially if you are a first timer.
Try Some Wigs
If you are looking to color your hair and can’t make up your mind, put on a wig. Find the color that you’re interested in and face the moment of truth in the mirror. You will know exactly how your facial features manifest themselves under the influence of a different hair color. This can really help you decide whether you love a color or hate it without having to really color your hair.
Buy a Couple of Boxes
If you’ve got hair that reach below your shoulders, you may need to buy two boxes of hair color just to be safe. Women tend to underestimate the amount of product required to really change the color of the entire volume of your hair.
Stay Away from Swimming Pools
The chlorine content in swimming pools tends to alter your hair color chemically by robbing hair cuticle. It is advised that you give the swimming pool a pass at least two weeks before and after the hair coloring session. You definitely do not want your hair color to change into something you didn’t expect. Also, chemical imbalance in the hair color can have adverse effects on its texture.
A Lighter Shade for Safety
You are almost never going to get the exact shade as you see on the box of hair color. It can be affected by many factors such as your natural hair color being different from the model. It is always safe for you to try a lighter shade on your own hair first. It is easier to darken your light hair color to the ideal one than lightening a dark hair color.
Don’t Forget the Hair Color Stain Protector
Keep the Schild Hair Color Stain Protector ready and use it carefully along your hair line to prevent any and all ugly hair color stains on your skin. Mark this one as a priority product because one unwelcome hair color stain near your temple can ruin your entire hair color session. Nobody likes a stain stealing the thunder away from your awesome new hair color.
Remember these few important points and leave no stone unturned to get the best hair color that you desire.