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What Color Should I Choose to Dye My Hair?

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Nancy Smith

Coloring your hair? Not sure which is the best hair color for you? Here’s a list of factors to consider when choosing hair color – and some tips for caring for your color-treated hair.

You were wondering what color to dye your hair? That’s good because although you might want to go wild with your hair colors, you might not be able to carry off every color easily. When choosing a color other than your natural, several considerations must be factored in, and we aim to cover these in this article.

Table of Contents:

  • The Best Colors for Your Skin Tone
  • Colors That Go with Your Eyes
  • Colors for Your Age
  • Colors That Last the Longest
  • Colors That Protect Your Hair
  • Tips to Look After Your Dyed Hair
  • Stay away from hair products containing chemicals
  • Use a chemical-free hydrating conditioner
  • Use a hair mask at least once a week
  • Nourish and moisturize your hair between washes

    The Best Colors for Your Skin Tone

    Skin tone falls into four categories – fair, medium, and deep. Fair-skinned people carry off light shades like silver, copper, and blonde. Darker hair colors can make fair-skinned people’s skin look dull. Avoid orange and yellow colors as well.

    If you have a medium skin tone, brown, black, and even golden brown are excellent choices. Colors with blue and purple might not suit your skin tone.

    If you have a deep skin tone, stick to brown-black, caramel, or reddish-brown – they are warm colors that can make your skin glow.

    Colors That Go with Your Eyes

    Golden brown and honey blonde are excellent if you have blue eyes and a warm skin tone. Or, if you have a cool skin tone, try burgundy or blonde auburn.

    People with green eyes and warm skin tones carry strawberry blonde and auburn, while those with cooler skin tones can carry off platinum and golden blonde colors.

    If you have brown eyes, stick to shades of brown – no matter your skin tone.

    You can go wild with hazel eyes – purple and pink, blondes, and even light shades of brown!

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    Colors for Your Age

    As you grow older, choose lighter colors rather than going with darker shades. Darker shades will make your skin look older, highlighting aging factors such as fine lines and wrinkles.

    Colors That Last the Longest

    If you want to avoid coloring your hair often or don’t have the time to make it to the salon regularly, dark colors like black and brown are your best bet. 

    Dark colors stay on the longest as they contain micro molecules that penetrate the hair deeply. The smaller the molecules in hair color, the longer it lasts.

    Do you already sport naturally black or brown hair? Then dark color dyes can last for at least six weeks on your mane.

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    You can expect your hair color to fade around week three or four if you have naturally light hair.

    Post-dye care for your colored hair is critical to ensure the color lasts longer on your hair. Always use a color-safe shampoo to clean your hair post dyeing.

    Colors That Protect Your Hair

    If you are worried about your hair dye causing hair damage, choose dark colors over light ones as you won’t have to bleach your hair before dyeing.

    You will have to bleach your hair before the dyeing process if using a lighter color or a completely different color like blue or purple. Bleached hair requires high maintenance as it can get extremely dry, brittle, and prone to damage.

    You can use hydrating shampoo and conditioner to keep your bleached and dyed hair in good condition. WOW Skin Science has a range of hydrating shampoos and conditioners to keep your colored hair looking bright and fresh. 

    WOW Skin Science Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner contain the goodness of coconut milk, aloe vera extracts, argan and almond oils, other botanicals, and keratin. They help replenish lost hydration, fight frizz, protect your hair from structural damage, and help your hair stay smooth, shiny, and bouncy.

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    Tips to Look After Your Dyed Hair

    Curious about how to maintain your dyed hair? Keep reading to find out!

    • Stay away from hair products containing chemicals

    Keep away from harsh hair products that contain chemicals, sulfates, and parabens that strip away the color from hair. Instead, switch to natural hair care products like those made by WOW Skin Science. WOW Skin Science’s products are free of chemicals, parabens, and sulfates.

    • Use a chemical-free hydrating conditioner

    Always use a rinse-out conditioner after you wash your hair to rehydrate your hair. When rinsing out the conditioner, use warm water first to rinse out and then a final rinse with cold water to seal the cuticles.

    • Use a hair mask at least once a week

    WOW Skin Science Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Mask (for color-treated hair) contains wheat protein, argan oil, black spruce bark extract, and many more botanicals. It is designed to replenish your treated strands with hydration, prevent further damage, help regain their elasticity and strength, and offer UV protection to prevent color fading.

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    • Nourish and moisturize your hair between washes

    Moisturize your hair between two washes with nourishing oils to keep your hair tame, healthy, and frizz-free. Again, WOW Skin Science has some fantastic leave-in treatments and oils that you can use safely on your color-treated hair.

    Choosing the right hair color for yourself is as important as selecting the right accessories for a particular dress. Consider factors like your skin tone, eye color, age, and what you expect to get out of your color treatment. Finally, post-coloring hair care is essential to retain the vibrancy of the dye color and its longevity.

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    Nancy Smith

    Discover more in the world of beauty, style, and wellness with Nancy Smith, for she has written hundreds of articles on the topics. Readers, including brands, find her articles relevant and enlightening. Smith keeps herself up-to-date and enables her readers to explore the latest in fashion, beauty, and wellness. Follow her for more tips, articles, and product reviews.
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