Everyone has the urge to dye their hair at least once in their life. You only live once, so it is better to have tried and have failed than not to have tried at all. But only a little over half of the people that have this urge are brave enough to go out and actually do it, and for that, you ROCK!
Dyeing your hair according to a pinterest picture or a video you watched is very daring and risky, especially if the person in the picture/video does not have the same skin tone as yours. Yes, sometimes it can come out looking just as good, or even better. And other times…not so much. Well, this blog is for you, to help you figure out how to choose the right hair colour.
Another daring and risky thing is dyeing your hair by yourself. A lot of people’s first time dyeing their hair, they thought all you have to do is mix the dye and just slap it onto your hair. It’s not until later that they realise some things are best left to the professionals. This is not an attempt to scare you from dyeing your hair by yourself, it’s just a precaution. Watch as many videos or read as many manuals/instructions as you can, and you might actually learn a new skill in all of this.
If you’re new to this hair dyeing game, and you have absolutely no idea what colour to dye your hair or even how to do it by yourself. Then go to a salon and let the professionals take care of you and your hair with Revlon’s range of hair colours. It’s better to spend a few more bucks on your hair rather than save the money and end up ruining your hair. If you’re that professional and you have all the skills to dye your client’s hair but you’re not sure how to pick a hair colour, then let this be your guide to finding the perfect colour for your clients.
Identify your skin tone/undertone
Your skin tone is a part of who you are, just like your natural hair colour and eye colour. While there are ways you can change your hair colour by dyeing your hair or your eye colour by using contacts, our skin tones can be affected by the weather and other factors like skincare products, UV rays, etc.
Regardless of these changes caused by the sun and some products, you need to be able to know your skin tones and undertones. Knowing this will not only help you determine how to choose the right hair colour for your skin tone but also what makeup products to use to complement your skin and colours of clothes to wear to suit your complexion.
There are four different skin tones:
- Light: This is the lightest of all skin tones and people with this skin tone have less melanin and are likely to get sunburned easily and quickly.
- Fair: This is a light skin tone with warmer shades of undertone(we’ll address this in a moment). Rather than burn in the summer, you most likely would get a tan.
- Medium: Tanned skin tone with undertones of olive or warm gold.
- Dusky (Deep): This is the deepest of all skin tones.
To know what skin tone you are, you can:
Check your jawline:
Your jaw is the one place on your face that doesn’t get affected by skin conditions and such. It is the one place that is true to your skin tone.
What they say:
A good judge of your skin tone are people that aren’t you. Just as how you can tell them what skin tone they are because you see them in different lighting, they can also tell you what your skin tone is.
Just like how there are different shades of one colour, there are also different shades of each skin tone and that is because of the different undertones; warm, cool and neutral.
Check your vein colour on the inside of your wrist or around your eyes. If they are:
- Green, it signifies warm undertones.
- Blue/Purple; signifies cool undertones.
- If neither; then you most likely have a neutral undertone.
Typically, green/brown eyes signify warm undertones while blue/grey eyes signify cool undertones. But this doesn’t mean that’s the final say.
The colour of jewellery that looks flattering on your skin can also be a clue as to what undertones you have.
- Warm undertone - Gold Jewellery.
- Cool undertones - Silver Jewellery.
- Neutral undertones - Both (Gold and Silver).
Wear white, or grab a white piece of paper, if your skin looks:
- Yellowish - Warm undertones.
- Pink - Cool undertones.
- Green/Grey - Neutral undertones.
If these colours suit you then you are likely to have these undertones.
- Blue - Cool undertones.
- Yellow - Warm undertones.
- Both/All colours - Neutral undertones.
If you tan easily without feeling any burning sensation then you have warm/neutral undertones. If not, then you have a cool undertone.
Do your natural nail beds seem more pinkish or peachish?
- If pink - Cool undertones.
- Peach - Warm undertones.
- Both/Neither - Neutral undertones.
How to choose the right hair colour for your undertone
Now, here’s the guide on how to know what hair colour suits you according to your undertones.
Spring Hair colours like blonde (champagne/warm, rich/golden caramel), light brown/chocolate brown, dark red auburn or honey shades.
Autumn Hair colours like honey blonde, rich dark red/auburn, chocolate brown, rich/golden caramel hues or copper shades.
AVOID: Hair colours with hints of blue/purple.
Summer Hair Colours like Blonde (light, ashy, platinum or icy), Lavender/pastel purple, cool rose/strawberry shades, and baby blues.
Winter Hair Colours like Brown (Dark/Medium ashy), ash blonde, Black hair, Deep/Rich purples (burgundy, plum), Midnight blues, or anything dark and metallic.
AVOID: Hair colours with hints of red/yellow.
People with warm undertones can rock any of these hair colours from the warm and cool undertones. These colours can look natural on them depending on the shade and depth of the colour.
Try to avoid flat colours, that is solid colours with no depth particularly those with light skin tones.
Check out the Revlon hair colour range
Now that you know how to pick your hair colour, check out Revlon’s range of hair colours and get right to dyeing your hair by yourself or at a salon.
Top Speed Hair Color Collection:
This collection of Revlon Hair Dye is Ammonia Free, hence it doesn't make your hair brittle by damaging the hair cuticles or make your hair dry and frizzy. It is made with ingredients that help deep condition your hair that protects it against damage. With no mixing required and easy application, it covers your grey hair in five minutes.
This collection comes in a big and small pack available in 5-8 different colours.
Color Silk Hair Color Collection:
This collection is enriched with keratin and contains no Ammonia that leaves your hair in a better condition with the ingredients that condition your hair deeply. It comes in 9 different permanent colours with each colour having its cream developer and after-colour conditioner.
Color N Care Hair Color Collection:
This collection leaves your hair soft and shiny with no greys in sight. Available in 6 colours, this permanent hair colour comes with its own colour developer and colour protection conditioner enriched with olive and coconut oil to give your hair the shine and smooth texture it needs.
Go on and reap the benefits of these Revlon Hair colours. Say bye to your greys and welcome a new era (or hair-ra). Be it a colour that’s a loud cry from your natural hair colour or a colour that’s close to your natural hair colour, embrace this new you.
Q. What hair colours suit a warm complexion?
A: Warm colours! Anything from brown to blonde. Shades of caramel, copper and warm reds.
Q. Which hair colour is best for Indian skin tone?
A: That depends on your undertone, be it warm, cool or neutral. Read this blog to identify your undertone and skin tone.
Q. Which hair colour is most attractive?
A: Brunettes are viewed to be the most attractive.