Hair Colour FAQs
Q: How do I choose the right hair colour?
A: There are so many factors to consider when choosing hair colour, but the most basic considerations would be your skin colour.
- If you have pale skin, you can go for pretty much any hair colour.
- However, if you have very pale skin, avoid dark colours or black hair because it makes you look even paler.
- If you have pink skin, try to stay away from golden blonde or red hues and use ash tones for your hair to counteract your skin colour.
- If you have olive skin, never go for hair colour lighter than your skin because it would look fake. Choose darker hair colours instead.
- If you have yellow skin, avoid orange, yellow or gold hues and use cool dark brown and deep red tones.
Q: I canï¿½ï¿½t seem to decide between two shades. Do I go for the darker or lighter shade?
A: Go for the lighter shade first. After colouring your hair, a darker shade canï¿½ï¿½t be easily lightened, but a lighter shade can easily be darkened in case you change your mind.
Q: How often should I colour my hair?
A: Typically, you can colour your hair once per month or every 45 days, but it really depends on several factors:
- How quickly your hair regrows.
- The type of hair treatment you're using.
- The amount of grey hair you have.
- The intensity of your dyed tone.
The quicker your hair grows or the more grey hair you have, the more frequent you should colour your hair.
Q: Should I colour my hair at home or at a hair salon?
A: It depends. If your hair is extremely damaged or if you want hair colour thatï¿½ï¿½s more than a couple of shades away from your natural hair colour, go to a hair salon.
Q: Should I shampoo my hair before colouring it?
A: You should wait for at least 24 hours from your last shampooing before colouring your hair. Your hair and scalpï¿½ï¿½s natural oils serve as natural protection for your hair when itï¿½ï¿½s being coloured.
Q: How many boxes of hair colour should I buy?
A: If your hair is up to your chin in length, one box should suffice. If your hair is longer, you need at least a couple of boxes.
Q: Can I mix hair dyes to make my own custom hair colour?
A: Donï¿½ï¿½t. You wouldnï¿½ï¿½t be able to predict the resulting colour. In fact, following the instructions to the letter for one colour doesnï¿½ï¿½t guarantee the same results, much less a combination with other hair dyes.
Q: How do I keep my hair colour from fading?
A: Here are a few tips to lengthen the life of your colour-treated hair:
- Wear a hat or stay out of the sun.
- Avoid washing your hair with chlorinated water.
- Use a strong brand of hair dye.
- Don't wash your hair too often
- Use a shampoo and conditioner designed for colour-treated hair. It can actually extend the life of your hair colour by a couple of weeks or so.