The warmer the shade, the younger you look. If you’re blonde, white hair can be fun, but it’s not a youthful opt for a golden hue. Similarly, brunettes could add caramel highlights instead of ashy ones which can age you fast, and redheads could choose copper instead of burgundy. Adding brightness and contrast to the hair is the fasted way to a youthful look. Here are some of Source Beauty’s hair colour tips.
1. One Solid Colour
Natural hair consists of many different tones and shades that work together to create depth. Dying your hair one solid colour, regardless of whether that shade is jet-black or platinum blonde, puts you at risk of looking like you have a blanket behind your head— not exactly flattering. Keep it shaded for a youthful shimmer in the sun look.
2. Going Too Dark
We all love the mystery and classiness of dark hair. But after a certain age, sporting jet-black hair only serves to highlight fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation that becomes common when we age. Optimise your natural shade by getting low-lights.
3. Going Too Light
Blondes aren’t being let off the hook here. Just as it’s ageing to dye your hair a flat, dark colour, it’s just as unflattering to rely on ashy, super-pale shades that may bring out a paler side to your complexion. When adding blonde highlights to your hair, stick with a medium golden tone, or a caramel tone that is not too light or ashy. Beautiful colour isn’t just about the colour itself — it’s also about where that colour is placed to highlight your best features, always go to the professionals.
4. Complete Colour Makeover
The goal with hair colour is to look like a more beautiful version of yourself, which isn’t to say you shouldn’t experiment with shades that are foreign to your natural hair colour, but within reason. If you are taking your dark brunette hair to strawberry blonde, you have to commit to visiting a salon every four weeks or you risk watching your hair turn brassy, which is always ageing. Play it safe by subtly concealing greys and stay as close as possible to your natural colour to minimise damage.
5. Nourishing Coloured Hair with Suitable Products
There’s a very good reason why shampoos, conditioners, and other hair products are labelled “for colour-treated hair:” they do not contain sulfates or parabens and are more gentle on hair that has been dyed or highlighted. You can restore your hair’s natural luster by using products like Saskia SLEF-Free Shampoo and Conditioner which does not contain any sulfates or chemicals and is an all-natural way to prolong your coloured hair while washing. Consider yourself part of an exclusive club now – a club that requires hair products for colour-treated hair to be all-natural.
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