For those of you out there who truly appreciate how fun it is to experiment with your hair color, but for one reason or another you cannot enjoy the pleasurable experience of altering your appearance, especially when you need it to be in the least invasive way possible. For many of you, I assume it is job related, and yes rules are rules; there are workplaces who strictly prohibit any kind of unnatural looking hair color; that even applies to red coloring.However, there are products out there that allow for you to experiment with those fun hair colors you are seeing on the runways, in magazines, and on the streets… that won’t get you in trouble at work!
For those of you who are a little bit nervous about funky hair colors, this is especially right up your alley! It does not damage your hair, you aren’t risking dying your hair permanently, and best of all– you get to enjoy bright, summer ready hair.
A disclaimer, however; while many products do say semi-permanent, temporary, or any variation on those words, do still use with caution (especially you extreme blondes at there). When you use the hair chalk, it is staining your hair. If your hair is very porous and is known to absorb hair dye very easily, this will stain your hair more effectively than others who use it. It definitely won’t all stay in your hair when you wash it, but there is a chance that there will be a little bit left over, very faintly left over, but still. So plan accordingly.
Hair Chalk…Is It Actually Chalk?
Well, yes it is chalk. They are small squares of chalk that are meant only for your hair. It will stain your hands a little when you rub it on your hair; it washes right off though, so don’t worry! There are a few stores who are selling it (Free People, Urban Outfitters), and it actually comes in the form of a typical piece of chalk (smaller of course). You can purchase them in a whole array of awesome colors; Urban Outfitters even has a set that includes 28 colors!
How Does It Work?
It works best when your hair is damp, well more wet than damp. You take whatever strand it is you want to have color, and simply rub the piece of chalk on and through the strand. Your hair will suck the color right up! You can create whatever combination of color you want to, or do the trendy ombre style so many people are doing right now. The best part is, it’s done in a snap, and you can style your hair as you normally would, just with an extra pop to it! If you straighten or curl your hair regularly, the color will stand out even more with the heat applied.
So get out there, experiment, have fun, and get funky fresh with your hair, with no worry.
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Appearance is everything and people have always been careful about the image that they present before others. For example, it would be terrible to put on a sharp suit or an elegant dress only to spoil the outfit with something as simple as your shoes. For this reason, care should be taken to ensure that you impress others with your image from your shoes to the color of your hair.
Even choosing the right hair color for your skin tone is important and in doing so, the following factors should be taken into consideration.
This is the most important factor to consider when choosing the right hair color. There are some skin types that can fit comfortably with any hair color. A good example of such a skin type is pale skin. With pale skin, one can easily try any hair color on without appearing like they are out of place. On the other hand, if your skin is dark, then it would be appropriate to stick with hair colors that are dark in type.
Going for hair colors that are lighter than your skin tone may create a more artificial look.
Although not as important as skin tone, the clothes you wear also have somewhat of a bearing on your hair color. For example, clothing that is red, orange or yellow always tone well with brown or dark hair colors. Such colors complement each other well and they create a feeling of excitement.
Your eye color also has a bearing on your hair color. By eye color, we mean the eye shadow you use on your eye area. Darker eye shadows go well with the darker hair colors, and brighter shadows tend to go better with lighter hair colors.
You may be hesitant in trying something new but this may be the beauty secret you’ve been looking for. So don’t be afraid of experimenting and trying out different hair colors as long as you keep these tips in mind and they conform to your skin tone.
This is actually a great way to start your journey of identifying the best hair color that matches your skin tone.
Give some thought to whether or not you actually need to dye your hair. Usually, your natural color will be perfectly matched to your skin anyway, such is the beauty of our DNA. At the same time, you will also have specific cosmetics that are better for your complexion, so there may be no reason to spend money on hair dye. We understand fully the reasons why you might want to use hair color, such as starting to gray or your hair losing some of its body and shine, but there is also an argument for seeing it as the last resort.
Whatever you decide, getting the right color for your hair will make a real difference to your look. Prevent yourself from ruining your look, and take your time to buy the right products for you.
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Grey hair on my head and grey hair in my pubes. I hate it! However, there is hope for me and those like me. It’s Betty dye for the “hair down there”. If you have a copy of my book, Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down, you’re familiar with Betty hair dye thanks to the short story, Elderly and Edible. I’m not elderly, but I am edible ;)
Your hair color can literally transform the way you look, emphasizing facial features you may have never noticed. You could go from soccer mom to sex kitten with one simple dye session. All you need to do is pick a good hair color for your skin, eyes, age, nationality, lifestyle, and everything else along those lines. Here are some tips to help you decide which color is right for you.
You can really make your eye color stand out by selecting the right hair color. Blue eyes historically pair well with blonde hair, but they can also look great with dark brown or black hair. Green and hazel eyes work well with brown or dark red hair, and brown eyes work with any brown or black hair color. Visit a salon and hold up samples of dyed hair to your eyes. Then you can see which color brings out your eyes the best.
Skin vs. Hair Color
You need to pick a hair color that looks right for your skin. For instance, you might look weird with sandy blond hair if you have an Asian complexion. That is because the blonde will pull out the green undertones of your skin and make you look icky and ill. If you have fair skin, avoid extremely dark hair colors. That may make you look paler than you already are. If you have dark skin, avoid dying your hair the same color as the skin or something that is extremely light in comparison. The only exception to this is for people aiming for a “beach bunny” look. You can go platinum blonde at that point.
Age vs. Hair Color
Your hair color needs to be appropriate for your age. We’ve all seen those crazy 90 year olds that have crayon red hair. Do you really want to be that? You can get something that covers the greys, but don’t use a funky hair color to make you look younger. That will actually work in the opposite way and show that you are just trying too hard.
Lifestyle vs. Hair Color
Finally, you need to think about your overall lifestyle when selecting a hair color. You might get away with hot pink hair if you’re a tattoo artist, but that look may not work for a personal injury lawyer. Make sure that your hair color suits your job and hobbies, which may actually mean that you need to spruce it up a bit. Whether you make the color bold and daring or subtle and complementary, it will help you fit in better with the real world.
Use the tips above to pick the perfect hair color for you, and you will look your best in no time at all.
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