January is the perfect month to kickstart a new you for the year ahead. One way to do this is to start with a fresh, exciting new hair color! The way your hair is colored, cut or styled is an expression of your individuality and sometimes it’s nice to switch it up! Have you ever thought about what hair color you’d like to try and what it says about your personality? Here are 3 tips to keep in mind when looking for the perfect color.
- Choose the Right Color
Blonde, Brunette, Black, Redhead, or maybe even a bold color like pink! Everyone’s heard that blondes have more fun, but is that really true? Maybe you’re looking for a bright yellow or just a warm touch with some highlights. This shows you are youthful, light-hearted and open-minded! 2018 could be your year to go dark and add some dimension and depth to your look. Your brunette color will give you a hard-working, confident and versatile persona while, black hair gives a modern, mysterious and exotic look. Redheads are known for being “spicy and fierce” but they are also individualistic, alluring and impactful. Unexpected colors are also very popular and have a variety of meanings, but overall, going with a bold color means you’re fun and frivolous, creative and rebellious and you aren’t afraid of a change.
- Try a Demi-Permanent Color
Demi-Permanent color is a great way to try out a new look without the commitment. Depending on how often you wash your hair, this type of hair color will last around 20 shampoos. This way you can make the proper adjustments and get the perfect look before you go permanent.
- Taking Care of your Color
With new color comes new responsibility. How do you keep your hair looking as bright and fresh as the day you dyed it? A few quick tips are conditioning, wash with color safe products and use protein. Extra-hydrating conditioner will help restore damaged hair as well as prevent further damage when styling. Always wash your hair with a shampoo or conditioner designed for color-treated hair. The color safe products are gentle and don’t strip out moisture like other shampoos do. Protein fills cracks in the hair cuticle and makes it smooth meaning hair will be stronger and shinier. Make sure to only apply these treatments once every 1 to 2 weeks to avoid a brittle feeling.
FInding the perfect color for you can be difficult, but using an at-home hair color kit can be the perfect solution to trying a new look! Don’t be afraid to be bold and see yourself in color this new year.