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Choosing a hair color

Hello,

So I am considering dying my hair for the first time using an at-home hair color. I don't usually dye my hair, buuuuuuut...I need a change, so this is what I'm doing. What hair colors would you recommend for me 'cause I'm clueless haha I am in my late 20's, I want something natural and not extreme. I am pretty pale (people tell me I have a peaches and cream complection), but my skin and nose turn red pretty easily. My natural hair color is a dark blond/light brown and I have brown eyes. I tried to add a photo, but you need a URL and the photo is not online. Let me know if there are any other details I can provide.

 

I really appreciate any advice - thanks for your time!

 

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5 Replies

LittleBunny
elite
2 years, 4 months ago
Re: Choosing a hair color

I have dyed my own hair a many times, and I've done my friends' hair too. My strongest suggestion is to use a semi-permanent dye, especially if you're not that experienced with hair color. I really like Clairol Natural Instincts, as it doesn't damage hair but gives good, rich color. Another general tip I would recommend is not trying to go lighter at home. Lightening hair can really damage it, so you'll want to leave that to the pros. It is also very unpredictable as far as how it reacts with hair, and you're more likely to get a brassy, orange result if you try to lighten hair yourself. That said, you should be safe if you stay 1-3 shades within your natural color. Lastly-- if you absolutely hate your result, pick up a bottle of Prell. It's a very old school shampoo, but it'll take dye out gently if you don't like your result. Good luck!


AliyaNatasha50
insider
2 years, 4 months ago
Re: Choosing a hair color

I just dyed my hair for the first time last week and I got a dark brown color. My natural hair color is jet black and it showed a little bit. I think you should go a little bit darker because it is fall , but not too dark maybe a medium brown. 


CommMajor101
newbie
2 years, 4 months ago
Re: Choosing a hair color

Those are all great tips, thanks! Keep 'em comin'!


CaroleVonAllten
elite
2 years, 4 months ago
Choosing a Hair Color

Since this is the first time coloring your hair, I highly suggest you seek out a professional colorist.  The colorist will analyze your skin tone and eye color and together come up with a look that is perfect for you.  Please don't do it yourself.  I have tried it, and the color is never just right and not the same as the color on the box.  Besides, you and your coloristCool may decide to use highlights and/or lowlights or a combination of colors.  I truly hope you don't tackle coloring your hair yourself.  It is money well spent to go to a professional.

Carole Von Allten


CommMajor101
newbie
2 years, 4 months ago
Re: Choosing a hair color

Thanks, Carole Von Allten, for sharing your experience. I truly wish I had the money to go to a specialist (especially since I'll be getting back into the dating scene here soon), but I simply just can't afford it.


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