When coloring hair at home, the color change should stay within two shades of the current tone. Semi-permanent color is a good choice for people who are not ready to commit to a color or are unsure about the chosen color.
Some good home hair coloring products for achieving a basic hair color change include Clairol Natural Instincts, Revlon ColorSilk and Clairol Nice 'n Easy. Products that allow for more color customization and effects such as highlights include eSalon and L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Mousse Abso
In order to remove hair color, wash hair with a clarifying shampoo and follow up with a color-removing treatment. Follow up with a deep conditioning mask or hot oil treatment.
Determining the best hair color for anyone starts by determining the tone and shade of the person's skin, which complements hair color. Skin tone is described as deep, cool or warm, and skin shades are grouped as fair, medium, olive or dark.
Some well-reviewed home hair color brands include specific products by L'Oreal, Clairol, Revlon and Garnier. These home hair color kits are designed to make do-it-yourself application easy. They do away with the need for a professional colorist.
Multicolored hair is trendy as of 2015. This look is achieved by using low lights or highlights to add depth and structure and create hair that compliments the individual. Hair color fashion can change from season to season.
Progressive hair color gradually colors the hair by creating pigments that darken the hair over multiple applications. This type of hair coloring technique is subtle and results in a more youthful appearance, but the results are not permanent.
Total Beauty lists the best over-the-counter hair color as Wella Colour Charm Permanent Haircolor. It costs $5.99 as of 2014, and there is no ammonia that can burn your scalp.
Coloring bleached hair often produces the best results and is a common practice according to Clairol. Bleached hair removes the pigment from the hair, leaving the hair ready to fully absorb a new color.
To color bleached hair, treat hair with a prewash and conditioning treatment, apply a filler color, then apply the desired hair color. Condition weekly with a deep-conditioning treatment.