How To Pick The Right Color When Dying Your Natural Hair

Make Note Of Your Undertones

When trying to decide what colors might look best on you, you should first make note of your undertones. Undertones refer to the tint and tones of color in your skin. You can have warm undertones, neutral undertones, or cool undertones. You can tell which undertones you have a number of different ways but the easiest way is to check your veins. If your veins appear blue/purple under your skin, your undertones are cool. If they are blue/green, your undertones are neutral. And if your veins appear green/olive, you have warm undertones. 

Once you know your undertones, you can start picking possible colors. Neutral undertones can normally get away with cool or warm colors. Cool undertones tend to go best with cooler colors like ash blonde, cool pastels, etc. Warm undertones tend to go well with warm reds, honey browns and blondes, etc. 

Check The Health Of Your Hair

If you’re about to make a permanent change to your hair like dying, you’re gonna wanna take stock of the health of your hair. How regularly do you deep condition? Do you need a protein treatment? Do your ends need a trim? It would be smart to consider dedicating a few consecutive days/weeks to getting your hair in tip top condition before your dye job. We recommend our STRENGTHEN Protein/Moisture Balancing Deep Conditioner to make sure your hair is strong and healthy. 

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Take Lifestyle Into Account

Another thing you should take into account is your lifestyle. This includes things like your job, your level of physical activity, what you do in your free time, ect. If you have a job that requires a dress code, you might want to pick a color that is more on the natural or subtle side. You’ll also want to think about how much time and money upkeep would require.  

Pick Something That Excites You 

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At the end of the day, this is your hair! And you should feel excited about it. Take a risk. Do something you’ve never tried. You never know what new you lies around the corner. 

Are you considering dying your natural hair? Tell us about it in the comments. 

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