A Beauty Guide to Hair Colouring

Posted on Jan 14 2014 - 3:26am by Cathy Brunetti

choosing the best hairdresserMany women find hair colouring as an effective way of improving their appearance. This is why they look for hairdressers – to hide their grey hair or to imitate the hair colour of their favourite celebrity. Hair colouring involves different chemicals, and it’s always best to prepare for treatment by learning how it works:

Hair Wash

Wash your hair 24 hours before the appointment to remove dirt and other chemicals from the strands. This way, professional hairdressers in Perth or any other city in Western Australia can determine which colour is right for you. Don’t apply any products and try to keep it as natural as possible, so hairdressers won’t make a mistake in choosing a shade.

Hair Colour

Chemicals used in hair dye are the same, but the effects differ depending on your hair type. Don’t expect to have the exact same shade as others. Those with thicker hair strands need more time to absorb chemicals than those with thin hair. A strand test is ideal to figure out how much time you need to stay in the salon. Comparing a shade grid to your hair will also help you get a preview of the results.

Skin Tone

Hair colour depends on the skin tone. Darker shades of blonde or brunette are ideal for those who have fair and rosy skin. Black, autumn, and golden brown, are good options for dark skin. The skin tone needs to highlight the shade even more, so both can complement your facial features.

After Colour

Start with a colour that’s two shades lighter to play it safe. It’s easier to repair lighter shades compared to dark ones. A reliable hairdresser knows that the hair shouldn’t undergo excessive colouring treatments in a single session. After treatment, wait at least 48 hours before shampooing your hair. Choose specialised hair products to make sure that the colour won’t fade over time.

Hair colouring can bring out the best in you. Choose a good hairdresser because no matter how good the dye products are, it won’t look good on your hair if it isn’t done right.