Virgin hair- Craving for a changeby varrniikaPosted 1 week, 5 days ago
I haven't ever colored my hair in any way for all of my 19 years! I've recently come to understand how hair can be a beautiful way to express yourself and it grows back so I shouldnt be paranoid about damaging it . Please tell me what hair color would suit me.
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 4 days ago
I think there's a variety of options and it depends mostly on what you personally like and how much maintenance/damage you're willing to put up with. Since your hair is quite dark, you'll need to lighten for most colours. As your hair lightens, the warm tones will come through, so it'll go from brown to orange to yellow or platinum. If you like unnatural colours, red is a good starting point that doesn't require a particularly light base. There are some one-step lift and deposit dyes like L'oreal HiColor or Majicontrast that can give you a burgundy wine shade. Coppers, pinks, and brighter reds require more lift, but they are also fairly forgiving because they can work over orange bases. The next easiest option is purple, which can handle a little bit of orange as well as some deeper greens. Darker blues, turquoise, and light teals can work over yellow. You can also do a more unnatural-looking canary yellow over about a level 8 or 9. If you'd prefer natural tones, you'd also want to lift to around that level or lighter if you want a particularly ashy colour like a taupe or a grey-brown. Of course, pastel shades, and silver/white hair will require a level 10 platinum base, which will be the most difficult to achieve and may require multiple bleach processes.
My hair is similar in tone and I've done a majority of the colours mentioned above, and I've liked them all. Having dark roots is nice, because they look fairly intentional as they grow in, so you don't need to worry about keeping up with them if you don't want to. For unnatural colours, I usually suggest either a red or a purple as a starting point, since they are fairly forgiving and there are many options for brands that do a good job with those shades. I'm not very familiar with natural tones, so I can't give much specific advice there.
Just so you know, if you do end up wanting to grow out the dyed portions to the same length, it'll likely be a years long process. Personally, that's never stopped me from experimenting, but I also prefer having short hair, so it only takes me about 9 months to a year to fully grow out my hair. Of course, there's loads of fun things you could do in the meantime, but you should think about whether that commitment makes sense for you.
by BridgetSPosted 1 week, 3 days ago
Hi, you have beautiful long hair! I would first try something dimensional playing with the contrast between the natural dark hair and lighter pieces; you can choose the tonality of the lighter pieces, and even change them, play with them : https://www.instagram.com/p/CERfpMLsMJR/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B9PDImnHHXW/