Colouring your hair doesn't have to be a knuckle-cracking decision anymore
- Hair colouring can be a tricky business and lack of planning can cause a disaster
- Bleach can cause harm to the quality of your hair so the aim should be to minimise the use of it whenever possible
- To enhance the effect of hair colours, know what style of dyeing goes best with your hair length and type
Life is too short to have same hair colour all your life. With the right precautions and care, hair colouring doesn’t need to be damaging to your roots. Without compromising on the quality of your hair, you can still look funky, quirky, or elegant - depending on what you want to look. However, hair colouring can be a very tricky business. The wrong colour or a miscarried plan can turn out to be a disaster. We’ve all been there and done that and thus, we carry that trauma that has made us avoid colouring our hair again. But not anymore- this article talks about the best hair colours- techniques and styles to suit your look.
Minimise the use of bleach: Bleach is the biggest enemy of our hair. So it is best to opt for colours that don’t need you to bleach them. It is more difficult said than done, especially for people with naturally black or deep brown hair. However, in this new trend, you can eliminate bleach and yet colour your hair. But, there is a catch. You can only apply a dark colour, since a light colour will have no effect on your natural hair. Dying your dark hair purple, red, or blue will give your hair a glaze of the applied colour. Your hair will look black (or its original colour) with a tinge of the colour. This is the best option if you don’t want to have shocking colours on your hair and this looks good on all lengths of hair.
Balayage: A hair colouring style that is perfect for long and wavy hair, balayage is always on the top of the trend since the last few years. This process of dyeing doesn’t use foils. Instead, the hair stripes need to be personally painted so that they have more texture and look more naturally blended. Colours like grey, blonde or brown look amazing in balayage. The best way to opt for balayage is to choose an ombre - a mixture of two different colours.
Colouring your front hair: This new trend sounds very risky but if you can pull it off, it will look amazing. Since it is just a few strands of hair, you can also use bleach since the use is minimal. Here you can use all the wild colours that you’ve been dying to use- green, blue, violet, pink. This will look better in straight hair and if you have long hair in the front with a middle parting.
Undercut hair colour: Are you leading this dual life where in the morning you’re a corporate nerd but at night you are a party geek? We have the perfect suggestion for you. This colouring technique dyes your hair in a way that it cannot be seen when your hair is down. However, when you tie your hair up, the colour can only be seen then. If you are scared of experimenting with new colours, this is the best approach and it can stay hidden if you choose to keep it so.
Go all out: If you are just done with life and need some major saving from the bland, monotonous life, this is the best option for you. Going all out is colouring your hair entirely after bleaching it. But make sure you don’t do it more than once or twice in your entire life because this can damage your hair. The bleach can reach the root and cause poor hair growth.
So now, you can understand your needs and colour your hair accordingly. Hair colours can feel like a good break and might be refreshing to some. Natural colour is good but we can always have some safe fun with our hair now and then.