Do you freak out every day when you watch that tiny grey hair at the sideburns or in the front? Do you want to get a quick fix like a hair dye but are not sure whether it works? Then you are at the right place. Everyone has thought of dying or highlighting our hair at least once in our life. But the pronation that ‘dyes are harmful to health’, made us change our mind and why not? That is what we have heard for a long time now. Colouring doesn’t always downgrade your looks. If you have the right guide on what your hair colour should be, it enhances your look to the next level especially when it promotes your personal brand.
The Determining Factor
The determining factor which decides what colour suits your hair, is your skin tone. The majority of People go on colouring their hair without understanding this concept, and the results are disastrous, it can vanish your interest in hair colour forever. What we need to understand is, majority of us Indians have a warm skin tone, hence, we should always settle for warm shades like burgundy, blonde, or brown. Those who are comparatively with fair complexion can go for these same colours or can highlight with shades of cool(light) colours like blue or purple. Always remember if you are trying cool colours, try to keep their intensity to the bare minimum (P.S. they should be visible only when light falls on the hair).
The Top 5 for Any Skin Tone of Indian Men
Here is the list of our top 5 friendly hair colours that go with us Indians, irrespective of our skin tone.
1. Shades of Brown
The safest and the most beautiful hair colour for every Indian. The majority of people even start their hair colour journey with this colour. Shades of brown blend in easily with our Indian skin tone and give our hair that standout look we have been looking for. This is an excellent choice if you are still in your academics or have a strict corporate life.
2. Shades of Burgundy
If you are ready to go a little bit bold but still want that decent look, go for burgundy. Burgundy adds more texture to your hair and details to your face. This colour also blends easily with our Indian skin tone and makes you look cool without putting in much effort.
3. Ice Blonde
Here we come to the list of boldness with this one. Ice blonde shows off your boldness in the right way. If you are determined to dye your hair blonde, keep in mind that the colour is subtle, and not so bright. Also, ensure the colour comes with a matte finish and not a shiny one. Otherwise, your face will look dull and it will draw too much attention to your face.
4. Buttery Blonde
The same instructions go with this hair colour. Just keep one thing in mind, that if you are going for the blondes, the finishing should always be matte. Otherwise, you will also have to give your name for an audition at Disney ;-)
5. Platinum Blonde
Speaking of boldness, and this one will top the list. This is that kind of hair colour if done properly, people will turn around to admire you, and if not, people will still look around to laugh at you. A pro tip would be to colour your hair a little above the roots so that you get that blend of black and white which will enhance your looks further. This same tip you may apply for all the above colours too.
Hair Care Tips after Hair Color
No matter how much colours enhance your look, at the end of the day, they are heavy chemicals and are ultimately damaging your hair. So, if you don’t take care of your hair properly, your colour would fade away soon and also, you won’t have hair to experiment with the next colour of your choice.
o Use Sulfate-free shampoos
Sulfate not only strips off your costly hair colour but also snatches the essential oils and moisture from your scalp. So, if you want to make your hair colour and your hair last long, you should shift to good quality sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. Also, wait for at least 72 hours after colouring your hair before you shampoo. This gives the colour time to firmly grip your hair. Recommended Product - Mamaearth Onion Shampoo and Conditioner
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You should use cold water to wash your hair always during the shower. Warm water opens up your hair cuticles and thus slowly releases all the colour stored. So, if you want your colour to last long, you should opt for cold showers more often than hot ones.
o Don’t Wash Hair Unnecessarily
Don’t wash your hair unnecessarily, wash your hair only when necessary. If you feel your scalp is itchy or see dandruff, then only wash your hair. There are no such standard shampooing routines as every 3 days shampooing your hair. Instead, shampoo when you feel like it.
o Use Heat Protectant
If you prefer styling your hair too much, always remember to give a touch up of heat protectant to your hair. Be it a serum, or hair mousse, you should take proper precautions to maintain your hair health to the fullest.
Recommendations - Hair Mousse and Hair Serum
Thus, this blog will be your practical guide, protecting you from harming your self-image and at the same time enhancing your personal brand to the maximum potential. Now that you know all about hair colours, do you know which colour best suits your skin tone? If not, what is stopping you from contacting our professional stylist. Book your session now to get curated suggestions.