There’s no doubt that as we age, we often find ourselves wanting to change our style to give us a bit more confidence and to make us feel as though we are keeping in touch with the younger generation. While this is a feeling that many people in their twenties and thirties will be able to relate to, it’s the over fifties who are much more likely to feel as though they need to change their hair colour to roll back the years.
The advantage of a great hair dye is that you’ll be able to change your style, either dramatically or very subtly, and you’ll be able to make sure that the colour is going to suit you before you do it. While many of the processes of hair dyeing remain the same as you get older, there are some great tips on how to make the most out of your colour and protect your hair that many over fifties find particularly helpful to know.
The Easiest Ways To Change Your Style
There’s no need to head to the hairdressers when you think you fancy a new style. Quite the opposite in fact, since there’s absolutely no need to remove any of your hair at all. You will no doubt recognise the huge impact a hair colour can have upon someone’s appearance, and you can soon be taking advantage of the huge power of a great hair shade without even leaving the house.
If you think carefully, you’ll start to realise that many of the colour choices in your life are made around the colour of your hair. From the fashion that you keep in your wardrobe to the colour of the makeup that you buy, all of it needs to match your hair shade. The fun starts when you turn this scenario around, and instead find yourself shopping for a hair colour to match your wardrobe! Whether you’re thinking about a full colour covering or you’re just going to highlight or low light your hair, you’ll be amazed at the power a single colour can possess.
Find A Colour You Like – And One That Blends!
While it’s obviously massively important that you match the colour you’re looking for with your existing clothing, it’s more important to actually enjoy the shade that you’ve picked – and be able to live with it for at least 6 weeks (if you’re dyeing with semi permanent solutions). If you’re picking a permanent hair colour, you need to be able to stand the colour for a lot longer unless you want to be resorting to bleaching and cutting out, so make your decision carefully.
Finally, remember that although the picture on the front of your hair dye packet is going to be a good example of what you could end up looking like afterwards, you’ll need to take into account your current natural hair shade, and whether or not you are planning on bleaching your hair before applying the colouring. This is especially true if you have traces of gray and white hair, since the lighter your natural colour the more likely a powerful red colour, such as, will turn out extremely bright. If you are a little darker naturally, you can expect your new colour to follow suit.
We all want to feel a bit younger once we pass a certain age, and hair dye has the ability to transform our attitude to our advancing years.
Laura Watson loves hair dyeing and is keen to give out advice to anyone who needs help with the process.