Sometimes the act of changing hair colour is more than just cosmetic. Most people dye their hair when they want a change. Think about it, when do you feel the urge to dye your hair the most? A change always helps, and the best way to do that is simply by altering your hair colour.
There can be more practical reasons, such as when you want to cover your greys or merely glam up. Sometimes changing your hair colour makes you feel like a different person. At a deep psychological level, when you have embarked on a journey marked by changes, it often coincides with a change in hair colour.
How To Choose a Hair Colour for Indian Skin?
There are a few things to consider before choosing a hair colour. One of the most accurate ways to pick out a hair colour that suits you is to select a hair colour based on your skin’s undertones. A way to find your undertone is to hold your wrist under the Sun and observe your veins.
If your veins appear green, you have a warm undertone, if your veins look blue, you have a cool undertone, and if you can’t tell, you probably have neutral undertones. Usually, all shades of brown, burgundy and red highlights suit most Indian skin tones. Shades of blonde are generally harder to pull off but look best with neutral or cool undertones.
Rich browns, reds, and ash hair dyes are most suitable for warmer skin tones, even golden browns. Highlights of warmer golden, red, or copper tones are another option to consider if you have a warmer undertone. If there is any hair colour you should avoid, it is blue, violet, white and jet black. These hair colours can genuinely make your skin look washed out.
For Cooler Undertones:
You could consider excellent reds like burgundy and Bordeaux and intense browns with a warm base such as red, blonde, to brown for cool undertones. Consider getting cool shades such as taupe, wheat, honey, or cool ash brown if you want to highlight. Try to avoid gold and bronze tones which can make you look drawn. Neutral undertones can use almost any hair colour, and it would complement your skin tone.
Choosing a Hair Colour Based on Your Skin Tone
Now, undertones of your skin are not the only factor that decides which hair colour would suit you best; it is also your actual skin tone. It’s elementary to want your hair to match the model’s hair on the cover of an international magazine.
But, the chances are that that won’t work out very well since South Asians and our undertones and skin tones barely match the models on glossy, international magazine covers. However, we can find a beautiful hair colour that suits our beautiful brown bodies.
For fairer skin tones, ash brown is an excellent choice. It is a beautiful mix of brown and silver which is quite popular as hair colour in India. On the other hand, if you have lighter skin with pink undertones, auburn can be an attractive choice for you. However, the most popular choice at the moment for Indian women is a sun-kissed golden ombre.
If you have wheatish skin, honey blonde or chocolate brown are flattering colours for your skin tone that you could consider. They remind us of a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate and will make you look just as sweet. The safest option for you, which also looks incredibly chic, is burgundy red.
If you have a dusky skin tone, you could try a warm chestnut brown as a safe yet fool-proof option, or if you wish to experiment further, you could try a trendy, peachy pink or a midnight blue. Two bold colours will make you the centre of attention in any scenario.
Caution: Things To Consider Before Dyeing Your Hair
If you have a scalp condition like dandruff, scalp psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, or folliculitis, colouring your hair could cause your condition to worsen. You should speak to a professional stylist and ask if they provide a hair dyeing service that is safe for hair with your specific situation. You can also talk to your dermatologist to find out if it is safe to dye your hair, and if it is, then have fun. We’ll be here to hear about how unique your experience was.
If you are still unable to make a decision, it is best to choose a shade that is two shades lighter or darker than your actual hair colour for a refreshing change or a shade that matches your eyes closely to bring out the colour of your eyes.
Don’t forget to pick out a hair spray to preserve your newly-styled hair for as long as possible. But, most importantly, have fun with it! Dyeing your hair is a fun-filled activity that boosts your confidence, making your personality shine. So, no matter what hair colour you choose, wear it with confidence.