Picking the perfect colour for your hair is like choosing your life partner.
It can take years of practice to get it right and often, when chosen wrongly, can spell disaster. Let this list aid you into selecting the perfect hair colour.
Hair Colour and Skin Tones
Hair colour and complexion are very closely related. Hence, one should take their skin colours into consideration before colouring their hair. Skin tones are mostly categorised as warm or cool. Warm skin tones usually consist of darker complexions, black or brown eyes and with greenish-hued visible veins. Colours like brown, burgundy and shades of red are best suited for these skin tones. However, if you are light-skinned, with fair eyes and bluish-green veins, you can afford to experiment with copper, golden and silver colouring. Indians are blessed with olive tones and should, therefore, stick to the darker shades mentioned.
The Variant Browns
Browns are excellent choices for Indian men. The colour brown brings out the warm undertones of a rich complexion and tends to give a fuller appearance to the face. The best thing about shades of brown is that they come in myriad variations, which can be made to suit varying skins tones. Dark brown with chestnut streaks works wonders for most complexions, while the relatively fair-skinned Indian men can dabble with rich chocolate browns.
Albeit a risky choice, blonde hair tones need not be taboo for Indian skin tones. Choosing darker shades of the golden hue will help blend the colour in with the Indian skin. However, one should try and avoid using too much of it, since it tends to look highly unnatural. Opt for fewer blonde streaks to create an edgy look. If your tone of skin is lighter, you could experiment with blonde streaks more, but do so only if you are dying to get that ‘firang’ look!
Reds look great on fair skinned Indians. Obviously a riskier choice, if planned properly, red can successfully bring out the best in one’s appearance. Red, burgundy and auburn are the colours one could try for a glamorous appeal. Burgundy and shades of copper tend to create an eye-catching effect among the youth, while the relatively older generation can opt for reddish browns for a classier appeal.
By following the above-mentioned advice, you will be able to select the perfect colour for your hair. Do remember to try on only a bit or colour your hair in streaks, before plunging into colouring entire mane in a colour that is new to you.
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