You want to dye your hair and you’re set on blonde, but you have no idea what shade to choose. Here are some secrets on finding the perfect shade silver hair dye first time and with minimal damage to your hair.
Most people are either warm or cool toned. The shade of blonde you choose for your hair depends on the underlying tones in your skin. Warm toned people have golden, olive, or dark skin with brown or dark eyes. Their hair is black, brown, blonde, red, or strawberry blonde. Cool toned people have fair skin with blue or green eyes. They have blonde, black, or brown hair. These people burn instead of tanning.
If you are cool toned, your hair might reflect silver in the light. Silver jewelry looks good on your skin. Look at the veins in your wrist and forearms. If they appear to be green, you have warm tones. If they are blue, you are cool toned.
Another method is to hold a white piece of paper up to your face. If you are cool toned, your skin will look blue compared to the paper. If you are warm toned, your skin will look yellow or golden next to the paper. Understand what shades of blonde you are considering. Whether you are dyeing your hair from a box or at a salon, the shades can sound like food options at a bakery. Warm shades contain words like warm, honey, golden, butter, caramel, or copper.
Cool shades are called ash, beige, pearl, and ice. Go for a natural shade of blonde if you’re dyeing at home. No matter what skin tone you have, if you want your hair to look natural, only go 2-3 shades lighter than your natural hair color. Also consider the color of your eyebrows when deciding on a natural blonde shade. If you are going a few shades lighter on already dyed hair, but your hair naturally is dark, go for ash-toned blonde shades. Consider dyeing your hair with cool or neutral shades of blonde if you are doing it at home. Warm shades, with golden or honey in the title, can end up making your hair look orange.