Finding the colour that gives a natural looking hair color, flattering your complexion while covering your ALL your grey hair, is NOT mission impossible! 5 tips that will help you find your ideal hair colour.

1- Purchase the appropriate formula

To do this, you must evaluate your percentage of grey. But don't get sad! On the contrary. This will help you choose the type of product you need to buy: semi-permanent hair colour or permanent hair colour. - Between 10% and 50% of grey hair, you can use a semi-permanent or demi-permanent hair dye whose results fade with every shampoo. - Between 60% and 100% of grey hair, your best bet is permanent hair dye. While you're at it, choose a formula that guarantees 100% grey coverage and long lasting hair color. You can see the results for 6 to 8 weeks.

2- Find alternatives to dark hair color

Colours that are too dark have a tendency to harden facial features, which only intensifies with age. And then, if you make a mistake, it is easier to correct light hair color than darker hair color. - If you have only a few white hair, stay in the brown palette, such as medium brown or light chestnut brown. - If your hair is more grey than black, you can flirt with lighter shades and see for yourself if blondes have more fun.

3- Opt for a natural hair dye

Are you brunette and you dream of being blonde? It is possible. But before you make the jump, assess your degree of tolerance to hair regrowth and the time you have available. If you can't stand the sight of your dark roots on blonde hair, you will need to schedule a root touch up session every 4 weeks. If you opt for a shade that is close to your natural hair color, you will only have to worry about your color every 6 to 8 weeks. Conclusion: Choose a colour that is within one or two tones of your natural hair color.

4- Opt for flattering shades

Whatever colour makes your heart beat, it must show off your complexion. To help you choose the shades that best complement your skin tone, you need to determine if you have cool or warm undertones. The rules are simple. If you have a warm complexion, opt for warm tints. For instance, if you have cool undertones, it is advised that you opt for warm hues of blond and brown, such as golden blond or rich caramel browns. If you have cool undertones, it is advised to opt for icy blond or dark brown.

5- Best shades for your eye color

Of course, you can always be original and break the rules. But if you're looking for the most natural look possible, the colour of your eyes is also important in finding your ideal hair colour. - Dark or brown eyes: stay in the same palette. Chestnut, brown or even red will emphasize your eyes. Think chocolate, mahogany or auburn. And avoid shades that are too light or worse, which draw toward orange. - Blue or green eyes: blonde or red colours will create a delightful combination. But be careful of too cool reflects especially if you have a very fair complexion. Warm up with caramel or gold, but sparingly. If in doubt, look for hair colour with ash reflects. The hair color number ends with a 1.

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