As you get older and your hair loses its color, it can be difficult to know what to do. Embracing your new color and leaving it to do its thing can be difficult to start with but you will be glad you did in the end. However, I’m not going to judge you if you aren’t there yet because everybody adjusts in their own time. You may feel like you still want to dye your hair, and that’s fine. But it’s important that you do it properly or you will feel more self-conscious about your hair than you did when you started.
Grey hair can be difficult to color and if you’re not careful, you can end up with a disaster on your hands! In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common mistakes people make when coloring their grey hair. We’ll also provide tips for how to avoid these mistakes and get the best possible results.
Going Too Dark
One of the most common mistakes people make when coloring their grey hair is going too dark. This often happens because people are trying to cover up their gray hair and they end up choosing a color that is too dark for their complexion. As a result, they end up with a color that is too harsh and unflattering.
Sometimes, people end up going too dark because they don’t follow the instructions on the dye and they leave it in for too long. If this happens, you should look into your options for color correction at a salon. Check out this article on what to expect from hair color correction to get an idea about how it works. In some cases, the stylist can make tweaks and bring the color back. However, if you get it completely wrong, you may have to strip the color out entirely.
The best way to avoid all of these issues is to change the color gradually and go for a lighter shade to start with. You can then go slightly darker each time until you find the perfect shade.
Not Using A Toner
Toner is an important step in the coloring process, but it is often skipped by people who are dying their hair for the first time. Toners are used to neutralize unwanted tones in your hair and they can make a big difference in the final result.
If you have blonde hair, using a toner is especially important because it can help to counteract any yellow tones that may be present. If you don’t use a toner, your hair may end up looking brassy and dated.
The best way to avoid this is to use a toner after every color application. This will help to keep your hair looking consistent and it will also prevent the unwanted tones from appearing over time. Your color will last longer and have a far more natural look too.
Using Alcohol-Based Products
Coloring your hair can do a lot of damage and this is a big problem for older women who may already experience problems with dryness. This is because the alcohol in hair dye can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it feeling dry and brittle.
If you want to avoid this issue, try to use an alcohol-free dye. These products are available at most drugstores and they will help to keep your hair looking healthy. You can also use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to help keep your hair hydrated.
As a general rule, finding products that are made from natural ingredients rather than synthetic ones is best because they tend to be kinder to your hair.
Coloring Too Often/Mixing Too Many Colors
If you have only recently started going grey, you may not know what color you want to go for and you might want to experiment. That’s fine, but be careful about coloring your hair too often because it can do a lot of damage. You will strip out the natural oils and make it dry and brittle.
You also need to be careful about mixing too many different colors. When you start adding one color on top of another, especially if they are totally different to your natural grey, you won’t get the color that you think you will. You will end up with a mixture that doesn’t work and your hair won’t look great. So, if you are switching colors, do it gradually and let the old dye grow out first.
These are some of the most common mistakes people make when coloring their grey hair. If you want to avoid these mistakes, follow these tips and you’ll get great results.