Coloring Your Hair

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated February 13, 2017)

I first got my hair colored when a good family friend came home from cosmetology school and wanted to practice. My mom was a little apprehensive, but I loved it and this same girl has been coloring my hair ever since. Coloring your hair is fun, gives you a new look, and when you get it done it gives you some time just to yourself. There are definite pros and cons to this hair possibility and I know people who love it and people who most definitely avoid it; the choice is up to you. Whenever you go to get your hair colored you should sit down with your stylist and discuss what you want. Make sure the stylist knows the look you're going for and what is "too far" for you. Most times the stylist can also offer tips and advice as to what would look best on you. You need to make sure the stylist knows exactly what you want, otherwise you could be in for a not-so-pleasant surprise. Whenever I get my hair colored, I always opt for the more natural look. I want my hair color to look, well, natural. For me and my personality, chunky streaks of blond don't suit. My favorite kind of hair color is the hair color that enhances your natural hair color and gives it more depth. Also consider the level of difficulty when it comes to changing the hair color from one appointment to the next. A couple of years ago I went for a more caramel color all over (I'm naturally a darker brown) and over the course of the summer it became blonder and blonder and so for my next hair color I asked my friend if I could go back to dark brown and it worked, but over time the blond kept coming back and showing through. It took a while longer before that didn't happen again. Same goes for blonds who go dark and want to be blond again. In most cases, I wouldn't recommend anything opposite of your original color. Regarding roots showing through: they happen. You notice them more when you have a more drastic coloring to your hair, but depending on the coloring you get, sometimes look worse on hair that's just slightly changed. That concept, however, is purely subjective. I usually get my hair colored just enough so it's either lighter or darker, but when my roots grow in it's not so noticeable. After the roots grow out a lot, it's a bit easier to spot, but in general my natural roots go enough with my new hair color. When you first get your hair colored, remember that after that you very well might have to maintain it for a while. If you can't afford to get your hair colored anymore, then maybe a good way to avoid bad roots for months is to get your hair colored your natural color and then it won't matter whether or not you have roots. Like I said earlier, getting your hair colored is a fun way to spice up your look and give you a new confidence boost. Just use caution and make sure you're getting what you want!

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