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Colour up that mane!

THE ASIAN AGE. | GOWTHAMI REDDY
Published : Aug 14, 2018, 1:09 am IST
Updated : Aug 14, 2018, 1:09 am IST

You can avoid a complete faux pas by playing around a little and being aware of your skin tone.

A picture of Julia Roberts used for representational purposes only.
 A picture of Julia Roberts used for representational purposes only.

Hair colours in various shades is the new trend this season. Picking a hair colour can be pretty simple if you take  your skin tone into account. To make things easier, here is some help to pick out the best colour for your hair. Apparently, the trending hair colours are blue, green, red and pink. You can avoid a complete faux pas by playing around a little and being aware of your skin tone.

These are a few shades you can try based on your complexion. Since the Indian skin tones are diverse and vary for every woman, we can categorise it into a cool and warm tone.

  • People with a cool tone with a fair complexion can go for anything with a blue, violet red, violet and green base. The best hair colours for  cool tones are dark brown, jet and blonde (icy/platinum/ashy)
  • People with a warm tone and medium fair to dusky complexion, can try orange, red or a yellow base. The best hair colours would be rich golden, rich auburn, chocolate brown, honey blonde, golden brown, golden blonde, caramel, honey/butter platinum.

Once you get the perfect shade you want, you can make it last as long as possible by knowing how to preserve the colour in your hair. You should invest in quality products like sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners to maintain the pigment and moisture in your hair. Wash your hair less frequently and rinse with cold water. Avoid over using curling irons, flat irons, and blow-dryers as coloured hair is often more brittle and vulnerable to heat. Use a hair mask once a week!

–The writer is a make-up and hair stylist.

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