Find the perfect at-home hair colour
Have you ever shopped the hair colour aisles at your supermarket or chemist? It can be a pretty confusing place if you don’t know what you’re looking for (not to mention the hair envy you can experience looking at so many boxes featuring beautiful models!)
While looking at model’s hair on the front of the box and envisioning the same shade for your own mane can be helpful, there are far more accurate ways to ensure you choose the best possible at-home colour for your current hair shade and type. We sought the sage advice of Grant Withnell, National Technical Educator for Schwarzkopf, for some tips on exactly what you should be looking for in an at-home hair colour to ensure you achieve the best possible results…
Tip #1: Do your research. When beginning the search for a new hair colour, Grant recommends doing your research and ensuring what you’re choosing is relevant to you and your current hair colour. “When selecting colours for your hair, refer to the colour guide on the pack, this will give you an indication of the suitability of that shade for your natural hair colour,” says Grant.
Tip #2: Stay natural. Grant’s tip to finding the perfect hair colour is to always stay within two shades of your natural hair colour as it means you’ll always achieve a flattering result that doesn’t look unnatural.
Tip #3: Determine your real hair colour. “A mistake a lot of women make is to compare the colour on the box to the colour of the ends of their hair,” says Grant. “But because the ends of your hair often has remnants of your previous colour, or is naturally lighter than your roots, it’s not actually a true reflection of your natural hair colour.” To ensure that you achieve the best colour results possible, always compare the colour guide on the DIY hair dye box to the shade of your roots.
Tip #4: Choose the lighter of two shades. Can’t decide between two shades? No problem! Grant’s advice to is to always go for the lighter shade, as sometimes the dark pigment takes over and the colour comes out darker than you anticipated.
Cutting through the clutter…
When choosing a hair colour, we’re pretty spoiled for choice. At-home hair colour has come a long way over the last few years and one particular advancement we’re definitely benefitting from is gentle, nourishing, ammonia-free hair colour that provides salon quality results. And if you’re looking for a gentle formula that doesn’t compromise on vibrant long lasting results, then Schwarzkopf Nectra Colour is a fabulous choice. It’s Schwarzkopf’s first caring hair colour infused with floral nectar and botanical oils and is formulated with an optimised ‘oil carrier system’ that uses this very blend of nourishing oils to help the colour penetrate deep within the hair follicle.
Did you know? That, besides being ultra nourishing, the floral nectar utilised in Schwarzkopf Nectra Colour is actually also a colour intensifier? This means it can work to deliver long-lasting, radiant colour results – all minus the use of ammonia! Better still, it contains amino acids that improve hair elasticity and help to prevent breakage, which, when teamed with vitamins A and E, grape seed and apricot kernel oils, and a divine floral scent makes it the ultimate choice for anyone who wants exceptional hair colour and care results.
Check out the beautiful shades in the Schwarzkopf Nectra Hair Colour range…
Which colour would you be most likely to choose? What do you look for in an at-home hair colour?