Coloring does take off years and also can add volume and shine as well as improve the texture of the hair. (Shafts of hair gone gray grow in coarser.) In general, the lighter your skin tone, the lighter you can go; even one or two shades lighter as you get older will give you a big lift.
Eye color goes with any hair color, so it’s skin tone you want to pay attention to. In fact, the contrast of blue eyes against black hair or brown eyes against blond hair like russian body wave #613 hair weave are very attractive. Consider too, your natural color. Medium brown hair always “convert” well to ash brown, which itself can take blond highlights.
Dark brown beginning to fade or go gray will look great “translated” to auburn or medium brown. If you go blond, it should never be one solid color blond, because natural blond hair never is. If you’re over the age of twenty-five, it’s best to keep away from white-blond shades; they can look lovely, but they often “read” more gray-white than the white-blond you had in mind.
Highlights, which last about two months, are attractive and give a natural look with both blonde and brown shades. Thin highlighting streaks are sometimes known as weaving. The best way to start changing your hair color is gradually: lighter, darker to redder by stages–by increments.
When you change hair color; be sure to adjust the color of your eyebrows as well. This is very important and often overlooked.
Sometimes hair stylist do a good job with color; colorists specialize in color alone. If you’re going to have your color done professionally, ask your stylist and discuss at length what you want–less is always more, at least at first: a few highlights to start, a shade or two lighter or darker. Once you’ve colored, always be sure to ask for a copy of your formula, in case you need it while traveling or if the colorist isn’t available the next time your roots need attention or see here.
If you decide to color your own hair at home, spend some time at the hair color isle in the drugstore. Among the better drugstore brands are L’Oreal, Clairol and Revlon–they have great instructions and toll free phone number to call if you have a question. The color charts are excellent and they’ll show you the shades that will revitalize your own color: dark brown goes with dark red or light brown, for instance; medium brown goes with medium red or very dark blond. Stick close to your natural shade, in other words.