Having natural Afro-textured hair is sooo fab. And there's nothing wrong if you want to give those luscious locks a little makeover by trying out a new color. But here comes the problem. Can you go blonde? Brown? How about burgundy? Will pink work just fine? Ugh. Yes, we know. The struggle is absolutely real when deciding what color is good for your curls. It is really a tough job cause we have to consider some things. For example, will the shade you like work best for your complexion? But hey, don't give up just yet. That's why we are here, remember? We are going to make it easier for you to choose the perfect hue for that gorgeous 'fro!
Having the right hairstyle and hair shade makes such a big difference in how you look. And finding out what hair color is best for your skin tone is essential. Because there are some hair hues that just do not work well with a cool skin tone or a warm skin tone. It is important to know that there are four basic tones to one's skin: fair, medium, olive, and dark. Then, you need to check for undertones: warm and cool. Just in case you have no idea what cool tones and warm tones look like, cool-toned skin has pink and olive undertones. Warm-toned skin has yellow and gold.
Now, look at your wrist to determine your skin tone. Why wrist? Well, it is where you can see your veins. And if you see blue or purple veins, it means you are likely cool-toned. If they are green, it means you are warm. Your eyes can also tell your skin tone. If you happen to have blue and green specks, then you are likely cool-toned. If you have a lot of gold, then you are likely warm.
Best Color That Suits Your Skin Tone
Let's now pick the right color.
1. Fair Skin Tone
If you have a fair skin tone, you can actually go with lighter shades. If you are warm-toned, you can opt for red, copper, golden blonde, caramel, and strawberry. Now if you have a cool undertone, blonde is your excellent option.
2. Medium Skin Tone
If you have a medium skin tone, then you can go with a lot of hues. For warm undertone, blonde, copper, or any golden color, and brown is okay. For cool undertone, ash blonde or sand blonde is perfect. Auburn, walnut brown, and cinnamon are also great choices.
3. Olive Skin Tone
Try caramel, honey-blonde, and deep golden hues for your warm undertone. But if you have a cool undertone, chestnut, mocha, and cinnamon are perfect.
4. Dark Skin Tone
Caramel, toffee, maple, and warm black color are super good for your warm undertone! But if you want more vibrant colors, you can opt for blue-red for it can enhance your warm undertone. Just be sure to avoid going with greenish colors and ash blonde or ash brown. Now if you have a cool undertone, go with a deep black, espresso, blue-black, or deep violet.
Some Extra Tips to Pick the Perfect Hair Color
Still find it difficult to decide which color will really work well on your hair? Try these simple tricks!
- Download hair color apps.
Do you know those apps that your little sis or niece always use which can change their hair color? Download those apps and try to check some hair shades. You can have a glimpse of what you will look like after you dye your hair and decide if you look great on it. Not exactly the same, but at least you will have an idea of what the results will be.
- Try on wigs.
Getting a wig is way cheaper and safer than coloring your hair right away and regretting it afterward. Try it first on wigs and see if the color fits.
When you finally discover the best hair color for your locks, make sure to select the right hair dye product that won't sacrifice your curl pattern or the health of your hair. Maybe we can talk about it in another article! We hope these tips and tricks we shared will help you with your plans for a hair color change. If you want to get more beauty advice and some hair care tips, check out Black Lifestyle!