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The most common problem seen with hair coloring at home and in salons is choosing a color that is too light for the natural shade of your locks. Realistically, color can only lighten hair beautifully by a few shades. If you go any lighter than a few shades, you need to choose a high-lift product such as bleach or a professional highlighting system. Failure to do this often results in hair color that is much too brassy or even orange.
Word to the wise: high-lift hair coloring should only be performed by professionals. The controlled chemicals used in the process, if used incorrectly, can result in irreparable damage and/or chemical burns on the scalp and skin.
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When it comes to choosing the right shade to use, pick tones and shades that flatter your skin tone. Choose warm shade (reds and warm browns) if you look best in warm-colored clothing such as reds, pinks and oranges. Choose a cool shade (beige, pale blonde highlights and neutral colors) if you look best in blues and greens.
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Hair color is a chemical, and every time you chemically process your hair, you damage it to some extent. The damage can be minimal, as is usually the case with high-end professional hair coloring systems, or can be extreme. And each time you use hair color to correct a problem, you are damaging your hair even more.
Here are just a few tell-tale signs that your hair has been over processed with hair color and other chemicals.
- The hair is limp and dull, and no amount of styling can bring back its luster and bounce.
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- The hair is extremely dry and brittle. When it is wet, it is almost impossible to comb it without causing breakage.