Playing with hair color is one of the easiest ways to spice up your look. Chances are, when you were younger you experimented with your fair share of crazy colors, just to see how it turned out. However, as we get older, dying our hair just becomes a regular part of our beauty routine and is often looked at as a necessity to keep the gray hairs away.
Keeping your hair color looking fresh and vibrant can instantly take years off your face, but that’s only when done correctly. It’s important to visit a professional hairstylist to make sure you’re not causing further damage to your hair or going with a color that’s completely wrong for you.
One of the biggest hair color mistakes women over 40 make when dying their hair is going with a color that is totally wrong for one. Let us explain: when looking to create a naturally youthful appearance, it’s best to keep your hair color as close to your natural color as possible--it is the one you are meant to have, after all.
Making a drastic change to your hair color (with the help of a stylist) can be well and good, but if your goal is to look like a younger version of yourself, stick to a color that compliments your skin tone and just covers the grays. This will keep it from looking fake.
"Color within reason. If you're a dark brunette, don't stray too far from rich tones. If you're a warm blonde like Christie Brinkley, keep to the golden hues that add depth. If you introduce a completely new color, your natural shade will fight it until it oxidizes and turns brassy orange," told Louis Licari, a colorist and owner of hair salons in New York City and Beverly Hills, to Allure.
Keeping your hair color as natural as possible will make it look as if you never dyed your hair at all. And that’s the goal, isn’t it?