HAARE FÄRBEN: TIPPS & TRICKS

COLORING HAIR: TIPS & TRICKS

Our hair is our sanctuary. They influence how we are perceived by others and underline our personality. To ensure that your hair always looks healthy and natural, you should follow certain rules when trying out new hairstyles. Because hair is not made of steel and needs the right care. Color your hair correctly - with our tips you will be able to effortlessly switch from one hairstyle to another without having to worry about hair loss or other disasters.

HOW OFTEN CAN I DYE MY HAIR?

Unfortunately, there is no exact answer to this question because everyone has a different hair structure. For this reason, you should definitely inform yourself about your own. Broadly speaking, a distinction is made between fine and thick hair. If you belong to the former category and your hair is very healthy, you can recolor it after just six to eight weeks. If you have thinner, damaged hair, you should wait longer.

The tint is the “nicer” version of the coloring and is less damaging to the hair. It does not penetrate the hair structure and can therefore be repeated every four weeks. But what was mentioned above also applies here: every hair is different and needs a longer or shorter recovery time depending on the type. Of course, it is ideal to give the hair as much time as possible to regenerate.

Classic coloring penetrates the hair structure and is therefore more damaging. That's why a break of six weeks is essential here. The color often washes out quickly or the color changes: a plump, rebellious red becomes a washed-out pastel tone. It can happen that careless users resort to color again and ruin their hair. In order to achieve long-lasting color results, it is important to use the right products, such as the care set from MeMademoiselle for long-lasting and shiny hair colors.

Some people will know that bleaching is particularly aggressive on the hair. Simply applying it can cause a burning sensation in the scalp. This is due to the chemical substances contained in hair bleaching. Experts recommend that hair that has already been bleached should not be subjected to the same procedure again, but rather that the roots be bleached again after six weeks.

WHICH HAIR COLOR SUITS ME?

Not every color suits every guy. Maybe you've seen it before: A friend dyes her hair burgundy red, the color suits her incredibly well and she gets lots of compliments about it. Another likes the look and dyes her hair the exact same color and yet she doesn't get the same "wow" effect. Whether a color suits us depends mainly on two factors: eye color and skin type. These components cannot be viewed individually; rather, the overall picture is important, the interaction of both factors.

WHICH SKIN TYPE?

Determining skin type is a tricky matter for some people, but for others it is straightforward at first glance. But once you figure out your type, life is much easier. In general, skin is divided into three types: light, dark and neutral. Now it's best to take a white sheet of paper and hold it next to your outstretched hand. If your skin color looks pink or bluish compared to the piece of paper, then you have fair skin type. But if your skin color seems greenish, brownish or yellowish to you, then welcome to the dark types. But if neither one or the other applies correctly or you have a mixture of both, you are neutral.

For further assistance, you can look at the veins on your wrist. If they are purple, you have light skin. Greenish or turquoise veins indicate that you have a dark skin type, and a mix of purple and turquoise veins makes you a neutral type.

WHICH COLOR SUIT ME?

Now that you know what type you are, let's figure out what color suits you best. For example, let's take the combination of blue eyes and dark skin type. These people suit colors like lavender, chocolate brown, burgundy red or blonde balayage. Why is that so? Basically there are two things you can do: either stick to your color palette or use contrasts. For our dark skin types, the color palette consists of warm colors: golden blonde, chocolate brown, balayage in honey and caramel, greenish, yellowish, autumnal and summery colors. For a fair guy, it would be cold colors such as platinum blonde, black, ash, winter colors, violet and blue undertones. Contrasts, in turn, can emphasize the eyes or highlight your skin tone. Black hair goes well with light skin and green eyes, or ashy blonde goes well with suntanned skin and gray eyes.

If you have neutral skin type, we have good news for you: almost all hair colors suit you. You just have to pay attention to one of the two factors – your eye color. Your skin type makes it very easy for you as it harmonizes with both cold and warm colors.

HOW DO I COLOR MY HAIR MYSELF?

First the basics: It's best to put on an old T-shirt or put a used towel around your neck. Hair dye stains are often very difficult to get out and should be wiped up immediately. To avoid a color border on your face, generously smear your ears and facial contours with Vaseline before coloring. The color should be one to two shades lighter or darker than your natural hair. The best way to do this is to compare a strand of hair with the illustration on the back of the packaging. If you don't have the right color, you should use another hair dye. In addition, if you have particularly long or thick hair, you should buy two packs.

The paint must definitely be applied to dry hair. Your last hair wash should be at least a day ago so that your scalp has enough time to rebuild its protective sebum film. Pamper your hair with treatments if you know you'll be coloring your hair soon. This will be helpful later so that the paint spreads evenly.

Now divide your hair into four equal sections. The best way to do this is with a tail comb. You first part your hair into a middle part and extend it until it reaches your neck. Then draw a horizontal line from one ear to the other. Now you have four equal sections that can be grouped into small buns. To color, undo one of these buns and start coloring the roots with the brush and work your way to the tips. The best thing to do is to get a friend to help you.

If a hair accident still occurs, you should definitely consult a professional hairdresser. He knows best what to do with your hair. Under no circumstances should you experiment with other hair coloring products, as this could worsen the color result and permanently damage your hair. For less drastic hair accidents, you can use a hair peeling. Nevertheless, the hair should be protected and provided with sufficient nutrients in the near future. The care set for stressed hair from MeMademoiselle can work real wonders. It builds up your stressed hair for a long time and strengthens it right down to the tips.

HOW DO I DYE MY HAIR BLONDE?

Basically, when you bleach your hair, you don't dye it, but lighten it. This can be particularly stressful for your hair. But there are now many different techniques for getting blonde hair gently. So which one should you choose?

Compared to other techniques, coloring damages your hair minimally. The result may not be quite as blonde as desired, but it is still impressive.

If you want a natural blonde, you should choose balayage. Individual strands are illuminated by several shades and can be highlighted cooler or warmer as desired. Balayage is definitely gentler than complete bleaching plus - you can save yourself having to recolor the roots.

The Olaplex treatment promises not only to bleach the hair, but also to care for it at the same time. Although this treatment is very expensive and Olaplex hair masks have to be applied at home for several weeks, new blondes still rave about this treatment. So if you want a particularly gentle bleaching effect, you should definitely try this technique.

Bleaching is probably the most damaging technique of all and this can be felt in the scalp as soon as the bleach is applied. Many harmful chemicals are used here to lighten the hair as much as possible. The result is of course beautiful, but the consequences are split ends, dry hair and a high need for care.

If you don't want to go to the hairdresser, you should opt for an intensive tint. Compared to a conventional tint, this lasts longer and, in contrast to coloring, it interferes less with your hair structure. The intensive tint lasts six to eight weeks and washes out evenly without leaving any roots behind.

Unfortunately, the coloring isn't done yet. For a long-lasting and radiant blonde, the right care is essential - and the right products. All too often it happens that blonde hair suddenly has a yellow tint or orange discoloration after it has been dyed. Depending on the exposure time, the Anti Yellow care set from MeMademoiselle can remove the yellow cast and give your hair a shiny silver color. It leaves no unwanted residue and also nourishes your blonde hair.