Many women decide to keep their natural hair color even when they have to dye because gray hairs are starting to appear. Some prefer to choose something slightly different, with a bit more shine or intensity while others love to experiment with fashion colors, powerful reds, highlights, platinum blondes and so on. But if we’re first-timers in the universe of hair-dyeing, how do we proceed? How do we know what color to choose, especially now since with every hair color maker there’s a different name for every color and even more different nuances with each of them?
The easiest and safest method is to consult a hair color chart, so if you’re thinking of a nuance of brown but don’t know how to name it, ask your stylist or find a brown hair color chart. Even if you’ve dyed your hair before you might need to consult a chart. There are many women who’ve ruined their color by coloring their hair at home with the wrong nuance because they didn’t know exactly what they were looking for.
Let’s talk only about the basic, more natural range of hair colors, because there are hundreds out there and anything too sophisticated should only be attempted with the help of a professional hair stylist. For example, a regular brown hair color chart contains about six or seven nuances, starting with dark brown, medium dark brown, chestnut brown, medium brown, ash brown, and golden brown. But there are many other variations on a more complex brown hair color chart, like auburn, which is a sort of reddish brown that can go from dark auburn to lighter, redder brown.
But a brown hair color chart or any other color chart isn’t going to be of much help if you don’t have a lot of experience with hair coloring, so you should ask a professional hair stylist to give you a hand. With his/her help you can even go for a more complex, more stylish look, like adding a new haircut or hair style to your new color. You can even add some highlights to your natural color, like some golden streaks if your hair is light brown or red streaks if your hair is darker, like auburn or dark brown. A hair color chart can nevertheless be useful, especially if you can’t afford to go to a stylist and you color your hair at home.