How to Choose the Right Hair Colour for Your Skin Tone

How to Choose the Right Hair Colour for Your Skin Tone For many people who dye their hair, choosing the right colour can be a real challenge because manufacturers offer a really extensive colour palette, and the resulting hair colour depends on many factors, making it hard to predict. To make the choice a little bit easier for you, we’ll tell you how to choose the right hair colour based on your skin tone.

Have you noticed that people with dark complexion and brown eyes usually have dark hair (brown or black), whereas the hair of people with porcelain-white skin and light blue or grey eyes is mostly different shades of blonde? This is because skin tone, eye colour and hair colour depend on genetic factors. Of course, there are exceptions because sometimes genes are combined in an unpredictable way, but most people with dark hair have dark eyes, and most people with light hair have light eyes.

The colour of human iris, skin and hair depends on the production of melanin, a natural dark pigment (to be more precise, a group of pigments). The amount of melanin produced by your body determines the colour of your hair, eyes and skin. There are three main types of melanin: eumelanin, pheomelanin, and neuromelanin. As we age, our body stops to produce certain types of melanin; that’s why elderly people usually have grey hair.

Permanent hair dyes contain ingredients that penetrate into the hair shafts and remove some or all of the natural pigment, which is then replaced by the pigment contained in the hair dye. The darker the hair, the more pigment needs to be removed from it in order to visibly change hair colour. Light hair, on the contrary, is much easier to dye since it contains less melanin.

To choose the right hair colour, you need to consider your eye colour and skin tone. There’s a theory called seasonal colour analysis that divides all people into four seasonal categories based on their natural hair colour, eye colour and skin tone: winter, summer, spring, and autumn. When you known your category, it’s much easier to choose the right hair colour and select a wardrobe that works for you.

If you have very thin and light skin, warm blonde or light brown hair, light eyes, and fair eyebrows and eyelashes, you’re most likely a spring. Hair colours that will work for you include warm shades of blonde, such as honey blonde, strawberry blonde, peach blonde, caramel blonde, and golden blonde. Other shades that you can try are light copper, copper brown, apricot blonde, auburn, and golden brown (light or dark).

Summers are very similar to springs, but their skin tone and hair are cooler. Their skin tone may vary from light pink to light grey, their hair is a cool shade of blonde, and their eyes can be grey, greyish blue, greyish green or dark brown. Summers look best with cool shades of hair colour, such as platinum blonde, ash blonde, and most cool shades of brown, including dark brown. Other suitable shades include pearl blonde and beige.

If you have warm skin tone (champagne, light tan) and freckles, you’re an autumn (freckles are optional, but they are common among people who belong to this type). Autumns can have various eye colours, from light green to dark brown. Their hair colour can vary from red to dark brown, but the shade is always warm. The best hair colours for this type include warm shades of brown and red, such as mahogany, auburn, chestnut, dark caramel, brandy, fiery red, dark red, and chocolate red.

Finally, let’s talk about winters. Their appearance is the most contrasting: winters usually have light skin, dark eyes, and dark hair that can vary from dark brown to jet black. If you want your hair to look more natural, stick to cool shades of dark colours, such as raven-black, dark chocolate, graphite, black coffee, dark aubergine. You can also try cool shades of brown, mahogany, claret red, chestnut brown, and ash brown. Winters rarely look good with light hair, but if you want to try, opt for bold ash blonde that will help to preserve your natural contrast.

Choosing hair colour according to your seasonal type helps to get the result that will suit your skin tone and eye colour, and won’t look out of place. Moreover, hair stylists recommend to stay close to your natural hair colour when you dye your hair for the first time (two shades lighter or darker maximum). If you’re satisfied with the result, you can try a more radical colour change the next time.

Our online shop Organic Store offers a wide range of natural plant-based hair dyes. Our colour palette is suitable for different seasonal types. In addition to dyeing your hair, these dyes will help to make it stronger and healthier due to containing various Ayurvedic ingredients, such as henna, indigo, amla (Indian gooseberry), shikakai, bhringrak, hibiscus, coffee, etc.

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