Hair Color Tips for Every Age

Many women do not realize that they need to adjust their hair color as they grow older. Something that looked cute and trendy when you were in your twenties may make you look ridiculous as soon as in your late thirties. Some women make mistake thinking that having a trendy hairstyle and hair color will make them look younger, cooler and more fun. In reality, this isn’t true. More often than not it looks inappropriate. This doesn’t mean you need to commit to boring grandmotherly fashion, you still can have fun constantly reinventing your image. The only thing you need to do is to take in consideration your age, you position in life, your style and of course your personality!

In your twenties…

Obviously in your twenties your hair is at its best. Your natural color didn’t start to fade yet and as long as you are healthy, your hair looks healthy too. There is nothing much to do about your color but you can have slight changes, such as golden highlights for a refreshed look. Keep in mind that just like an older woman looks ridiculous with an excessively funky hairstyle, you will look bad if you choose something that is more appropriate for your Grandma.

In your thirties…

Your hair still looks great but strands of gray may be starting to show. You are super-busy with your family and career and need something that looks great with not much work. Adding more highlights or blending your hair with semi-permanent colors will work great. Keep in mind that colors close to your natural color will always look best. On the other hand don’t overdo with highlights. Make sure your hair color is different from your skin color. You want a nice contrast between the two.

In your forties…

No you aren’t old yet, but hormonal changes in your body cause your hair to lose its natural shine, vitality and even color. You might have too many gray hairs and it is probably the time to go for a permanent  hair dye. Choose shades that are slightly lighter than your natural color, which will look better with your older skin.

TIP FOR EVERYONE:
As you get older choose colors that are a little lighter and softer than your natural color. If you decide to go for something dark, do not dye your hair in a color that is much darker than your original color. This will draw attention to every facial line and wrinkle and can be very unflattering.  On the other hand if you are natural blonde, don’t go too light or brassy. You still need some contrast between your hair and skin.

In your fifties…

Unless you are already light, it’s time to go noticeably lighter. If you are already light, simply add highlights to your permanent hair color.

In your sixties and beyond…

You still need to evaluate the balance of your skin color and your hair color. At this age you may choose to let your hair go gray or white or continue to wear soft hair color that is a few shades lighter than the color you were born with.

 

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