Don’t have time to color your hair? This might save you several hours.
Picking a hair color may be trickier than you think. When it comes to box color, what you see is never what you get. But fret not, here are some tips on finding the perfect shade for you.
There are several brands out there to choose from, but I would personally recommend the John Frieda Precision Foam Color. This new hair color is foam based which makes it easier to be applied to the hair and the color is more evenly distributed. The pigments in this hair color also give luster to your hair.
When it comes to picking the color there are two things to take into consideration:
Your natural shade and if you have previously used hair color on your hair. There are different levels of hair color numbered from 1 to 10 — number 1 being the darkest (blue black) and number 10 being the lightest (bleach blonde). If you are looking for a natural black shade you should opt for a number 4, number 5 is a medium brown, 6 a light brown, and 7 is a dark blonde.
If you have never colored your hair before, and you have “virgin” hair, your hair absorbs the color better. Therefore, the color you see on the box will be a better reflection of how your hair will turn out. Remember, the picture you see on the box is always lighter than how your hair will turn out. If you are confused between two shades, choose the lighter one.
For those of you who have previously colored your hair, remember that color does not lift color. If you want to go lighter, it is impossible and you need to bleach your hair to achieve a lighter result. If you want to go a darker shade or if you want to change the tone (red, ash, gold) you can use box color.
Usually most brands have numbers on the box, which will let you know the level of that particular color. When shopping for your box color, remember to check out the box! 🙂
Good luck and have fun!