Colouring your hair can be a great way to switch things up. It is easier than a risky haircut, but more effective than just styling your hair differently. Getting your hair dyed can especially make a statement when you get a global hair colour. Global colour - a colouring technique where your hair is coloured with the same colour from root to tip - is one of the trendiest looks you can sport this season.
The right colour can bring out the best in your complexion, frame your face better and make it look more attractive. But before you jump into the salon chair for your appointment, here’s all you need to know about this colouring technique.
- Global hair colour, explained
- 4 times you should consider getting a global hair colour
- Our picks for the best global hair colours for Indian skin
- Global hair colour vs Balayage vs Ombré
- Precautions you need to take with global hair colour
- Did you know?
- FAQs about Global Hair Colour
Global hair colour, explained
If you’ve ever gotten a balayage or ombré hair done, then the global hair colour technique should not come as a surprise. This is a technique that covers your hair in one single hue from root to tip. Usually done to cover up greys or offer a uniform base for further colouring, global hair colour is a pretty simple procedure. Taking anywhere between one to two hours, the procedure should be carried out by a professional. Depending on the length of your hair, global colouring can cost between three and seven thousand.
It is not recommended to colour your hair with store-bought dyes, as they contain ammonia. So, when getting your global colouring done, make sure you do your research beforehand. Plus, covering your entire mane with one single colour can instantly jazz up your style. So it is always good to pick the right colour according to your individual features.
4 times you should consider getting a global hair colour
Our picks for the best global hair colours for Indian skin
Make the hair colour you choose work for you by picking one that compliments your skin tone. While it is completely your choice to pick a colour that you would love to sport, there are five hues that look best with Indian skin tones.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon is perfect for bringing out the warm undertones in olive and dusky skin tones. It also happens to be a great hair colour to catch the summer sun for an utterly flattering look!
- Caramel: Now for the desi ladies who sport cooler undertones and lighter skin...pretty caramel hues give you a sun-kissed look and will look great on beachy waves.
- Mahogany: For ladies who are fans of subtle, woody mahogany looks great as an all-over colour. It is also a good colour for girls who love natural-looking makeup, but need some drama in their look.
- Honey: Hair colours with a golden-honey undertone work very well for Indian skin tones. Honey hues are the closest to going brunette and can be easily maintained.
- Chestnut: Wondering which hair colour looks best with brown eyes and dusky skin tones? A warm chestnut brown should do the trick!
Global hair colour vs Balayage vs Ombré
Because of their popularity, you might be a bit confused about the difference between global colour, balayage and ombré techniques. While global colour is applied all over your hair, balayage and ombré are styles that fade out into a lighter hue towards the ends. Instead of using foil, these techniques use freehand strokes to create a natural look. They are characterised by a gradual (ombré) or sweeping (balayage) fading of colour.
Precautions you need to take with global hair colour
Like any other hair treatment, global hair colour also comes with its risks. Treating your hair with chemicals can cause hair damage, allergic reactions, dry hair, hair fall and weakened roots. There is also a possibility that the hair colour doesn’t take to your hair and starts fading quicker. This is why you should always do a pre-consultation before colouring your hair. If you already have experience with hair colour, then it will be easier. If not, a simple patch test done by your hairstylist can determine how the colour will look on your hair.
Did you know?
Post-colour care procedures may seem complicated but can be summed up in three simple steps - shampoo, condition and serum! Use products that are specifically designed for the TLC of colour-treated hair. The TIGI Bed Head Urban Anti-Dote Recovery Level 2 Shampoo gives dyed hair a boost of moisture to fasten the recovery process. The final step of hair serum not only protects your treated hair from environmental damage but also enhances the colour and texture of your new tint!
FAQs about Global Hair Colour
1) Is global hair colouring safe?
A. The safety of a hair dye for your hair is dependent on multiple factors. The place you are getting it done at, the composition of the dye and its short term reactions to your skin and hair determine how safe the colour is for you.
2) How do you make a global hair colour last longer?
A. There are a couple of ways to make your global hair colour last longer: Take cold showers Minimise heat styling on your hair Use a heat protectant spray for styling and before stepping out in the sun Wash your hair fewer times and whenever you do wash, use a colour protecting shampoo.
3) Does coconut oil fade hair colour?
A. No, coconut oil will not fade your hair colour on application. But don’t step out in the sun with coconut oil in your coloured hair. Only indulge in overnight hair oil treatments or pre-shampoo conditioning.
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