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Dyeing Your Hair Without Tragic Results

The thoughts of changing the color of your hair can feel daring.  Whether you are going darker to reflect the cooler seasons or have decided to brave a wild new set of strategically placed streaks, it is important to know what you are getting yourself into.   Dye is a very permanent solution to your feelings of hairstyle boredom.  You need to decide if this is something you are willing to endeavor to do even if you are not sure how it will come out in the end.  How you go about it can make a big difference as well.  Here are some things to mull over before you decide to don a cape and a smile in front of the mirror.

 

Not All Hair Dye is Created Equal

 

There is a difference between the store brand hair dyes and the salon version.  Knowing what the differentiators are will help you decide whether or not you want to go through with doing it yourself.  The kind of dye you buy in the store is going to do one thing, coat your hair with the same color.  What you wind up with at the end of the process is a head of hair that is exactly the same color, strand by strand.  That might not sound too terrible until you realize that your natural hair is not that way.  Highlights and variations are part of your natural hair color, it gives it that shimmer and dimension that most people admire.  By coloring it all the same, you are negating that effect.  When you go to a salon, the hairstylist will likely build shade variations into your hair coloring for a more natural looking effect.

 

Dyeing HairThe Eco-Friendly Version

 

Salons today also offer a variety of hair dyes that are less damaging to the hair than their obnoxiously smelling predecessors.  Aveda hair salons specialize in natural hair care products and produce hair dyes that are gentle on the nose, your hair and the environment so you can feel good about what you are using.  There are natural DIY hair dyes out there now so the home stylist can be confident in her choice as well.  Whether you are going for a subtle style change or are anticipating the drama of a total transformation, understanding what you are undertaking will help you enjoy your new look with more satisfaction and a lot less hair dyer’s remorse.

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Josh Matthews

My name is Josh Matthews and I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don't work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don't do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.

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I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don’t work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don’t do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.

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