Crazy Hair Colors at any Age!
Okay, let’s be real here: you are never too old for anything, even crazy colored hair! Sometimes we need to take a little risk to feel alive again and switching up your hair color is the perfect way to do so and not just by sticking with the basic color spectrum. I have heard people say that the older you get, the more reserved you should be, the shorter your hair should become, and you should always try to cover those grays. I disagree!
It appears that purple is the most common color that people are vying for, mainly because it has a small failure rate when it comes to the final result. With blues, you can end up with green or aqua colored hair while hot pink can turn you into Carrot Top and that is not what you may be looking for.
When it comes to changing the color of your hair, there are several different approaches and options such as highlights, ombré, under color, and of course, the classic all over color. All are achieved in a similar manner but require different levels of upkeep.
We will start with the easiest to maintain, which would be highlights or ombré color. Why is this look so easy to keep up with? Because it really just requires you to refresh the funky color you have chosen whenever it starts to dull out. Ombré is darker on the top fading into another color gradually on the way down and looks amazing when you have darker hair that progressively turns to a plum or lavender, depending on your preference.
Highlights are just that: strips and strands of the color of your choice blending with your existing hair color. But, there is a catch; you will almost always need to undergo some sort of bleaching process to get the vibrant color you desire, mainly because shades like pinks and purples are not on the color spectrum and they need to be worked with.
If you have naturally lighter hair, you are in luck because you may just need minimal lightening where you want your color to go but if your hair is in the brunette family, bleach will be necessary, unless you choose a funkier color darker than your natural color.
If you do have to bleach it out, it is highly recommended that you go to a hair stylist as opposed to doing this at home, mainly because bleach can severely damage your hair, virgin or previously color-treated. Your stylist will be able to guide you to the best route pre-coloring so that you achieve the maximum results with minimum damage and breakage. The stylist may suggest that you get the highlights about one to two weeks prior to getting the final color applied to give your hair a chance to heal and repair. You guys can also discuss the best shade of the color you have picked to flatter your skin tone.