Psychology of Hair Colors (2)Previous Page
Brunette is perhaps the most neutral color, since black with all of its boldness, still inspires visions of strength, power and lascivious sensuality.
It is still the blondes and the redheads that get the most attention. And the jokes. Both colors in their natural appearance are very rare with blonde counting only about 2 percent of the world's population and red even less with 1 – 2 percent. Tendency is that both colors are about to be extinct.
But despair not, we have chemistry and a multi-billion dollar industry that does its best to kindle our desire to change our hair color whenever we feel the need for a change. Many women have gone through a range of colors in their lives and can perhaps, from their own experience, confirm that different hair colors may indeed result in a different way their peers are treating them.
Bleaching agents are still a best seller and women are still eager to express themselves with a head full of flaming red hair, despite the not always flattering preconceptions, the stigma and jokes beginning with “Two blondes and a redhead enter a bar...”.
Does Hair Color effect your Mood?
When it is new it can be an exhilarating feeling. Just like new clothes, you feel attractive and have a fresh approach to your day. This of course wears off as you get used to your new hair color and it will not be a huge factor on your mood in the long run.
In a negative sense hair color, if you hate it, can get you down. There is nothing worse than getting up in the morning and not liking what you see in the mirror. Despaired about the grey showing, suffering from a botched dye job, or your outside does not reflect how you feel inside? Should that be the case, grab that phone and dial your stylist's number immediately.
The Blessings in a Tube
One of the wonderful blessings that modern hair products have brought us is almost endless freedom. Freedom of choice to wear the colors that make us happy. The entire rainbow of colors is at our disposal and the only limit is your taste and the health of your hair. The reasons why we choose certain hair colors as our own are the same for which we pick certain outfits. Like a black leather jacket gives us perhaps a sense of invincibility, jet black color in the hair can do the same. A golden blonde lets us feel luxurious and sexy, while red expresses independence and passion. Other extreme hues like purple, blue or neon green may fill the need to revolt without words, to provoke and to get attention.
Whatever the reasons are we color our hair because we can! Thank you Clairol, Revlon and all the others who make it possible to even do it at home. Permanent or temporary, subtle veils of hair color to enhance our own or bold statements are ways to become artistic with our hair and to live out one or the other fantasy. We live in a time with less judgment and more room for experimentation so that even the toughest cliches are beginning to soften up.
Besides, it is not just the color that makes a look sexy, smart, elegant or bold. The key is in the combination of color and cut and to make both fit your personality. As much and as often as you like.
With this the author, herself a true chameleon of hair-colors, wishes you a long lifetime filled with happy hues!
The 4 basic hair color categories
How to use the hair color wheel