Have you ever wondered if it would be possible to add extra depth to your home-colouring like your hairdresser does? With NATURIGIN hair colours it is! Try mixing hair color shades!

Amanda from the blog Organic Bunny, mixed a Light Chocolate Brown 5.0 with 30 % Dark Coffee Brown – something that you can also do at home!

Why would I be mixing hair color shades, you might ask? First of all you will get a more individual look by mixing hair colours. Mixing the colours will also give you different colour shades in your hair and give your hair a lot more depth than if you stick with one colour only.

When choosing which colours to mix for your at-home colouring there are some important things to keep in mind:
You will get the best result if you pick shades that complement each other, rather than two totally opposite shades. This could for example be Extreme Ash Blonde 11.2 and Extreme Blonde 11.0.
A red shade and a brown shade would highlight each other and produce a rich, deep auburn colour. Black and blonde dyes should be avoided, as they are both very dominant colours that do not mix well
When mixing hair color shades of 2 blonde colours at different levels remember that the higher level colour will lighten while the lower level will add depth – helping to avoid brassiness

mixing hair color shades

When mixing hair color shades you should pour them in a clean bowl and make sure they are mixed thoroughly before applying to the hair. You can either return the mixed colour to the Activator bottle or apply the hair colour directly from the bowl with a tint brush.

For more tips on at-home hair colouring read this blog post about How to get the Best Result with Home Hair Colours.

Be your own hair artist and play mix and match with NATURIGIN hair colours!

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Amanda Jo, The Organic Bunny. She has mixed 2 x 5.0 and 30% of 3.0.

Why did she mix those exact two colours?

  • When you mix a Light chocolate brown 5.0 with 30% of Dark coffee brown 3.0 your goal is to give the colour some depth when you make it a 30% darker.
  • If you mix half and half you will get a colour 4.0

Why should you be mixing hair color shades?

  • To achieve different shades of colours
  • Customize your colour to fit your individuality
  • Give the hair depth

How to choose colours:

  • It is best to pick shades that complement each other, when mixing hair color shades, rather than two totally opposite shades
  • A red shade and a brown shade would highlight each other and produce a rich, deep auburn colour. Black and blonde dyes should be avoided, as they are both very dominant colours that do not mix well
  • If you want to mix blonde colours: When mixing 2 colours at different levels, the higher level colour will lighten while the lower level will add depth-helping to avoid brassiness

Guideline when mixing hair color shades:

  • Make sure you mix them both very well in a clean bowl – mix it thoroughly!
  • For best result, do not wash your hair for 24 hours after dyeing
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