What hair colour suits me?
When it comes to colouring your hair, there are a lot of decisions to make. Finding the right hair colour can be a tricky process, as there are a few factors that go into determining what hair colour that fits you. It might sound a bit complicated, but it doesn’t have to be, as the NATURIGIN-team has put together a guide to make sure you find a hair colour that fits you perfectly. First of all, it is essential to find a hair colour that matches both your skin tone and your undertone. The first step to find the perfect hair colour is therefore to determine your skin’s undertone. In this guide, we are going to work with two different undertones: warm and cool.
Characteristics of the two different undertones
Cool undertone: If you have a cool undertone you are probably born with black, cool blonde or strawberry blonde hair colour. Blue, grey, greenish-blue eyes often accompany people with a cool undertone. The veins on people with a cool undertone are more blue-ish, and the skin tone is often fair with a yellow or pink undertone. People born with a cool undertone can potentially tan, but not that easy.
Warm undertone: People with warm undertones are often characterised by their green, hazel, warm brown or dark brown eyes. Their natural hair colours are generally rich dark brown or a light golden brown. Also, people with warm undertones often have a more greenish hue in their veins. Your skin tone has an olive base or golden base, and you get a tan quickly.
Find your shade
When you have determined your undertone it’s time to find the hair colour that would be the most flattering for your complexions:
If you have learned that your skin has a cool undertone, you should go after hair colours with ashy blonde, platinum blonde or brown and black colours. A great match would, for example, be NATURIGIN’s “Extreme ash Blonde 11.2” hair colour. This hair colour adds cool and blonde colour to your hair, and can in advantage be used to make highlights in your hair. NATURIGIN’s “Light Ash Blonde 8.1” is besides also a great match if you want a cool, but a darker hair colour than the “Extreme ash Blonde 11.2”. The option of very dark colour is also something that will compliment you, NATURIGIN’s “Black 2.0“ would, therefore, be a great fit. This hair colour adds an intense and deep black colour.
If you have a warm undertone you should go after colours like golden beige, toffee and honey as these colours would suit you and your hair colour. Let’s start by taking a look at some hair colour options for warm undertones! If you are a light hair kinda girl NATURIGIN’s “Beige Golden Blonde 10.3” would be a potential match for you as it adds a light blonde colour to your hair with beautiful golden tones. If you are more into a look that adds some darker tones NATURIGIN’s “Natural Medium blonde 7.0” will probably be what you are looking for. The hair colour has a dark golden colour with warm honey tones. Finally, if an even darker and browner look appeals more to you “Light Chocolate Brown 5.0” would be a possible fit for you as well.
Finally, it is important to remember that we are all different and have different ideas of what looks good, therefore keep in mind that the most important thing is to find a hair colour that suits you the best as an individual.
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Clara // NATURIGIN
DIY Hair Masks
Summer is over, and many of you may find yourself full of wonderful summer experiences, a nice tan and unfortunately damaged hair. As we wrote in our last post, the summer isn’t the hairs best friend. Read why here
But fear not, we gathered some ingredients for DIY hair-masks. The masks are easy and the only thing you need is a trip down to your local supermarket. Read along, and you find hair-masks for following hair types: Dry hair, greasy hair, frizzy hair and for damaged hair.
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If your hair is damaged by the drying effects of the sun and the sea, try one of the hair masks below
With eggs (If you want a vegan friendly hair-mask, read the next ingredient)
Ingredients: 3 egg yolks,1 tablespoon juice from a lemon and 1 big tablespoon almond oil.
How to: Mix all the ingredients together and rub it in your hair. Let it dry a bit, and then wash it out with cold water and then with lukewarm water.
Vegan friendly hair-mask for dry hair – with banana
Ingredients: 3 tablespoons acacia honey, 3 tablespoons olive oil, ½ banana.
How to: Mix the ingredients and massage the mask into your hair. Wash out after 3 minutes.
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Your hair gets greasier during summer, because you are sweating more than usual. The more you sweat, the more you shower and the greasier hair you get. Try the hair masks below if your hair Is greasy
Ingredients: 5 tablespoons yoghurt naturel, 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon juice from a lemon.
How to: Mix the ingredients and apply it to your hair. Massage your scalp thoroughly. Put a plastic bag around your hair and let the mask work for an hour before your wash it out.
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If your hair is dehydrated, it appears dry and frizzy instead of smooth and defined. If you know the struggle, try the avocado mask.
Ingredients: ½ avocado and choose between 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 1 egg yolk or 1 tablespoon sour cream. – it gives the mask some extra moisture.
How to: smash the avocado and mix it with the chosen ingredient (mayonnaise, egg yolk or sour cream). Massage the mask into your hair and let it work for 15 minutes, and then wash it out.
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Last but not least, a hair mask that works for many different types of hair.
With olive oil
Ingredients: same amount of olive oil, coconut milk, honey, sesame oil and eggs.
How to: Mix the same amount of everything in a bowl and massage the mask into your hair. Let the mask work for at least 2 hours, and if it’s possible wait till the morning after before your wash it out.
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Gather your friends for a spa night, and enjoy the wonderful effects of the hair masks.’
I wish you all a good hair day
Mollie // NATURIGIN
An Amateur’s Guide to Coloring Hair
Time for a takeover! This post is written by Meredith Zacharias. Meredith Zacharias is the writer behind HairClippersClub.com who’s obsessed with beauty and natural skincare and she is passionate about helping others especially men in grooming their hair.
Helpful Hair Coloring Hints
There are different types of hair colors and dying products in the market. Whereas they may be
manufactured to work the same way, their application procedures could vary. To a newbie in the
hair dying scene, starting out is likely to be a challenge. You need to be armed with all the hair
coloring and dying tips that give you a perfect result just the way you want. If you are stuck and
don’t know what to do, the best alternative is to refrain from trying it.
If you attempt to color your hair using the wrong procedures and tips, you could end up
damaging your hair and scalp. Apparently, you might end up picking the wrong color and ending
up with a garish look. There is a reason why you need to assess your hair color before you
choose a specific hair color. It’s as delicate as choosing the best hair clippers when you want a
For the amateur who wants a different shade and ting on their head, consulting a professional
hair colorist is the best way forward. You can cut the picture of a celeb you want to imitate. It’s
one way of communication what you need rather than just using words. It’s important that you
learn the basic hair dying lingo. You will know whether you and your colorist are in the same
page or not. If you are a daring color fanatic, take time and know what it takes to dye your hair
perfectly from your bathroom.
Before you start thinking about the end results, you need to focus on preparing your hair to
handle the chemicals. You can treat your hair starting with a shampoo and wash to give it the
right ph level. Different dyes and hair color products recommend varied methods of application.
You need to apply the dye deeply until it looks frothy or creamy. This facilitates the absorption
of these chemicals into the strands to give you an even finish. You need to leave the hair to dye
within the recommended time. Washing it too fast can lead to half-baked results. Check with the
user instructions on the package to be sure.
Create an Organized Look
Before you pick a dye to style your hair in a desired color, take time and assess your style needs.
Your complexion and favorite colors should guide you forward. The professional colorist will
help you along. It’s important to think about your overall dress style and the statement you want
to make. If you are daring in dressing, you can dare with the hair color too. If you are more of a
formal person in the corporate world, you need to stick to neutral colors that take after your
natural hair color.
Use the Salon
You can dye your hair partly or you can go for an elaborate coloring mission. Whatever you do,
it’s wise to let the color specialist handle the leg work for you. It’s never easy to do the all-out
dying job from your bathroom and expect 1900 percent success. Your salonist or hair expert at
the salon is your friend. The all-out coloring process is somehow complex and requires gifted
hands. Your paltry coloring/dying skills are bound to cause some mess. Your professional
colorist will have ready remedies if a procedure goes down south.
In the process of choosing and procuring your hair color, make sure you have enough. Don’t buy
one but two boxes or bottles. You don’t want to suffer the agony of hair dye running out when
you are halfway through. If you have huge tufts to dye, you will need more. Don’t worry about
the left over dye. If carefully preserved, it can be used next time.
Work It like A Surgeon
The process of coloring your hair needs to be handled with surgical precision. If you are a DIY
person, make sure you prepare every tool and products you need. You don’t want to be scuttling
around searching for tools or other elements halfway through. The disorganized coloring process
will lead to accidents or you might do a shoddy job with a shoddy outcome.
What to Do
After coloring your hair, you need to acknowledge that the results are likely to fade with time.
Even though you are observing the right maintenance procedure, your hair will grow and fade.
The best remedy is to have your hair retouched. You can schedule such every 5-7 weeks
depending on what you want. If you want to avoid frequent touch ups, go for hair color whose
shade is closer to your natural hair shade. You can choose the ombre look meaning you will only
have to retouch once to twice annually.
To keep your hair color set and looking sharp, you need to avoid activities such as swimming.
The chlorine in the water can mess with the new look. It doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a swim
given that you have the swimming cap and hair mask at your disposal. It’s advisable that you
apply the hair mask first and make sure the product is designed to safeguard hair that has
undergone a color change.
Hair is bound to get damaged to some extent if you apply color. Common hair dye products for a
permanent or semi-permanent look will come with hydrogen peroxide. This chemical will adjust
the look of your hair pigment. You need hair renewal, masking and moisturizing products to
restore the shine and prevent further breakage.
Whether you choose to color the hair permanently or you want to go for the semi-permanent
dying option, you need to know the best products that fit your needs. You can choose to color it
yourself, but DIY is better for those with outstanding skills. Don’t go for the color products that
your friend is using with great results. Your hair is unique and you need to choose products that
complement it while giving you good value for money.
Remember to patch test before colouring, read our post about it here.
And remember that you always are welcome to write to us at NATURIGIN through our social media sites, if you have any questions.
We wish you all a good hair day
Best regards Meredith Zacharias and Mollie//NATURIGIN