Should You Go For Hair Color Or Hair Highlights? | Asian Hair

Many people like to enhance their asian hair styles with hair coloring but don’t know which hair color will be best for them. With so many hair salons and hair coloring products in the market, it can get very confusing when it comes to deciding which hair color option to go for.

Two popular asian hair coloring services are overall hair color/hair dye and hair highlights. Both can be great way for brightening up your hair and adding an interesting look to your hair styles. How do you decide between an overall hair color, a hair highlighting job or both? How do you know what’s right for your hair and individual style? Here are a few pointers to take note:

Choose overall color if:

- You have a weird hair texture (like frizzy hair) and adding hair color will help divert attention away from your hair problems.
- Your hair is extremely short and adding hair color will make it stand out more.
- You have more than 30% gray hair and adding hair color will make you look younger by at least 3 years or more.
- You have natural black asian hair and dark skin and dark eyebrows. A fresh hair color like light brown or red will prevent you from looking too dull.
- You look better in warm, vibrant colors such as red or warm brown.
- Your cut is already trendy enough and you don’t want to overdo it, so adding a new hair color is a better option than adding contrasting hair highlights.

Choose hair highlights if:

- Your hairstyle is plain with no layers or no other interesting cuts. Hair highlights will help to make your hair stand out more.
- If you have dirty blonde or light brown hair, adding darker hair highlights will make you look more interesting and less dull.
- If you have a little bit of gray hair and you just want to blend it in, then adding some hair highlights will help make your gray hair look less obvious.
- If you can’t commit to getting your roots touched up regularly, adding hair highlights are a great way to divert attention away from newly grown hair roots and its natural hair color.
- If you look great in cool colors such as blues and greens, go for blue or green  hair highlights instead of overall hair color, as doing an overall color of blue and green on your asian hair will make you look like a freak.
- If your hair style needs a little interesting touches to your fringe, going for a few chunky hair highlights on the fringe  will do the trick.
- If you are uncomfortable of a big change or you are scared that you might not be able to take the new hair color, going for a hair highlighting job will lessen the risk and let you visualize how you will look like if you go for a overall hair coloring job with your preferred hair dye color.

Do both if:

- You have a lot of gray hair but still like the interesting effects that only highlighting your hair can achieve. A overall hair color acts as a consistent asian hair base color while hair highlights will help to jazz up your hair style.
- You want to add some red or warm color tones and have an existing hair color that is uneven or residue hair highlights on the fringe that was done in the past.
- You want to change to another hair base color before you get new hair highlights.

There are many factors to consider before you decide to go for a overall hair coloring or hair highlighting job. If you have  a preferred asian hair color, you can talk to your hair stylist about it and do not hesitate to ask for advice if you have no idea what you want or what color suits your best .