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 .

Things You Need To Know Before Getting Your Hair Dyed | Asian Hair

Imagine you come across a luscious red head on the hair color box and you think you can simply apply the hair dye to your black asian hair and viola!  – you get the exact same hair color after an hour!  But is it really that simple and achieveable?

The truth is that the same red color is not going to turn out exactly as the one seen on the hair dye box. In fact, the color you achieve will depend on your existing hair color. If your asian hair is at its natural black or already have darker color like dark brown due from the previous hair dye job, it will come out as a dark red. But if you already have very light or blonde hair from a previous hair dye job, then it will turn out as bright red color! So don’t always think that what you see on the box is what you will get!

Many asians like to get bright hair colors like flaming red or purpleish red or pink highlights. To do that, they will need to bleach their hair in order to attain such bright colors. Bleach is not a hair dye and can cause damage to your hair if done frequently. It merely remove your existing hair color pigments and act as a base before a lighter hair dye colour like bright red, pink or blue is applied. Asians usually do more bleaching than caucasians because asians have naturally darker hair color and bleaching will help to bring out the light and bright color that they desire.

You need to know that all hair dye products will cause some damage ot the hair to a certain extent. If you seek a 100% all natural hair dye, then its best to go for plant-based henna hair dye. Otherwise, a temporary hair dye  like semi-permanent hair dye and and hair highlights should be able to color hair without harsh chemicals involved. Permanent hair dyes contain this element call hydrogen peroxide, which can be used to cover graying hair more effectively or to lighten hair color.  Semi-permanent hair dye usually won’t get washed out so fast but it will also won’t last as long as the permanent ones. However, semi-permanent hair dyes are less harmful to the hair then permanent ones.

One thing to remember is that you should never mix different hair dye products, such as buying another hair dye brand to mix with the first bottle when the first one is not enough. This will evoked potentially harmful reactions to your hair and worst still, an uneven hair color. After you had a hair dye or hair color job, you need to do touch-ups to sustain the color at least every 3 months as your hair starts to grow out and the color starts fading due to exposure sun, harsh environmental conditions and regular washing of hair.

So next time when you get your asian hair coloured, remember to set the right expectations and know what you are getting into.

Latest Japanese Women Hairstyles 2009 | Asian Hair Styles

This post is for all the women here – presenting the lastest asian hair styles and gorgeous looks from Japan for 2009! Waves and perms are still the ‘classics’ in Japan. You might find that some hairstyles are probably the same with slight varation, but the difference lies in the hair colors. Japanese women are known for their creativity and adventurous attitude towards their hairstyles, especially when it comes to experimenting with new colors.  Somehow they have this flair of choosing the right hair colors that go well with their skin tone and features.  So do take a look at the many pretty and gorgeous hair dye colors that will suit asian women in this post.

Japanese Women Hairstyles 2009

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13 Asian Hair Dye Tips | Asian Hair Dye Care

1. Before we go for hair dye, we should have a good understanding of the available hair highlighting colors and those suitable for asian hair, rather than just blindly expect our hairstylist to work miracles and give us what we want.

2. As majority of asians have yellow skin color,  asians must try to avoid yellow color, because it will make the person look sick. The all-time safe hair dye colors for asians are brown or dark brown. These colors are suitable as whole hair color or as  hair highlights and they are more suitable for those in 25-50 age group.

3. Violet, red and burgundy are popular asian hair dye colors, especially during festive seasons like Chinese New Year, it will also suit asians. These colors will also suit short hairs or as highlight hair colors for those with long hair. Dyeing of whole hair with such colors are more suitable for those in age group of 20-35, as they will look not too young or too mature to carry off these bright colors.

4.  As a general rule of thumb, those with fairer skin can choose from wider selection of hair dye colors or more drastic hair colors against their skin color, whereas those with darker skin have narrower choices.

5. Hair should not washed before hair dye, as our hair secretes natural oil that can help protect the hair against the chemicals in hair dye. It also helps to protect our scalp and prevent infection. There is no need to worry, as the grease on our hair will not have any negative effect on the  application of new hair color. If you wash your hair before hair dye (worse if you use fingernails to scratch your scalp during washing), it might result in sensitive scalp and can cause itchiness or infection later on. Moreover, washing your hair causes your sweat pores on scalp to be opened and making it vulnerable to harmful particples. If you apply hair dye immediately after washing, it will absorb the harmful hair dye chemical! So do keep in mind at all cost – NO WASHING of hair before hair dye!

6. Hair salons usually carry a range of hair dye brands. Those touted as better quality and more expensive hair dye brands with attractive features (such as moisturizing hair color) will only help to lessen the damage to the hair. The truth is there is actually no such thing as moisturizing hair dye. Your hair will still get damaged during the process, as long as chemicals are used. Even the best hair dye brand is no gurantee against allergies. There is NO hairdye that does not use any harmful chemicals, the issue is how extensive the damage can get or how good the damage control is.

7. Do you like to have odd colors like bright fiery red, bright pink, blue, green or blonde? If you are an asian, you most likely have to bleach your hair to get the desired results, as asian hair are naturally dark and such colors will not be achieved without first bleaching. In fact, the more drastic the desired color is from your natural color, the more you have to bleach. However, the bad news is bleaching is the most toxic form of chemical you can feed your hair. If your hair is not of optimal health, bleaching can ruin your hair with immediate effect! Unless you have lots of money to do expensive hair treatment every week, asians should avoid bleaching their hair. Those celebrities you see on television with such hair colors either have very bad hair quality and they managed to disguise it, or they religiously do good hair treatment every week to protect their hair. If you really want to bleach, make sure you find professional help and avoid DIY, as it could get very messy and damaging.

8. Comb your hair with a wide tooth comb before applying hair dye.

9. Avoid using hair dryer for long time or perm your hair immediately after a hair dye, as this will not just ruin your hair color, it will also damage your hair big time. If you want to perm your hair, a recommended time should be 7 days before or 7 days after the hair dye.

10. Its best to wash your hair 3 days after the hair dye, as this will maximize the absorption of  the hair dye color and make it last longer. Also, try to keep out from the sun for this will cause your hair color to fade out.

11. For those with skin allergy, it is best to avoid going for hair dye, unless you can put up with the itch.  

12. How your new hair dye color turns out depends on several factors like how healthy your hair is and how well it absorbs the color particles. If you have healthy hair,  with dense hair quantity and a natural shiny black color, then you have the best hair condition and the hair dye color will most likely turn out well and will be what you desired.

13. Last but not least, natural black hair works like a charm for asians, especially for asian women. It is the only asian hair color that asians look the best and most unique in. It is also shiny and reflects light whether is it indoors or outdoors, these are special qualities that dyed black hair can’t really achieve. So for those with natural black hair should treasure their hair and celebrate it by wearing it natural once in a while!