How to choose the right hair colour

Whether you’re enhancing hair colour or covering up a few stray greys, colouring your hair can completely change how you look. Before you look into how to colour hair yourself, let’s talk about choosing the right shade. After all, it’s the most important part of the DIY hair colour process.

Ensure you’ve made the right choice by picking a colour that suits your skin tone. Is your skin tone cool or warm?

Cool: If you fall into this category your skin has blue undertones. How can you be sure? Look at your wrist. If your veins are blue or purple then you’re definitely a cool skin tone.

Warm: If you fall into this category your skin has yellow undertones. How can you be sure? Look at your wrist. If your veins are green then you’re definitely a warm skin tone.

If you want to go blonde, choose the shade that suits your skin tone. People with cool skin tones should look for colours like ash blonde or even platinum. Coppery, golden blondes will suit warm skin tones more.

Thinking of going red? Match your skin tone to the right shade. Shades of red that have a purple and blue reflect will suit cool skin tones. However warmer skin tones should use reds with an orange reflect, like cinnamon or auburn.

Last but not least is brunette. Make sure you pick richer shades of brunette if you’re a cool skin tone. Colours like ash brown will look great on you. The lighter, yellower shades, like honey or caramel, will look better on warm skin tones.

Finally, never pick a hair colour more than two or three shades lighter or darker than your natural colour. However, if you want to do this, we suggest consulting your hair stylist first to avoid damaging your hair.

Why not find your dream colour with Renew? We’ve got loads of great shades for you to choose from. Plus each pack comes with an aloe and protein conditioner to keep your hair looking healthy. You can view our full range here.