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Burgundy Hair Color

May 1st, 2010

burgundy-hair.JPGThe Burgundy color can be best described as ranging from a blackish-purple to a purplish-red. There are various tones and shades to burgundy, and if you are planning to use this color for your hair, the shade you choose is going to make a lot of difference in the way it reflects on your person. Most times the color on the hair color packet is not what it will actually look like on your hair. The color you end up with eventually is dependent on various factors including your original color and the softness of your hair. The original hair color is going to blend with the color you choose to produce a new shade, and the softness of your hair will determine how well the color fastens to the hair.

How good a hair color looks on you is based on your skin tone and the color of your eyes. Different charts on the Internet explain their idea of which color looks best on which skin tone and eye color though I would say you are the best judge for yours. These color charts and wheels describe hair colors on a particular aesthetics of beauty and even though going through them is not a bad idea, do not refrain from considering your own ideas for what you might want to use for your color. Going through a color chart, you can explore the number of shades available to you and make a well-informed decision. Just remember that the hair color you choose is supposed to complement your skin tone, not match it.

A number of hair coloring options are available in the market from herbal dyes to synthetic colors. Permanent hair colors are supposed to color the hair permanently but you will still have to use them again periodically, perhaps every six months or so, to cover any new hair that has grown since the last time you applied the coloring. Semi-permanent hair colors get washed out in time, typically around six weeks. Brands like L’ Oreal, Garnier, Wella, Revlon, and Clairol have a large range of hair colors to choose from. Burgundy hair color is also available in a number of shades like Deep/Intense Burgundy, Auburn to Burgundy, Deep Wine Burgundy and Warm Burgundy.

Hair colors are categorized into different shades on a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being the lightest and 10 being the darkest (black). Different colors give your personality a different definition. MakeoverStudio.com is a good site to explore how you would look with a new hair color, and the exact shade you will achieve by using a particular hair color. You could also try out a certain color as a highlight (a few strands of hair) first rather than using it on all of your hair. It will give you an idea of the exact shade you will get and how it looks on you. Hair-Color-Chart.info has a vast collection of hair color charts and tips to help you choose a color. Hair-Color-Shampoo.com has a long list of hair colors and the shampoos suitable to them.

This article was supplied by Nidhi Varma.

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