It's important to understand your hair type before colouring, so to get the colour you are looking for. There are many different hair types - straight, curly, wavy, thick and the others that follow, and it is important to understand your hair type before colouring. Your hair type and starting colour will affect your colour outcome so take these principles into consideration so you select a colour you’re happy with.
Coarse hair generally takes more time to absorb colour, so it may require longer time. Where as fine hair, small in diameter, generally takes less time to absorb so it requires a shorter leave in timing. Keep this in mind when deciding how long to leave your colour in.
Greys matter! The more grey hair you have, the lighter your overall shade will appear. When colouring to cover greys, start off with a tone that is one to two shades lighter than your natural hair colour, slowly re-introducing warmth and intensity back into your hair.
As hair colour is different for everyone, your hair might not colour the same shade as the model on the packet. The CLAIROL Nice ‘n Easy range show a Shade Grid where you can see how your starting colour will influence your end colour result.
When in doubt, do a strand test. A strand test will help you estimate issues with any issues that might affect your result colour. If you’re trying a new, or your condition has changed since you last coloured, test the colour with a few strands at the back of your head. Some colourist suggest cutting the strands out, get as close to the roots as possible – and 10 strands should be enough.