4 Hair Coloring Mistakes To Avoid

Coloring your hair is one of those things that everyone has tried at least once in their life. Some people would even change their hair color as the seasons change.

Dyeing your hair can be fun and thrilling. It can freshen up your look and make you look younger. It is a fun experience and makes you feel more confident about yourself. However, choosing the wrong color can make you look older and put a dent in your confidence level.

Here are 4 hair coloring mistakes that make you look older. Avoid these mistakes to make sure you don’t fall into the latter category.

Too light

A lighter hair color can make you look more youthful. It also helps you stand out in the crowd. This is one of the reasons why blonde is one of the most requested shade in our salon. Women crave the constant spotlight. Some opt for a lighter hair color when they’re going through life changes.

Blonde is a nice color, but it’s not for everyone. You need to maintain a certain contrast between your skin tone and your hair. Otherwise, you hair will look washed out and will lose its depth.

Your natural hair color is the one you’re meant to have. It doesn’t look artificial and complements your skin tone. Stick to a color that is two shades lighter than your natural hair color.

Too dark

The pigment cells in our hair die gradually as we age. This is why our hair turns gray or silver as we get older. Most people dye their hair a darker color to conceal gray hair. But if it’s too dark, it can look opaque and will zap life and color from your face. It can also accentuate wrinkles and fine lines.

If you want darker hair, stay in the medium to dark chestnut range. If you are planning to color your hair at home, get a coloring kit that is one shade lighter than the color you desire. If you’re visiting the salon, request for a single process and highlights. This will disguise the gray hair while adding dimension to your locks.

Dated chunky highlights

Back in the day, stripy highlights were a thing. In fact, we’ve seen a lot of celebrities and girl bands rocking them. Many of you have probably begged your mom for chunky highlights when you were a teenager.

This may look cool a few decades ago, but it’s no longer the trend today. Unfortunately, some people are still wearing them today. If you are one of them, it’s time to update your hair color. Balayage will look great on you.

Coloring fried hair

Your hair becomes weaker and less resilient as you age. Coloring dry, weak, and damaged hair is definitely a no-no. Your hair is already dry and damaged as it is, dyeing it will only make it worse. It’s just going to look really bad and will break off if you color it.


At this point, we highly recommend that you opt for a protein treatment. This will make your hair stronger. Also, you may want to do deep conditioning treatment to add moisture to your locks. Nurse your hair back to life before attempting to color it.