10 Commandments of Sinfully Rich Hair Color
By Genevieve Monsma
Photo Credit: Ralph Mecke
8. THOU SHALT age GRACEFULLY
"To cover grays, choose an allover shade that falls between your new silver strands and the color you had as a child," says Slattery. "This softens your face and camouflages regrowth."
9. THOU SHALT CODDLE THY curls
Coloring curly hair is a delicate business, says Ouidad, of Manhattan's Ouidad Salon. Because it's naturally dry and porous, it absorbs color faster and is more susceptible to damage than straight strands. Ouidad says to dilute the dye by replacing a quarter of the activator with distilled water. Then proceed as usual.
10. THOU SHALT play THE COLOR FIELD "Hair color is like an accessory," says Marcy Cona, Clairol's color director. "Play with shades lighter, darker, or redder than you usually choose. You might make a pleasant discovery." For real commitment-phobes, try a tinted gloss or washout color-enhancing foam.
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