Rather go for slightly darker or slightly brighter colour?

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  • MrSummer

    Rather go for slightly darker or slightly brighter colour?

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    I have dark brown hair on my head, however my sideburns and beard are brighter (beard is a complete mix of brown, blond, some grey, but no red tones!), while my eyebrows have a cold brown, almost black...

    I used to order hair system (long hairstyle) in a 50:50 colour mix of #2 and #3. However the hair quality hasn't been good there, lately. When I changed to a different seller who fulfilled all my custom specifications, the quality has been very good, but I could only choose between #2 and #3, no mix possible. And as for #3 I found out, that it is actually a nice colour, but it is too "reddish" for me to match the rest. When standing under light, it has a red shine which my actual hair doesn't have.

    However, if I took colour #2 only, there might be less red tones in it, but then I'm afraid that it could look odd in combination with my rather bright beard.

    Would you say too dark hair is more likely to look suspicious, or is too bright/warm/reddish tone rather suspicious?
    And which one would be easier to fix? I'm not experienced with dying hair to a different colour, but I heard it would always do a bit (additional) harm to the hair structure.

  • Mista P

    Re: Rather go for slightly darker or slightly brighter colour?

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    Just curious, where did you end up ordering from that had better hair quality?
  • Mask Genie

    Re: Rather go for slightly darker or slightly brighter colour?

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    I think next time I will order a lighter brown that has no possibility of any red tones in it. Then I can use to darken if so wish. It's much harder to get red out of dark red auburn hair.
  • FlipTop

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    HI Mr. Summer,

     

    In your case I would suggest trying a lighter color if you don't like the difference.   Or you could color your beard darker.   I currently color mine once a week to cover gray.  It's easy to use cheap ammonia free $3 Revlon color with a little dish and then wash it out in the shower. You can use  50/50 of the color and developer in small amounts in a dish and reclose the bottles back up.  I can make a box last two months and you can blend colors.   When your done coat your beard in the conditioner and put a leave in on your hands and rub it in daily.    Just rub handcream around the perimeter areas like your nose and ears so you don't get stains.   I currenly am going the other way by adding red to my beard and just ordered a redder tone than the standard mens #2.   I found the red strands blended into my dark beard looks warmer and less solid and harsh.   For some reason I've also become kind of enamored with auburn hair so since I wear a full cap I thought why not.   The dark # 2 I have has a yellow ash undertone that looks greenish or dull sometimes so I'm giving it a try.   

  • pr2005

    Re: Rather go for slightly darker or slightly brighter colour?

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    Have you tried a colour conditioner in an 'ash brown' or 'cool brown' shade? My first piece would go quite red but I used the colour conditioner each wash for three minutes and it seemed to help. I bought it from Amazon (the colour conditioner not the hair piece).

     If you're older I'd say definitely don't go too dark, as older men with too dark hair look like they're dying it to cover grey - which ages you more as well as looking fake and unattractive. But judging by your pic you look to be fairly young so you could probably get away without the too dark hair ageing you or looking weird.

     If it was me though I'd go that bit lighter and use a colour conditioner to cool the reddish tones.

     Where did you go with better hair quality? Email me if not able to share details here. Thanks

     

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