4 Hair colour mistakes that make you look older

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Aug 29, 2015

Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Did you know that wrong hair colour can age you? Let’s look at some most common hair mistakes that can make you look older.
  • 1

    Are you colouring your hair right?

    Isn’t hair colour meant to make you look younger? But you know it, and your friends too that ever since you coloured your hair, something doesn’t look quite right anymore. It is such a disaster when that thing you do to hide grays and make you look younger actually ages you. And it could all be your mistake. How? We shall tell you that in the next four points.

    Image Source: Getty



  • 2

    You colour your hair too dark

    If you go too dark with your colour, it creates an illusion of finer lines and wrinkles. Opt for a warmer tone that adds light reflection to your skin and lowers the harsh contrast that a dark shade can create. Adding subtle highlights is another way of creating dimension to an over-all dark hue.

    Image Source: Getty



  • 3

    Or it is too ashy

    Whichever colour you choose – from blonde to brunette – it shouldn’t appear ashy. An ashy shade makes hair look flat and inky. If your skin tone is pale, you should totally avoid the smoky look because it will make you look washed out. You can easily fix this by choosing warm colour for your hair so that your skin brightens up again.

    Image Source: squarefalmouth



  • 4

    You got the trendiest hair colour

    Dip-dye isn’t for you, leave it to the next generation. Lighter hair tips tend to make your face appear wider and age you. You should instead get highlights all over the length of your hair placed strategically. People with narrow forehead should get highlights done towards the top of your head and face. However, people with a wider lower face should get darker shadows around their cheeks and jawline.

    Image Source: Getty



  • 5

    The hair colour is too brassy

    If your hair colour has too much of reddish orange undertones, it will make your hair look dull and damaged – the classic signs of ageing hair. Also, the red tones make your skin redder and steal its youthful glow. You could however get brassy highlights done, just like Jennifer Lopez, to look younger and hotter. Just refrain from colouring your entire mane brassy.

    Image Source: Getty

Related Slideshows
Post Comment
Post Your comment
Disclaimer +
Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.
  • All
  • Article
  • Slideshow
  • Video
  • QnA

Medical Miracle

India’s pregnant man?India’s pregnant man?