What is the Best Hair Color When You Have Rosacea?

You probably never stop to think about your hair color's impact on your red, flushed face, but you should. The flushed, pink/red skin that you get with rosacea can be toned by the right hair color. It's amazing how different your face can look with the right hair color Here are some hair color choices that suit people with rosacea.

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Do You Want Temporary or Permanent Color?

One thing you need to look at is the dye itself. If you want to try a color and have it wear away quickly, pick a temporary, demi-, or semi-permanent color. These wash out after six or eight shampoos.

If you want something that's going to last weeks and weeks, pick a permanent color. Permanent colors last a long time. You'll need to touch up your roots, but generally, you can go a month and a half to two months before you need to do a root touch-up.

Stick to Warmer Tones

When picking a color, try to keep with warm, golden tones. Blue hues are going to make your redness stand out. Be ready to experiment. Your normal skin tone, whether you're olive, golden, or cool, will impact how hair colors look on you.


VS Sassoon Salonist Hair Colour Permanent Color KitThinking of going red? Instead of going with a red that is higher in blue or purple notes, pick a red that is more bronze or orange. For example, VS Sassoon Salonist Hair Colour Permanent Color Kit in Intense Red Copper is a good choice. If you do decide to go red, be prepared for upkeep. I found my naturally blonde roots needed touching up every three weeks.


Garnier Olia's Medium Golden BrownFor brunettes, a golden brown is going to complement red skin better. Become a stunning brunette using a golden brown kit like Garnier Olia's Medium Golden Brown. Generally, I find that a medium golden brown makes my red skin less noticeable, and I get the most compliments from people.


If you're more interested in livening up your drab blonde hair, try L'Oreal Paris Superior's Light Reddish Blonde. It offers a hint of warmth without being overpowering. If you want to go light blonde, try Loreal Preference Mousse Absolue Lightest Golden Blonde. Make sure your skin tone can stand up to very light hair though. For some, a very light blonde color blends with the skin too easily and creates a washed out look.

Bold and Pastel Colors

Today's hair colors come in a variety of shades. There's bright purple, electric blue, and fire engine red. There are also cooler tones like mint green, lavender, and light pink. I went with purple tips on my hair for Alzheimer's Awareness Month and was surprised how well a lilac looked. Loreal Colorista Purple is a semi-permanent color that washed out within a month.

Don't Be Afraid to Experiment

You may have to try several colors before you find the best hair color for rosacea. Not sure you want to take the leap with a semi-permanent hair color? I don't blame you. I use this online tool to help me decide. Visit Loreal Professional's UK site and try out different colors using a photo you upload. It's a risk-free way to find a color that reduces the flushed look on your red face.

Head to the Red Face Solutions Facebook Community to see photos of my hair in different colors. You'll see there's a big difference with some shades. Plus, there can be very vivid colors you'd never imagine look good that end up being an outstanding choice.

When you've found a great color, shop at Amazon. They have the best prices and a variety of hair color kits that suit people with rosacea.