Does the Best Hair Colour for Rosacea Truly Matter?
From a young age, it seems that people are expected to look a certain way. Starting with adolescence, names like "pizza face" start appearing. People with big noses get teased. You see models get airbrushed to perfection on magazines. Makeup artists hide what are determined to be "flaws."
This is all part of why people with rosacea feel such shame. Red, pimply, irritated-looking skin becomes an embarrassment. When you have rosacea, it can affect your self-esteem. Some look to finding cosmetics that hide the redness. Many cosmetics irritate the already-sensitive skin more.
One way women, and some men, try to improve their look is by finding the best hair colour for rosacea. The question becomes does it matter?
It's a Personal Choice
If you're going to colour your hair, make sure you're doing it for you and not because of something someone said. You may find a vibrant new hair colour is enough to boost your self-esteem. That's a great thing.
Sit down without anyone else persuading you one way or the other. Ask yourself why you want to colour your hair. Once you've decided, visit lorealprofessionnel.co.uk/hair-looks/style-my-hair and upload an image of yourself. Use the online program to try different colors before you commit.
Tips for Colouring Your Hair
People with rosacea need gentle products. Your skin is sensitive and prone to irritation from chemicals. Look for hair colouring kits that contain natural ingredients and avoid harsh chemicals.
One that I've recently tried and liked was ONC NaturalColors. It comes in a range of colors - 29 to be exact - that include different blondes, brunettes, and reds. There are purplish-reds like Wine Red or bright reds like Fiery Red. For browns, there are shades like Caramel, Chocolate Brown Red, and Dark Golden Brown. Blondes range from Platinum to Honey Blonde. It's pricier, but it lasted longer than chemical-free hair colouring kits like Natural Instincts.
You could also avoid any harsh ingredients by using Henna. Henna is going to limit the color to reddish shades. I have used henna many times. It is one of the best hair colours for rosacea, but I find it dries my hair out. Follow it with coconut oil for intense conditioning.
As there's no cure for rosacea at this point, the best thing you can do is to try to figure out your triggers. They can range from red wine to wheat and sugar to citrus fruits. I know some of my biggest triggers are red wine, sugar, sun, and cold winds.
You're not alone. Many of us have rosacea and have been dealing with the skin condition for years. I'm always happy to talk about my experiences. Email me at redfacesolutions (at) gmail (dot) com if you have questions or simply want to chat.