Im new to blender and I have a problem with coloring hair particles using cycles render. I used a vertex group to get the hairs sticking out of the scalp of the models head but when adding the colors the scalp is visibly colored as well and it looks really bad, is there a way to only color the hair and not the scalp? Thanks!!]1
Well if you are simply trying to give the mesh object that has the hair particle system a different material than that of the hair strands itself, under the particle settings tab there is a section called Render where you can specify a different material for the hair strands than the emitter object.