Women love to bring a change in the way their hair looks.
Hair coloring has become a fashion to highlight the hair with different tints.
You can achieve natural hair with hair coloring. There are two hair coloring types:
- permanent hair color
- semi-permanent hair color
Permanent color grows out before it washes out. But, if you want to try something different, you can go for temporary hair coloring.
Temporary hair color lasts until your next shampooing of hair.
Tips for hair coloring process:
Base color! Base color refers to tone of the color to be sued. Tones can be from warmest to coolest. It indicates how warm or cool hair color is and is called as base color.
Lifting! The hair color should be lifted, which means your natural color is lightened and new color is deposited into the hair shaft.
Single and double process! The permanent color can be deposited in one step which is called single process. In double process, the hair should be lightened first with bleach to change the level of the hair color. Next, the new color should be applied which is of your desired tone.
Choosing a hair color! Choose the color that sets close to your natural shade. Take into consideration the skin tone and eye color.
Warm hair color tones like gold, red and auburn shades are more compatible with warm skin tones and brown eyes. For fair skinned people, cool tone colors like ash or gold are suitable.
Frequency of hair coloring! Hair coloring can be done as long as the fibre of hair is strong and the scalp is not sensitive. If your hair breaks easily, use semi-permanent color formulated for damaged hair. Touch ups should be done for every four to five weeks depending on your hair growth.
Allergic to hair color! Some people can be allergic to certain hair color ingredients. Allergic means when you are exposed to certain substances which cause allergy.
Temperature and hair coloring! Professionals test the hair coloring products at high as well as at low temperatures. If you are exposed to either extreme for long period, it can lead to product deterioration.
If you feel that your hair color does not last through the temperature difference, change the brand that you are using.
Perming and chemical dyeing! Perming and dyeing cause damage to the hair and should be avoided as far as possible. If you have decided for hair perming, be sure that your hair is in optimum condition to bear the brunt.
If you want to preserve the vibrancy of your color, subsequent shampooing and conditioning should be done using cool water. Hot water strips of color from your hair.
To make your hair coloring last longer, rinse your hair in lemon based solution immediately after dyeing. This raises the strength of the color.