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All About Hair Coloring
Modern techniques have made both the processes very easy. You can change the color of your hair into a variety of colors for any of the following reasons:
Psychological reasons for both men and women who would like to maintain a young appearance; decorative effects of different colors with changed hair tips or colors; changing of grey hair to other hair colors and lastly, preference to change the natural color into more attractive color.
Coloring fall into 4 main groups: Temporary dyes, Semi-temporary dyes, Permanent dyes and Natural hair dyes.
Temporary Dyes: Temporary coloring is a very mild process that covers only the outer layer of the hair. They do not need any patch test. Application of temporary colors is very easy and it gets washed off by shampooing the hair. Hair color sprays are generally available in gold and silver shades. These colors are sprayed on the hair through aerosol containers to give an exotic effect.
A color rinse changes only the tones of hair. They are good for brightening the hair color. A hair rinse can shade the hair color up or down. Its effect lasts till the next hair wash and it should be applied only after a shampoo. Hair color creams are generally used for stage make-up. They have a greasy composition, which can be rubbed and washed off after the performance.
Semi-Permanent Colors: These colors cannot change the basic color of the hair. These colors, like rinses, aim at toning down and highlighting hair colors. No patch test is required for this. These colors brighten up dull hair.
Permanent Hair Dyes: These colors contain a toxic base that has bleaching and penetrating qualities. These colors go through the cuticle of hair and change the pigment granules. Therefore, it is necessary to do a patch test before application.
Bleaching of hair is done for two reasons: to lighten the natural hair color and to prepare hair for a dye, that cannot be applied directly. It is used when a dramatic change of color from the natural shape is required. Frequent bleaching weakens hair resistance and can cause excessive dryness, split ends and even breakage.
Highlighting and streaking hair, both involves a bleaching process. Generally, small strands of hair are pulled out through holes in a plastic cap and bleach is applied without touching the hair roots. Bleach can also be applied without plastic cap. Hair is wrapped in aluminum foil after the bleach application.
The advantage of covering the hair root is that the roots don’t show any re-growth lines and merge with the natural hair color. Tipping is also a hair bleaching process but with the difference that bleach is applied only at the tips of hair ends. It gives a better effect when various shades are painted on the hair tips.
Natural Hair Colors: Vegetable or natural herbal colors have been used since ancient times till today. Advantages of natural hair dyes are: these dyes are non-toxic, do not disturb the hair structure, only outer layer of the hair is coated with color, natural colorant provide a sheen to the hair and hair gains body due to vegetable or herbal dyes. Marigold, chamomile, saffron, walnut, sage and henna can be used as natural hair dyes.