The choice of Hair Colours When Choosing for a Colour
Hair colorants have never been technically better, nowadays it is a simple matter to add a temporary tone and gloss to the hair or make a more permanent change. And there is a wide variety of home Coloring products from which to choose.
The choice of Hair Colours
Temporary hair colours are usually water based and are applied to shampooed, wet hair. They work by coating the outside, or cuticle layer, of the hair. The colour washes away in the next shampoo. Temporary colours are good for a quick change.
Semi-permament hair colours give a more noticeable effect that lasts for six to eight shampoos. They can only add, enrich, or darken hair color, they cannot make it any lighter. Semi-permanent colours fades gradually and is ideal for one who want to experiment, but do not want to commit themselves to a more permanent change.
Longer lasting, semi-permanent hair colours remain in the hair for 12-20 shampoos and are perfect for blending in the first grey hairs. This type is perfect for a more lasting change.
Permanent hair colours lighten or darken and effectively cover white. The colour enters the cortex during the development time after which oxygen in the developer swells the pigments in the colorant and holds them in. The roots may need retouching every six weeks.
When choosing a hair colour, a basic rule is to keep to one or two shades at each side of your original tone. It is probably best to try a temporary colorant first, if you like the result you can choose a semi-permanent or permanent colorant next time.
Caring for colored hair
Chlorinated and salt water, perspiration, and the weather all conspire to fade colored hair, particularly red hair. However, special products are available that will help counteract fading, such as those containing ultraviolet filters that protect colored hair from the effects of the sun.