Some of the Things You Need to Know about Hair Coloring
Among the most popular ways today, among men and women especially, to create a new look and excite their personality is to change the color of one’s hair. The simple description of color is the way light would reflect from pigments, and you have two basic colors to do that, which are the warm shades from red-yellow and the cool shades from red-blue.
In order to have some guide in choosing the right color for you, let us describe briefly some of these points.
For those with a skin tone of ivory, peach, creamy beige, light or dark golden brown, or coppery colored, and with eyes that are blue, blue-green, hazel, light green, amber or coffee colored, then you are in the warm coloring category and you should choose a warm shade for your hair like gold with red highlights, gold or honey brown, copper or mahogany.
For those having a skin tone of rosy pink or beige, dark olive, dark brown or ebony, and with color of eyes like light or dark blue, deep green, brown or black, then you belong to the cool coloring category where you should choose a cool shade for your hair like burgundy highlights, ash or platinum blonde, brown, dark brown, black, gray or white.
Ammonia and hydrogen peroxide are the two main ingredients of a permanent hair color. The objective of ammonia is opening the cuticle of the hair shaft which afterwards pave the way of color molecules to enter. The hydrogen peroxide on the other hand bleaches the hair so that new color can be added resulting to your desired shade.
So for those with dark hair and want it lighter, there are two steps to color the hair, which are the bleaching of the hair and then the new color is added. Those with light colored hair and want it darker, they will only have to undergo one step which is the addition of the new color.
There are three levels of hair coloring, and each would base on the duration of the color to lasts, and these are level 1 or semi-permanent hair color, level 2 or demi-permanent hair color, and level 3 or permanent hair color.
The color molecules in level 1 or semi-permanent hair color, are very tiny and they go through the hair’s cuticle and into the cortex where the natural color of the hair is, and they do not mix with the natural pigment of the hair. For level 2 or demi-permanent hair color, the color molecules are also very small, they go through into the cortex and combine with each other forming bigger molecules.