Coloring Your Hair – Secrets of the pros

Coloring your hair enhances your looks and confidence to carry yourself. Coloring your hair is perhaps the quickest and most dramatic way to change your look. It is also an excuse to go out and buy a new wardrobe of clothes. There are two types of hair dyes: permanent and semi-permanent, with variations of each. Permanent Tints- The peroxide opens the hair cuticle so that the tint can penetrate the cortex and form the color. The higher the level of peroxide, the quicker and lighter the result. Semi-Permanent Colors-Quasi-color contains ethanolamine and 3% peroxide which slightly opens the cuticle. This means that the color can last up to 20 washes and will softly fade as you shampoo, causing no regrowth problem.

Semi-permanent vegetable colors-It is similar to henna but it doesn’t coat the hair (adds shine though). This color sits on the hair’s surface and will wash out after about 8 shampoos. Red is the ultimate sexy shade, for color that cries out for attention. Hair holds on to red-toned pigments well, so going copper-top can be easy for most people. A good kind of shampoo to use is one that removes the pollutants of your hair. Do not conditioning and do not use a shampoo/conditioner mixtures available in single bottle. Conditioner will interfere with the dye bonding to your hair. To make your coloring to last longer, rinse your hair in lemon based solution immediately after dyeing. Protect and condition your hair and scalp regularly.