ANSWERS 2 BEAUTY.com


Sponsors' Links


 

 

Hair Coloring > Color Categories



TEMPORARY COLORS

are applied all over hair shaft with a thin color pigment coating and last only till the next shampoo. They tone down over lightened hair, restore faded hair, add color to the hair, neutralize the yellow cast in white or gray hair. However the darker the hair the higher limitation on the color change. These colors do not lighten hair. They are very safe to use at home, as long as you do not use it every day, because the pigment buildup would cause to make hair discolored or dull, and with darker colors you could experience "darker" ends. Don't get caught in a rain, your clothing could get stained. The pigment could also rub off on your pillow.

Temporary Colors are:

  • COLOR RINSES - are designed to add highlights to the hair or add some color
  • COLOR SHAMPOOS - keep the colored hair from fading, and/or add highlights to hair
  • HAIR COLOR SPRAYS - are sprayed onto hair with aerosol spray cans for special effects
  • COLOR MASCARA - hide gray regrowth between tinting procedures, colored mascara add special effects to the hair (it is applied after hair has been styled)

Read about a proper color application in the Color Application section of this page.

SEMIPERMANENT COLORS

are self-penetrating, do not contain neither peroxide nor ammonia. These types of color are great for first time users who want to try if they would like a different shade of their haircolor. They are applied all over hair for first time users (so called virgin, never colored, hair) or on the root area for touch up (processing time is usually 20 minutes on the root area and then "pull" the color through all over hair for 15 more minutes to refresh the color on the ends). I do not recommend to use this type of color at home. However if you do, make sure you do not over process the hair shaft as hair may become dull or "black" in color and some damage to the hair may occur over the time (especially for long hair). If you use a shade closest to your natural hair color and you decide to stop coloring your hair, color usually fades beautifully and you don't have a very visible regrowth area.

24-hour patch test is required for allergy reactions, if you never colored your hair before.

Semi-Permanent Colors:

  • fade within 4-6 weeks
  • cover or partially blend gray hair, depending on the hair resistance
  • may highlight or intensify the natural color, depending on the hair color's shade
  • do not lighten the hair

Read about a proper color application in the Color Application section of this page.

PERMANENT COLORS

are penetrating tints, contain peroxide and ammonia. Under this category fall tint, hi-lift tints and lighteners (also called bleaches).

They are applied all over hair for first time users (so called virgin, never colored, hair) or on the root area for touch up. Processing time is usually 25 minutes (on stubborn gray hair up to 45 minutes) on the root area and then "pull" the color through all over hair for 5-10 more minutes to refresh the color on the ends (the leftover color for the ends should be diluted with a little conditioner, shampoo or water). I do not recommend to use this type of color at home (unless you really know what you are doing). However if you do, make sure you do not over process the hair as it may become dull or "black" in color on the hair shaft and some damage to the hair may occur over the time (especially for long hair!). If you decide to stop coloring you should contact your beautician and find out the best ways how to do it as this form of coloring leaves the re-growth area visible and not really pleasant for the eye - I hate when people have really long roots, yuck.

Optimally hair should be touched up every 4 or 5 weeks for best results.

24-hour patch test is required for allergy reactions, if you never colored your hair before.

Permanent Colors:

  • minimally fade on the hair shaft
  • cover gray hair very well (a small percentage of gray hair is very resistant and needs to be presoftened)
  • usually leave hair looking more or les like one solid color
  • lighten only natural hair (not previously colored with darker shade) and only few shades lighter

Permanent Colors are:

  • ANILINE DERIVATIVE TINTS - also called penetrating tints
  • TONERS
  • VEGETABLE TINTS - like HENNA, which actually coats hair shaft. Best used on very fine oily hair, as it has a drying effect to the hair. It is very hard to remove tint from the hair, therefor think very hard if you want to use this product.
  • METALLIC DYES - you may experience very unnatural fading, they have a metalic look, are very hard to remove from the hair. In the professional hairdressing world it is a "no! no!"

Read about a proper color application in the Color Application section of this page.

 

Other Pages About Color

 

answers2beauty blog

home
face shapes
hair care
hair coloring
hair cutting
hair perming

children
gentlemen
hair loss/cancer

faq

sponsor's page
link to us
thanks


 

RECOMMENDATION: ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR HAIRDRESSER. DO NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION ONLY.
mail
©2000-2010