Friday, February 28, 2014

Tips to Choose the Right Haircolor

Hair coloring or dyeing is the process of changing hair color which includes treatment of the hair with various chemical compounds. 
Hair coloring comes from ancient times when plants were the only means of hair dye. The most popular plants of hair dyeing are henna, senna, turmeric, alma, indigo, Cassia obovata, red ochre, leeks  and black walnut hulls. Chemical hair dyes  became popular in the 19th century. Nowadays a multibillion dollar industry stands for hair dyeing which includes both synthetic and plant-derived dyes.
 The main types of hair coloring are:

    Highlighting, hair is colored with lighter streaks to make blonde colors.
    Lowlighting, hair is colored with darker hair steaks.
    New methods of hair dyeing such as ombre  where hair becomes lighter towards the end, or splash lights where a horizontal band of hair color differs from the left from ear to ear.
The following application techniques can be used for these coloring procedures:
    Foiling, when the pieces of foil are used to separate the coloring sections of hair.
    Tipping, dip-dyeing, or balayage, when some hair sections are colored and foil or plastic films aren’t used.
    Cap, tightly placed on the head and strands pulled through with a hook.
All types of color can be applied with these application techniques. Sometimes the hair needs to be bleached for highlights.

There are four widely used classifications of hair coloring which include permanent, temporary, demi-permanent and semi-permanent coloring. Permanent hair coloring is achieved only with the use of oxidation dyes and temporary coloring is available with rinses, gels, foams, sprays, and shampoos.
Here are some useful tips how to choose the right hair color.

1. Observe your skin type. If your skin is olive, darker hair colors best suit you. Lighter hair color may seem fake.  If your skin is pink use ash tones to neutralize your coloring. Any hair color suits pale skin. . In case of yellow hues, deep red and dark brown are safer than yellow, gold, and orange tones.

2.    Observe the clothing that best suits you.
    If orange, yellow, golden, red, rust or olive green suit you more, warm hair tones such as golden blonde, brown, strawberry blonde and auburn suit you more.
    If fuchsia, black, pine green or bluish red suit you more, cool hair tones such as ash blonde, brown, burgundy and platinum suit you more.
    If charcoal gray, teal, periwinkle, purple or red suit you more, neutral tones like beige blonde, sandy blonde, mahogany, chocolate brown  suit you more.

3.    Observe your eye color. People with brown, green or hazel eyes look more natural with warm tones of hair color such as gold, red and auburn shades. People with blue or gray eyes look more natural with cooler tones such as light gold or ash.

You must be aware of the side effects of hair coloring before you change the color. Though coloring effects on hair, very much, the initial condition of the hair matters a lot.
Here are some popular side effects of hair coloring:

    Bad quality. Many people prefer cheaper hair colors and mostly it affects the hair quality. So, avoid saving money when buying a hair color.
    Over treating. When the dye or the color is left on the hair much longer than it is needed,  it will affect the hair badly.
    Allergic reactions. Many people are allergic to hair colors and hair color companies always advise to take a test before coloring.
    Negative effects of chemicals. All hair colors contain chemicals so try to be aware of all essential whereabouts of your hair dye chemicals.

So before you decide to dye your hair, just be aware of all the important information to avoid unexpected results!

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