There are mixed views on this one, technically hair bleach is not a hair dye color, but a color strip.
It is harder to bleach red hair than dark hair and dark hair should be bleached in stages to avoid damaging the hair as much as possible. Dark hair goes through stages with repeated bleaching. Black hair initially becomes red, then orange followed by yellow and finally white.
Bleached hair has a yellow tinge to it because of the natural structure of hair, which is mainly a-keratin which is naturally a pale yellow.
The more frequently bleach is applied, the drier hair becomes, moisturising hair after bleaching is a must.
That is the technical bit. It depends a lot on the effect you are looking for in your hair, whether a color tint would be better, or leaving your hair stripped provides the effect you are after.
I personally never use a tint, when I am leaving white in my hair, but that is likely to do with the fact that I wear it against a vivid color. My partner on the other hand, likes a multi-toned blond 'natural' look and doesn't have her hair bleached before adding color, rather goes for a tint to the color.
So in short, whether you bleach your hair as a 'color' and leave it, or do as the majority would advise, tint your hair to a finish, is very much a personal choice. For a 'natural' look, then a tint is far more effective.
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Sunday, 26 August 2007
There are mixed views on this one, technically hair bleach is not a hair dye color, but a color strip.
Posted by Tim Whale at 16:38
Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Are organic hair dye colors effective? I have been considering this over the past few days and have done some more research on the subject.
Hair dye colors can contain a range of ingredients which may cause allergies in individuals and the debate at to their carcinogenic effect, rages back and forth.
The fact is, that hair dyes, in the main, do contain synthetic chemicals. That said, dyeing hair is an age old custom which shows no signs of lapsing in popularity, be it for vibrancy, change of mood, or a myriad of other reasons, the fact is, many of us put hair dye colors in our hair.
For those who are nervous of the synthetic products, all is not lost and I would expect the market for organic hair dyes will continue to grow, so the choices will extend.
A few brands to consider for now include:
The information advises...
To make contact if hair is more than 20% gray and to select a color which is close to the natural color of your hair.
enhances and highlights the natural colour of your hair whilst softening and giving extra volume and shine. Suitable for permed and coloured hair, it also blends away initial greying. It will not lighten or permanently change your natural shade.
Who advise...A typical treatment will last anywhere from 6 to 12 week
A range of true semi-permanent hair colours. These colours enhance the shine and clarity of your natural hair colour whilst greatly improving the condition of the hair. VEGETAL™ hair colour will not do more than mask any but the earliest few white hairs
To put it all in perspective.
"CERTAIN INGREDIENTS need to be in hair color in order for it to work," says Peter Matravers, vice president of research and development at Aveda. "
That's why there's no 100 percent natural way to dye your hair permanently," explains John Masters of the John Masters Organic hair salon in New York City. If you're dying at home, he advises looking for a formula with minimum PPD and ammonia and maximum conditioning.
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Posted by Tim Whale at 16:12
Sunday, 19 August 2007
Today, about half of all American women use hair dye colors and men are increasingly dyeing their hair.
While Hair dye colors are becoming ever easier to use at home, you would be best to get advice if:
Your hair is severely damaged - It breaks easily
You want to darken your hair by more than three shades
You are trying to fix your earlier mistake
How radical do you want to be.
The effect of hair dye colors can be graded in levels of the effect of the dye, regardless of color.
Highlighting, Highlights are usually permanent, and they are a great way to add texture and subtle color to your hair-whether they're red or blond or even blue-without dramatic changes. Can take a while to apply the hair dye colors
Semi permanent, semi-permanent products coat the hair with color that washes out after about 6 to 12 shampoos. You can only go darker effectively with semi permanent hair dye colors
Hair dye colors
Shades are basically broken down into two categories: warm and cool. People with warm eye, hair, and skin tones should choose a warm hair color, and people with cool tones should choose a cool hair color. Any beautician at a makeup counter in a department store would be happy to help you figure out if you're a "cool" or a "warm"
"Cool" people should stay away from hair dye colors with reddish or golden hues and seek out the cooler colors, ranging from platinum to blue-black. "Warm" people should choose hair dye colors with golden and red highlights, from strawberry blonde to dark auburn. Remember, unless you're prepared for disastrous results, stay within a few shades of your natural color.
There are simply too many brands on the market to go over the pros and cons of each, but professional stylists suggest that you use a popular brand name.
- Popular brands are usually popular for a reason. If L'oreal's hair products were known to turn hair green, you'd hear about it. But if you use the obscure "Bombshell in a Bottle," you might turn into more of a bomb than a bombshell.
- Popular brands usually have a help line that's listed right on the box. Although you're most likely not going to get hair experts when you call, you'll get answers to common problems you may encounter during the actual dyeing of your hair.
There are two very important tests that you must perform with each and every hair coloring product you use: the allergy test and the strand test.
The allergy test will make sure that you don't get a rash all over your scalp after you apply your hair dye colors. dye your hair. Perform the allergy test at least two days before you dye your hair. If nothing terrible happens, you're good to go.
The strand test is exactly what it sounds like, and you can do it either while performing the allergy test or you can do it the day you dye your hair. With the teaspoon of dye (and a gloved hand), choose a hair strand, and completely saturate it with the dye. Leave it in for the amount of time you'll leave the dye on the rest of your head later, and then wash hair. Check out the strand.
Before you get started with your whole head, make sure you get everything together that you need before you apply your hair dye colors. You'll need:
- Rubber gloves.
- A comb.
- Old clothes.
- An old towel
- A large plastic bag and hair clip.
- A timer.
READ THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BOX AT LEAST TWICE BEFORE YOU BEGIN. Different products have very different instructions. For example, some require your hair to be dry, and others wet.
You will probably need to mix some bottles together (or shake up one bottle) follow the instructions exactly as they are written.
You might want to use a comb to help you spread the hair color dyes through your hair and to smooth out the clumps
Put the plastic bag over your hair. Twist the bag tightly, and secure it with a hair clip. The heat will help the chemicals react better.
Set your timer for the amount of time stated in the instructions.
When the timer rings, and follow the directions in the box.
Never try to dye your eyebrows or eyelashes. The FDA prohibits salons from doing it, as it can cause inflammations around the eyes, and even blindness, so certainly don't try it on your own.
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Posted by Tim Whale at 15:10
Saturday, 18 August 2007
Another of the common hair dye colors is auburn.
Auburn is a moderate reddish brown to brown. It is similar to burgundy and maroon, although these two colors have a more reddish tint, whilst auburn has a slightly more brownish one.
People with gold or red skin tones should choose colors that are similar to this, like gold and red and auburn.
Auburn hair dye colors suit any length or stlye of hair, giving a classical elegant and sophisticated appearance.
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Black hair dye colors are used by disparate groups, from goths to aged grand-parents and not suprisingly either.
Black hair is the darkest and most common color of human hair. The vast majority of people of non-European descent have black hair. In English, people with black hair are usually referred to as "black-haired" or "dark-haired", rather than "brunette".
Outside of Northern Europe, where the blond mutation originated, most humans have black or dark brown hair.
Perhaps one of the most versatile hair color dyes, making changes in appearance from reble to the highest sophistication.
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Blond hair dye colors, much favoured by European and North American women.
Blond (or blonde, is a hair color found in certain people characterized by low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin. From degrees of almost light brown, to pale, almost white yellow, the various hues of blondness are found in a little less than 1.8% of the world's human population.
The resultant visible hue depends on various factors, but always has some sort of yellowish color, going from the very pale blond caused by a patchy, scarce distribution of pigment, to reddish "strawberry" blond colors or golden brownish blond colors, the latter with more eumelanin. True blonds have the thinnest strands of hair while the strands of tropical black hair are the thickest.
Blond hair dye colors come in many hues, sub-categories of blond hair have also been invented to describe someone with blond hair more accurately. Examples include the following:
- Platinum blond and towhead - nearly white; found naturally almost exclusively in children, but occurring rarely among some adults
- Sandy blond - similar to sand in color
- Ash blond - usually quite fair, with some ashen (grey) tones
- Dirty blond or dishwater blond - dark blond
- Golden blond or honey blond - lighter, with a gold cast
- Bottle blond or bleach blond - artificially dyed blond hair
- Strawberry blond - reddish blond
- Pool blond - with green undertones, from habitual exposure to chlorinated pool water
- Hazy blond or zebra blond - streaked blond and brunette
- Brownish blond - darkest shade of blond with sometimes looking light brown and at other times dark blond
Blond hair dye colors can be used as fllirtatious or deadly earnest.
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Brown hair dye colors arrive in a variety of shades.
Brown hair (also referred to as chestnut, cinnamon, dark) varies from light brown to almost black hair. Its strands are thicker than those of fair hair but not as much as those of red hair. People with brown hair are often referred to as Brunettes, the feminine form, and Brunets (silent t), the masculine term. Brown hair is commonly termed “dark” because of its darker characteristics than that of its blonde or red haired counterparts. Brunet(te)s from European countries often have pale skin and light eye color. Brunet(te)s can also have dark eyes with a relatively dark or olive complexion.
Brown hair, is a natural looking Hair dye color for many people.
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Red Hair dye colors are an extremely popular choice, with the rich and vibrant colors, which can be toned down, or highlighted, depending on the effect being sought, not for the faint hearted.
Less than 1% of the human population has red hair. It occurs mainly in western European populations, and their descendants, and at low frequencies throughout other parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. Cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration; many common stereotypes exist regarding redheads, and they are often portrayed as the “fiery-tempered redhead”.
Red hair can portray you in the light you desire.
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I was reading an interesting article about hair dye colors in hair scientist and thought I would relay it here.
The first recorded references to hair dye colors relate to Henna obtained from the Egyptian privet.
Simple Hair dyes have historically been manufactured by the infusion of natural vegetation.
Other categories possess increasingly complex chemicals.
Modern Hair dyes can produce wonderful results, but some involve sophisticated chemicals which are capable of inducing hair damage.
Hair dyes may be classified as:
Vegetable hair dye colors: If pure are extracted from plants. Most vegetable dyes will wash out of the hair. Henna however is a 'permanent hair dye color', which may change the feel and lustre of hair.
Pure Vegetable hair dye colors are basically harmless and do not require allergy tests. It is unlikely that any adverse skin reaction or hairshaft damage would result from their use. Egyptian (Vegetable) Henna however can, in some people, make the hairshafts seem dry and lustreless. This is not injurious. This form of henna is used in some shampoos e.g. to provide auburn highlights.
Camomile is another of the vegetable hair dye colors, it coats the hairshaft adding a yellowish hue.
Some 'vegetable' hair dye colors may contain permanent oxidation dye ingredients, as an example, Tunisian Henna where available is not a vegetable dye as it contains metallic salts and is classed as an inorganic dye.
Inorganic hair dye colors: include hair color restorers, sulphide and reduction dyes based on metallic salts. These dyes produce permanent colour changes.
Synthetic organic hair dye colors are based on coal tar products. they include:
1) Temporary hair dye colors These dyes will wash out of hair.
2) Semi-permanent hair dye colors These dyes produce red yellow and blue colourings. These dyes wash out of hair after 6-8 shampoos.
3) Permanent oxidation hair dye colors They require an oxidising agent e.g. hydrogen peroxide to function.
Colours may fade with strong sunlight.
The process may change the feel of hair.
4) Quasi-permanent hair dye colors are a mixture of semi-permanent and permanent oxidation dyes. The semi-permanent ingredient will wash out.
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