The love-mania of coloring the hairs has existed since the time of Egypt, where pharaohs and their wives had wicks of hair discolored or total colored as an indicative of status. It is clear that at that time natural tricks were used for such a transformation.
In 1909 came the chemical paintings, which we know today. It is more than 100 years since its discovery and since then the dyes have been evolving, becoming less toxic and gaining moisturizing and reconstructive functions.
In general, the current dyes are reliable, but changing the hair color requires some care. First of all, a dye will never, in practice, remain the color your box says it will stay. The natural colors of the hair – which are infinite from person to person – influence the final result. That is why, in the first place, it is essential to test the wick.
The differences of tones in the current market are so many that generate many doubts. But basically, the scales obey a same numbering in all the marks. For each of the 8 tones below, however, there are infinite variations (220.127.116.11, for example, it is some variation of black or even 18.104.22.168, which is some variation of light brown).
For the actual application, the main technique that cannot be left aside is: the dye should be applied to dry, more specifically “dirty” hair. That is, nothing to wash the hair on the day of the dye, as the natural hair grease will help the penetration of the coloring agent and protect the hair from any harmful chemical agents. As for how to apply, divide the hair into three or four parts, forming not very thick wicks and apply using a brush.
- If you apply dark dye or the same shade of your hair: start applying by the front of the head. This is because the ink acts more in the region where the application begins and, if you start at the nape of the neck, you run the risk of the front to fade.
- If you apply lighter ink: start the application by nape. This prevents the front from fading.
- If the hair is white: start where there is greater concentration of white hair.
A good suggestion for anyone who does not want to risk the first dye and miss the tone: look for a hue or a maximum of two tones up / down its natural tone. After a while, it will adapt to change and it will be easier to play in a radical transformation.
For brunettes who get tired of the monochromatic tone, a good indication is to use a mixture of candies, gilding and honey. It’s cute!
When changing the color of your hair, know that a new care routine should begin. From frequent moisturizing and going to the salon for the maintenance of the tone. The ideal is to go to the salon monthly for tinctures and every 3 months for lights or cool wicks.
For the color to last longer, use specific products for dyed hair. Cranberry products (shampoos, conditioners and oils) make the pigmentation last up to 3 times longer in the hair.
Are you ready to change your color? Consult your hairdresser and ask for a transformation. For an intensive care routine, count on Fit Cosmetics products.