Hair Coloring Myths and Truths August 22 2019
For many years, it was believed that the colors and lights were bad for the hair, but in fact, if the procedures is well done and the hairdresser can identify the limit of the hair, it can remain healthy and beautiful, without breaking or falling.
Still, there is a lot of misinformation spreading about colored hair. But don't worry, cause we going to tell you all of them! Check out:
- The ink dries the hair
Myth. The ink not makes the hair dry. Actually, Hydrogen peroxide (the substance present in the oxidants) is the real responsible for causing dryness, but it all depends on the volume used of the substance, a point that people do not usually pay much attention to. For the paint, there are oxidants from 10 to 40 volumes. The higher the volume, the more aggression to the wires. Each of these oxidants is specific to a hair type, so it is up to the hairdresser to evaluate the porosity and structure of the hair to determine which one is appropriate. If there is no such assessment, there may certainly be dryness.
- Coloring the wires with dark tones helps to protect the wires
Myth. This information is very popular, but it is completely false. All dyes have the same action on the hair, regardless of color, and can damage the hair if not used properly. In fact, people get this impression because dark inks reflect more light than lighter shades, which causes a false impression of hydration.
- Who has colored hair can use flat iron or baby-liss
Truth. Those who have the colored wires can use flat iron or baby-liss, but carefully. Use should not be daily and care must be taken with temperature. It is essential to use a thermal protector first and the wires should always be well dry.
- Natural blonde hair suffers more from dyes
Myth. Again, the dyes have the same action on the hair and their color does not influence it. What determines how much hair will suffer from dyeing is the thickness of the strands. Thinner strands tend to suffer more because they are more delicate, but with proper diagnosis and the use of products that oxidize less, it is possible to preserve the integrity and beauty of even the finest hair.
- Hair toners are less aggressive than paints
Truth. Hair paints often contain ammonia, a substance that opens the cuticles and allows the color to penetrate more into the strands. This is what makes the dye last longer. The toners have no ammonia, so they are less aggressive and also last less, fully losing their color in about two months.
Fancy Hair: How to keep the vibrant colors July 16 2018
If there is one thing that is allowed to dare is the hair! Vibrant colors like pink, blue, purple, orange, yellow and red are a trend for those who have the guts and are tired of being ordinary. But what many people do not know is that along with the style these hairs bring a range of care necessary for the wires to always be bright and beautiful colors. Here are some topics you need to read before playing with these dyes:
1- Do not wash your hair as much
As is well known, everyday washings will fade their hair and dry them as well. It is best to avoid washing them every day, and when possible, opt for cold water.
2- Do not abuse the shampoo
Apply only what is necessary to clean the hair, not to remove the paint. Put the amount of more or less one coin in the palm of the hands, that will be enough to wash the hair.
3- Dry shampoos
As water is a great helper for fading, betting on dry washes from time to time are a great way to lessen washes.
4- Use specific products
Basic tip, but very important: use products for colored hair and, if possible, for the specific color chosen. These products have a more acidic pH and close the scales, making the pigment last longer and leaving hair brighter.
This is another indicated treatment as it does a deep hydration and seals the layers, which helps hold the color longer.
The sun is an agent that fades the hair. In that case, is good to invest in sunscreens before leaving the house and if you like, hats as well.
7- Pigmentation masks
Since it is necessary to take a break between colors, it is possible to find products that help to revitalize the color of the threads between one tincture and another.
8- Keratin and lipids
Products with mopho-keratin, lipids and spirulina improve the hydration of the yarn and prevent fading.
Of course when making the decision to invest in the fancy colors it is necessary to be aware that to have hair worthy of fairy tale it takes a super care schedule. But we guarantee that if you follow all the steps correctly, your hair will leave anybody drooling!
Written by Luiza Lima