Get a New Look by Coloring Your Hair
Among the most popular ways today, among men and women especially, to create a new look and excite their personality is to change the color of one’s hair. The simple description of color is the way light would reflect from pigments, and you have two basic colors to do that, which are the warm shades from red-yellow and the cool shades from red-blue.
To know what sort of coloring you will take, there are some pointers that you can follow.
A person with a skin tone of ivory, peach, creamy beige, light or dark golden brown, or coppery colored, and having eyes that are blue, blue-green, hazel, light green amber or coffee colored, then you belong to the warm color category, and thus a warm shade for your hair will go best, from gold with red highlights, gold or honey brown, copper or mahogany.
If you have a skin tone in the category or rosy pink or beige, dark olive, dark brown, or ebony, and your eyes show light or dark blue, deep green, brown or black, therefore your coloring is in the cool category and you should choose the shades of burgundy highlights, ash or platinum blonde, brown, dark brown, black, gray or white for your hair color.
Ammonia and hydrogen peroxide are the two main ingredients of a permanent hair color. It is the purpose of ammonia to open the cuticle of the hair shaft and lets the color molecules to enter. The hydrogen peroxide on the other hand bleaches the hair so that new color can be added resulting to your desired shade.
From dark hair to lighter, know that there are two steps that will be done, and the first is to bleach and second is to add the new color. If your hair is light colored and you want to have it darker, then you only have one step to undergo which is the addition of the new color.
Depending on how long the coloring is to last, there are three levels of hair coloring, and these are level 1 which is semi-permanent hair color, level 2 which is the demi-permanent hair color, and level 3 which is the permanent hair color.
In level 1 or semi-permanent hair color, the color molecules are very tiny and they go through the cuticle of the hair into the cortex where the natural hair color is but do not interact with the natural pigment of the hair. Demi-permanent hair color or level 2 has color molecules that are also very tiny, that can go through into the cortex, and then form bigger molecules by combining each other.