Basic Information about Hair and Hair Color
We are always finding new ways to change our looks, and one of them is to change the color of their hair, a method that generally ladies would opt to do. Color is simply described as the way light reflects from pigments, and you have these two main kinds of color which are the warm shades like red-yellow and the cool shades like red-blue.
To know what sort of coloring you will take, there are some pointers that you can follow.
For people having a skin tone of ivory, peach, creamy beige, light or dark golden brown, or coppery colored, and with eyes color in blue, blue-green, hazel, light green, amber, or coffee colored, then your category is a warm color, and for this your hair will look best in shades 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. While the hydrogen peroxide on the other side is to bleach the hair so that the new color you will add will lead to the creation of the desired shade.
If you have dark hair then and wants it lighter, you will undergo two steps of which are your hair will be bleached before the new color is added. People with light colored hair and want their hair darker, they will only undergo one step which is the addition of the new color.
There are three levels of hair coloring, and each would base on the duration of the color to lasts, and these are level 1 or semi-permanent hair color, level 2 or demi-permanent hair color, and level 3 or permanent hair color.
For a semi-permanent hair color or level 1, the color molecules are very minute that they go through the cuticle of the hair, into the cortex where the natural hair color is, and do not mix with the natural pigment of the hair. The color molecules in level 2 or demi-permanent hair color are also very tiny, and they go through the hair cortex and mix together to form bigger molecules.