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Colour your Hair
Making the Colour Last..
Colouring your hair is perhaps the quickest and most dramatic way to change your look. If you are fed up with the same hairstyle, hair colour and looks then you can get a dramatic change by just colouring your hair. Your appearance will change drastically and you will feel a completely new person. So go ahead and colour your hair. There are two types of hair dyes: permanent and semi-permanent, with variations of each.

The permanent tints, which must be mixed with hydrogen peroxide to lift hair colour. The peroxide opens the hair cuticle so that the tint can penetrate the cortex and form the colour. The higher the levels of peroxide the quicker and lighter the result.

Then there are the semi-permanent colours, which don`t actually lift the colour, however, you can either vary the tone within your natural highlights or go darker. Quasi-colour contains ethanolamine and 3% peroxide, which slightly open the cuticle. This means that the colour can last up to 20 washes and will softly fade as you shampoo, causing no re-growth problem. There are also the semi-permanent vegetable colours that contain only vegetable extracts and natural ingredients, so no colour is stripped from your hair. It is similar to henna but it doesn`t coat the hair (adds shine though). This colour sits on the hair`s surface and will wash out after about 8 shampoos.

There are some points to consider while applying hair colours, they are:

  • Skin Tone: Your new hair colour should complement your skin tone. Light-skinned people don`t look good with very dark hair because it draws colour out of their skin. Dark, tanned skin doesn`t look great when mixed with a one-tone blonde, but four or five blonde chestnut or honey tones look fabulous.

  • Colour: Different colouring methods suit different hairstyles, so get some expert advice when deciding which one to go for.

  • Black ColourBlack:

    This is by far the easiest colour to accomplish because the molecules in black tints are larger and will cover all hair types very effectively. Caution is needed when using black, as it only tends to look good on people with darker and olive skin tones.


    Red is the ultimate sexy shade, for colour that cries out for attention. Hair holds on to red-toned pigments well, so going copper-top can be easy for most people. But be warned - if you are blonde you will usually have to go two or three shades darker than your natural colour to achieve a rich red (brunette), and it`s not easy to reverse it.

    Red ColourBrown:

    Brunette is always a safe choice as it suits nearly every girl in town. Varying the shade with highlights can achieve a huge range of looks. From chocolate brown and bronze shades to honey or dark blonde, combinations of natural tones gives incredible shine as darker-pigmented tints add condition to your hair.


    If you would love to be blonde, talk the processes through with your hair stylist before you go for it. It should be relatively painless on virgin dark brown hair, but if your hair has been permanently tinted then the process will become a long saga. Never attempt this kind of dye job on your own for the first time.

    Blonde ColourNormally one would wonder that colouring would spoil the hair texture. But the truth is, colouring your hair will not damage it if done properly. Only if the wrong level of peroxide is used or you are over-processing (too many permanent colours are applied) your hair then it will be harmful for your hair. If you constantly change your hair colour, especially if you go from blonde to brown and back to blonde, you must regularly use deep conditioning treatments to avoid hair damage.

    Sometimes the coloured hair look dull and lifeless, the reason is over-processing. If your hair is starting to look dull, use semi-permanent colours where the pigments sit on top of the hair adding plenty of tone and shine. One thing to note is that semi-permanent colour gives your hair a higher shine and enhances condition, but they won`t lift natural hair colour. Also, a semi-permanent tint will not cover large amount of grey hair (more than 50%). If a permanent tint is used correctly, you will always achieve a beautiful effect and semi-permanent tints can be used to maintain these permanent treatments, adding condition.

    Women are fascinated with different hair colours and shade and at some point of time want to try them out. The right hair colour can turn a simple and ordinary looking girl to a gorgeous red or a beautiful blonde or classy raven beauty. However with pleasure often comes pain. Permanent hair dyes with a high chemical composition may stress and dry out the best of hair. Even worse, hair colour can sometimes go horribly wrong. Whether applied at home or the highest priced salon in town, hair colour can sometimes take a bizarre detour and come out any hue, but the one that we hoped for.

    Possible Problems

    If you are experiencing hair colour horrors you developed them because of one of two possible paths:

    You went to a professional stylist or colourist and came out with a colour disaster:

  • If you went to a professional colourist or stylist, contact them immediately to report your colour problem. Prompt action is critical for safe colour correction. Try to keep your cool and avoid shouting and screaming at the stylist. That will not help fix the problem. Remember, even the best colourists and stylists in the world can encounter problems. Give them the benefit of the doubt and be willing to let them try and fix the colour to your satisfaction.

  • Most professionals will try to correct colour problems and will do it at no additional cost, unless you caused the problem in some way. Be sure to ask what the colour correction will cost before you agree to try it at the hands of your hair professional. This allows you to be clear about your financial responsibility. Once you have suffered through the bad colour, try not to panic and rush to find a solution that might cause even more harm
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  • Many people try to fix the colour problems themselves once they get home. This will often make the problem a lot worse and potentially damage hair beyond easy repair. Once you have a colour problem the very best solution is to find a professional colour correction expert and work with them to get you back to your desired colour. Remember that the journey through colour correction procedure will normally take about 4 to 5 visits to the professional.

  • You were swept away by a hair colour advertisement and did colouring part yourself in the privacy of your home.

  • If you have done the colouring job at home and you have encountered the colour problem then immediately contact a colour correction expert.

  • Do not do anything on your own or you will damage your hair beyond repair. Avoid applying colour-removing products available at the market. The colour removal products often contain strong chemicals or bleach and in the wrong hands they can cause severe hair breakage.

  • Colour removal products should never be used on relaxed or permed hair without the advice of a hair expert.

  • Remedies

  • Although you may hate your new colour, if neither home nor professional correction is an option, consider going shorter with a new style that will allow you to outgrow the colour quickly. Ask your stylist to help you select a style that minimizes any new roots or growth. Give yourself some time to let the colour fade naturally away.

  • Hair vitamins will help maximize your genetic hair growth rate and to help you grow super healthy new strands and leave bad colour behind. Consider adding a good essential fatty acid to your daily vitamin count, which will help to internally condition new strands

  • Use hair clips, barrettes, jeweled hairpins and headbands to camouflage uneven colour. Grab the latest fashion headgear as a last resort.

  • Being positive really helps in any bad situation. Not only does positive thinking and actions make you feel better; it gives you the opportunity to learn new ways to appreciate your hair. Experiment with your hair. Buy hair styling products and give yourself a new look. And use this bad experience as a lesson and avoid this situation in the future.

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