A hair color defines your look – so we should think carefully about which trend suits us. Which hair and skin type you are, as well as the structure of the hair, plays a role in the hair color selection. It is best before making your decision to seek a professional consultation with Nicole Hudson or another professional hair colorist.
Hair coloring or tinting?
Let’s start with the question: What is the difference between coloring and tones? Which method we ultimately choose depends on the desired target hair color. Mostly a distinction is made between tinting, intensive tinting, and permanent coloring. If you want to be blonde as a brunette, you need a bleaching or permanent hair color, as the hair can not be lightened with a tint.
A tint (durability level 1) is recommended to refresh the hair color and give more shine. The color does not penetrate the hair structure but lies outside on the hair. Therefore, tinting as coloring is the gentlest hair-dyeing technique. However, the hair can not change or brighten great – gray hair also does not cover a tint. Advantage: There is no annoying approach because the tint washes out after about 8-10 washes.
In contrast to normal tinting, an intensive tint (shelf life level 2) contains chemical ingredients and the cuticle layer opens slightly during use. This makes them more durable and holds about 28 washes. As with the normal tint, no approach arises, as the color gradually washes out. In intensive tinting, the hair is artificially pigmented, so the hair can even be brightened by a shade. Caution: It is important to tell the barber before the new tinting or coloration, how long the last tint is because the deposited color pigments can lead to nasty surprises.
The permanent hair color – also called coloration (durability level 3) – is suitable for extreme color changes or to cover white or gray hair. The color penetrates deep into the hair, can not be washed out as with tints, but remains permanent. Disadvantage: The permanent color creates an approach. The color pigments are mixed with an oxidizing agent. The stronger the remedy, the more the hair is damaged. It is therefore important to use hair care products for dyed hair.
Anyone who already has dyed hair can not be dyed brighter by adding another color. This is only possible using bleaching, in which the hair – in contrast to the coloring – color pigments are removed. Although the bleaching may cause the hair to bleach up to eight shades, the chemical process is very damaging to the hair.
Important: Think carefully if you want to dye your hair because colored hair is difficult to over-color with another color.