Hair salon technicians are often asked what hair color they would recommend for an individual’s coloring needs. While there may be several popular choices, it is possible to have any color of your choice applied in a hair salon, even if the stylist does not have a facility that offers permanent hair colors. Choosing a hair color that will look good with your natural skin tone, skin concealer, and any makeup is essential. The color chosen should also enhance your hair and clothing, complement your skin, and complement your overall appearance.
Semi-permanent or semi-transparent hair colors contain small pigment crystals that deposit on the hair’s surface and have a low amount of pigment, but which can easily slip into the hair with a low amount of peroxide applied. However, semi-permanent hair colors can be washed out of the hair and need to be removed before a perm or after a perm is applied. The color will remain in the hair longer if it is adequately maintained. However, South Beach Hair Salon professionals can still perform hair coloration using temporary hair colors in conjunction with permanent hair colors that are washed out. Semi-permanent colors can also contain a high degree of pigment and are available in most colors other than pure white. In addition, temporary hair colors can contain various natural ingredients, such as ginseng, Rosemary, aloe vera, green tea and many other plant extracts and essential oils.
There are many advantages to using these types of hair salon products, including the ability to create a more natural-looking hair color product, without the use of chemicals. This type of hair color product is less expensive than natural hair color products offered by most salons. Because the process of applying these products does not require a large amount of heat, the colors are less likely to fade over time, as is common with most other hair salon products. For instance, applying cake blend on the back of your head while at home can take an entire afternoon, whereas the same process can be completed within a matter of minutes using semi-permanent at a hair salon. Using a semi-permanent hair color product will also make it more cost-effective to change your hair color from time-to-time, as the process requires only one application, rather than several.
Semi-permanent hair coloring solutions include both liquid and solid pigments. Pigment is a solution containing color-absorbing chemicals that are typically composed of iron or silica. These pigments are mixed with a carrier, which serves as a lubricant, allowing the color-absorbing chemicals to be uniformly distributed through the hair shaft on the whole length of the strand, instead of being spread out over a smaller area of the hair strand. Liquid pigments are more concentrated, generally containing only trace amounts of color-absorbing chemicals.
One of the most popular types of permanent hair colors is called “bleached” or “enamelized.” These are the most well-received in terms of colorization results, due to the fact that these types of products do not require a base color. Instead, the base color is an oxidized form of the pigment that is bleached or tinted white. The lighter-skinned person’s hair will appear closer to their natural color, while the darker hair colors will appear almost black. People who have naturally darker skin tones tend to prefer these types of coloring techniques.
Color processing colors may also be done through dying. Dying is typically used for extremely dark or black hair, such as when hair has been pulled back into a ponytail and left to dry naturally. The colorist will apply a chemical blend to the hair, which will then produce a lighter shade of color than what would have been possible with just straight hair. Color treated hair can have a variety of different shades lighter than those created by dying, depending on the shade of colorization produced. Some of these shades are referred to as “fixed,” while others are referred to as “shade” colors. Bleaches are among the most popular shade colors, due to their relative permanency and cost-effectiveness.
Color treated hair can even be processed further. Color enhancement, sometimes called a bleaching lift, is often used to brighten dull or dark hair, as well as to create highlights. This technique requires several applications of a bleaching solution and can be done to highlight or even tint various portions of hair. Sometimes the lift can be used to create highlights on the top of the head, but this is not the most common use for hair coloring. Hair coloring techniques such as bleaching and lift are often used together, to achieve the desired end result.
There are numerous other types of coloring techniques that can be used to change hair color without bleach. Some of these techniques include Infra-red (IP), which colors hair based on the wavelength it is exposed to, which is different from the lightening in which it is typically treated. Lightening agents can be added to some bleaches to achieve the same results as those obtained from bleach, but they will not last as long. These IP colors tend to fade rather quickly once they are exposed to the air. Blending is another popular way to change hair color without bleaches or dyes, as this technique allows for lightening and darkening of various shades simultaneously.