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Dare To Discover 8 Hottest Hair Colors!

Hair styling isn’t only about making braids and buns. It’s playing with colours, ranging from the subtle to juicy ones. Hair coloring follows certain rules but there’s such a diversity in color trends that everyone will find something made right for them. With less or more intense effect.

Think. Do you know everything about hair coloring? Do you know the latest trends? Do you know the differences between sombre, ombre and bronde? If not, you must read on. You’ll find info on the hottest types of coloring and check if you’ve believed in hair coloring myths.

Dare To Discover 8 Hottest Hair Colors!

Hair coloring – definition

What is hair coloring? A simple question and an answer will be also straightforward. Hair coloring (dyeing) includes changing hair color (natural or previously changed) using chemicals. We can choose the target hue but a hair dye can change the color only by a few shades. That’s why going blonde from e.g. dark brown is a completely different method known as bleaching.

There are three types of hair coloring:

  • permanent hair coloring – provides long-lasting effects because a pigment penetrates the deepest hair structure similarly to a tattoo ink penetrating the skin. That’s why the color you pick stays on your hair until your strands grow back or undergo another coloring treatment.
  • semi-permanent hair coloring – the durability differs depending on a method, products and your natural shade. The color can last even up to 24 washes. The pigment doesn’t penetrate the hair but sits on the surface and gets washed off after several standard shampooing routines.
  • temporary hair coloring – it’s less intensive than semi-permanent coloring. The color stays on hair from 2 to 8 washes due to the use of washable dyes: the pigment dissolves in water and doesn’t penetrate the hair. It gets easily washed off.

True or false? Hair coloring without secrets

Attention! We’re dispelling coloring myths! They’re still repeated by lots of women and crop up on every discussion group and hair care blog. Surprisingly, they have no scientific support. False theories saying hair coloring is harmful and boosts hair loss. You believed them as well?

Hair coloring does not weaken hair bulbs and does not speed up hair loss or thinning!

Hair loss caused by coloring is a common myth. There’s no connection between hair coloring and hair loss. Choosing an unsuitable and too strong product can irritate a sensitive scalp but it doesn’t affect the firmly rooted hair follicles. Hair coloring influences only the part of hair that you can see – hair fibre. It’s indifferent to hair bulbs and follicles.

Coloring damaged hair is possible!

You can hear opinions that it’s impossible to dye damaged hair. Everything is possible yet entails some risks. Over-processed hair absorbs much more pigment so the effect will be long-lasting and intense. Sadly, damaged hair is weak and has no protection from the action of chemicals. If you go for coloring damaged hair, you must use a delicate product - less durable yet safer.

Regular coloring does not change your natural hair shade!

Does coloring damage your natural hair color? Contrary to many opinions, it doesn’t. Although the pigment penetrates hair fibre and gives a new color, the amount of natural pigment stays the same in growing hair. The natural shade at the roots seems less intense and dull when compared to the dyed color of the rest of your hairdo.

You should avoid washing your hair right before and within a day after coloring!

When you shampoo your hair, you remove natural fats protecting the scalp from harmful factors. It’s best if you wash your hair in the evening before coloring so that lipid barrier has time for rebuilding and providing hair better protection during the treatment. After coloring, you can wash hair a day later with a normal shampoo; detergents included in shampoos can weaken the effects of the treatment, wash the fresh pigment out and make the color fade more quickly.

HOT HAIR COLOR TRENDS

Ombre, baleyage or maybe splashlight? Nowadays, the abilities of hairdressers go beyond our imagination connected with hair looks. Coloring isn’t only applying a one-color product to hair. From contrasting highlights or gradient ombre we’ve moved to sombre, bronde, etc. What makes them different? Here’s the list of most popular trends.

  • Ombre includes lightening hair ends. The color graduates from darker at the roots to light at the ends. Ombre lets us combine browns and blacks with blonde, red, shades of caramel or grey.
  • Sombre (soft ombre) is a subtler version of ombre. Still, you mix light ends with dark roots yet the effect is more natural because some strands are colored starting at the roots. The transition of colors isn’t as striking.
  • Bronde is a less popular version of sombre in which colors are reversed. The method consists in a natural combination of fair, blonde hair with dark ends or brown highlights. The effect? Sun-kissed hair.
  • Blorange is another version of natural sombre. Similarly to bronde, it gives tridimensional looks. However, in this version, hair gains pink and peach reflections. It’s surely a girlish hairdo with pastel hues.
  • Splashlight is getting more and more popular. It gives a movie star looks. The coloring focuses on lightening and illuminating the middle part of hair; roots and ends stay in the same – dark – shade. The transition of colors must be delicate.
  • Dip dye hair appeals to daring women who aren’t afraid of color experiments with hair. The method is about coloring hair ends intense and contrasting colors, usually pink, yellow, blue, violet, green and even red.
  • Baleyage is a well-known method that has been forgotten because of many failed strong color contrasts. However, if baleyage is well-performed – includes applying a few different and well-matched tones – the effect is amazing.
  • Flamboyage is a subtler version of standard baleyage. It delivers very natural effect of summer ‘tan’ on hair. What’s the secret? Applying a few similar shades results in hair flickering with different hues.

Hair coloring and oils

How to use oils in hair coloring? It’s possible yet such innovations trigger lots of controversies. Interestingly, oils can make the color long-lasting or less durable. Using the right technique is the key to achieving the desired result. The oil for dyeing should be appropriately picked and have certain properties (it must moisturise, regenerate, reinforce and protect). There are oils you should avoid during the treatment but you can also find the ones worth choosing.

  • recommended for hair coloring: avocado oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil
  • oils to be avoided while coloring: coconut oil, shea butter, palm oil, cocoa butter

How to use oils during hair coloring the right way? Adding a few drops of a favourite oil to a hair dye is the most popular. The oil enriches the dye with valuable nutrients and provides hair and scalp with lipid balance. The cosmetic market offers ready-made oil-infused hair dyes (usually with argan oil). Another idea is applying an oil an hour before coloring but in small quantities to avoid oiliness and overburdening. We leave the oil in because it protects our scalp from chemicals included in the dye. Coloring hair with oils prevents dry strands and irritated scalp. If you use the oil in a proper way, it will intensify the color you strive for.

You should do another hair oiling more or less week after the treatment to enhance the color.

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