Women are non-permanent beings. Today we like one thing, tomorrow another. And when it comes to our appearance, there is simply no limit to perfection. And if, for example, changing the shape of the nose or the length of the legs is problematic enough, then the color of the hair is much simpler. That's where the scope for experiments! Recent studies have shown that approximately 65% of Russians constantly dye their hair. And 72% of them do it at home. With the number of offers that exists today, it seems that it will not be difficult to find the right paint. But this is only at first glance. In fact, the danger of making mistakes is great enough. And such errors can be very expensive - both financially and morally. That is why so often in real life, and on the Internet - on forums - one hears a cry for help: "Advise a good hair dye!". How not to be mistaken with the choice and what colors are considered the best? Let's understand.
Determine the color
This is perhaps the very first thing that is necessaryto do. Quite often it happens that you really liked some shade, peeped from a friend, a friend, a famous singer, etc. But will it suit you? How is this determined? There are several ways. For example, you can focus on your color pattern. Do you know what this is? Conditionally all people can be divided into warm-skinned and cold-skinned people. Owners of swarthy or golden skin, freckles and brown eyes, as a rule, refer to a "warm" type. They fit golden, copper and other soft shades of hair. But the pale skin and gray or blue eyes usually indicate the belonging to the cold skin. Representatives of this type should pay attention to cold brownish or ashy shades. There is also a more accurate classification. According to it, there are four types of appearance - Spring, Summer Winter and Autumn.
It is a warm and non-contrasting color-type. She has green, blue or blue eyes. She has golden skin, and the natural color of her hair is from light-brown to shaten. What colors will suit Spring? She should choose dark red, honey, golden tones, as well as warm chocolate shades.
The next option is a woman-Summer. It is also a non-contrast, but already cold color-type. At "summer" women light - gray or blue - eyes, and the skin has a cool bluish or pinkish shade. Natural hair color - from the lightest to the shaten. It is recommended to use cold tones for staining. For example, you can become an ashy or platinum blonde.
This is a warm contrast color. It is something like spring, but "autumn" women are much brighter from nature. Eyes can be either dark or light. Natural hair color - from the shaten to the brunette. The skin has a golden hue. What tones will emphasize the beauty of a woman-Autumn? She should choose a rich color of hair - warm shades of chocolate, chestnut color, copper and gold tones and even black will suit. But she should not become a blonde.
The last group is Winter. It is a contrast and cold color. Eyes can be both light and dark, but always the contrast between the iris and the eye protein is very pronounced. Natural hair - from brown-haired to brunette. The skin has a cool shade. Such women are suitable for ashy tones. For example, dark-blond. They can also afford to become hot brunettes. But to turn into blondes, and generally use warm colors they are not recommended. Understand your color? If not, do not get discouraged. There are other ways to choose a new hair color. For example, some manufacturing companies - in particular, Garnier - offer special programs that help you choose the color online. You just upload your photo and "try on" the various options. The result will, of course, be approximate. But it is quite possible to find your bearings. Also interesting is the development of Schwarzkopf. However, at the moment, only residents of megacities can use it. The company has launched a special touch "beauty monitor" and it is already installed in several large cosmetics stores. You just need to enter into your computer your data - skin color, hair, percentage of gray hair - and the desired hair color. Smart machine will tell you what shades you should try. If all this does not suit you, there is an absolutely simple method. Go to the store, where they sell wigs and measure all existing options there. This will give you a complete idea of what "waits for you in the future" and what colors you should try. Well, perhaps, the last method is toning paints. Unfortunately, he does not fit brunettes - on the dark hair the result will be simply invisible. But for owners of light hair - this is a very good option. Mousses, gels, foams and color shampoos will help to get an idea of how suitable this or that shade suits you. And did not like it - just wash your head several times - and as if nothing was. By the way, the talk about the shading of shampoos led us to the next stage of choosing a hair dye. Do you know what, in general, they happen - these colors? Let's understand.
Types of hair colors
To understand which hair color is better for you, you need to decide what effect you want to get. All means for chemical hair coloring can be divided into three types:
A persistent paint is also divided into permanent and semi-permanent. The difference is that the latter do not contain ammonia. Let's talk about each kind of detail.
- Permanent paints
Their main components are ammonia and peroxidehydrogen. Peroxide "flushes" out of the hair a natural pigment, and ammonia helps the artificial dye penetrate deep into the hair shaft. It is because of this that permanent colors can radically change the color of hair and perfectly color the gray hair. This is definitely good. But there is a huge minus. Permanent paints cause the greatest harm to the hair. Ammonia severely damages the hair cuticle, and peroxide dries it. Along with the natural pigment, nutrients and fats are also washed away. And after all, they give the hair softness and silky. Therefore, if you too often use permanent paints, then in a short time, instead of flowing and shiny curls, you can find something that vaguely resembles a loofah on your head. In order to minimize damage, these paints usually contain special conditioning additives. They smooth the scales of the damaged cuticle. The most safe are cream paints of professional lines. They are less toxic and contain a smaller percentage of ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. In addition, they do not include lead, which leads to a better result of staining.
- Semi-permanent paints
This is a more gentle option. They do not contain hydrogen peroxide, and ammonium salts are used instead of ammonia. Hair color is slightly less resistant. There is another nuance - to lighten hair without peroxide simply does not work. You can only get your tone or become darker. Therefore, by the way, this coloring is called toning. Semipermanent colors also successfully cope with gray hair, provided that it is not more than 50%.
- Semi-resistant paints
Unfortunately, with their help it will not be possible to paint overgray hair or cardinally change the color of hair. All that is possible is to give brightness to your own shade. These colors are evenly washed off during each washing of the head. But, of course, there is a plus. Because of the lack of hydrogen peroxide in their composition and a small - not more than 3% - ammonia content, they practically do not spoil the hair. After all, the natural pigment is not removed and the paint itself does not penetrate into the hair shaft - only the outer part of the hair is stained. Therefore, semi-stable paints can be used safely, without fear of harming your hair.
- Tinted means
Usually they are washed off without a trace after three -eight times. Dyes do not penetrate into the hair, and only paint it from above. Tinted means can not lighten your hair. And in the fight against gray hair - they are not helpers. Make the tone of hair more intense or darker - that's all they can.
- Natural paints
If you want to dye your hair without causing itharm, perhaps, it makes sense to pay attention to natural dyes. Still our grandmothers and great-grandmothers used basma and henna. Why do not we follow their example? Henna is made from an alkane plant, more precisely from its leaves. It gives the hair red and reddish shades. Basma is made from indigo. She dyes her hair in dark colors. Mixing natural dyes in different proportions, you can get a wide range of colors - from light brown to black. Henna and basma are hypoallergenic. They envelop the hair from above, without washing the pigment and, as a result, do not injure it. Moreover - most experts are confident that these dyes are very useful for hair, since they contain essential oils and tannins. True, they have their own shortcomings. Where without them? For example, hair, painted with henna, you will not be able to repaint in another color. Most likely, such attempts will lead to the fact that the vegetation will acquire the color of young grass. It's unlikely that you will get such a result, right? Therefore, we will have to wait until they grow completely. In addition, when washed off, such colors can give your hair a reddish or reddish tint. What else should I look for when buying hair dye?
A few tips on choosing a paint
- If you have decided for the first time on staining, then,to begin with, it is better to give preference to shade means or semi-stable paints. In case of failure, you have all the chances to return to your original form much faster.
- If the cardinal changes in appearance are not part of your plans, you should pay attention to cream paints that are no more than two shades darker or lighter than your natural color.
- Dark color has one very dangerous property -visually add years. Therefore, with age, it is recommended to give preference to light shades. But the main thing here is not to overdo it. Too light shades can play with you a bad joke - the complexion will look unhealthy.
- Gray hair has a coarser structure,therefore it is quite difficult to paint over them. If they are not very much - less than 1/3 - then you can try to do semi-permanent dyes. If more - choose persistent paints. When choosing a paint for painting gray hair, give preference to one that is one or two shades lighter than your natural hair color. Try to avoid red tints.
- If your natural color is brown or light chestnut, copper, dark red and light brown shades will not do.
- When choosing a paint, always focus on the presented palette, and not on the color of the girl's hair painted on the package. As a rule, this picture conveys a shade very inaccurately.
- If the length of your hair exceeds 20 cm, then one tube of paint will not be enough for you. Better buy two packages at once.
No matter how good the paint you have chosen, in order for the result to satisfy you, you must follow certain rules during the painting process:
- before staining, make sure that there are no fixing agents left on the hair: gels, foams, mousses;
- Do not wash your head for at least a day before lightening;
- when applying paint, use a special brush or sponge;
- Apply the colorant follows, starting with the roots;
- after applying, you should put on a plastic cap, and then roll the head with a towel;
- if you chose the color of "eggplant" or "copper", you should wash it off a little earlier than indicated on the package.
To ensure that the color does not wash out longer and remains the same, the hair needs to be carefully taken care of:
Well and at last - it is a little statistics. Not so long ago, a survey among Russians was conducted. 700 women of different ages took part in it. All of them were asked about which hair color is the best. According to the results of the survey, the honorable first place is taken by the paint from Garnier - it is used by 20 percent of the respondents. In second place - L'Oreal. She preferred 17 percent of the fair sex. Third place - Schwarzkoupf & Henkel. They have about 14 percent of the fans. 9 percent of Russians prefer the paint Londa - it's fourth place. And the fifth place was shared immediately by three companies - Wella, C: EHKO and Estel - each of them scored five percent. As you can see, it's not so difficult to determine which hair color is right for you. The main thing, as in life, is to clearly understand what exactly you want to receive. After all, the best hair color is the one that fits you perfectly. Do not be afraid of change, and everything will turn out the way it should! We advise you to read: