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Everything you need to know about Dyeing Hair

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Everything you need to know about Dyeing Hair
Everything you need to know about Dyeing Hair

Permanent dye, toner and henna are some options for dyeing hair, changing the color and covering gray hairs. Most permanent dyes are more aggressive because they contain ammonia and oxidants, however, some brands produce permanent hair dyes with fewer chemicals, without added ammonia, just check the package.

Although anyone can use hair dyes, whether natural or industrialized, it is not recommended to apply this type of product to children and pregnant women. In these cases, natural dyes prepared with teas such as sage or beetroot, for example, should be preferred. See how to prepare these natural tinctures.

Hair Dye Options

The main hair dyes are:

  1. Permanent dye: Changes the color of the strands and needs a touch-up at the root, when the hair grows out, within 30 days. It is not recommended to apply the product under already dyed hair due to the risk of drying the wires;
  2. Toning dye: Contains no ammonia and only lightens hair in just 2 tones, lasting an average of 20 washes;
  3. Temporary dye: It is even weaker than the toner and is only recommended to add shine to the hair, it lasts an average of 5 to 6 washes;
  4. Henna Tincture: It is a natural product that changes the hair color without changing the structure of the strands, but it does not lighten the hair, it lasts an average of 20 days;
  5. Vegetable dye: It is a natural product that must be applied in the hairdressing salon, being effective to completely change the color and cover gray hair. Lasts about 1 month;
  6. Natural dyes: The dyes prepared with teas are great options for those who want more shine and less gray hair, without having to resort to chemical products. They last about 3 washes but can be used regularly.

If you want to dye your hair, changing the look or just improving the beauty of your strands, the ideal is to go to a hairdressing salon so that there are no unpleasant surprises such as the hair being stained or dry, for example.

However, hair dyes for domestic use are available in practically all supermarkets. They can be applied at home, strictly following the instructions given in the leaflet, but although they can be applied by the person themselves, it is better to have someone else apply the product, using a comb to separate the hair, move by move.

Caring for colored hair

Whoever has their hair colored with any type of product should follow some essential care to ensure the shine, softness and elasticity of the wires, such as:

  • Wash your hair when necessary, whenever it has oily roots;
  • Use products suitable for dyed or chemically treated hair;
  • Use shampoo diluted in water, applying the product only to the root and washing the length of the hair only with the foam;
  • Apply conditioner or mask to the hair, leaving it on for at least 2 minutes while combing the strands;
  • Rinse hair with colder water and, if desired, apply a small amount of styling cream along the length of the strands;
  • Do a deep hydrating mask at least once a week.

On days when you don't wash your hair, it's important to spray a little water with or without diluted combing cream, or serum, on the strands, separating the hair from the mix. Those who have curly or curly hair can follow the same procedure, being careful not to undo the curls.

Common questions

1. Can I straighten colored hair?

Yes, as long as you are very careful to moisturize your hair at least every 15 days. You can bet on homemade masks, but it's good at least every 2 months, do a deeper hydration in the beauty salon.

2. If I don't like the color can I repaint it?

The ideal is to wait about 10 days to dye the hair again, it is not recommended to apply another dye on the same day. To avoid this kind of unpleasant surprise, it is recommended to do the stir test, dyeing only a part of the hair and drying it to see the final result.

3. How do I know if my hair is too dry?

In addition to the appearance of frizz, volume and lack of shine on the strands, there is a very easy test that can indicate if the hair is he althy and properly hydrated. You can take a strand of hair that has fallen out and hold the ends, pulling them to see if the hair breaks in half or if it still has some elasticity.If it breaks, it's because it's too dry, needing a treatment.

4. Can I dye my hair with Aniline or crepe paper?

No, aniline is a dye that is not suitable for hair and may not have the expected effect by staining or damaging the strands. When wet crepe paper releases ink and can dye the threads, but leaves them completely stained, not being recommended to use it for this purpose.

5. Can I use hydrogen peroxide to dye my hair?

The hydrogen peroxide despite lightening the wires dries a lot and is not indicated to be applied directly to the hair, nor mixed with massage creams. If you want to lighten your hair at home, try strong chamomile tea.

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