Dyes from temporary to permanent results
There are so many different tones of human hair that it is really unbelievable that only two types of melanin create the whole scale. These two types are eumelanin and pheomelanin. If you have more from the former one your hair can be brown or black while the letter one creates blonds and reds. Of course it doesn’t mean that you have only one kind. It is rather about what is more and what is less. Anyway people have made efforts to change their hair colour already from ancient times. Even Egyptians used some tricks to have an influence on their hair colours. As time passed by people find more and more options to do it and today the opportunities are really wide.
Temporary hair colours
As the naming shows such dyes last the shortest time. They are perfect for Halloween or New Year’s Eve. With this solution you can try the craziest colours, vivid tones given they last only for 1-2 shampoos. Beside creams another option is using hair chalk. In this case the results last for 2-4 shampoos but you can easily separate a few locks and colour them different tones if you want to play with colours. Just run the chalk down on the wet locks. The third way of applying temporary results is coloured hair spray. It also lasts for 2-4 shampoos but it depends on the original colour of your hair.
Semi-permanent hair colours
If you wish a little longer result but want to protect your hair from ammonia you can choose semi-permanent colours. Such dyes stay on the hair surface without going any deep but give you more natural colours. If you don’t bleach your hair before using them the result will not be vivid for a long time and the colour itself will last for about 4-12 shampoos.
Permanent hair colours
Given this type lasts longest you need to care about colouring rarely if you choose this way. From a certain point of view there is the price for it because such products contains ammonia and oxidizer which are not really good for hair. Even if you choose top quality products from big brands you cannot avoid certain damages regarding hair cuticle.
In case you don’t want any chemicals on your hair and scalp henna is for you. It is a natural alternative to synthetic dyes for a wide range of colours. Such products contain conditioning ingredients like essential oils, cocoa butter and of course henna but be careful with permanent dyes after henna. If you don’t like the colour anymore it is better to choose semi-permanent colour.
Beside the mentioned options there are still a few whole natural ways to influence hair colour. If you have lighter hair and the aim is having just a little difference you can try washing your hair with lemon juice or camomile tea to make it even lighter.
Whatever colour or dye you choose it’s always important to take good care of your hair and of course also your overall health. Keep in mind that hair dyes may contain ingredients being harmful to your health. To make a mindful decision learn more also about the risks of hair coloring.