What to know about ammonia

Think before hair colour

I am sure that most of the adult women have tried hair colouring at last ones. As we are getting old it is even more likely to try a few. I am sure also about the fact that choosing the colour itself often depends rather on the latest fashion instead of the personal characteristics like the skin tone or the colour of the eyes. Choosing the products most of us would like to find the ones providing the desired colour as long as possible. It means more effective but usually harmful solutions. Before choosing a hair colour product it is worth to check the ingredients and better search for something without ammonia. These days there are more and more products on the market being not toxic. Although ammonia is very often used in hair colour and also in other cosmetic products you can choose organic colours as well.

Your Beauty Hair about ammonia in hair colour

What are the dangerous effects of ammonia

  • It damages the hair cuticle and make your hair dry, brittle and thin
  • It can cause allergy and problems like hair loss or itchy scalp
  • Ammonia may destroy not only your hair but the cells in your body as well
  • Long-term use may cause depression
  • Daily exposures can cause problems like high blood pressure or bronchitis
  • If you are continously contact with ammonia hydoxide you run the risk of serious skin complications
  • Ammonia fumes can damage your eyes, lungs or kidneys

Because of the long list above it is highly recommended to think the whole procedure through and find a non-toxic solution for home or visit a salon working with organic products. Henna can be a gentle way of hair colour but even such dyes may contain other harmful components. Black henna contain PPD, another dangerous agent.

Your Beauty Hair abour hair colour and ammonia

The decision is up to you but whatever you choose regarding hair colour it is still very important to take good care of your hair before and after the colouring. Knowing your own needs, using quality products and moisturizing is essential for healthy head of hair whether it is coloured or not. This deep conditioning hair mask can provide hydratation to your hair and triple the strength of it. The innovative component of CS7 can strengthen each cuticle and make your hair smooth shiny and managable. For a more favourable price feel free to contact me at info@yourbeautyhair.co.uk or use Your Beauty Hair’s contact form.

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Wear the rainbow

Try ombre in hair colouring

As seasons pass by fashion keeps changing over and over and hair styles or colours are not exceptions. From one point of view it is not easy to be trendy at all times and keeping the health and the strength of your hair at the same time. From another point of view it is really exciting and a very good chance to renew ourselves. Although ombre hair colouring is relatively new but this is something being able to cover a wide range of alternatives. As I see it was originally created by nature. 😊

What is ombre generally

Well, it is much more than a hair colouring technique. The ones speaking french know that the word itself means shading. It is a lovely way of playing with colours blending from one to another, from light to dark. If you have ever read about its history you know that it was used already in the 1800s although mainly for dyeing fabric. The technique itself can be applied in various fields from home decor to nail colouring.

What is ombre in hair colouring

If you decide to try ombre colour your hair will be darker from the roots till about the middle of the length while it is lighter from the middle part to the ends. This is called traditional ombre. If you prefer it in the other way and wear darker colours close to the tips you should choose reverse ombre. Regarding the colours themselves my favourite is still brunette ombre with warm brown tones. In this case you can keep an original brown colour (if you have this colour) from the roots and choose 2 shades lighter from about the middle till the tips and your hair will look sun-kissed. But this technique covers more possibilities.

Ombre hair colour

  • Grey ombre = grombre: For those who want something unusual this type can be perfect. You can give some greyish tones to your original hair colour whether it is black, brown or even blond.
  • Colourful ombre = colombre: Although it is not natural at all colombre is also popular world-wide. Choosing this type you can mix different colours and have rainbow shades.
  • Silver ombre: This bold, metallic colour can be combined with any hue and looks good also if you don’t have so long hair.

Ombre and colombre hair colour

Of course you can use this technique with any other colours beside the above listed ones. You can choose blue or red ombre if you prefer such tones. The list is really long from lavender to ash blonde.

An important part of the whole procedure of any type of hair colouring is taking good care of your hair before and after as well. Whatever colour your hair is it will look perfect only if you make efforts also to moisturize it. A really effective product for hair care is a deep conditioning hair treatment. If you would like to try a quality product containing innovative agents, click here and feel free to contact me at info@yourbeautyhair.co.uk if you would be happy about buying it at a more favourable price.

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Choose your option for hair colour

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.

Hair colouring is easy today

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.

Temporary hair colours are often intense

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.

More natural colours with semi-permanent solutions

 

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.

Permanent hair colours can damage your hair

Henna

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.

Try henna for natural hair colouring

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.

Try lemon juice or camomille tea for for light hair

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.

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