The tradition and fashion of hair color

The tradition and fashion of hair color

The fashion of using hair colors is not a tradition of the recent years; rather it is a tradition being practiced for ages. The basic function of hair color is to change gray hairs back to its natural colors. But this is not the only reason of using hair colors. And this is not the only type of hair colors. These days most of the people use hair colors not only for changing their gray hairs back to its natural color, rather it has become one of the most important element of hair styling.

As the use of hair colors has changed from the need of hiding gray hair to a fashion statement, its use and availability has also increased a lot. Now wide ranges of hair colors are available in the market. People are becoming more and more fond of using hair colors as it has become more easier and cheaper to use them. It has become more in the reach of common people as the cost of coloring has reduced a lot. And the availability of the home color kits has made it more in the grip of those people who had the wish of having their hair colored, but could not afford the time needed for coloring up the hair or to pay a visit to the hair expert.

Hair colors can be of different types depending on their purpose of usage. Hair colors can be categorized into three basic types, temporary hair colors, semi-permanent hair colors, dei-permanent hair colors, and permanent hair colors. It depends on the period of time you are willing to use the color. Temporary hair colors are for one time use only. These colors are used for special occasions like Halloween parties etc. these colors are generally of brighter shades and can be get rid off by a single shampoo.

The semi-permanent hair colors are more durable than the temporary hair colors, as the molecules are smaller in size. Once applied the semi-permanent colors can be used for a period of time. And lasts up to 4-5 shampoos. After that comes the turn of the demi-permanent colors. These types of hair colors have more durability than the semi-permanent hair colors, and can survive roughly up to 28 shampoos. It is expected that the color last longer and fade more slowly.

The main purpose for which the permanent hair colors are used is to change gray hairs back to its natural colors. These hair colors are found generally in the shades of natural hair colors. The molecules are so small that they go deep into the hair shaft. It is a fact that the permanent colors are much more difficult to maintain than any other colors and is really hard to get rid off. You need to go through a stripping process (depending on the color of the tint) or you will have to color it back to its natural color.

All these colors mentioned above are the basic hair colors, but besides these you may also have a different look by using highlights and lowlights. Besides these you can also use hair lighteners and bleaches. This is a chemical process of decolorizing or defusing the natural color pigments. Therefore, it has now become much more easier these days to color your hair in the manner you like. With the large variety of hair colors available in the market, it is quite easy now to change your hair color whenever you want.

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