Hair dyes: what they are and how to choose the right one. I am ready to bet that at least once in your life you tried to dye your hair. The temptation to try a different color or to harmonise the color of your hair is so strong that 60% of Italian women use tinctures daily.
Precisely because it is such a widespread practice, I decided to make a deep post on the various types of dyeing to choosing the best one. There are all sorts of colors on the market: from DIY to professional, from permanent to temporary. Not to mention the colors: you can find endless shades of hair dye. Which one to choose? I will provide you some elements to make the right choice according to your needs.
Colors with or without ammonia?
First, it is important to distinguish between dyes with ammonia and those without. The colors with ammonia are particularly opaque, because this substance helps the pigment molecules to go deep into the hair. They are, therefore, indicated in case you want to cover white hair and have a lasting effect over time. The colors without ammonia, however, are lighter and more delicate on the hair thanks to a mix of natural oils and chemical ingredients. The ammonia-free colors are preferable because the risk of ruining and weakening the hair is less than the traditional colors. Even the dye without ammonia has a covering effect thanks to innovative coloring technologies such as those of Bioscalin: the color pigments are activated only when they reach the inside of the hair, so the skin is respected without stress. The result? The hair is nourished, bright and strong: the professional result is guaranteed.
Types of hair colors
To simplify, we will say that there are basically three types of hair colorants: temporary, semi-permanent and permanent. What are the differences? Temporary dyes contain “direct” molecules. The latter are limited to the coloring of the outer layer of the hair, as they can never penetrate deeply. Therefore they do not allow you to change your hair color but only create a slight shaded effect. The semi-permanent coloring, however, is slightly more aggressive than the first because it can fix itself in the hair. The central structure of the hair, however, remains unchanged: this means that the color will tend to fade gradually after each wash. The last type of dye is permanent: here we talk about products that can alter both the structure and the hair’s melanin. The effect of these dyes on the hair is, therefore, more aggressive and lasting over time.
I like to advice you by telling to choose the right color is linked to your personal needs, the result you want to achieve and how much you are willing to invest. Now, however, you have all the tools you need to be able to choose consciously.