hair-colorThe same way that clothing colors change, so does hair. Or so they say. Whether you change your platinum blonde locks to honey blonde or decide to go warm auburn, the choice is entirely up to you. One thing that people who change color should keep in mind is the hair care options that are available to them.


Like any other process that involves chemicals, special care should be taken to ensure that the hair remains in good condition throughout. Otherwise, one may experience breakage that is accelerated by the crisp, cool temperatures that normally come around in the later part of the year.
If a person has dry hair to begin with, they should be especially cautious. Breakage that is caused by the wearing of cotton or wool head gear should not be overlooked. One way to get a handle on this would be to utilize deep conditioning or hot oil treatments at least once a month. This should be done after shampooing and on a day when you have an extra half-hour or so to spare.

For those that shampoo their hair often, they can upgrade their moisturizing regimen by either using a leave-in conditioner in addition to normal conditioning or use a moisturizing cream or gel before styling.

While the above methods are great when using a permanent color, here are some coloring methods that are not quite as harsh.


These have been around for more than 30 years and come in a variety of colors, including one that eliminates the yellowing that comes with graying hair to make it shiny. Unlike permanent color, it can be left on the hair for hours and if a person wants intense color, a heating cap may be used. These last through about 8-10 shampoos but since most of these are not caustic, one color can be applied over another.

Semi-Permanent Color:

This is probably the most popular method when coloring hair at home. While not as harsh as permanent color, the results may vary but the application makes up for this. Unlike cellophane colors, heat should not be used. If a person has coarse or resistant hair, they can try using a color booster or peroxide with a volume level of 40 or higher.

Temporary Color:

These are non-toxic and good for one-time use as they can be shampooed out of hair. They are also inexpensive, which make them ideal for creating highlights or streaks and other fun colors.
If you are looking to remove color, do so with caution or consult a coloring specialist. This method is especially harsh as it strips the hair to release color. New growth can be bridged with a brown or auburn color or by using cellophane if you do not have the funds to visit the salon.
While coloring hair at home can be fun for some people, it should be taken seriously. Read all directions carefully (even if you have colored your hair before) and keep a timer near so that you do not lose track and possibly cause damage.

Sandra Hamilton
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Sandra Hamilton writes for Lifesure Beauty Insurance. Sandra has had many years of blogging experience on a wide range of topics including health and beauty.


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Posted on: 11.04.2013 07:01

It was very nice article talking about hair coloring options.


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