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Hair Color Guide 101

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Coloring your hair can be exciting. If you’re like me, your hair would be a different color every month (if your hair would allow it). Unfortunately, our hair can’t handle that much punishment. Coloring our hair requires some restraint and some basic knowledge of hair colors as well as hair care. This guide is intended to help you get an understanding of hair color basics, such as the different types of coloring products, hair color application methods, how to pick the right color, and hair care tips to prevent damage due to coloring your hair. Let’s begin with the different hair dye products.

Types of Hair Color Products

Hair colors can be applied either by yourself at home or at a hair salon by a professional. Either way is fine, as long as you do your research on the proper method of application before trying to apply hair dye yourself. If you don’t, you can cause serious damage to your hair and your skin (no one wants to make a late night trip to the store with a hat or a hoodie on looking for burn cream and a new wig). There are several types of hair products we can use to dye our hair, the main difference between them is the lasting power they have.

Temporary Dyes

Are considered more of a hair color rather than a dye because they contain color molecules that are too big to penetrate the hair shaft. This means that they won’t alter the color of your natural hair, only temporarily deposit color on top of the hair. Temporary dyes will wash out after one shampoo, which allows you to test drive a color before taking the permanent plunge. A key thing to note is that if you have damaged or high porosity hair, the dye may stain your natural hair color. Temporary dyes do not contain ammonia or hydrogen peroxide, so they are a much safer way to color your hair. You can find them at your drugstore in an array of colors including bright, vibrant colors like red or violet.

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Natassia is the Editorial Director for both Your Brand of Beauty and PMWorld 360 Magazine. She is also the Content Marketing Manager for Lead-Her-Ship Group. Natassia has been a co-contributor for the Price of Business talk radio and USA Business Radio. She’s also been a contributor to AlphaGamma, a business portal for Millennials. Natassia holds degrees and experience in Psychology, Criminology, and certification in Legal Administration.   As an avid beauty enthusiast, Natassia has always had a love of makeup. She has a vast collection of lip products and other makeup products. Her love of cosmetics led her to work as a cosmetologist for a time. She spends most of her spare time looking for and testing the best beauty products and keeping up with trends. Natassia is admittedly a hair product junkie, she owns more hair products than she owns shoes. Her true passion is achieving the perfect natural curls. Her connection to wellness comes from her formal training in Psychology and her desire to maintain her optimal state of wellness. Natassia cover's all topics for men and women under 40.

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