Hair dyeing or coloring?
If you think it is only of this time that we dye our hair, you will be deceived. It seems that people already dyed their hair well before Christ. They did this with henna, indigo or chamomile. Nowadays, hair coloring or dyeing is a frequently chosen treatment in a hair salon when you feel like a nice change of hair color, when you want to mask your gray hair or when you want to touch up your outgrowth. But what do you choose? Hair dye or color?
When you choose to have your hair dyed, you choose this color for a longer period of time. You will have to dye your hair over and over again to get the outgrowth touched up. When you want to blonde your hair or get highlights, dye is also used. Hair dye is then used that has hydrogen peroxide added to it.
Because of this hydrogen peroxide, hair dye is more aggressive to your hair than a color rinse. You can often feel this after a treatment. Your hair will feel drier or stiffer. It is good to use a hair mask or a good conditioner after a hair treatment.
When you dye your hair, you should treat it every 4 to 6 weeks to have the outgrowth touched up. This is because your hair grows about 1 to 1.5 inches per month.
A color rinse does not contain hydrogen peroxide and you do not have to deal with any outgrowths after this treatment. In fact, a color rinse is a color of a temporary nature. This color is more on the outside of the hair. Every time you wash your hair, a little bit of this color rinse disappears each time. A color rinse is also good to use when you want to make your own hair color a little more intense. With a tinting rinse your own hair color should in principle be lighter than the color of the rinse.
What types of hair coloring are there?
We distinguish 3 types of hair coloring: temporary, semi-permanent and permanent hair coloring.
Temporary hair coloring
Temporary hair coloring is a hair rinse, which lasts the shortest time (a few washes) and is often used to darken hair a bit. An advantage of temporary hair coloring is that there is less outgrowth because the coloring is washed out gradually.
Semi-permanent hair coloring
Semi-permanent hair coloring, depending on the product used, lasts about 20 washes and is used mainly to hide gray hair and to dye the hair in a color close to the natural hair color. The hair cannot be lightened with this coloring.
Permanent hair coloring
A permanent hair color must grow out. If this color is not updated, outgrowth occurs. This form of coloring is mainly used when gray hair needs to be covered or when you want to wear your hairstyle in a lighter color.
Which treatment you choose depends on what you want to achieve with your coloring. In both cases, it requires some maintenance to keep the color. The more permanent the coloring is, the more often you need to visit the hairdresser to maintain the color.
Are you thinking about getting your hair dyed or colored? We recommend you have this done by a properly trained hairdresser. The hairdresser can advise you on choosing a hair color. They look at the condition of your scalp and hair and which color best suits your skin tone or the color of your eyes. A well-chosen hair color can make the color of your eyes stand out more.
Plant hair coloring
Coloring your hair can also be done without using harsh chemicals but with a plant hair coloring. There are now hair salons that specialize in natural hair coloring. This way of coloring is healthier for your head and hair and better for the environment. You also have a wide choice of colors in these hair colors.
Plant hair coloring can be applied between very light blonde and black, depending on your natural hair color. The result of such a color change depends on your own hair tone and the soaking time.
Chemical hair coloring methods open the cuticle of the hair as opposed to plant coloring, which only adhere to the outer layers of the hair. Coloring is done with products made from 100% ground plants. The hair becomes smooth and gains shine. The structure of the hair becomes firmer due to the tannic acid present.
Hairdressers work a lot with color products containing the dye PPD, P-phenylenediamine, which is found in hair dye. Eczema is the most common allergic reaction with a PPD allergy. A natural hair salon may be the solution when you want to dye your hair. Curious? Haarzuiver in The Hague, for example, is a natural hair salon that works with plant hair coloring.
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