INTRODUCTION

Color Concepts is true knowledge summarizes the Science of Hair and Scalp, written by Salah to help you avoid choosing the wrong hair colors that may damage your hair or are hard for you to maintain, as well to make you aware of the best coloring method that gets your dream hair color true.

HOW DOES HAIR GET ITS NATURAL COLOUR ?

Hair gets its natural colour from the two pigments that are contained within the cortex of the hair:

Granular pigments

Diffused pigments

Granular (melanin) pigments are quite big and dark: from blackish to light brown, everyone has them, they are composed of blue, red and yellow pigments.

Diffused (Pheomelanin) pigments are tiny, and spread out evenly in the cortex of the hair they are essentially yellow and infused throughout, everyone has them.

Therefore, whether the hair is brown or light blonde, it contains the same pigments but in varying quantities, we all have different colours because different quantities and combinations of these pigments give us different hair colours: it is the quantity of each pigment that will determine your hair colour.

HOW NATURAL HAIR GET COLORED ?

the applied on the natural hair oxidizes the natural pigments and lighten theme then the synthetic pigments takes place in the hair, the final result of colouring process is a combination of the shade in the hair + the shade applied represent a third one.

WHY COLORED HAIR CHANGES OVER TIME ?

Shampooing force the synthetic pigments to come out the cortex of the hair , Styling with heating tools oxidizes the pigments and therefore the colors changes.

Important Note:

Chemically over-processed hair has damaged or missing cuticles, therefore the hair con’t retain the pigments inside for long time and when the pigments leave the hair the hair is physically lighter and warmer.

COLORING DRY TO DAMAGED HAIR !

Dry and damaged hair have missing cuticles, therefore it doesn’t hold colour long enough, the drier the hair the less the colour last.

Solution:

we recommend the clients with damaged and dry hair to re-apply colour two or three times within 4 to 6 weeks in order to rebuild the depth needed for the colour to last.

COLOURING BLEACHED HAIR !

Bleached hair has no capacity of holding pigments, and if is colored then colour fades within one to two shampoos.

Solution:

we recommend clients with bleached hair to reapply colour 4 to 5 times within 4 to 6 weeks in order to rebuild the depth needed for the colour to last.

COLOURING KERATINIZED HAIR !

Keratinized hair have broken Keraten’s chains, therefore it respond to color but hold less than natural hair.

HIGHLIGHTING HIGHLIGHTED HAIR !

Highlighted hair has the weakest condition in terms of holding against Oxygen, and it depends on level of dryness in that hair , it either can take more more or not

HIGHLIGHTING KERATINIZED HAIR !

Since keratinized hair has broken Keraten’s chains, it becomes to weak to be bleached or highlighted and it require a soft lifting products and it only can be lifted to a certain level and most likely it can’t reach the level of platinum without getting break.

HIGHLIGHTING BLEACHED HAIR !

Bleached hair has the weakest condition in terms of holding against Oxygen, and it depends on level of dryness in that hair , it either can take more more or not.

HIGHLIGHTING HAIR WITH MULTI-COLORS !

The most important here is when this type of hair gets colored and highlighted, it then can’t hold the base color in between the highlights and becomes lighter, it is so hard to be retouched as ant retouching may changes the highlight’s shades as well.