One of 3 out of 4 women in USA color the hair. Gray roots can be annoying. Hair grows at an average rate of one-half inch per month. Lots of women find it difficult to find the time or money for frequent salon appointment.
But, If you want to look younger, you definitely will dye your hair often. However, do you really know what is the damage to your locks, follicles?
we all have our routines. Whether you have a gym routine or beauty rituals with your stylist to dye your hair, you are familiar with the drill. You’re used to the routine and probably don’t think too much about it, even if it involves damage.
So if you routinely dye your hair, or are thinking about starting, you should be aware about exactly what hair dye does to your locks and follicles.
Here’s some facts you must know.
- The Ammonia in Your Hair Dye Breaks Through Your Hair Cuticles. The ammonia lifts the cuticle up to let the molecules hair dye uses peroxide to break down your natural hair pigment.Peroxide breaks down your natural hair pigment and destroys your natural color. After the cuticle is lifted, the original hair color proteins become oxidized and colorless. Colorless bleaches out the color and makes room for the new molecules and the new color pigment takes over and bond to the hair cortex.
- The chemicalelevates the PH of the hair. Peroxide is very drying the hair, which contributes to the damage of the hair. When you use dark color for example, and you spend time on san, the color turn light. What strips away the color? Permanently hair dye doesn't just rinse across your hair and stain it. It actually has to break the barriers to in order to get into the hair shaft, it has to get through the hair's natural protection and destroy it. We rinse our hair and the cuticle comes back down. But damage has already been done.
- Do you dye once a week? Once in two weeks? Once a month? How much money do you spend on your weekly/monthly appointment at your hairdressers? Can we spend less on this routine?
So, now that we understand the consequences will we stop dyeing our hair? Of Corse not!! We will try reduce the number of times we dye our hair.
How can we do it?
Few ways to stretch out color and make grow out gray roots less noticeable is to apply a semi-permanent color at home to your new growth between permanent color touch-up.
Recently all cover-up product became very popular. This hair make-up is applied to your new gray roots just along your part and hairline for a quick and easy temporary options.
Cover your grays in a flash root touch up products are available in the market for temporary solution. It is actually Root Rescue in between colorings at the first sign of new roots or gray regrowth for permanent root coverage in 10 minutes. There are Root Cover Up temporary spray for instant, seamless root coverage in 3 seconds and Root Cover Up temporary POWDER.