Thursday, 28 July 2011

Grey Hair Color Trends 2011

When it comes to hair dyes, there are many different formulations that you can choose from. They all differ mainly by how long they last and how effective they are in covering grey hair. The hair shaft consists of an outer layer with a hollow inner layer. The outer layer of the hair, called the cuticle, is made of flattened cells that overlap each other. The layer beneath the cuticle is made up of protein and is called the cortex and it contains the pigment which gives hair its color. For a color to last for a long time, it should be able to penetrate the hair shaft. You can color grey hair by using temporaryGrey  Hair Color Trends 2011 semi permanent or permanent hair color. Read more on how to color gray hair.

Temporary hair color comes in the form of hair mascara, sprays, toners, colored shampoo and mousses, shades and setting lotions. These colors are, as the name suggests, temporary and are great for those times when you need to quickly mask your greying hair for an event. They only last till the next shampoo wash and you should choose a color that is at least a shade or two lighter than your original hair color. People whose original Grey  Hair Color Trends 2011  is dark brown or jet black should choose colors such as light brown, dark cinnamon and chocolate for coloring grey hair. 

Grey  Hair Color Trends 2011  the most popular hair color formulation is semi permanent hair color. It consists of two ingredients that are mixed together in a certain proportion. One is called the the developer and other is the color concentrate. Some semi permanent hair color contains ammonia and the color is deposited on the cuticles and some color penetrates the inside of the hair. It lasts longer than a temporary hair color and will stay up to fifteen to twenty washes if you have a proper maintenance program. Use a color protecting shampoo and shine enhancing conditioner while washing your hair, if you want the color to last for a longer period of time. Read more about shampoo for gray hair.

The best option for coloring grey hair naturally is to use permanent Grey  Hair Color Trends 2011  . This cannot be done at home and it requires a visit to the salon. Permanent hair color penetrates the shaft of the hair and deposits the color on the cortex. A permanent hair color is applied every six to seven weeks so that it covers the newly grown grey hair at the roots. It is very important to choose a permanent hair color shade with care because the color once applied to your hair cannot be changed.