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Permanent Hair Color
Permanent hair coloring does not wash out, it will be permanently altered. It may fade over time, depending on the condition of your hair and how your care for it. The higher the developer that is used the more lift (lightening) will occur. Hair that has been processed with permanent color, can not be lifted (lightened) again with permanent color. Color does not lift color, it will need to be lightened with bleached.
Demi Permanent Hair Color
Demi permanent is a permanent hair color because it does contain the alkaline activating agent. It does not lift (lighten) the hair, it is a deposit only hair color and can lasts up to 25 shampoos. Demi permanent hair color fall between permanent and semi permanent hair coloring. It is gentler on the hair, it is a great option for someone who has chemically treated or damaged hair. It is also used to refresh existing color or for blending grey.
Semi Permanent Hair Color
Semi permanent hair coloring does not lift (lighten) the hair, it slightly opens the cuticle and partially penetrates the hair shaft. Semi permanent hair coloring is used to change the tone within the same natural level (see level chart) or if you want to go darker. Semi permanent color will slowly fade out in a few weeks, there will not be any noticeable line when your natural hair grows out. This is a great option for people who wants a change, but do not want a commitment to color their hair every 6-8 weeks.
Temporary Hair Color
There are different forms of temporary hair color. Rinses, gels, sprays, shampoos and foams. Temporary hair coloring is used for special occasions “halloween” etc. They generally wash out after one shampoo, if the hair is very dry and damaged it may last longer or even be difficult to get out. Temporary hair coloring is usually brighter and more vibrant that other types of hair coloring.
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The most common cause of hair loss is genetic predisposition which is called androgenetic alopecia. Androgen is a hormone and alopecia means hair loss. Male pattern baldness causes hair loss in specific areas, usually starting above the temples and at the crown of the head. Women can also have this type of baldness, although it progresses differently then men, instead of having a pattern of baldness like men, it will become thinner all over the head.
Other potential causes for hair loss:
Hormonal imbalances, excessive weight loss, medications, medical conditions, chemotherapy, radiation, any traumatic injury to the scalp. Stress is a major cause of many aliments. Ways you can avoid or relieve stress are through meditation, exercise, aromatherapy or acupuncture. I recommend trying several options until you find what works best for you.
Natural Hair Loss Remedies:
Massage your scalp for five to ten minutes daily. Stimulating the scalp will increase the blood flow and keep your hair healthy and promote new growth.
Aromatherapy has been proven to be an effective treatment for hair loss. Aromatherapy is a safe and effective treatment and the side effect are minimal. This is also a lower cost option. This is a natural approach, so this will not be a quick fix. Result may take up to 3 month before you see any benefit from this natural remedy.
Lavender essential oil has been used to treat many different conditions of hair loss. It also has a very relaxing and calming effect to relieve stress.
Other natural essential oils that help stimulate hair growth.
Rosemary oil, chamomile oil, bay oil, cedarwood oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, thyme oil, arnica oil, grapefruit oil, lemon oil and calamus oil
To make a blend of essential oils, you can mix any variety of the above oils. Use a bottle with dropper (they usually have them where the essential oils are) if not ask someone.
Essential oils are concentrated so you should mix it with a carrier oil (sesame, soybean or almond oil). Mix 6 drops of lavender oil, or a combination of other essential oils with 4 drops of carrier oil. Massage into your scalp for a few minutes, then leave it in for 20 minutes, then shampoo.
Precaution: It is always best to check with your physician before applying any type of oils to your scalp or skin. You want to be sure you do not have any type of allergic reaction to any oils.
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If you are having a problem with an oily scalp and dry ends, it could be that you are using a shampoo that is too strong and high in alkaline. Shampoos that are high in alkaline are very drying and will strip the hair of natural oils. Then scalp then reacts by producing even more oil to protect itself from further irritation. As we notice the scalp getting oiler and oiler we shampoo more frequently and a vicious cycle begins. To overcome this pattern look for a shampoos that is a plant-based, all natural shampoos contain gentler ingredients and are lower in alkaline. This will help to re balance your scalp and decrease oil production.
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When choosing the best hair color, there are two main things to consider. The type of color that is best for your hair and choosing the best shade that will compliment your skin tone. If you have never had color before, I suggest going with a semi-permanent color to see if you like it before you commit to permanent color which is a little higher maintence. It is a great way to introduce yourself to color the first time, it washes out is 5-6 week and it doesn’t damage your hair and you don’t have to worry about getting it touched up in 6-7 weeks.
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