Hair Colors

Hair Weaving Colors
There are three types of Hair Colors: Permanent, Semi-Permanent and Temporary.

Temporarily color – holds color through about three shampoo washes. Color is gentle and used to try out color in a subtle way (without damage to the hair shaft).

Semi-permanent Color – is color that can be washed out after 6 or more shampoos. Semi-permanents color and coat the hair shaft.

Permanent Color – Is a dramatic change of color, changes between 2-6 shades brighter or darker. Permanent color is best applied by an experienced individual (this method involves chemically lifting the hair and penetrating the cuticle layer, breakage can occur if the color is applied incorrectly).
To apply the permanent hair color the scalp should be examined for any abrasions. (If the scalp is not normal do not apply hair color). A strand and patch test must be done first to test your hair and skin’s reaction to the color. If there are no problems then proceed carefully. The hair is then sectioned into four parts. A protective cream is then applied to the skin around the entire hairline. Protective gloves should be worn while applying color.

Mixture should be applied to the darker part of the hair using 1/8 inch sectioning. Apply the mixture to the hair from roots to ends. After all the mixture has been applied to all sections, pile the hair on top of the head and allow it to process for specified time. The mixture should not be rubbed into the scalp. After achieving the desired shade, rinse and shampoo.
Hair color is a very important consideration in choosing weave in hair. Often times, we don’t REALLY know what our hair color is. That is, when we are outside, our hair color may look much lighter than it is when we are indoors, or at night, or after we have just washed our hair.
Additionally, new growth can cause us some problems when choosing a good match to our weave in hair, particularly if our hair is colored / processed. It is for this reason that I generally recommend cutting a small patch of your own hair to take with you to the beauty supply store. This way, you will not need to hold the weaving hair next to your own and look in the mirror in an attempt to determine the best match. That is a very faulty way to try to make a good match to your own hair.

Using the patch method I spoke of earlier, you can make a more objective comparison between your hair and the weave in hair. If while you are at the beauty supply store, you get to weave in hair sample that are very close to one another, and you are torn between which one to buy, you might ask if you may take both of them out into the sunlight to make a better comparison. I, personally, prefer purchasing both packs of hair if they are a very close match.

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