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Why People Color Their Hair
It Is Important to Have an Understanding of What Motivates People to Color Their Hair. This Information Will Help You Determine Which Produts and Hair Color Services Are Appropriate for You.
A Few Common Reasons Peole Color Their Hair Include the Following:
Color Up or Blend Grey Which Is Unpigmented Hair.
Enhance and Existing Hair Color.
Create a Fashion Statement of Self Expression.
Correct Unwanted Tones in Hair Caused by Environmental Exposure Such as Sun or Chlorine and Hard Water.
The Foil Technique Involves Coloring Selected Strands of Hair by Slicing or Weaving Out Sections, Placing Them in Foil, Applying Lighter or Hair Color, and Sealing Them in Foil. You Can Also Apply Permanent Hair Color to the Strands to Create Softer, More Natural-Looking Highlights.
Placing Foils in Hair Is an ArtThere are many patterns in which foil can be placed in the hair. There are face-framing, half-head, three-quarter head, and full-head. Foil patterns that produce different hightlights in different portions of the head.
Hair Is Composed of Protein That Grow From Cells Originating with the Hair Follicle. The Hair Shaft Begins There. When These Living Cells Form, They Move Upward Through the Hair Follicle. They Mature in a Process Called Keratinization. As These Newly Formed Cells Mature They Fill Up with a Fibrous Protein Called Keratin, Then Upward, Lose Their Nucleus and Die.
When the Hair Shaft Emerges From the Scalp, the Cells of the Hair Are Completely Keratinized and No Longer Living. The Hair Shaft Rises From the Scalp as a Non-Living Fiber, Composed of Keratined Protein.
Hair Is 90% Protein. Protein Is Living Chains of Amino Acids Which Link Together End to End. Like Popheads.
The Chemical Bond Tha Links Amino Acids Is Called the Peptide Bond. A Chain of Anino Acids Linked by a Peptide Bonds Are Called a Polypeptide. Proteins Are Long Coiled Complex Popypeptides Made of Animo Acids. The Spiral Shape of Coiled Protein Is Called a Helix.
The Truth About Hair Growth
Here Are Some Myths and Facts on Hair Growth.
MythShaving, clipping or cutting hair makes it grow back gaster, darker and courser.
FactShaving or cutting the hair has no effect on hair growth. When hair is blunt cut (same length) it grows back more evenly. Although that makes it seem to grow back faster, darker and courser. Cutting or shaving hair has no effect on hair growth.
MythScalp massages increase hair growth.
FactThere is no evidence that any type of stimulation or scalp massage increases hair growth.
MythGray hair is courser and more resistant than pigmented hair.
FactBesides the lack of pigment, gray hair is exactly the same as pigmented hair. Although gray hair may be resistant, it is not resistant simply because it is gray. The pigmented hair on the same person's head is just as resistant as the gray hair. Gray hair is more noticeable than pigmented hair.
Five Types of Hair Color
Temporary Hair ColorThe pigments in temporary color are large and do not penetrate the cuticle layer, allowing only a coating action that may be removed by washing the hair.
Semi-Permanent Hair ColorThe pigment molecules are small to partially penetrate the hair shaft and stain the cuticle layer, but they are also small enough to diffuse out of the hair during shampooing. Traditional semi-permanent hair color only lasts 4 to 6 weeks, depending on how much you shampoo.
Demi-Permanent Hair ColorThese products are able to deposit without lifting because they are usually les alkaline than permanent hair color.
Permanent Hair ColorThis hair color product is the best product to cover grey hair. It removes natural pignment from the hair through lighting. While at the same time add artificial color to the hair.
Natural Hair ColorNatural or vegetable hair colors such as henna are natural colors obtained from the leaves or bark of plants. They do not lighten natural hair color, the color results tend to be weak.
History of Beauty
The EgyptiansThe egyptians were the first to cultivate beauty in an extravagant fashion. They used cosmetics as a part of their personal beautification habits, religious ceremonies and preparing the deceased for burial.
As Early as 3000 BC Egyptians Used Minerals, Insects and Berries to Create Makeup for Their Eyes, Lips and Skin and Henna to Stain Their Hair and Nails.
Ancient Egyptians Are Also Credited with Creating Kohl Makeup. Originally Made From a Mixture of Ground Galena, a Black Mineral, Sulfur and Animal Fat, It Was Used to Heavily Line the Eyes, Alleviate Eye Inflammation and Protect the Eye From the Glare of the Sun.
The GreeksDuring the golden age of greece, 500 BC, hairstyling became a highly developed art. Greeks made lavish use of perfumes and cosmetics in their religious rites, in grooming and for medicinal purposes.
RomansRoman wome made lavish use of fragrances and cosmetics. Facials made of milk and bread or fine wine were popular. Other facials were made of corn, flour and milk or flour and butter. A mixture of chalk and white lead was used as a facial cosmetic. Women would use hair color to indicate their class in society. Noble women would tint their hair red.