Join the Trend, Go Red
- Without any doubt, right now the most popular color trend is red!
Caring for Red Hair:
The mixture of only two pigment groups determines the colour of our hair, namely eumelanin and pheomelanin. Only a minimal amount of the small pheomelanin molecule will cause the red tinge. Quite a bit of this small pigment is however necessary for a gorgeous flaming red head. The red colour will readily disappear and even slowly leach out when you merely rinse your hair with water. Born redheads certainly know how light will quickly bleach their hair colour. This is due to the fact that pheomelanin is degraded faster in the presence of UV light. Mere hair care and protection will not preserve the copper red colour. It takes active care to keep the red hair colour brilliant.
Traditionally, the way from brown to bright copper-coloured hair involved a bleaching step. First the dark pigments are removed and then the red colour pigments are added. That seems logical. New permanent colorants with a durability factor of 3 slightly lighten the hair, thus turning dark brown into bright red hair.
Changing the colour of bleached hair is usually a problem. This does not apply to red hair. In general, the hair absorbs the red pigments readily without colouring surprises
The best way from grey to red hair involves a stop at the hair salon. The red pigments attach differently to white hair as compared to naturally pigmented hair. Ask an expert for advice before colouring white hair red. The expert will evaluate your hair quality and desired colour and will ensure that you do not inadvertently wind up with pink hair or looking like someone out of the world of goblins and leprechauns
Colouring your hair red does not work too well as an anti-aging measure. Hair stylists think of red as a luminous advertising tool for the face. Whatever the face shows, people’s eyes will be drawn to it. All of it, this includes wrinkles. Women who like to appear as young as possible should avoid red hair like the plague. This applies especially to the artificially looking shades of red like red with a blue tinge
Hair colours between blonde and red appear especially soft and natural. These colours are simply perfect for women with a light skin and green or blue eyes. Rust-coloured hair looks particularly harmonious when worn by brunettes with brown eyes