Do your hair color lack luminosity and shine? Then a hair dye could be perfect for you. We'll tell you here what you need to consider when tinting your hair and which tips can also be used at home.
Are you toying with the idea of giving your hair color a little upgrade without dyeing your hair right away? Then a hair dye is just right for you. The washable color refreshment can intensify your natural hair color and make your mane shine again.
So that nothing goes wrong with your color change, here is the most important information and best tips for tinting your hair.
Whether you should tint your hair or rather dye it straight away depends primarily on your desired hair color. A hair tint is ideal if you just want to freshen up your original color and make it shine more. You can also achieve a slightly darker shade with a hair dye. Big changes are not possible with a hair tint, because the color only covers the outside of the hair. The color washes out again within six to eight weeks.
If you want to change your hair color significantly or cover gray hair, there is no avoiding coloring. When coloring hair, the cuticle of the hair is opened so that the color pigments can settle inside the hair. This enables stronger changes, such as from blonde to brown. Important: Unlike a tint, permanent color cannot be washed out.
A hair dye is not enough to lighten your hair. Nevertheless, it does not always have to be bleaching immediately. For example, dark to medium blonde hair can also be colored into a warm golden or honey blonde with a lightening coloration. This method removes natural color pigments from the hair and replaces them with artificial pigments. But: This method only works if your original hair color is not colored.
If you want to switch from brown to blonde, you can only do this with bleaching. Tip: In this case, it is best to have a professional as the work. In contrast to DIY bleaching at home, your hairdresser can gradually lighten your mane. This way your hair will be less damaged.
There is a huge selection of different hair tinting products in the drugstore. So-called intensive tints are particularly popular. In contrast to foam tints, they promise a longer shelf life and a more intense color result. The new hair color should be visible up to 28 washes after tinting. Gray hair should also be easier to cover with an intensive tint.
It is not uncommon for hair tinting with an intensive tint to not turn out as expected. Often the hair color has become much darker than desired. Then for many, the question arises whether the intensive tint can be washed out just as easily as a foam tint.
The answer is sobering for many, because: Contrary to what its name suggests, an intensive tint is much closer to color than a washable tint. The reason lies in the ingredient hydrogen peroxide, which is contained in intensive tints.
Although the hydrogen peroxide concentration in an intensive tint is lower than in "normal" color, the active ingredient ensures that the pigments in the hair are changed. In addition, the pigments wrap around the hair like a washable tint, which together leads to a rich, intense result.
If you have tinted your hair with an intensive tint, you will unfortunately not be able to wash out the new hair color again so quickly. It will become much less intense over time, but 100% out, the color will not work. You should therefore be particularly careful if you are planning a radical change, for example from blonde to brown.
If you want to freshen up your natural hair color, you can simply tint your hair yourself. But even if a hair dye washes out and fades over time: Dyeing failures are also nerve-wracking when tinting and usually end with an expensive rescue operation at the hairdressers.
Therefore, here are the 3 most important tips that will not go wrong when tinting your hair.
When choosing your hair color, your original hair color plays a decisive role. Your desired color should definitely match your current hair color. For example, if you have a warm blonde shade and want to shade your hair a few shades darker, the hair shade should also have a warm undertone. It is best to compare your hair color closely with the illustrations of the locks of hair printed on most hair dye packages.
If your hair color doesn't show up there, you'd better keep your hands off the product and look for an alternative that better suits your type.
Be careful when tinting highlighted hair: strands of different colors will also turn out differently after the hair is tinted. In this case, you'd better let a professional do the work.
If you spontaneously pick up your hair tint on the bathroom shelf and just go for it, the coloring dilemma is usually inevitable. Because even if most products promise a super easy and quick application, you should prepare yourself and your bathroom for the hair tinting.
The most important thing is to look at the ingredients of your hair dye. Is there something there that you cannot tolerate and that could possibly trigger an allergic reaction on your scalp? You should definitely rule that out.
You should also make sure that the color is enough for your hair. Too little color can cause the color result to be uneven. To avoid this nasty trap, you can stick to the following rule of thumb: If you have shoulder-length hair at the latest, you need two packs of hair dye.
To keep your clothes clean, it's best to put on an old T-shirt and drape a dark towel over your shoulders before tinting.
Special tips for hair coloring: You can protect the skin on the hairline and on your ears from the color with a rich face cream. The cream makes it much easier to remove the color of the tint later.
Even if you have already developed a routine for tinting your hair, you should always read the instructions on the packaging beforehand. On the one hand, you avoid forgetting the most important steps that can falsify the color result.
On the other hand, it is possible that the manufacturer has changed the composition of the hair tint - and thus, for example, the exposure time has been shortened or lengthened. Incorrect use can ultimately not only worsen the result but also put unnecessary strain on your scalp and hair.
Most women change their lifestyles during pregnancy. For many, this includes not only a balanced diet and abstaining from alcohol - but hair coloring also usually falls out. But is hair tinting just as harmful as permanent dyeing?
The fact is that cosmetic products that pose a health risk must not be made available on the market. This also and especially applies to hair dyes - regardless of whether it is hair tint or coloration. However, it can be dangerous if the dye triggers an allergy because certain medications may have to be avoided during pregnancy.
But if you want to be on the safe side, you don't have to do without fresh hair color. Natural hair colors, tint shampoos, or fluids, for example, are gentle alternatives.