I definitely can speak from my own hair experiences with hot pink pigments. Ahhh, what compliments I received and oh, do you realize segments of your hair is “hot pink”? Lots of hair conversations during those days.
Fast forward a few years maturing, pink fingers, destroyed towels, color stains and no pool time, I’ve learned a few things about the negative aspects of dying hair an unnatural colour like blue, pink, green, unicorn glow, etc.
The two truths, the short term “fashion” temporary hair colors are fun, and the second truth long term permanent “fashion” hair color is a problem.
Let’s dive in with this thought, “relative change is good, but let’s not forget nature and the laws of cause and effect”.
Nature-Natural Hair Color.
We can expect a few primary natural hair colors when born: black, dark brown, medium brown, light brown, blonde, dark blonde, medium blonde, light blonde, lightest blonde and in rare cases absent of pigments.
So, what does natural hair color have to do with anything? Well, everything. Once nature is altered (altering hairs’ naturalness), we can expect shifts in the wrong direction. That wrong direction is now your new trajectory. Permanently lifting hair and changing to fashion pigments like blue, green, pink, etc. you can expect one or more negative changes: dryness, breakage, hair loss, brassiness, thinning, frizziness, lack of natural shine, splintering and damage of strength.
Nature-Hair Levels With Underlying Pigments.
In theory, there are ten hair levels, and each level contains an underlying pigment: red, red-orange, orange, orange-gold, gold, and yellow. The darker the hair (levels 1–6), more underlying pigments are present and trying to alter fashionably—levels 7 to 9, more accessible to work with and level 10 easiest to make fashionable changes. Think level one being black and level 10 being lightest blonde.
Temporary Hair Color Versus Permanent Hair Color.
Fashion pigments purchased in temporary and permanent formulas are your go to but who gets to use each type depends on your starting hair color and your desired end result.
Temporary hair color washes out after a few shampoos. You can find temporary hair color as chalks, pigments, color sticks and color sprays. Levels 7 through 10 are known to have better results with temporary fashion pigments.
Permanent hair color pigments are needed in 100% of cases when dealing with hair levels 1 through 6. In these tricky cases, subtracting pigments are mandatory before adding desired pigments. An example, a level 1 black has to be stripped of its level before it can become a fashionable pink. Can be done, yes. But at what cost?
Loving your results is a cost as well as hating it.
Law Of Cause And Effect-Impact Of Change.
Let’s apply the law of cause and effect in this case. “The universal law of cause and effect states that for every effect there is a definite cause, likewise for every cause, there is a definite effect”.
Once the hair has altered (effect), your new hair roots are now your “good” hair. I describe “good” strands as a condition, not a type. Back to the impact of change, remember me discussing altering nature in the wrong direction? Hair wants to grow, replace and grow again, its natural cycle. In its natural state, no matter the hair type, your body (its system) is being responsible for your hair’s natural life cycle. If you support your body, it will allow hair to make its way out your scalp in the best form based on genetics. Hair starts off good, we humans alter it. So permanently changing hair color (cause) does impact your “good” hair with an expense financially and a cost structurally.
Hope this helps, I am here to help you learn and correct more issues with your hair.
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