Do you want to change color or darken white hair, but don't want to make a dye? The solution is coloring shampoo: here's how to use it and how it works!
When you want to change color but are afraid of a permanent dye, coloring shampoo can be the ideal solution because it dyes the hair and can also be applied independently. The coloring shampoo for women is increasingly popular because it allows you to play with the color of your hair, without however committing to permanent colors, it is also easy to apply and cheap. Thanks to the presence of small color molecules that do not interfere with natural pigments, the coloring shampoo lasts about 6-8 washes and allows you to experiment with the shade you prefer, before arriving at a more permanent solution. Before launching yourself into this change of look, even if it is not definitive, it is important to know how to use it and how it works!
Coloring shampoo: how does it work?
The first thing to know is that coloring shampoos are made up of color molecules that enter the cuticle of the hair and its outer layer, do not contain ammonia or peroxide and therefore do not affect the natural pigments. The application is very simple: it can be done directly at home wearing old clothes or a towel and wearing gloves, because in any case the risk is to stain the fabrics. It can be applied to both dry and wet hair, but following the exposure time that is usually indicated on the bottle, it must always be rinsed. The application must be done as for traditional colors, so starting from the root of the hair, up to the ends. The skin is massaged as when shampooing is normally used, left to act and finally rinsed.
Then you can use the conditioner as usual. You can do the next wash no earlier than 48 hours, to prevent the applied color from being removed too soon. The indicated duration is usually 6-10 consecutive washes, obviously the more frequent the washings are, the less the color will last. This type of shampoo is useful for covering white hair, for regaining the color of the dye when it is fading or for experimenting with new shades, both starting from the root of the hair, and instead only on the tips. It is very important to know that this shampoo only works for tone-on-tone colors, so for example if you are brown or blackberry and choose a light coloring shampoo, this will not have a particular effect.
Natural coloring shampoo
Do you prefer not to use industrial products for your hair? There are also coloring shampoos made with natural products, but which you can above all make yourself at home. Some commonly used products in fact also have important coloring qualities and are perfect in this case, especially for dyeing white hair. Among these are coffee, black tea, henna, cocoa and even sage and rosemary. To dye your hair with coffee you will need to make a rather strong (not instant) coffee and pour it on the hair to be dyed. Leave it on for 5 minutes and set the color with a little white vinegar. Black tea, on the other hand, requires a little more time: you will need to take some black tea leaves, let them boil for 30 minutes and then leave them to infuse for 24 hours. Then you apply it on your hair and leave it on for about 1 hour.
Sage is also very useful to revive the color of the hair and darken the first white hair: you will need to take about 200 grams of sage leaves, let them boil for 30 minutes and let them cool. The infusion can be used as a pre-shampoo and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Finally, there is the cocoa that is combined with honey to create a thick cream, you apply it on your hair and leave it to infuse for about 1 hour: in this way you will have darker and definitely hydrated hair. Whatever your choice, whether natural or purchased ready-made in a store it is advisable to be careful and avoid buying shampoos that contain sulfur, selenium sulfide, ammonium xylene sulfonate, magnesium sulfate, sodium thiosulfate and other similar ingredients . In this way, you will take care of your hair, without wearing it out!