Mischo Beauty School: Haircolor 101

I'm passionate about haircolor and I'm writing about this topic, yet again! My apprenticeship at Vidal Sassoon required me to search high and low for models wanting root touch-ups, highlights, gray coverage, bleach & tones, highlift blondes, and single & double haircolor processes. Believe it or not, I was always able to find a model that needed one of these services and the results always left me amazed and excited about the next challenge.

With that said, let's discuss haircolor. It falls into four categories: temporary, semipermanent, demipermanent, and permanent.

1. Temporary haircolor coats the hair shaft and is easily removed by shampooing. Examples include: color rinses or color-enhancing shampoos.

2. Semipermanent haircolor partially penetrates the hair shaft and slowly fades with shampooing. It doesn't lighten the hair and is usually used to enhance fading haircolor.

3. Demipermanent haircolor doesn't lighten hair and, like semipermanent haircolor, it is used to enhance fading haircolor. It penetrates the hair shaft and lasts longer than semipermanent haircolor.

4. Permanent haircolor is used to lighten hair and cover grey. It remains in the hair shaft until the growth of new hair.

Any questions? Love your hair.



michelle said...

What hair at-home hair color do you recommend for course or curly hair?

November 9, 2009 at 12:51 PM
Anonymous said...

I think you should always get your hair professionally colored!

November 10, 2009 at 3:12 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Michelle: Have you tried Clairol's Beautiful Collection:



Clairol Professional Jazzing:



L'Oreal's Feria:


November 28, 2009 at 11:21 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Anonymous: I'm biased, due to the fact that I'm professionally licensed... ;)

November 28, 2009 at 11:22 PM

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