All about no-ammonia hair colours!
Getting a hair colour can be scary, especially if you suffer from a sensitive scalp. Enter the new kid on the block - ammonia free hair colours. These hair colours claim to minus the damage that other hair colours do, and add to the natural luster and shine of hair. Sounds too good to believe? Here are some reasons you should consider trying it out.
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No ammonia hair colours actually work
Ammonia free hair colours actually work. They cover grays just like the normal hair colours and do a good job of giving your hair a new overall, uniform colour. Ammonia is usually added to hair colours to soften the cuticle and expose the hair shaft to ensure that the colouring agent works properly and removes all traces of the original colour.
Ammonia free hair colours use different substitutes to carry out these reactions, which are far less harmful than ammonia.
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It’s the best for sensitive skin
A sensitive scalp can react badly to an ammonia hair colour. Ask someone who forgot the patch test and you’ll hear a long tale involving gruesome details of patches and redness. Stick to the safer side and choose from a huge range of ammonia free hair colours available in the market- they cause minimal irritation to your scalp.
They cause minimal damage
Normal hair colours having ammonia as a core ingredient are known to cause irreversible damage to your hair. Most people who have got their hair coloured will complain of roughness and dryness of the hair a few weeks later.
Ammonia free colours, on the other hand, use gentle substitutes which protect the natural shine of your hair. Also, ammonia free hair colours can avoid a lot of side effects that may have been caused as a result of hair colouring including burning and irritation of the eyes, reduced or delayed olfactory response and more.
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A word of caution
Headaches, stinging eyes, reading troubles were noticed among a few individuals who tried out the new ammonia free hair colours. Also, it is important to remember that hair colouring is a lengthy chemical process which involves stripping your hair of its natural proteins and lots of chemical changes in its composition. It is therefore best to avoid hair colouring as far as possible.
Also, some people are more likely to develop allergies and skin rashes after application of certain cosmetic products. It is recommended to do a patch test first and then proceed with the colouring.
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