So if you want to know more, read on...
Your hair and skin contain melanocytes that produce melanin. This is what gives our skin its colour. We also have melanocytes in our cells that make up our hair follicles. The melanin produced by these melanocytes determines the colour of our hair. As we age our cell reproduction rate decreases and eventually stops and this is what turns your hair white.
Which means as you age and your hair loses its pigment and vitality. So does your skin.
So just because as a younger woman, your hair was a dark brown doesn't mean that this is the correct colour for you now. Listen to your stylist and trust that through their training and experience they will choose a suitable depth and shade for your skin tone.
"But what if I'm going grey?"
Although the world over it is referenced as grey it is, in fact, white and only appears grey in tone as it is next to your natural pigmented colour.
One of the main differences between colouring white hair and colouring natural or pigmented hair is the fact you cannot lighten white hair as lightening products such as powder bleach require your hair to have pigments in order to work. A common problem white-haired clients can face is resistant hair. White hair has much tighter cuticle layers than natural or pigmented hair and as a result products can encounter problems when penetrating the hair shaft to perform the colouring process depending on the size of the colour molecule contained in the product.
We have specific colour brands for white hair and resistant hair in all our Peter Mark salons. L'Oréal Inoa supreme was designed solely for white hair and gives a more complex and beautifully natural coverage.
Plus it contains the patented ingredient Densilium to help plump up the hair giving it extra density because a lack of volume is another common complaint of clients with white hair.
With resistant hair we carry the Inoa Deep Cover which is ideal for even the most stubborn white hair and can be intermixed with your chosen shade to give you natural-looking even coverage.
Just because your 100% white doesn't necessarily mean you need to cover your white hair 100%. This is a term we use at Peter Mark called "colouring not covering". What this means is using a brand of colour or shade and depth that doesn't give 100% coverage which can give you a more natural subtle coloured effect giving you longer between colour services.
Also, keep in mind that going lighter will allow your white hair regrowth to blend a little better.
For any and all questions related to hair, you can visit any of our salons for a complimentary no commitment consultation with an expert.
Visit our website at http://www.petermark.ie to find your nearest location and remember our colour sale is running all week until the 7th March.