Natural color

Melanin, produced in the melanocytes in the form of a pigment, originates the different natural hair colors according to its amount in the hair. Melanin is distributed in the cortex in the form of colored granules.

There are three different types of melanin, each one with a proper coloring capacity which is determinant to differentiate the various reflex trends: brown/black (Eumelanin), red (Tricosiderin), yellow (Feomelanin).

Tone height (or intensity) is the essential component of a color: it indicates its intensity.

Reflex trend (gradation). The reflex is also determined by the quantity and type of melanin pigments. The reflex is visible when the amount of the black/brown pigments is very high: the darker the hair color gets, the less the reflexes are visible.

Cosmetic color: oxidation and shade upon shade. When the hair is treated chemically, the balance of the cuticle is altered. Chemical colorations and decolorizations manage to penetrate and modify the coloration contained in the hair shaft because, by modifying its natural pH, they lift the scales and surpass the protection of the outer scalp. In fact, the aggressive action of these treatments alters the integrity of the hair surface which, due to a lack of self-repairing properties, can only be cured with external interventions. The same thing happens with permanents and straightening.

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