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Sensitive Skin? Try Ammonia-Free Hair Color

September 27, 2018

With so many exciting hair color trends this year, we all want to try them for ourselves. But for those of us with sensitive skin, coloring with some products is not an option. This is where ammonia-free color can help – and let you enjoy the best of today’s gorgeous hair colors for yourself.

Ammonia is a chemical added to hair color to help it last longer. When ammonia is applied, each strand of hair expands, opening the cells to better absorb that color. Better absorption means rich, long-lasting color, so that’s why ammonia is added to most hair colorings. In addition, ammonia helps lighten hair, which can help enhance the look, depending on the colors you choose.

Ammonia is helpful for hair coloring, but it can also be an irritant. When added to water and applied on the skin, it can cause redness and itching for those with very sensitive skin.

Thankfully, there is an effective alternative that works well for people who are sensitive to ammonia. Ammonia-free hair coloring uses alkaline ingredients to bind the color to your hair. In the past, ammonia-free hair color didn’t last as long as its counterpart, but new technology has made these products just as effective.

Beyond the sensitivity factor, there are a few more benefits to using ammonia-free hair color. Ammonia is the cause of that strong smell you get from other hair color products, so there is less odor during coloring. The alkaline ingredients are less likely to damage or dry out hair, especially if you change your color often. Your hair texture stays the same, so your hair is soft and smooth.

If your sensitive skin has prevented you from trying some of this year’s gorgeous hair colors, it’s time to give ammonia-free color a try. Make an appointment today at  Anna’s Salon Elite. Our well-trained, professional stylists can help you make the perfect hair color choice for you! You can find us at 2616 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa, give us a call at 724.375.8511, or for your convenience, visit our website to book an appointment online.

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