What Is PPD in Hair Color?

Have you ever wondered what PPD is in hair color? Learn what PPD means and if PPD-free is the best option for your hair...

Do you ever notice that sometimes the hair color packaging will say “PPD Free”? It sounds fancy, but what is PPD in hair color? Let me teach you all about it in this super quick, super interesting hair snip! What Is PPD in Hair Color? “PPD” stands for para-Phenylenediamine, or sometimes just called p-Phenylenediamine. That’s great, but what does that mean? Well, PPD is a chemical, commonly used as a permanent hair color due to the ability to produce natural results. It darkens when oxidized. The downfall of using PPD is that it may cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals. Symptoms of …

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Why Red Hair Color Won’t Hold As Long

Have you ever wondered why red hair color seems to fade out so quickly? Let me give you a brief science lesson to explain why this happens...

Have you ever wondered why red hair color fades so much quicker than other colors? Let me tell you why…. Why Red Hair Color Won’t Hold: Let me give you a quick science lesson. All colors under the sun are made of combinations of the three primary colors: red, blue and yellow. Blue is the largest color molecule, followed by red, then yellow. Since blue and red are so large, they do not pack inside your hair as tightly as yellow. When your cuticle is opened (which happens every time you shampoo your hair), the color molecules escape from the hair shaft. Since …

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Black and Orange Streaks for Halloween

Are you looking for a fun way to spruce up your everyday hair during Halloween this year? Try some temporary black and orange streaks...

Are you looking for a fun Halloween look to spruce up your everyday style? Check out these sweet black and orange streaks. This is a fun look that is really easy to do and washes out at the end of the day. Black and Orange Streaks This look is ridiculously easy to do. I just used some black and orange face makeup that I picked up from the Halloween store, but you can also use temporary hair color. Just paint a few streaks throughout your hair or maybe even try some hair stenciling with cute Halloween stencils. Get creative! What do you think of this …

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Britney’s Dip-Dyed Hair | Celeb Hairstyle of the Week

This week I chose Britney's dip-dyed hair as my "Celebrity Hairstyle of the Week"! She wore this cute new style at the iHeartMusic Festival in 2012.

Even though I have already chosen Ms. Spears before, I decided to choose Britney’s dip-dyed hair again this week for my Celebrity Hairstyle of the Week. She presented an award with Ryan Seacrest a few days ago at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and came out rocking this new dip-dyed hairstyle. I really love this look on her. Not only is the dip-dye look super trendy right now, but so are the vibrant multi-colors… To get hair like Britney’s, you can either dip-dye your hair with real color, or you can use hair chalk to get the same effect, temporarily. Your Turn: What do you …

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