Semi-permanent dyes conquered the hearts of those women who want to make the hair dyeing procedure as gentle as possible. There is no ammonia in their composition, which allows to reduce the degree of harm, although it does not indicate the complete safety of the product; at the same time they have good resistance. The German brand Vella is such a ruler "Color Touch".
How to understand the palette?
Professional dyes have a distinctive moment that confuses consumers who first encounter them: the lack of a vivid picture on the package and strange alphanumeric designations. If the store also lacks a plate with tinted strands, we can only guess how 3/04 or 11.36 will manifest itself. Therefore, before you go shopping, you need to examine the color palette. Vella "Color Touch" in this matter does not differ from other professional dyes, so it is enough to understand the general principles of labeling and take into account some of the features of a particular manufacturer, so as not to miss the shade.
- First, pay attention to the number before the fraction - this is the level. It is for him that they are oriented first of all, since in case of an error it is the most difficult to change. The entire numerical range here ranges from 2 to 10, although the bulk of the dyes also has 1 level.
Due to such changes, "2" corresponds to black, "3" - to dark brown, "4" - to medium brown, "5" to light brown, and the following figures are broken down by blonde: "6" - dark, "7" - medium , "8" - light, "9" - bright, "10" - very bright. According to the tinted strands on the plate, numbers 6 and 7 are classic shades of light brown, and when lighting is usually used 9 and 10.
- The whole palette of Vella "Color Touch" is divided into several subgroups, which facilitates orientation if you know what you want to get. There are both natural shades for those who want naturalness, as well as bright, saturated red, red and light. In addition, there is a small number of non-standard options, but they will be discussed later.
- The complexity of the final shade depends on the numbers indicated after the fraction. They determine which of the subgroups of a particular tube. The figure that is closer to the fraction is dominant, and the one that is next is secondary. Given this principle, you can navigate in the notation and roughly imagine how the mixture will lie on the hair.
Natural and low-key options are presented in the PureNaturals and RichNaturals lines. They are aimed at those who want to create the effect of healthy, shiny hair with a uniform color, close to the native or looking like it. The prevailing digits after the fraction in this subcategory are 0 (natural), 1 (ash), 3 (gold), and less often 5 (mahogany), 6 (purple), 7 (chestnut), 8 (blue / nacre) are present.
- In PureNaturals, the dominant is "0" - the absence of any pronounced subtone, the color in its pure form. Shades from 2 to 8 have only this state (2/0, 3/0, etc.), while level 9 can look like 9/03 (with gold) and 9/01 (with ash), t . be warm or cold. Level 10 is also absolutely neutral.
- RichNaturals has 9 shades, among which there are already more interesting tones. Moreover, not all levels are present in this subcategory - no 3 and 4. Black has a blue tint (2/8), light brown brown gold with a chestnut flare (5/37), dark blond is warm with red (6/35), medium blond blue-pearl (7/89), light blond blue-ashy (8/81) or golden-pearl (8/38), and bright blond-honey (9/36) or ashy-purple (9/16). There is also a very bright, gray-haired, blue-ashen (10/81).
- Also lovers of naturalness like the subcategory DeepBrowns, where the variations of brown from 4 levels to 10 are presented, with the dominant shade being “7”, chestnut, and secondary in some cases are mahogany (5), gold (3) or ash (1).
- In VibrantReds you can find bright red and orange tones for blondes (6-8 levels), lilac and mahogany for brown-haired (3-6), and even crimson - 77/45.
- The Plus line is also interesting, which practically does not modify the base, since after the fraction is "0", which means natural, but adds light ebb, giving depth: mostly chestnut, gold, mahogany - for the most part warm glare.
- And for the effect of burnout and sun shine, the Sunlights line was developed, which allows keeping the base from 5 to 8 levels, and not only in a warm range, but also in a cold one. It is noteworthy that this is the most extensive subcategory - there are as many as 22 options.
It is worth noting: the palette at Vella "Color Touch" is so varied that the average consumer often does not need to change anything and come up with - the manufacturer has already created shades for every taste. But if it is nevertheless necessary to make changes, attention should be paid to special groups.
Mixestones and varying shades
Speaking of the palette, it is impossible not to touch upon the question of special colors, which are available by microstones or correctors. Already from their name it becomes clear that these are side elements that allow you to change the faces of the shade, and in extreme staining get a pure color: blue, red, green, etc.
- In Vella "Color Touch" correctors are presented in the SpecialMix line. Their range in comparison with ordinary micones is slightly truncated due to the fact that the main gamma is expanded and most often does not need changes.
- 0/34 is a bright coral, on an orange base; 0/45 - ruby red (Bordeaux plays a secondary role); 0/56 - mahogany with a barely perceptible wine note, perfectly complements chestnut shades; 0/68 - purple; 0/88 - blue-pearl.
0/68 and 0/88 are most often used as neutralizing shades, allowing to reduce (or completely destroy) the proportion of yellow or orange subtones. In order for the line of converters to be complete, all that is needed here is green, which should level the red highlights, but partially replace it with the basic shades with the number "2" after the fraction.
- In addition to neutralizers, there are correctors, which basically complement the shade: these are the subgroups of RelightsRed and RelightsBlonde. They do not have a number before a fraction, which means that it can be used at any level without changing it. Here you can see quite interesting nuances: for example, / 06 in blonds gives a pinkish tint, since lilac is secondary, and / 86 is suitable for maintaining a cool shade of light blond due to the dominance of the blue-pearl base.
The use of mixed-neutralizers should be careful: they take no more than 12 g for level 2 and 2 g for level 10 if you need to change the shade, and not perform non-standard coloring. Volumes are indicated for 60 ml of primary color. If we talk about proofreaders from RelightRed and RelightBlonde, then they can be added in larger quantities.
Consumer reviews about the product
The main advantage of this dye is that it works on a very low oxide - only 1.9%, as a result of which it is often used for tinting. However, it can be combined with any up to 6%. Moreover, according to experts, if at first, the procedure is carried out every 20-14 days, then as the pigment accumulates, it is enough to tint the web (or just the roots) every 35-40 days, or even less. But what do consumers say about this?
- Irina: Paint is paint, so no matter how careful it is considered, I don’t expect miracles from it. It is enough to not kill my already damaged curls, well, and lay down well. All this Vella performs with shine: the hair after it is smooth, visually vibrant, the color is uniform and lasts 3-4 weeks for my bleached and porous. For several years now I have been tinted only to her, I use 10/81 - a delightful platinum blond without gray hair and other shades.
- Anna: I dye my hair for 10 years, moreover, on my own, and not only for myself, but also for my sister. For a long time I took Igor and Matrix, but the abundance of positive reviews for Vella "Color Touch" was tempting, and I purchased a new box for myself. The experiment was staged from 7/71 - medium light brown with a chestnut shade and ashen nuance. The base of the source is slightly lower - level 8, there is gray. Immediately I will note a pleasant aroma, medium consistency (oxide and dye after mixing), ease of distribution on dry hair. She took the native oxide of the same brand in 4%, held 25 minutes. without heat. The hair had to be moistened after washing the head, because some of their dryness was felt (which, for example, was not with the Matrix), but visually after drying they turned out to be shiny and rather docile. Sedina painted over completely, the color lasted only 6 visits to the shower.
In conclusion, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that Vella "Color Touch" is not designed for a cardinal increase in the base - this can be done only with a permanent dye on high oxide. The objective of this product is to maintain a healthy saturated tone 1-2 levels above the baseline, or significantly darker than it.