Red-haired, blonde or brunet. Where does hair colour come from?

There are girls who cannot live without hair colourisation. There are also those who prefer natural looking streaks. And do you know on what does hair colour depend? Or why does hair become grey? Read this article and you find out what has the influence on colour of your hair.

Hair colour is provided by the pigment called melanin. We distinguish two types of it: eumelanin and pheomelanin. Eumelanin ensures hair with dark colour (brown or black). The more of this pigment the darker hair. On the other hand, pheomelanin is responsible for red, auburn and other warm shades. And how does blonde colour is created? It is a mix of both, above mentioned pigments, present in a right concentration. If pigment is focused on one place in large amounts and its particles are large then hair have dark shade. Light hair are when the concentration of pigment is low and its particles small. So, you can have darker and lighter streaks at the same time. It creates an amazing effect.

Did you know that… Hair colour changes over the years. We, Europeans, in the childhood have lighter hair, which with time go darker. Asians and population of Africa have much darker hair. Therefore, hair colour depends also on the place of residence. Colour of hair can be different based on genetic condition. Given shade of hair is inherited from the parents. And why do hair become grey? It is not dictated by the age alone. Stress and emotional distress can also influence discolouration of streaks. For people who lead healthy life style, the cause for grey hair can be, decreasing with age, production of melanin. It starts at age of 40 and concerns both men and women.

Of course, grey hair can be camouflaged by hair dyes and other colouring products. However, is it wise and necessary to apply colour on healthy and young hair? After all, the best is what the Mother Nature gave us. By colouring hair, you achieve flat hair, even with multiple shades of hair dye. Not to mention the damage to streaks and scalp irritations.