Now offering FDA Approved Lash and Brow Tints
For the first time ever there is an FDA approved tint kit. Its made by Reflectocils and called Intense Browns. This kit uses colloidal silver, instead of an Oxidant like standard hair dyes, as an activator.
When it comes to tinting hair, there are various methods and products available, including those that use different activators. Two commonly used activators are oxidants (usually hydrogen peroxide-based) and colloidal silver. Let's explore the differences between tinting with an oxidant and brow tinting with colloidal silver as an activator.
Tinting with an Oxidant: Tinting hair with an oxidant involves using a hair dye that requires the addition of an oxidizing agent, usually hydrogen peroxide. The oxidant serves as an activator, helping the color molecules penetrate the hair shaft and create a lasting color change. Oxidants come in different strengths or volumes (e.g., 10, 20, 30, or 40 volume), and the appropriate volume is chosen based on the desired result and the hair's condition.
Oxidative tints are commonly used for coloring hair on the scalp, such as full head color, highlights, or root touch-ups. The oxidant helps lift the hair cuticle, allowing the dye to penetrate and interact with the natural pigments in the hair. This results in a permanent or semi-permanent color change, depending on the dye formulation and processing time.
Brow Tinting with Colloidal Silver: Brow tinting typically involves tinting the eyebrows to enhance their color or fill in gaps. While oxidants are commonly used for hair on the scalp, brow tinting often utilizes alternative methods. One such method involves using a brow tint that contains colloidal silver as an activator.
Colloidal silver is a suspension of tiny silver particles in a liquid medium. In the context of brow tinting, it serves as an activator to help the tint color adhere to the brow hairs. The silver particles can help create a temporary stain on the brow hairs, giving them a darker and more defined appearance. This method is often used because it provides a less permanent result than oxidant-based hair dyes.
Brow tinting with colloidal silver is typically considered a gentler option, as it does not involve the use of hydrogen peroxide or other strong oxidizing agents. The results generally last for a few weeks, gradually fading as the brow hairs naturally shed or grow out.
It's important to note that the specific products and techniques used for tinting hair and eyebrows can vary among different brands and professionals. Always follow the instructions provided by the product manufacturer or consult a licensed cosmetologist for the best results and to ensure your safety.
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