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Hair Dye Codes and Their Meanings
When buying hair dye or when you want to change the color of your hair, it is necessary to know the hair dye codes and their meanings. The colors on the package or in the catalog may not be compatible with your hair. For your hair to be dyed to be the same as the color you want, preference should be made by knowing the hair dye codes rather than the visual. Knowing some basic information about how the hair dye codes work will guide you in understanding the options available to you at the hair salon.
Hair color in pictures may look different depending on hair type and background color. For this reason, it is important to choose the right shade of hair color. The codes of hair dyes are hidden under complex combinations of numbers. Hair dyes found at professional hairdressers are often labeled with numbers or combinations of numbers and letters.
In this article, we will talk about the meanings of hair dye codes. A hair color number has a maximum of four digits, a maximum of 2 before the decimal point, and a maximum of 2 numbers after the decimal point. E.g., 3, 6.8, 8.34, 10.21 refers to different hair color numbers.
Let's look at the code 8.34 as an example.
The number (8) before the point is indicative of the level of color.
The first number after the point (3) is the indicator of the color shades.
The other number (4) after the point refers to the reflects.
Level of Color
The first number that appears on the tube is the color level (depth/lightness). This number refers to how light or how dark the color is. Defines the main shade of the color, the basic level of the shade that you want to achieve. The first digits in hair dye codes are between 1 and 10. Each of the ten color levels is appropriately named to indicate a particular degree of lightness or darkness. The higher the first number, the brighter the tone of the hair. (e.g., 1-black, 10- lightest blonde).
Generally, it refers to 1 black, 5 light brown, 6 dark blond, 7 blond and 10 lightest blondes in the rating. This universal numbering system is used by all professional hairdressing brands. However, the numbering system for each brand may be different. For example, in the Loreal Majirouge product, the number C 6.64 defines the color Extra Red Copper Blonde. The letter C, placed here in front of the number, indicates that the product is a color with a high concealer, even on gray hair.
The next factor in choosing a color is to be able to correctly choose the shade that you want to achieve. To achieve beautiful color results in harmony with your hair, it is important to choose the right tone.
For this, the second and third numbers after the point mark on the color chart should be taken as a basis. The first number after the point represents the primary hue, which is the dominant hue within a color. The color tone becomes more noticeable after dyeing the hair. The main tone also affects whether the hair color will be warm or cold. Usually from the name of the hair dye code you can understand what the basic color is. The color ‘’light ash blonde’’ refers to a higher-level shade of blonde with ashy shades with a blue base.
For example, codes in the numbering system mean.
1- Ash, .2- Iridescent, .3- Golden, .4- Copper.
This system also allows you to neutralize color. You can add more.2(violet) to prevent a blonde hair dye from getting too hot, or .1 (blue) to counteract orange tones.
Also, some hair dyes do not have reflections. For example, there is no reflection in the 9.0 hair dye code. If you are going to prefer non-reflective dye, it should be zero next to the main digit, that is, the first number. The number that comes after zero refers to the secondary color, not the main hair dye codes. Hair dyes are one of the most preferred salon products for women. Hair dye codes can be expressed differently in each brand, but the principle of numbering is very similar. You can review the various brands and different color catalogs available on the CSS Salon Supplies website and decide on the hair dye code that suits you best.
It refers to the third number after the point in the hair dye code. It states the secondary tone, these are reflections of color. Secondary color descriptions and reflection number color descriptions are the same. You can catch the right color and reflections with hair dye codes. Color reflections will be less visible when the hair color settles, when the dyeing process of the hair is finished.
The numbering system of hair dyes belonging to the Loreal brand is as follows.
.1- Ash, .2- Iridescent, .3- Golden, .4- Copper, .5- Mahogany, .6-Red, .7- Mat, .8- Mocha
The code 8.34, which we gave as an example, at the beginning of the article (for Loreal Inoa), means that the color is a light gold blonde with a copper reflects. Another thing to be aware of is that if the color has dual tones like RV, it means that the first hue is more prominent and the second one is added to complement the first.
For example, RV (red-violet) means that the color has mostly red tones, and a little violet. There are hair dye codes belonging to different brands in hairdressing salons. One of the most important salon products in the hair dyeing process is hair dyes and related equipment. By understanding the logic of the numbering system or accompanied by a professional, you can get to the most suitable hair dye code for you.
You can easily and quickly find all the hair dyes you need on the CSS Salon Supplies website. Loreal Professional Dia Richesse Hair Color provides up to 70% improved gray hair coverage in base tones. With its innovative care formula, it makes your hair look well-groomed and shiny and helps to increase its vitality. Provides durability up to 4 weeks.
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