Hair coloring

practice of changing the hair color
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Hair coloring or hair dyeing is changing the color of hair. Common reasons are to cover gray hair, to change to a color that a person likes better, and to return the hair to its normal color after it has been badly changed by hairdressing or sun bleaching. The 1661 book Eighteen Books of the Secrets of Art & Nature explained ways of coloring hair black, gold, green, red, yellow, and white .[1]

A hairdresser colors a client's hair.

Types of hair coloringEdit

The four common types of hair coloring are permanent, demi-permanent (sometimes called deposit only), semi-permanent, and temporary.[2]


  1. Wecker, Johann Jacob; R. Read (1661). Eighteen books of the secrets of art & nature. p. 83.
  2. “Hair Preparations,” Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2006). doi:10.1002/14356007.a12_571.pub2

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