What Is Progressive Color?

by Lindsay Pietroluongo

Your hair color should reflect your personality.

hair texture image by Xavier MARCHANT from Fotolia.com

Your hair color, whether natural or dyed, is an expression of your personality. Progressive dyes slowly change the color of your hair. They’re a great option for men and anyone who wants to change their hair color gradually .

Progressive Dyes

Progressive hair color dyes color the hair more each time they’re applied. For example, if you want to change your blond hair to a rich, dark brown, you can use a progressive dye. After the first hair coloring, you’ll still have light hair, but after a few more applications, you’ll get to your hair color of choice.

Gray Hair

Progressive hair color is ideal for people who are trying to cover gray. It’s a discrete way to cover up unwanted hair color.

Ease of Use

You can purchase progressive hair colorants in most pharmacy shops. They’re simple to apply and don’t even require the use of plastic gloves.

How They Work

Progressive hair color doesn’t contain ammonia or peroxide. The color coats and penetrates the hair. As the color dries, it turns into a synthetic pigment that alters your hair color.

Photo Credits

  • hair texture image by Xavier MARCHANT from Fotolia.com

About the Author

As a full-time writer in New York's Hudson Valley, Lindsay Pietroluongo's nightlife column and photos have appeared regularly in the "Poughkeepsie Journal" since 2007. Additional publications include "Chronogram," the "New Paltz Sojourn," "About Town" newspaper and "Outsider" magazine. Pietroluongo graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in English.