12 best professional hair colors

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Professional paints are designed specifically for salon use. Not everyone knows what their difference is, and why their cost is much higher than usual for the mass market. Such products are sold exclusively in specialized salons, although budget professional products can also be found in a supermarket not far from home. Using them at home will be much more difficult than using finished household paint. Hairdressers, in order to achieve a certain color, mix several shades, then add an oxidizing agent. Therefore, it will be very difficult to calculate the proportions yourself at home, and determine the exposure time.

The main difference is the composition. Professional products are designed with hair type in mind. Caring ingredients are added to them, so the structure-destroying effect will not follow. The smell of paints is not sharp. Over-the-counter products don't take hair type into account. They are versatile.

The choice of professional tools is quite extensive. Russian paints are popular, which are adapted to the type of our women and are quite affordable. European brands produce products of various categories. Also widely known are paints made in the USA. Which brands make the best products? The question is very difficult. Our experts decided to understand it and as a result selected 12 professional hair dyes in the rating, which have proven their effectiveness and quality and are recognized as the best by both hairdressers and ordinary women.

Rating of the best professional hair dyes

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best professional paints of the premium segment 1 Redken chromatics ultra rich RUB 1,070
2 MACADAMIA Natural OilCream Color RUB 1,845
3 KydraCreme RUB 875
4 MatrixS ocolor Cult RUB 790
The best professional paints in the middle price category 1 Schwarzkopf Professional Igora Royal Absolutes 490 RUB
2 Wella Professional sIllumina Color RUB 560
3 Revlon ProfessionalYoung Color Excel RUB 380
4 Selective ProfessionalOligomineral 383 r
The best inexpensive professional paints 1 Kaaral ProfessionalAAA Color Collection / Hair Cream Colorant RUB 180
2 Kapous ProfessionalStudio Professional with Ginseng Extract and Rice Proteins 168 RUB
3 Estel ProfessionalPrincess Essex 133 rbl.
4 CONCEPTProfy Touch RUB 315

The best professional paints of the premium segment

Redken chromatics ultra rich

Rating: 4.9

Redken Hair dye Chromatics Ultra Rich

The leader is the professional staining agent of the Chromatics Ultra Rich series of a famous brand from the USA. Each shade has been developed based on scientific research. As a result, rare, exclusive tones were presented with magnificent radiance and incredible depth of color. The technology of ammonia-free dyeing allows you not only to gently affect the curls. It forms a dye in all layers of the hair, which guarantees a long-lasting effect.

The care is carried out with extra proteins. They recognize the cause of damage and quickly fill voids and cracks, leaving hair smooth, shiny, and resistant to all external aggressive influences. The pigment will cover any base. Gray hair with 100% loss of melanin acquires an intense color from one time.

Shades can be mixed with each other and experiment, getting the boldest tone. The finished composition is odorless, does not cause irritation, does not stain the skin. Both clients and masters are satisfied with the results.

Advantages

  • multifaceted shining shades;
  • vegetable ultra-durable pigment;
  • protein-oil complex;
  • full coverage of gray hair;
  • hypoallergenic composition.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

MACADAMIA Natural OilCream Color

Rating: 4.8

MACADAMIA Natural Oil Oil Cream Color

The second place in the rating was given to a professional product created by the American developers MACADAMIA Natural Oil. It's not just paint. It is also a great spa treatment that will give your hair a healthy glow and beauty. Contains macadamia and argan oils. They help the pigment to anchor as deeply as possible in the hair structure, preventing its accelerated washout and burnout.

Hair after the procedure not only receives enhanced care. The floral scent helps to relax during the procedure. The consistency fits tightly on the strands and does not drain during staining. All shades from the palette can be mixed with each other and create an individual color that is most harmonious for a particular type of woman.

The quality of Oil Cream Color was appreciated on several continents. In 2019, she entered the top ten hair dyes in the United States and is confidently winning fans in Russia. Those who have already tried it in practice, left laudatory reviews and confirmed their desire to use it further.

Advantages

  • well balanced composition;
  • coloring + SPA effect;
  • sparkling persistent shades;
  • delicate floral scent;
  • creamy consistency.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

KydraCreme

Rating: 4.7

Kydra Kydra Creme Persistent Dye

Premium paint of a famous French brand – on the third line of the rating. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that the stability of the pigment is provided by the plant base without the inclusion of ammonia and other chemicals in the formula. The company has extensive research experience in the healing properties of herbs and flowers. It was thanks to him that such high results were achieved when creating the Kydra Creme series.

The palette is very diverse. It has both calm and creative tones. Many shades are exclusive, and their development belongs to scientists and colorists from France. The composition includes a complex of components that, in one dyeing procedure, can restore damaged hair.

The consistency of the finished mixture is creamy, well distributed and does not run off. The smell is interesting, pleasant, herbal. The dye is able to cover even coarse gray hair that does not lend itself to chemicals. It was appreciated by both professional craftsmen and ordinary customers. The paint does not cause any difficulties when applied independently.

Advantages

  • vegetable coloring pigment;
  • persistent color fixation;
  • healing restorative formula;
  • exclusive shades;
  • floral scent.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Matrix Socolor Cult

Rating: 4.7

Matrix Hair dye Socolor Cult

The fourth place in the rating is taken by direct-action paint, which allows you to get the desired shade from one procedure. The incredible colors will appeal to bold, creative ladies. The palette includes juicy yellow, green clover, freshly squeezed orange, fuchsia, turquoise mermaid and many other trendy tones. The highly concentrated pigment is firmly fixed inside the hair and stays in place regardless of the effects of water, detergents and sunlight.

A nutritious natural complex creates protection against all negative factors, improves metabolism, restores lost health after repeated chemical exposure. The staining process goes smoothly and pleasantly. The texture of the product is of medium density, it adheres well to the curls. The smell is neutral.

High durability is confirmed not only by the test results of the company, but also by ordinary customers. The original color remains after 40 shampoo applications. According to experts, this is one of the best fashion series on the cosmetic market.

Advantages

  • direct pigments;
  • for all hair types;
  • 'delicious' exclusive shades;
  • super fastness and color protection;
  • quick restoration of weakened curls.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

The best professional paints in the middle price category

Schwarzkopf Professional Igora Royal Absolutes

Rating: 4.9

Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Color Igora Royal Absolutes

The voices of stylists and ordinary customers were given to Igora paint, which was able to conquer everyone with its qualities. It occupies the honorable first place in the rating among the funds of the middle price category. The Royal Absolutes series presents fashionable shades that can satisfy the most demanding fashionista. It is created for adult hair and is suitable for completely lost natural pigment curls, and for those just starting to turn gray.

Despite the small number of shades, they are so multifaceted and varied that they amaze the imagination. The presented directions are copper, red, purple, brown. The pigment evenly covers the hair. The shade is even, saturated. This is a result of the formula containing 1/3 more colorant than other Igora lines.

The composition includes a Biotin – S complex specially created for aging hair. It maximally satisfies their need for nutrition and hydration, effectively protects against ultraviolet radiation, the effects of detergents and styling products, and thermal devices.

Advantages

  • special composition for adult hair;
  • guaranteed painting of gray hair;
  • persistent iridescent shades;
  • reinforced coloring base;
  • convenient application.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Wella Professional sIllumina Color

Rating: 4.8

Wella Professionals Illumina Color Long Lasting Hair Color Cream

The second place in the rating belongs to the innovative paint, which was recently presented by the German brand Wella. It allows you to get a clean and luminous shade regardless of the lighting with an accurate match. Long-lasting results appear on all hair types. The tool is suitable for natural and colored and gray curls. It provides an even coverage after the first treatment.

The recipe includes an innovative development of the company – the Microlight complex. Now the coloring takes place without stress for the hair, and the pigment is fixed even stronger. During the procedure and for a long time after it, the caring composition actively works, providing the required amount of moisture and nutrients. The hair is enveloped with a special composition that smoothes the scales, giving smoothness even to porous, dry strands.

The paint is completely odorless, so it is perfectly tolerated by girls with a sensitive sense of smell. According to reviews, the colors really turn out to be radiant, deep. Natural shades and tones of blond not only sparkle in the sun, but also under artificial lighting.

Advantages

  • iridescent pure shades;
  • unique caring components;
  • maximum gray coverage;
  • suitable for particularly damaged hair;
  • lack of a pungent smell.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Revlon ProfessionalYoung Color Excel

Rating: 4.7

Revlon Professional Hair Dye Young Color Excel

High-quality professional paint from the renowned manufacturer Revlon occupies the third line of the rating. It contains no ammonia at all. The special formula allows you to achieve durable tone-on-tone coloring. The palette of the series is presented in warm, cold, natural and super intense shades. The innovative color retention technology makes you feel comfortable even after 2 months after the procedure.

The pigment retains its intensity after prolonged sun exposure and frequent hair washing. The boundaries between regrown roots and colored curls are indistinct, blurred. A nutritional complex made from collagen, cationic polymers and wheat proteins. This combination of ingredients provides a powerful regenerative effect.

After dyeing, even very damaged and dull hair is smoothed out, begins to shine and look like after expensive salon treatments. According to the girls, the paint is ideal for home use. Thanks to the exact color matching, the result is equal to expectations.

Advantages

  • ammonia-free mild formula;
  • special pigment transfer technology;
  • for all hair types;
  • innovative caring composition;
  • variety of shades.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Selective ProfessionalOligomineral

Rating: 4.6

Selective Professional Oligomineral Permanent Color Cream

The fourth place in the rating is taken by Italian paint, which provides uniform shading of gray hair and allows you to get the desired shade with any base. There are 72 of them in the palette. These are intense, juicy, 'tasty' tones from natural to creative. They wash out very slowly and do not fade in the sun. Thanks to the oligomineral substances included in the composition, the process of cellular renewal occurs, which leads to a complete restoration of the hair structure.

Natural krambe oil saturates with nutrients. It has an intense conditioning effect. Collagen retains moisture, protects against the harmful effects of natural factors and styling appliances. The complex also includes mineral salts and beeswax. Hair heals, becomes obedient and fits into any hairstyle.

Creamy consistency facilitates the procedure. The mixture lays down evenly, does not run off, does not stain the skin. All women interviewed confirmed that Oligomineral deserves special attention. With it, you can do both permanent and semi-permanent staining without harm to the curls.

Advantages

  • actively regenerating components;
  • shining fashionable shades;
  • wide range of tones;
  • staining of hard gray hair.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

The best inexpensive professional paints

Kaaral ProfessionalAAA Color Collection / Hair Cream Colorant

Rating: 4.7

Kaaral Professional Paint AAA Color Collection / Hair Cream Colorant

The first place in the rating among budget funds is occupied by a new line of coloring agents created by specialists from the Italian brand Kaaral. the ammonia content in them is minimal. 1.2% in the composition will not harm, but will allow you to more reliably fix the pigment inside the hair. The main function of delivering it to the deep layers is performed by coconut oil. It is widely used in the production of cosmetics, as its properties are several times stronger than other natural oils.

Color saturation lasts up to 6 weeks, then smoothly disappears without sharp borders at the roots. The palette is rich enough. Here you can find both classic and fashionable shades. They were created taking into account the wishes of Russian craftsmen and, despite their low cost, have an international quality certificate.

The decrease in price was caused not by the deterioration of the dye composition, but by a change in the formula of the conditioning base, in which fewer components were added compared to the luxury and business class lines. Its basis is tea and aloe vera extract, which also restore well and improve the condition of curls.

Advantages

  • minimum ammonia content;
  • a palette adapted for domestic clients;
  • deep multifaceted shades;
  • effective caring formula;
  • nice smell.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Kapous ProfessionalStudio Professional with Ginseng Extract and Rice Proteins

Rating: 4.6

Kapous Professional Hair Color Cream with Ginseng Extract and Rice Proteins Studio Professional

The second line of the rating is the coloring series developed in the Kapous laboratory. It is created from natural ingredients that do not injure the hair and scalp, but at the same time help to radically change the image and achieve a harmonious look. The palette includes 106 shades. Among them are calm, and there are quite bold colors.

Six compounds are included in the formula for long-lasting pigment fixation. They help to quickly reach the inner layers and gain a foothold there, as well as prevent the washing out of the dye from porous, damaged curls. The complex of ginseng extract and rice proteins helps to heal and strengthen hair. After the procedure, they look well-groomed, comb well, the styling is more voluminous.

According to reviews, the final shade is exactly the same as indicated by the manufacturer. There are no surprises after staining. The composition has a very easy-to-apply texture. Cream paint does not run down the hair, does not stain the skin. The smell does not cause irritation, light, not intense.

Advantages

  • safe natural composition;
  • multifaceted iridescent shades;
  • nutrition and protection against moisture loss;
  • long-term preservation of brightness;
  • simple application.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Estel ProfessionalPrincess Essex

Rating: 4.5

Kapous Professional Hair Color Cream with Ginseng Extract and Rice Proteins Studio Professional

The third prize-winner of the rating is the result of the development of the Russian cosmetics brand Estel. The Princess Essex series helps to create a beautiful warm or cold shade from the presented palette. It includes 98 of the most popular and fashionable tones today. The manufacturer made sure that from the first staining was an exact match to the shade without unnecessary color nuances.

Reinforced caring complex reliably protects curls from any influences: natural factors, thermal devices, styling products. It includes natural wax, guarana and green tea extracts. They not only intensively restore, but also help preserve the brightness and saturation of the color for a long time.

Many women who use the paint at home have noted the ease of use and excellent color rendering. The quality of the result does not differ from the use of more expensive professional dyes. Added to all the advantages is one more important advantage – the budget price.

Advantages

  • variety of shades;
  • 100% gray coverage;
  • no harsh chemical ingredients;
  • revolutionary caring formula;
  • fashionable long-lasting dyeing.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

CONCEPT Profy Touch

Rating: 4.3

Professional permanent hair color cream Profy Touch

Completing this rating category is a budgetary, but very high-quality paint of the CONCEPT brand. It provides full coverage of the gray hair and base tone for rich, trendy hues. The pigment is evenly distributed over the entire length of the curls. Rinsing off occurs gradually and delicately. Due to the low ammonia content, the hair's natural melanin is preserved.

The widest color palette allows you to create an individual image that is harmoniously combined with the entire look. It includes 94 basic tones, 6 mixtons. For creative and bold girls who are not afraid to experiment, the company has developed 7 ultra-modern bright shades with pearlescent overflow and shine.

The special formula intensively cares for the hair during coloring, and also, having a prolonged effect, restores it after the procedure. It includes vitamin C, chitosan, cedar oil, glucose. According to reviews, the paint is easy to apply independently at home. For this, an extended instruction with a detailed description and the usual, uncomplicated application schemes are provided.

Advantages

  • rich deep shades;
  • colors from classic to trendy;
  • balanced caring complex;
  • suitable for gray hair;
  • does not discolor the native tone.

disadvantages

  • not detected.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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