Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective, does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
For some, hair dye is a means to change the image, for others it is salvation from gray hair, or rather, its disguise. In both cases, you want the coloring composition to stay on the strands as long as possible, while not harming your health or the hair and bulbs themselves.
It's no secret: the best hair dyes are professional, they are rarely sold in regular and even cosmetic supermarkets, mainly in specialized departments. Hairdressers do not mix components from one box, they combine developer and pigment in certain proportions, based on the desired color and type of client's hair. The consistency of the working mass turns out to be comfortable and optimal for obtaining the best, which is equally important – a predictable result. The experts of the online magazine presented in the rating the best professional hair dyes in the opinion of masters and their clients.
- Rating of the best hair dyes
- Cream paint without ammonia MATRIX Color Sync
- Redken chromatics
- Paul Mitchell The color
- Kydra Nature
- Igora Royal Schwarzkopf
- Wella color touch
- SoColor Beauty Matrix
- Haute Couture Estel
Rating of the best hair dyes
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best hair dyes||1||Cream paint without ammonia MATRIX Color Sync||RUB 519|
|2||Redken chromatics||1 251 rub.|
|3||Paul Mitchell The color||RUB 1,132|
|4||Kydra Nature||RUB 1,155|
|5||Igora Royal Schwarzkopf||233 r|
|6||Wella color touch||884 r|
|7||SoColor Beauty Matrix||353 r|
|8||Haute Couture Estel||450 RUB|
Cream paint without ammonia MATRIX Color Sync
The first in the rating paint without ammonia MATRIX Color Sync, capable of thoroughly dyeing hair and improving its quality: after the procedure, customers note a long-lasting effect of smoothness and shine. The paint is capable of both independently correcting the color and restoring the effect of persistent dyes (toning). The composition is suitable for gaining a new shade on hair that has not been bleached before, without disturbing its structure.
The absence of ammonia provides a gentle effect on the hair, and the caring and regenerating complexes with ceramides even out the surface of damaged areas, a porous structure previously acquired during lightening or thermal, ultraviolet burns. This preparation promotes the uniform distribution and absorption of the pigment. The cuticles that protect the inner layers of the hair remain closed during staining, respectively, the structure does not suffer, but the paint does not penetrate deeply, which means that the color will wash off faster than when staining with a product with a more aggressive ammonia composition.
MATRIX Color Sync, due to its gentle composition and gentle action, is more suitable for toning with simultaneous maintenance, subject to a preliminary test for allergies. We also note a special application technique: a mixture of dye and oxidant Color Sync Oxydant should be applied to the hair from the roots, immediately distributing it along the entire length. The exposure time depends on the desired effect and application technique – 10 … 20 minutes – less than that of analogues.
- Does not require prior lightening of hair;
- There is no ammonia smell;
- Lamination and smoothness effect;
- Does not spoil the hair structure, but restores it;
- Caring complex.
- With frequent shampooing, the color fades quickly.
The second most expensive paint in the rating is Redken Chromatics, the palette of which includes 34 warm and cold shades from brunettes to blondes, as well as colorless formulations for light hair lightening and blurring the gradient. The composition does not include ammonia; the dye is transported by oil, which simultaneously acts as a caring component.
Redken paint is used by specialists as a caring agent, can be used to slightly lighten the previously applied color, while acting gently. The gray hair is painted over completely. The coloring composition is mixed with CHROMATICS cream-oil in proportions 1: 1, the total holding time usually does not exceed 35 minutes, although 10-15 minutes is enough for someone.
The cost of Redken Chromatics is about 1000 rubles.
- Ammonia-free formula;
- Multi-faceted long-lasting 4D color;
- The effect of obvious healthier hair, restoration of the structure;
- Contains nourishing oils that transport pigment into the hair;
- Withstands up to 40 shampooing sessions.
- High price;
- Requires skill in the selection and preparation of shades (especially when highlighting).
Paul Mitchell The color
Paul Mitchell The color contains ammonia, but in a small amount (1.5%), which, nevertheless, is enough for deep transport of the pigment into the hair structure, which means that the color will remain for a long time. The unhealthy effect of the active substance is compensated by the nourishing and regenerating complex with beeswax, which makes the hair smooth and shiny with a healthy structure. The palette has 67 different shades for light and dark hair, and a series of super lightening shades allows you to bleach up to 4 tones at a time.
Another nice thing – the paint smells like eucalyptus, without causing headaches and irritation. The color lasts for a long time, the healing effect also lasts for several weeks.
The cost of Paul Mitchell The color is about 1075 rubles.
- The minimum ammonia content is 1.5% – safe concentration;
- Wide range of shades;
- Beeswax and caring complex included;
- Long lasting color.
- High price.
French paint Kydra Nature with 80% natural composition is worthy of being the fourth in our rating. Natural ingredients provide care during coloring, which is especially important for fine hair that is prone to dryness. There is no ammonia in the composition, the product is suitable for use by people with allergies and sensitive scalp. The use of natural pigments allowed us to create a wide color palette of 37 shades and 4 independent shades, thanks to which hairdressers can make different color combinations to obtain unique shades.
Kydra Nature paint can only be prepared with the developer of the same name. The consistency is creamy, easy to apply even at home. The result is shiny and smooth hair of a rich color, however, to completely paint over gray hair, you need to choose the right shade – the gentle formula of the composition is unable to make the masking with a light shade to the desired degree. Women note: the color lasts a long time on hair of any type.
The cost of Kydra Nature professional paint is about 1100 rubles.
- Gentle composition with a formula for care and recovery;
- Wide palette of colors;
- Suitable for all hair types;
- Comfortable consistency for fast application and even distribution.
- Relatively short-lived durability.
- High price.
Igora Royal Schwarzkopf
The German concern Schwarzkopf presents an innovative professional hair dye Igora Royal, the palette of which is 46 shades, when mixed, you can get over 120 unique tint combinations. The composition is balanced, there is no strong smell of ammonia during coloring, because its concentration is minimal, safe for the hair structure. The caring complex protects the hairstyle from ultraviolet radiation and heat, gives it a healthy shine with a lamination effect.
The covering power of the paint is about 70%, therefore it is recommended to choose darker shades compared to the native color for dyeing gray hair. It is also important to choose the right Igora Royal oil oxidizer with a concentration of 3%, 6% or 9% (determines the nature of the result). Exposure of hair dye – from 30 to 45 minutes.
The price of Igora Royal Schwarzkopf is quite affordable for our rating – about 430 rubles.
- Wide range of shades;
- Doesn't dry hair;
- High covering power;
- There is no strong ammonia smell.
- Relatively unstable color, lasts for several weeks, especially on bleached hair.
Wella color touch
Wella Color Touch dye is not resistant, it belongs to the group of gentle toning compositions that do not spoil the hair structure and do not lighten it, although they are used with 1.9 or 3% oxidants. Color correction requires the correct selection of the shade; gray hair coloring is 100% possible.
Despite the short wear of the color, the strands remain well-groomed while the pigment complex is kept on the hair.
The cost of paint for toning Wella Color Touch is about 400 rubles.
- Does not spoil the hair structure;
- Provides care;
- You can select and mix shades.
- Short term wear color;
- Shades do not always turn out as expected, a professional approach is required.
SoColor Beauty Matrix
In the seventh position of the rating, SoColor Beauty Matrix dye without ammonia, suitable for correcting colors and restoring persistent shades previously applied to hair. It fits perfectly on lightened and natural strands without damaging their structure. Ideal hiding power is provided by a complex of ceramides, which create a leveling base, and the absence of ammonia prevents the composition from penetrating into the inner layers of the hair. The color is evenly distributed without separate foci.
SoColor Beauty Matrix is able to tint gray hair with the right shade selection, and the washed-off color of previously applied pigment can sparkle with new colors. Skillful handling will also help match the color at the roots and ends of the hair at any stage in the washout phase of base colors. The collection also includes a transparent dye to increase color options and to care for hair without changing its original pigmentation and structure.
The cost of SoColor Beauty Matrix is about 400 rubles.
- Toning paint, does not affect the hair structure;
- 'Revives' the washed-off color of persistent pigment;
- A wide range of colors and shades that can be combined;
- Takes care of the hair, making the strands smooth.
- Short durability;
- Contrasting transitions of roots and ends tints not clearly enough.
Haute Couture Estel
The rating of professional paints is completed by the product of the 'folk' brand Estel, widely known among hairdressers and ordinary people. Couture Estel dye is designed for gentle coloring and hair care. True, the composition does not suit everyone, like any other hair dye. The shine lasts for several weeks, the color is fully stable up to 30 days.
Haute Couture Estel 100% paints over gray hair and 'restores' it with cationic components of the patented Reverse Osmosis technology, which creates an increased osmotic pressure of the components of the mass on the hair. The result is a deep color with intense pigmentation and a radiant color.
You can buy Haute Couture Estel paint in professional stores for an average of 580 rubles.
- Unique technology of pigment penetration into hair without damaging it;
- Wide shading palette;
- Long lasting color;
- Long lasting shine.
- Small tube of paint in one package;
- Not suitable for everyone, on some hair it is quickly washed off.
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.