Do you dare to change your hair color for fear of damaging it? There is nothing to be afraid of if you work with a tool such as a tint balm. It has a delicate formula that includes caring ingredients

Shampoo and balm are products that we used to use regularly in hair care. Therefore, a tint balm for coloring logically seems to be something that can benefit hair.

So it is: the composition of such balms is rich in components that help maintain hair in good condition.

What is hair color balm?

Hair color balm is a product that allows you to change your hair color in the most gentle way.

Unlike permanent hair dye, a balm like Colorista Washout by L'Oréal Paris does not contain aggressive ingredients such as ammonia or, for example, hydrogen peroxide, which helps to bleach hair when lightened (read more about how to understand the composition of funds before buying, we told here).

Usually they injure the hair, making it weaker and more brittle. In the case of balms, there will be no such consequences.

Another feature of balms is that the pigments in their composition do not penetrate deep into the hair structure.

They "work" on the surface, enveloping the hairs from the outside. Thus, they simply paint over the natural color of the hair, and do not change it "from the inside" .

In addition to pigments, balms contain care components. In the process of dyeing, they moisturize the hair, strengthen it, make it soft and shiny.

After applying this balm, the hair will look and feel he althy.

Pros and cons of hair color balm

Tinted balms have several important advantages. They are worth paying attention to if you can’t decide which tool to color with.

  1. Security

    Balms do not contain substances harmful to hair he alth. The formula of these products acts on the surface and does not penetrate the hair structure, so you don’t have to be afraid for their he alth.

  2. Haircare

    Not only do professional coloring hair balms have a non-aggressive composition - it also includes care components that take care of the condition of the hair. Harmless staining is possible.

  3. Color correction

    Balms can be used for a bright transformation if you want to dye your hair red or, for example, red.

    At the same time, the balm is used by girls who have recently completed permanent coloring, but noticed that the color began to “wash out” and lose the desired shade.

    Balm will help you make your hair color warmer. Or, on the contrary, remove the yellowness and get a more “clean” shade.

  4. Temporary look change

    Since the balm is a surface coloring agent, the color will fade over time.

    The more you shampoo, the faster. For some, this is a minus, for someone it is a plus, because many are ready only for a temporary transformation.

  5. Easy to use

    The color balm is easy to use. It is applied to the hair after shampooing, left for a while and washed off. The new color stays with you after that.

As for the cons, there are much fewer of them.

  • Firstly, not all types of coloring are available to you with balms. If you are a brunette, then the balm will not allow you to become a blonde, since it does not contain brightening components that literally “eat up” your own pigment in the hair structure.At the same time, it will not be difficult for girls with blond hair to adjust their blond with a balm.

  • Secondly, the pigment is quickly washed off the surface of the hair after applying the balm. To maintain color, this product must be used regularly.

Balm for hair coloring: palette of shades

Today, perhaps, everyone can find a hair balm that is perfect for her. There are options for blondes, brunettes and redheads. In addition, there are balms that are designed to cover gray hair.

Among tint balms, you can also find those that are designed to maintain the shade of already dyed hair.

Blond Color Balms

Tinted balms for blondes are what you need if dyed hair has begun to lose its cold undertone and acquire yellowness.With the help of such a tool, you can “clean up” the blond and return it to a noble neutrality, for which they go to salons to experienced colorists. This is especially true for platinum or ash blondes.

And you can decide on a bold experiment and do, for example, coloring "strawberries with cream" .


Dark hair color balms

For brunettes, balms will help give your hair a new color nuance. For example, if your color is chestnut, with the help of a balm you can “take it away” to burgundy. In addition, the hair will get rid of dullness, as the balm with its caring composition will provide them with a he althy shine.

It is worth mentioning separately that, in addition to hair balms with a coloring effect with a natural range of shades, there are products that are designed for creative coloring. These are, for example, such balms as Colorista Washout from L’Oréal Paris.

Colors available include pink, blue, green, red, yellow and many more. There are truly ample opportunities for experimentation.

How to use hair color balm: instructions

It is better to check the procedure in each individual case with the instructions from the manufacturer. In general, difficulties should not arise: hair coloring balms are created with the expectation that everyone can use the product at home and without outside help.

  1. Preparing hair

    Balm is recommended to be used on clean hair. Therefore, if necessary, use shampoo first. And also stock up on a towel: when applying the balm, you will need to put it on your shoulders so as not to accidentally stain your clothes.

  2. Using balm

    Spread the balm over the entire length of your hair if you want to color it completely. If your goal is colored strands, apply balm only to selected curls. The composition is left on the hair for a period of 5 to 30 minutes. As a rule, the longer the exposure time, the richer the result. We showed an example of using the balm in this video tutorial.

  3. Finish coloring

    After waiting time, rinse the balm from your hair, rinsing them until the water runs clear. Then dry and style your hair as usual to appreciate the resulting color.


Review of hair color balms

Whatever shade you choose, it is important to use a proven product. These, according to the editors, you can rely on.

  • Wash-off coloring balm Colorista Washout, L'Oréal Paris

    Colorista Washout balm is suitable for girls who want to briefly try on an unusual look with colored strands or bright hair ends. The collection includes the most unusual of the trendy shades: rose gold, fuchsia, denim, green, turquoise, blue, blue and many others. The product is applied to the hair manually or with a brush, and then left for 15-30 minutes. Next, the balm should be washed off with water, without using shampoo. After drying your hair, you will see a new bold image in the mirror. The result will last about a week. You will return to the original color after 2-3 shampoos.

  • Colorista Hair Makeup Jelly, L'Oréal Paris

    This coloring jelly is a lot like Colorista Washout. It's just easier to use. It is enough to apply the product on a few strands that you want to highlight with color, wait 10-20 minutes, and then dry them with a hairdryer. After that, the shade will manifest itself as it should. Wash it off and return to your usual image will help the first use of shampoo.

  • Casting Crème Gloss, L'Oréal Paris

    Casting Crème Gloss is a product that L'Oréal Paris tried to bring as close as possible to tint balms in terms of caring properties. This cream contains no ammonia. Moreover, the formula contains a lot of useful components. The plus side is that, unlike conventional coloring balms, this product gives a lasting result that will withstand at least 28 shampoo applications.

In your opinion, what is better - permanent coloring or temporary, using a tint balm? Tell us about your choice in the comments.