Browns

Brown Semi-Permanent Hair Colours by NXT

About Browns

Neither cool nor dark, our natural browns are neutral earthy shades that are great for adding depth, vibrancy and shine for a colour pick-me-up. Available across X levels, these tone-on-tone reflects are ideal for clients who want to hide their greys or mask regrowth while being true to their natural hue.

Our mildly-oxidising semi-permanent colours have been formulated to last between 18-24 washes. As they are free from ammonia, parabens, PPDs and other nasties they’re ideal for toning lightened, or bleached hair or for use immediately after another chemical process. They’ll also add a super shine to natural brown hair.

We’re confident you’ll find the perfect shade of brown for every client on our extensive colour chart. Select the perfect reflect and mix one part colour with two parts of our specialist low peroxide cream developer, then apply to clean, towel-dried hair using a tint bowl and brush. For a more intense and long-lasting result apply to dry hair. You should always carry out a patch test before the first NXT colour application. Apply a small quantity to the inner arm or behind the ear. Leave for 48 hours. In the event of irritation, itchiness or redness do not proceed with the service.

How it works

NXT mildly-oxidising semi permanent colours are sometimes referred to as tone-on-tone, demi, and quasi-permanent colours. When the Brown shade is mixed with the releaser and applied to the hair, a series of clever chemical reactions occur to deploy the hair colour. Small and medium colour molecules in the dye penetrate the cuticle and in part the cortex to oxidise it and inject new pigments. These are washed out of the hair in 18-24 shampoos.

When the mixture of Brown and the specialist NXT releaser is applied to the hair, it penetrates the cuticle and in part the cortex, which is oxidised by the hydrogen peroxide found in the releaser. The chosen shade then deposits small and medium colour molecules to change the appearance of the hair. As the colour is ammonia free and developer very low in strength, much of the new pigment is closer to the surface. Therefore, these semi-permanent colours have a stunning high shine.

It’s all down to a series of clever chemical reactions. Once the colour pigments, when mixed with the releaser, have penetrated and oxidised within the hair’s cuticle (and to a lesser extent the cortex) the colour molecules from the Brown shade are released into the hair shaft and the new hue is created. These colours are light-reflecting and deliver high shine as most of the colour pigment is deposited closer to the surface.

The semi-permanent colour change occurs in the cuticle and in part the cortex, which is penetrated and mildly oxidised by hydrogen peroxide in the releaser. Small and medium colour molecules in the Brown dye release the new pigments to create a beautiful new hue. As most of the change occurs close to the surface these quasi permanent colours deliver a high shine.

To allow the Brown to change the appearance of the hair, the colour, mixed with the developer first needs to penetrate the cuticle and in part the cortex and oxidise it. Once these chemical reactions have taken place, the small and medium colour molecules and pigments are deposited in the hair structure for colour that lasts for up to 24 shampoos.

NXT Mildly-Oxidising Semi Permanent Brown shades allow you to transform the appearance of your client’s hair through several chemical reactions. The hydrogen peroxide in the releaser allows small and medium colour molecules to penetrate the cuticle and in part the cortex and oxidise it. As much of the pigment in the new colour is close to the surface you’ll be wowed by the high shine – especially on virgin hair.

Colouring hair with NXT mildly-oxidising semi-permanent shades is so simple that it can be easy to forget that there is actually some pretty clever science taking place. The hydrogen peroxide in the releaser, along with the colour pigments penetrates the cuticle and in part the cortex and mildly oxidises it.. Another chemical reaction sees the small and medium colour molecules from the Brown shade deposited into the hair and bond with the hair’s structure to change the appearance of the locks for 18-24 shampoos.