It is surprising how differently two people can view the same color. For example, my idea of brown can be completely different to my customer's idea of brown. Using a color chart will show exactly what the customer has in mind.
Two types of pigment give hair its color: eumelanin and pheomelanin. Pheomelanin colors hair red. Eumelanin, which has two subtypes of black or brown, determines the darkness of the hair color. A low concentration of brown eumelanin results in blond hair, whereas a higher concentration of brown eumelanin will color the hair brown. High amounts of black eumelanin result in black hair, while low concentrations give gray hair. All humans have some pheomelanin in their hair. Pheomelanin is more chemically stable than black eumelanin, but less chemically stable than brown eumelanin, so it breaks down more slowly when oxidized. This is why bleach gives darker hair a reddish tinge during the artificial coloring process.
Natural human hair colors:
Natural human hair colors can be black, brown, blond, or red. Black hair is the darkest and the most common color of human hair. Brown hair is the second most common human hair color. Brown hair is also referred to as chestnut and cinnamon. Brown hair comes in a variety of shades from the very darkest of brown (almost black) to light brown showing small signs of blondism. Shades of brown hair include: Deepest brunette - The darkest brown, appears to be off black at a distance; Dark brown; Milk chocolate brown; Chestnut brown - Dark brown with a visible wine auburn highlight; Light chestnut brown - Medium to dark brown with very subtle chestnut tones; Medium brown; Medium (golden) brown; Light golden brown; Light auburn brown; Light golden reddish brown - A warm light brown with red tones; Light ash brown; Lightest brown. Auburn hair ranges from light to reddish brown. Blond hair ranges from nearly white (platinum blonde, tow-haired) to a dark golden blond. Many sub-categories of blond hair have also been defined to describe someone with blond hair more accurately. Common examples include the following: blond/flaxen – refers to a light but not whitish blond with no traces of red, gold, or brown. This color is often described as "flaxen"; yellow-blond; platinum blond or towheaded – whitish-blond; sandy blond – greyish-brownish blond; golden blond – rich, golden blond; strawberry blond or Venetian blond – light reddish blond; dirty blond or dishwater blond – light blond and sandy blond mixed together in stripes (occurs naturally); ash-blond – pale or grayish blond; bleached blond or peroxide blond – artificial blond slightly less white than platinum blond. Red hair (also referred to as titian) varies from a deep orange-red through burnt orange to bright copper.
Only virgin human hair colors are real natural human hair colors. All other hair colors are processed hair colors or artificial hair colors. They are similar to natural human hair colors but not exact. Currently there is not a color code for virgin human hair colors. There are color codes for processed and artificial hair colors, but the color codes are not universal. Every manufacturer has its own color code for the wigs they make. For the same manufacturer, usually they have several color charts for different wig collections they made. For example, a manufacture may have a synthetic hair color chart for their synthetic wigs, a human hair color chart for their human hair wigs, and a remy hair color chart for the remy hair wigs. Most of the time same color code represents same color. However, same color code might represent different colors from one manufacturer to another manufacturer. So please be careful to go to the correct color charts when you are picking a color for your wigs.
Actual color may vary due to monitor limitations and color settings. WigsNatural.com has different color charts for different wig collections. Please use the correspondent color chart to detect the hair color. Same color code might represent different colors from factory to factory. The best way to find a proper color is that customers buy or rent a color ring (Color Ring is a manufacturer’s ring of color swatches. Each color is shown on an actual hair sample, not a photo, so you can see what the color really looks like.)
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