Blooming in magnetic fire nuances - yellow, orange and red, Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) is one of the first plants cultivated for production of paints. Evidence of its use have been found in the tomb of Tutankhamun (died 1323 BC), whose mummified body was wrapped in a cloth colored with safflower.
Though little forgotten since the creation of synthetic dyes, safflower is still used today as a colorant - mainly in the culinary, where it successfully replaces the most expensive spice in the world having a similar name.
Nowadays, thanks to its beneficial properties, the oil derived from the seeds of the plant enjoys much bigger popularity. It can be found in two varieties - one particularly rich in oleic fatty acid and another one abundant in linoleic acid. Vitamins A, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and K are just some of the other valuable components of the oil.
The safflower oil is almost completely odorless and colorless. Moreover, thanks to its light consistency, it absorbs very quickly, which makes it a perfect cosmetic ingredient.
Safflower oil is one of the key ingredients of the deep therapy conditioner, included in the KOLORA permanent hair color kit, which provides a comprehensive care and keeps the magnificent new color up to full 4 weeks.
Choose a shade close to your natural hair colour: up to 2 shades lighter or darker than your current hair colour.
Since it is difficult to make an already dyed hair lighter, if this is the case with you, choose a darker shade.
If you are a darker or olive skin tone, try the warm brown shades of Kolora. The colder shades are more suited to a cold or pink skin tone.
Do not wash your hair the day you intend to do the colouring. Experts recommend that you wait 24 to 48 hours after washing the hair before applying hair dye. Freshly washed hair is devoid of fat, which helps to facilitate absorption of hair dye.
When rinsing your hair from the dye, it has the properties of a shampoo. Therefore it is not necessary to use a shampoo. After rinsing the hair colour, apply the restoring conditioner to protect and fix the colour.