colouring products primarily add highlights and brightness to natural
hair colour, tone down grey or yellow hair, and blend streaked hair.
They can't produce drastic changes in hair colour. They offer a
good way to test a colour since they are easily removed with a single
There are two
types of temporary colours: rinses and high intensity colour products.
The rinses colour the hair only lightly, while high-intensity colour
products impart deeper shades to the hair.
available primarily in liquid form. After it has been applied, the
hair is styled, without rinsing. When used in high concentrations
the effects are not natural. At least one brand of spray-on temporary
colour in this category is available.
Dyes used in
rinses are usually certified colours, that is, purified synthetic
dyes that have been tested for safety and certified by the US Food
and Drug Administration for use in food, drugs, and cosmetics. These
dyes are quite safe, so no patch test requirement appears on the
product label. Rinses also contain a mild acid that enhances the
uptake of dye by the hair.
may contain other synthetic dyes in addition to certified colours
so the label includes a precautionary stateent and instructions
to perform a preliminary patch test.
Most of these
products are designed to provide styling and conditioning effects
in addition to colour.
are available as sprays, mousses, or gels. Some, promoted as "fun"
colours for the hair, are available in bright red, blue, gold, silver,
pink, and other exotic shades.
All the temporary
products deposit the dye or coloured particles on the surface of
the hair, rather like a coat of paint. There is little or no penetration
of the dye into the hair structure. For this reason the high intensity
temporary colours may rub off on pillows and clothes. Perspiration
may cause some "bleeding" of colour onto the skin. While
temporary colours are somewhat resistant to water, they are completely
removed with a single shampoo.
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Romancing the mike
By Vidushi Seneviratne
Whether it's pure 'rock and roll' of the 70s or authentic
Sinhala baila, this artiste's
infectious energy is sure to lift your spirits. Clifford Richards
is an entertainer. This was crystal clear to all those present at
the beat show organised by Good Shepherd Convent, Kotahena, held
at the B.M.I.C.H. last Sunday. Compering as well as singing at this
concert, his capabilities as a multi-faceted artiste were clearly
involvement in singing began while he was still a student at his
alma mater, Trinity College, Kandy. Participating in talent contests
and musical shows organised by the school, he began to make his
mark as a talented singer. No, he was not a member of the school
choir, he smiles for he had always had a voice more suited for the
microphone. "Since childhood I've been used to singing into
a mike. I'm not used to singing with a group of people," he
that when one gets involved in the arts, educational goals are put
on hold. But Clifford is an engineer and while studying at the Peradeniya
University, he continued to make use of his artistic talents. Not
just singing, but presenting as well.
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation as a radio presenter, he has
been with them for the last four years. He hosts the SLBC's morning
show aired from 8.00 a.m.-10.00 a.m., every Monday. Being a news
presenter as well, Clifford is the news anchor for I.T.N.'s English
news bulletin on Sunday and Monday nights. He had his speech training
under the guidance of Noeline Honter, at her school for Speech and
A lively announcer,
Clifford has compered many public events from dances to musical
shows. Asked how he got into the field of announcing and compering,
he had an interesting story to relate. Singing at a show, which
for some reason did not have a compere, Clifford was asked to fill
in. His witty and energetic style obviously impressed the audience.
"It happened quite by accident," he recalls.
he is a part of a group named Friends in Harmony, which performs
at wedding receptions and other functions. He has already released
three Sinhala originals and has plans for more in the future. An
'Oldies' show is also on the cards, as he enjoys singing the hits
of the '70s.
And never content
with just one pastime, he is involved with the family business of
orchid growing as well.