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Cut the confusion when it comes to hair colour

Are you confused about the different types of hair colour available? Not sure about the difference between demi and semi? Or what permanent and temporary actually mean when it comes to your hair?

Say goodbye to colour confusion by reading our simple guide below, says our stylist Jaye.

There are four main types of hair colour: temporary, semi, demi and permanent. Let’s start with temporary colour.

Semi-permanent colour

Semi-permanent colours last for between four and 12 shampoos. They are gentle to use and simply coat the hair without penetrating it.

They work really well for adding colour over blonde or lightened hair, blending greys, adding shine or refreshing faded hair colour.

Demi-permanent – to enhance and refresh

Demi-permanent colour takes longer to wash out – up to 24 shampoos – because it penetrates the hair instead of just coating the top of it.

Jaye suggests, “If you’re colouring your hair for the first time a demi colour means no long-time commitment so chat it through with your stylist – we’re always delighted to advise and help you.”

Demi-permanents work well if you want to avoid obvious root regrowth while having a longer-lasting colour. They are great for blending greys or highlights, darkening the hair and adding shine.

Permanent pizazz

Permanent is a good choice if you’re happy with your chosen hair colour. Permanent colour penetrates deep into the hair, permanently changing its colour which means it won’t wash out. It’s great for grey coverage and can also be used to lighten, darken or tone your hair.

You’ll have to deal with new hair growth, of course, but we can advise on the best way to touch up those roots when they start to show.

Even the most gentle, professional permanent colours can affect the condition of your hair says Jaye. She continues, “I always recommend my clients add a Wellaplex to their colour service. This strengthens and protects hair during the technical service leaving it looking glossy and healthy.”

Thinking about a change?

Why not try a fresh new colour to brighten up the winter months? Call 01277 263060 to book your hair colour appointment.


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