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What's the difference between Permanent, Semi/Demi, Temporary, and Alternative Colors?

There are many types of color applications you can choose from when you go to a salon, Here they are:

PERMANENT COLOUR
Permanent hair color generally contains ammonia and must be mixed with a developer or oxidizing agent in order to permanently change hair color. Ammonia, in permanent hair color is used to open the cuticle layer so that the developer and color molecules together penetrate into the cortex. The developer or oxidizing agent, comes in various volumes. The higher the developer volume, the higher the lift will be of a person's natural hair pigment. Someone with dark hair wishing to achieve two or three shades lighter may need a higher developer, whereas someone with lighter hair wishing to achieve darker hair will not need a high developer. Timing may vary with permanent hair coloring but is typically 30 minutes or 45 minutes for those wishing to achieve maximum gray coverage.
 

  1. Permanent colors changes hair structure to make colors change
  2. Will cover grey completely
  3. Provides Full hair color coverage
  4. Lasts up to 8 week
     

DEMI-PERMANENT COLOUR

Demi-permanents have several advantages as compared with permanent color. Because there is essentially no lifting (i.e., removal) of natural hair color, the final color is less uniform/homogeneous than a permanent and therefore more natural looking; they are gentler on hair and therefore safer, especially for damaged hair; and they wash out over time (typically 20 to 28 shampoos), so root regrowth is less noticeable and if a change of color is desired, it is easier to achieve. Demi-permanent hair colors are not permanent but the darker shades in particular may persist longer.

SEMI-PERMANENT COLOUR

The final color of each strand of hair will depend on its original color and porosity, so there will be subtle variations in shade across the whole head. This gives a more natural result than the solid, all over color of a permanent color. However, it also means that gray or white hairs will not appear as the same shade as the rest of the hair. If there are only a few grey/white hairs, the effect will usually be enough for them to blend in, but as the gray spreads, there will come a point where it will not be disguised as well. In this case, the move to permanent color can sometimes be delayed by using the semi-permanent as a base and adding highlights. Semi-permanent color cannot lighten the hair.
 

  1. Can be used as a hair gloss to create shine
  2. Clear can be used to add shine
  3. Lasts up to 8 shampoos

 

TEMPORARY COLOUR 

The pigment molecules in temporary hair color are large and cannot penetrate the cuticle layer. The color particles remain adsorbed (closely adherent) to the hair shaft and are easily removed with a single shampooing. Temporary hair color can persist on hair that is excessively dry or damaged in a way that allows for migration of the pigment to the interior of the hair shaft.

 

ALTERNATIVE COLOUR 

The chemical formulae of alternative color dyes typically contain only tint and have no developer. This means that they will only create the bright color of the packet if they are applied to light blond hair. People with darker hair (medium brown to black) need to use a bleaching kit before tint application. Some people with fair hair may benefit from prior bleaching as well. Gold, yellow and orange undertones in hair that has not been lightened enough can adversely affect results, especially with pinks, blues and greens. Although some alternative colors are semi-permanent, such as blue and purple, it could take several months to fully wash the color from bleached or pre-lightened hair.

Alternative Color

Alternative Color

 When you come into the salon, be sure to ask your stylist about the different types of colors you may choose to do!

 

Some of this text was not written by myself! Here are the links to my sources:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_coloring

https://www.madison-reed.com/blog/semi-and-permanent-color

BOX COLOR: NOT EVEN ONCE!

 

 

Here's an experiment I did a week ago, showing you that box color doesn't always do what it says it will do. Since box color is a universal product it says it will work for everyone, but what it doesn't state is that everyone has different outcomes because everyone's hair is different. I do understand that some clients have gotten the exact same outcome of the lady on the box, but how did your hair feel afterwords?  I bet 8 times out of 10 your hair felt like straw or hay, especially after using the blonde.

SO PLEASE!

Just do yourself a favor and stay away from the box color. Come to me and let me do what I am here to do for you. 

What is a color correction, and why does it cost so much?

In the hair industry, there are many different kinds of color corrections, here are just two of them.

The first type of color correction is making your dark hair color much lighter.

Have you ever gone to the salon and asked to go blonde after you've colored your hair with box color more than 4 times? It is not as easy as it sounds. Your hair would need to be "color cleansed" more than once, and then after you get the desired level, we would need to put on another color for the desired tone.

The second would be making lighter hair darker.

If you have very light hair and your wanting to go darker, We would need to fill your hair since the blonde has no pigment, and then put the desired tone on top. Have you ever put a dark color on your hair and then a few days later you wash it and it falls right out? Its because your hair doesn't have any warm pigments to hold onto that darker color.

Some color corrections are much easier than others and may take a whole day or several weeks to accomplish. Typically a color correction can be very costly, time consuming, and can be very damaging to your hair.  

So why are you paying $100.00 an hour for a color correction? 

When doing a color correction, I am using ounces and ounces of color to get you to the look you want. I find that most people want to go from a dark color to a light color. This takes some time and most people think its just throwing bleach on your hair and calling it good. Well, its not.  When applying bleach to your hair, it produces pigments that are distributed throughout your hair follicle. Have you noticed that your hair has to pass colors such as red, orange, yellow, and then pale yellow? Not leaving the bleach on long enough can cause unwanted tones. Not to mention, having to tone with the right colors to get rid of brassy tones, green tones, red tones, etc. is a huge step in the color correction.

So before you decide to take matters into your own hands, you might make things even worse.  Let me help you get to your desired look the right way. Take a look at these photos of one my clients after she tried lightening her hair herself. 

This is a Color Correction i have done. My client put a color extracting product on her hair and then put on bleach. You can see that her roots turned yellow, her mid shaft turned brown, and her ends turned yellow. The reason her roots turned yellow is simply because she had no color on it. The mid-shaft had color on it which made it harder for it to pull out. This photo was the first time she came in to get it fixed. I had to bleach her out and then tone her. She has been coming back to get closer to her desired tone which is silver.

This is a Color Correction i have done. My client put a color extracting product on her hair and then put on bleach. You can see that her roots turned yellow, her mid shaft turned brown, and her ends turned yellow. The reason her roots turned yellow is simply because she had no color on it. The mid-shaft had color on it which made it harder for it to pull out. This photo was the first time she came in to get it fixed. I had to bleach her out and then tone her. She has been coming back to get closer to her desired tone which is silver.

After 4 1/2 months, we finally got her to a silver tone! It took some time, But her hair thanks her for it. 

After 4 1/2 months, we finally got her to a silver tone! It took some time, But her hair thanks her for it.