Semi Permanent Hair Color
Hair color treatments can help you to hide gray, revive dull natural color that has faded due to age or sun exposure or completely change your appearance with a new color for your 'do. If you want to color your hair in the comfort of your own home, Walgreens can help you get the perfect kit to ensure great results. Semi permanent color kits come in many varieties with beautiful colors to suit every need.
What Is Semi Permanent Hair Color?
Semi permanent hair color is one of the three main types of chemical hair color treatments. With semi permanent hair color, the colored pigments are deposited on only the outer covering of the hair strands. This separates semi permanent hair color from demi permanent and permanent color treatments, which penetrate the strands more deeply. The results from a semi permanent hair color treatment will last roughly 6 to 12 shampoos, gradually lightening with every wash. You can use semi permanent color to disguise gray growth and to darken your hair color by one or two shades. However, a semi permanent product does not contain peroxide, making it unable to lighten hair color.
Why Use Semi Permanent Hair Color?
There are many reasons why you might opt for a semi permanent hair color instead of demi permanent or permanent color options. Because the hair color is temporary and washes out gradually, the fading occurs naturally, and you'll never have to worry about roots growing in a different shade. Semi permanent hair color is also much gentler to the hair than other formulas due to the lack of peroxide. It is far less likely to dehydrate the hair. Often times, professional stylists will recommend that clients whose hair is showing signs of damage due to color treatments switch to semi permanent color to give their hair a chance to recover. A semi permanent treatment is also a great way to try out a new darker color without making a big commitment.
Tips for Semi Permanent Hair Color
You want to make sure that you love the results that you get from your semi permanent hair color, so it's important that you take time to compare the colors that are available. The results that you'll get with a particular color will depend upon your current hair color. The product descriptions will give you some idea of what you can expect from the finished shade. Before performing a full color treatment, it's a good idea to test the hair color on a single strand. Not only will this help to ensure that you're pleased with the color, but it will also give you a little practice applying the product. When you're ready to complete the entire treatment, you'll want to read and follow the instructions carefully. Sticking to the guidelines given for the method of application and how long to leave the color in place will help you avoid mistakes that can compromise the results. Many color kits include conditioners to apply after treatment and using these as directed can help you keep your hair feeling as good as it looks with its brand new color.