How Does Semi-Permanent Hair Color Work?Contains large and small color molecules that adhere to the outside of the hair, while some penetrate the cuticle layer, depending on the hair’s porosity.
Some color is removed with each shampoo, but color typically lasts from 4 to 8 shampoos.
True semi-permanents are not mixed with any type of developer. Semi-permanent hair color works on the surface of hair to deposit color, yet lasts longer than temporary hair color.
Examples of Semi-Permanent Hair ColorClairol Professional Beautiful Collection Moisturizing Color (in the bronze bottle)
Clairol Professional Beautiful Collection Advanced Gray Solution (in the silver bottle)
Beautiful Collection Moisturizing ColorThis is a traditional semi-permanent color and can be used after any chemical service. There are 15 beautiful Moisturizing Color shades to choose from, ranging from blondes and deep brunettes to reds. For longer-lasting, more vibrant results and enhanced gray blending, cover hair with cap and process under a warm dryer for 10 minutes. Cool 5 minutes and rinse well. Do not shampoo. Heat is not recommended immediately after a relaxer.
Beautiful Collection Advanced Gray SolutionAdvanced Gray Solution is available in 9shades and provides longer-lasting gray coverage than traditional semi-permanent hair color for up to 50% gray blending. Advanced Gray Solution features Advanced O2 technology, meaning the color actually air-oxidizes to penetrate into the cortex to provide better coverage on resistant white hair.
Advanced Gray Solution is a great color choice for gray coverage on chemically relaxed hair because it requires no developer or ammonia. Heat is not recommended with Advanced Gray Solution.