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Permanent or semi-permanent color? Confused about the difference?
Semi-permanent hair colors do not penetrate deeply into the hair shaft and only last only about two to four weeks (depending on how often one shampoos) and can give the user the ability to change colors or modify colors readily. Also, if unwanted tones such as brassy or ashy tones appear, these can give a good corrective color without further damaging the hair.
A permanent color is for those people who are sure of the color they want and realize that it will need to be touched up at the regrowth in about four weeks. This product is carried deeply into the hair shaft by use of a developer and will usually not fade as fast.