Are you confused about the different types of hair color 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 color confusion by reading our simple guide below.
At Salon Khouri, we offer three main types of hair color: semi, demi and permanent.
Semi-permanent colors 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 color over blonde or lightened hair, blending greys, adding shine or refreshing faded hair color. They are also a lot of fun for “fantasy colors” when clients would like to experiment with fun color options.
Demi-permanent – to enhance and refresh
Demi-permanent color takes longer to wash out – up to 24 shampoos – because it penetrates the hair instead of just coating the top of it.
If you’re coloring your hair for the first time a demi color 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 color. They are great for blending greys or highlights, darkening the hair and adding shine.
Permanent is a good choice if you’re happy with your chosen hair color. Permanent color penetrates deep into the hair, permanently changing its color 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 colors can affect the condition of your hair. We always recommend clients add a KEVIN MURPHY Treat.Me Treatment or a KEVIN.MURPHY Masque Treatment to their color 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 color to brighten up the winter months? Call 703.273.7878, book online via our phone app (Salon Khouri), to book your complimentary color consultation.