As licensed professionals, it is our job to know why you should use one type of hair color over the other. But many times as clients, we think we know the difference and we may think that one type would work better when in reality the other type of hair color is actually what you need. This blog will give you a better understanding of the difference between permanent color and demi-permanent color.

Permanent hair color is exactly what it sounds like. Without getting too science-y, it will permanently alter the color of your hair shaft. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it will not fade because all hair color fades in some way. Permanent hair color is perfect for those with gray hair and those people that are happy with the same hair color. Now if you’re the type of person that is always changing their hair color, demi-permanent color is the best for you. Unfortunately it can fade faster than permanent color because the color molecule does not go all the way inside the hair shaft, just slightly. But the perk is, your hairstylist doesn’t have to worry about your hair being over-processed from months of permanent color if you wanted to change your hair color from time to time.

Don’t be afraid to consult with your hairstylist about what is best for your hair color goal or goals.