Hair Color Types Buying Guide

HAIR COLOR GUIDE

Find the best hair color type for your hair!

 PermanentDemi-PermanentSemi-PermanentTemporary
Result? Changes existing haircolor and can lighten Deposit only, intended for going darker or freshening up hair color, cannot go lighter Adds subtle color result Try out that bold hair color without the commitment. Will start to fade after every wash.
Amonia? Most carry ammonia which may irritate the scalp Majority are ammonia free No ammonia No ammonia
Amonia-Free Products
Virgin Hair Color will last until hair grows out, watch out for demarcation Deposit color on top of hair cuticle and won't penetrate the hair shaft Won't adhere to virgin hair but will lay as a glaze/shine Won't adhere to virgin hair
Previously Colored Hair Not reccomended for previously colored hair since it will dry out hair Intended for previously colored hair to refreshen color Intended for previously colored hair + relaxed/permed (chemical services) To freshen up hair color, enhance existing color, or touch up regrowth (roots) or greys
Grey Hair 100% Grey coverage Blends greys but does not cover completely Work as a glaze to refreshen existing hair color To refreshen hair color
Touch Up Roots Regrowth To refreshen all of your hair Blend roots Cover for at least 1 hair wash
Developer Hair Color mixes with developer to oxidize and make color adhere to hair Needs developer to activate, 20 or 10 Volume developer suggested Not needed Not needed
Lasts for how long? Should last 4 or more weeks Around 3 weeks depending on frequency of hair washes At least 2 weeks depending on # of hair washes For at least one hair wash
Types Liquid, creme, or gel Liquid or creme Creme or foam Foam, creme, powder, or sticks

DEVELOPER GUIDE

Pick the right developer for your desired look!

 10 Volume20 Volume30 Volume40 VolumeHigh Lift DyePowder Bleach
Result? Will deposit color on top of hair rather than the color penetrating through the hair shaft Minimal lift (lightening of hair color) Medium Lift Maximum Lift Creme Bleach used to achieve high lift Cream Lighters should be used on scalp, while powder lighters are reserved for the ends
Shop Products Goldwell Topchic Developer Lotion Goldwell Topchic Developer Lotion Joico Verocolor Veroxide Developer Joico Verocolor Veroxide Developer Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer Schwarzkopf Igora Royal Developer Schwarzkopf Igora Royal Developer Joico Vero K-Pak Ultra High Lift Joico Vero K-Pak Ultra High Lift Redken up to 7 De-Dusted Lightener Redken up to 7 De-Dusted Lightener
Peroxide (Developer/ Activating Lotion) 3% of Peroxide 6% of Peroxide 9% of Peroxide 12% of Peroxide    
Virgin Hair Won't change change hair color Will change hair by 1 level Will change hair by 3 levels Will change hair by 6 levels    
Previously Colored Hair Refreshen or Darken Refreshen, touch up on greys, or regrowth Lighten/ de-colorize (remove previous hair color) Lighten/ de-colorize (remove previous hair color)    
Grey Hair Will blend Great for grey coveragte Extremely resistant greys or on hair color that is intended to be light Extremely resistant greys or on hair color that is intended to be light    
Touch Ups Refreshen Grey hair or virgin hair Grey hair, virgin hair, or lighten Virgin hair or lighten    

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