FAQ: Hair Color and Time Question

If I process my hair color for a shorter time, will it wash sooner?

It depends on what type of color you use - permanent, semi-permanent or temporary? And what shade of pigment.

If you use permanent, you may deposit less pigment into the hair and your hair may not have as strong color as if you process it for the recommended time. Some hair fades a bit, but that is usually due to porosity of hair. Some pigments fade faster too (such as reds). If you have gray hair the grays may not take color fully (gray hair can be "stubborn" to accept the color) and may be either light or remain gray.
If you use semi-permanent, you will deposit color on top of the hair shaft, but again you will not deposit enough color and it will have lighter shade. That hair slowly washes anyway, so it will wash out quicker.
If you process temporary color shorter time, it may take very little or not at all.

The above image is from THIS BLOG and is a perfect example of faded hair due to a size of a red pigment.


This post should be taken as a first step for a discussion with your hairdresser and/or colorist about your ideas, desires or problems with your hair. Under no circumstances, you should act upon this post ONLY. I strongly advice you to have your hair done by a skilled and reputable hairdresser/colorist in your area.