What Is Demi-Permanent Hair Color? The Answer Might Surprise You

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Truth: The business of hair coloring is a science through and through. And for those of us untrained in the art, it's also a tad intimidating. (Hence why we personally choose to leave it to the professionals—if you have a talent for successfully coloring your own hair, we commend you and please do tell us all your secrets.)

However. Just because we leave the painting and mixing to our favorite colorists doesn't mean we're not curious about the process. (We're pretty much hardwired to crave all the juicy details when it comes to what's happening on our heads.) And lately, we've been confused about something: What is demi-permanent hair color and how is it different than semi-permanent hair color? We've been receiving some mixed signals on the matter, so we decided to get to the bottom of it. So if you've ever wondered what demi-permanent hair color is, how long it lasts, and more, you're in luck. Keep reading as three expert colorists sound off on the topic and answer all our burning questions.

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