Gray Blending vs Gray coverage hair color. Which one is right for you?
One of the most common concerns that I hear from my clients is about their gray hair.
Whether you're trying to blend in those first few grays or cover a significant amount of gray hair, there are different hair color options available. In this post, I'll explain the difference between demi-permanent gray blending hair color and permanent gray coverage hair color so that you can decide what's best for you.
Demi-Permanent Gray Blending
Demi-permanent hair color is a type of hair color that gradually fades over time. It doesn't contain ammonia, so it's gentler on the hair than permanent hair color. Demi-permanent hair color is a great option for clients who want to blend in their gray hair without committing to a permanent color change.
When it comes to gray hair, demi-permanent hair color can be used to blend in gray hair with your natural hair color. This is done by depositing color onto (instead of into) the hair shaft, which allows the gray hair to blend in with your natural hair color.
Demi-permanent hair color typically lasts anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks before it starts to fade. While it never fades off 100%, it allows for a very soft regrowth line. It is an excellent option if you like to go longer between color appointments, are thinking of growing your natural hair out at some point, and/or really hate a harsh regrowth line.
Permanent Gray Coverage Hair Color
Permanent hair color is a type of hair color that stays in the hair until it grows out or is cut off. It contains ammonia and other chemicals that open up the hair cuticle, allowing the color to penetrate deep into the hair shaft. Permanent hair color is a great option for clients who want to completely cover their gray hair and achieve a significant color change.
When it comes to gray hair, permanent hair color can be used to completely cover the gray hair with a new color. This is done by depositing color into the hair shaft and changing the natural color of the hair. Permanent hair color typically lasts anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks before the regrowth of the natural hair color starts to show, depending on your personal rate of hair growth.
Which Option is Right for You?
The decision between demi-permanent gray blending hair color and permanent gray coverage hair color ultimately comes down to personal preference. If you're someone who is just starting to see a few grays and you want to blend them in with your natural hair color, then demi-permanent hair color may be the best option for you. On the other hand, if you have a significant amount of gray hair and you want to completely change your hair color, then permanent hair color may be the better choice.
As always, the best thing to do is to sit down with your stylist and really go over your goals and preferences to decide what the best option is for you. I'm happy to chat with you about it. To get started, head over to the new client page!