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Techniques for Coloring Hair

TechniquePigment TypeEffects on HairExample Products
TemporaryDirect pigmentCoats the hair and lasts 1 washColor Mousse
Semi-PermanentDirect PigmentCoats the hair and lasts 6-8 washesSemi-Permanent Color
Demi PermanentOxidative PigmentPenetrates the cuticle and lasts more than 8 washesPermanent color with a low level of peroxide
PermanentOxidative PigmentChanges existing color in the hairPermanent color with medium to high level peroxide