Semi Permanent Hair Dyes – what are they?
We are often asked if the semi permanent dyes we sell are ‘vegetable dyes’ or if we sell permanent hair dyes. The short answer to both is no, at present we only sell semi-permanent dyes. The three main types of hair dye are Vegetable, Semi-Permanent & Permanent and a brief description of each of these can be seen below:
Semi Permanent Hair Dyes:
This is the type of dye currently available on the Beeunique website. These do not permanently change the hair colour but rather coat the hair shaft and temporary change the overall shade. Semi-Permanent Dyes are often called ‘veggie’ dyes in relation to most of them being vegan friendly which could explain why many people confuse them with vegetable dyes which are in fact made from plants.
These type of dyes do not need mixed with anything, can be used straight away and contain no ammonia. If you do not have light coloured hair or do not wish to bleach your hair you can still use these dyes but the results will not be as vibrant so best trying a strand test first. Some of the deeper/darker hair colours may show up on unbleached hair but it is unlikely to be as vibrant as on lighter hair colours, and may only given a sheen of colour. We have a section in the Hair Dye Gallery showing how the colours can look on Unbleached Hair
Semi Permanent dyes can last anywhere from 1 wash to several months, it all depends on the brand, the colour being used as well as the porosity of your hair. The following pages can help you further with how long each brand tends to last and how to get the best results from your dye – Hair Dye FAQ and Hair Dye Tips
Vegetable Hair Dyes:
Vegetable hair dyes are made with plants such as Henna and Camomile. They don’t tend to make more subtle changes to the hair and certainly not the kind of neon results brands like Manic Panic & Directions are known for. Camomile is normally used to bring a sun-kissed look to hair, such as lighter streaks in fair hair whereas Henna usually brings out red tones in darker hair. We do not currently sell these type hair dyes on Beeunique.
Permanent Hair Dyes:
These type of dyes are often called ‘box dyes’ and they will permanently change the hair colour. They usually contain chemicals to lighten the hair so can give drastic results to the hair. Eventually the hair will need to be re-bleached, dyed over or grown out. Some manufacturers make permanent hair dyes in neon colours like bright pink and red etc, however despite being called ‘permanent’ these do tend to fade over time and don’t tend to give the truly neon results that semi-permanent dyes can. Any product that contains chemicals such as permanent dyes and bleach can damage the hair if used incorrectly or too often. At this time we do not sell any permanent hair dyes.
Disclaimer: The information given on this site has been from our own personal use, our customers feedback and various websites and forums. Beeunique are not trained hairdressers or professionals and as such we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of all the information in this section and tips etc should be used with caution. What works for one person may not necessarily work for another and if you are in any doubt about a procedure it is recommend you contact a hairdresser or other trained professional first.