Does semi permanent hair colour really come out?

(13 Posts)
Thants Thu 10-Oct-13 10:05:08

I'm thinking of dyeing my hair slightly darker with loreal casting Creme gloss but I don't want it to last forever I will want my natural colour back! Does it really come out?
Also what colour! I have dark ashy blonde hair and want a slightly darker and warmer colour.

bottleofbeer Thu 10-Oct-13 12:13:53

If you're dyeing over lightened hair then no, not really. It doesn't properly come out.

I'm usually blonde but went a different colour, wanting to go back to blonde the hairdresser snipped some off and put it in a foil with bleach. After three days it hadn't even begun to strip the colour out. Pre-lightened hair literally sucks colour in.

Thants Thu 10-Oct-13 18:16:27

I'll be dying over natural hair colour so hopefully it won't suck it in!

PrincessRomy Thu 10-Oct-13 19:46:12

Out of all the semi permanents I've used I've found Casting the most stubborn at staying in my hair tbh.

StantonLacy Thu 10-Oct-13 19:52:30

I've only ever used semi permanent dyes and they have NEVER totally washed out...last used one eleven months ago and I can still see the last few cm of it at the ends of my hair.

Not pre lightened either.

So, no -in my experience they don't ( and that's even with using head and shoulders over and over to try and strip the colour, as advised here!)

Maybe my hair is just really porous!

mewkins Thu 10-Oct-13 20:12:23

I only use semi permanent dye. The colour fades over time so you never really have roots showing but I can't recall what my normal hair colour is and I leave it quite a while between dyes!

Orangeanddemons Thu 10-Oct-13 20:20:48

Mine never washed out ever, had to get it bleached out in the end, and it was definitely a semi

Doesn't wash out of mine, had to grow it out. And I'd dyed my 50% grey hair back to my natural very-dark-brown so I just looked like a badger for a while.

bottleofbeer Thu 10-Oct-13 21:52:11

Some dyes have a stronger pigment than others but IME they never totally wash out.

In fact mine is permanently dyed now because I use a semi once a week as it's a very high maintenance colour.

Thants Thu 10-Oct-13 23:42:44

Ah I see. Thank you. This is making me reconsider... I don't want to have to grow colour out!
Any recommendations of brands that do wash out a little easier? Or are just good colours?

SundaySimmons Fri 11-Oct-13 07:57:33

Casting does not fade on my hair, it grows out. I find it no different to using a permanent dye.

Most semi permenants are actually quasi permenants they fade out but never really go away, nice and easy 6-8 washes is about the best for washing out. It's about £3 in savers or superdrug

SanityClause Fri 11-Oct-13 08:05:28

DD1 put some blue in her hair over the summer. It was supposed to wash out in about 8 washes. Her hair is still slightly blue.

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