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Confused About Different Haircolour Products?


With so many haircolouring product options, it helps to know the language and understand what kind of haircolour is right for your haircolouring needs.


There are multiple product forms of haircolour, so it’s important to understand what product form is right for you.

Crème/Liquid: This formula of haircolour uses an applicator tool to help provide precise colour for either a root touch-up application or all-over colouring coverage. Crème haircolour is generally a little thicker in consistency than liquid colour, so while both forms can be applied with a precision tip applicator bottle, crème colourants can also be applied using a brush and bowl. Using a crème haircolour with a brush is often preferred for targeted haircolour applications—like covering up roots or the part line, but either type of haircolour product can be used.

Foam: Foam haircolour is simple to use. It’s no drip, so no mess, and especially handy for hard-to-reach areas or long, thick hair when you’re applying all-over colour. Just apply the foam haircolour in a shampoo-like motion and cover hair completely for lasting results.


Choose your haircolour type based on your desired results and how long you want your colour to last. Different haircolour types can give you different outcomes.

Permanent Haircolour: If you want to cover greys, lighten your hair or make a more dramatic change, permanent haircolour is most likely the best option for you. You can also make a subtle change with permanent colour, but it will change the natural pigment of your hair and lasts longer than semi-permanent colour. Also keep in mind that as your hair grows out, you’ll need to dye your roots to match the rest of your hair.

Semi-Permanent Haircolour: When deciding to use semi-permanent haircolour vs. permanent haircolour, think about your desired result. Is it to blend away the first signs of grey or to enhance your natural haircolour? If so, semi-permanent haircolour may be the best choice. Another benefit of semi-permanent colour is that it deposits colour without lightening and does not change your natural colour pigment.

Demi-Permanent Haircolour: To richly enhance your natural colour or if you are colouring your hair for the first time, try a demi-permanent haircolour (lasts through 28 shampoos) close to your natural haircolour. Demi shades can give the colour that is already on existing growth the subtle enhancement that you’re looking for, without “overloading” colour on top of colour.