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What is the way to remove semi-permanent hair dye quickly?

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A few ways to remove semi-permanent hair dye quickly is to shampoo the hair a few times with a strong shampoo, rinse with plenty of hot water or use a color remover product designed for semi-permanent hair dye. Shampooing the hair is useful because a semi-permanent hair dye, unlike a permanent dye, will fade after six to 12 shampoos.

A strong shampoo can include a clarifying or deep cleansing product.  Shampooing the hair six to 10 times with these types of shampoos can fade the color. Utilizing hot water to rinse the hair can be useful because it helps to open the hair cuticle layer, which facilitates the removal of the unwanted hair color.

Another method is to buy a color remover product that is specifically made for the removal of semi-permanent hair color.

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    How long does semi-permanent hair dye last?

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    A semi-permanent hair dye can last for approximately six weeks. The semi-permanent hair dye will fade progressively and through exposure to air as well as shampooing.

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    How does semi-permanent hair dye work?

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    According to How Stuff Works, semi-permanent hair dye works by having molecules of color adhere to the hair; some molecules may penetrate the hair cuticle. A little color is removed every time the hair is shampooed. Air also fades semi-permanent color. Semi-permanent hair coloring lasts anywhere from four to 12 shampoos, depending on the porosity of the hair and the quality of the color.

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    How do someone choose a semi-permanent hair color for African-American hair?

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    Since textured African-American hair is naturally dry and brittle, it is a good idea to choose a semi-permanent hair color that contains the least chemicals since chemicals can dry up the hair even more, make it frizzy and even cause it to break. Some of the harsher components that are common in hair coloring agents are ammonia and peroxide, which are ingredients that may cause damage to African-American hair types.

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