Do you know what is a Demi-Permanent Color or has your hairstylist recommend it to you before? Well... sit tight because I’m going to tell you what it is and why I use it with my customers, with myself, and my family. I started using demi-permanent colors more than 10 years ago, but the one that I’ve always been faithful is Redken Shades EQ. This product is so unique that keeps surprising me every time I use it, and I’ve become obsessed with its results. I’ve found so many benefits that I will be sharing with you directly from its website as well as from personal experience.
Redken Shades EQ is a form of non-permanent hair color that fades over the course of a few weeks. This product is perfect for those who are looking for a moderate change while maintaining the integrity of their hair, or those who are coloring their hair for the first time. It is also good for blending gray, enhancing the natural or permanent color, toning highlights or for corrective work.
Many years ago, I used to have a lot of highlights, and I loved Redken because I could use it to neutralize any undesired color or to cover them completely so I could go back to my natural hair color. My hair looked shinier and healthier than ever! About two years ago, I applied a red-violet color to my hair and after a couple of weeks, I used the demi-permanent color to intensify the tone. I received many compliments on how great my hair looked. As soon as I applied it, I noticed it as well and I felt so happy! So now, every time I feel my hair color starts to fade out or looks brassy, I use Redken Shades EQ to bring it back to life.
Besides using with myself and my customers, I also tried it with my mom. She has always had thin hair and lost a lot of it after an emotional crisis many years ago. Some of her follicles died leaving empty spots on her scalp with no hair at all. She was also worried about covering her gray hair. She tried many organic hair colors and unfortunately the results were not favorable. Her grey hair wasn’t covered completely, it looked frizzy with different color tones. About a year ago, she visited me for a haircut and I suggested to try Redken Shades. Then, after using it three times, her hair looked completely different. It looked shinier, I saw more hair on those empty spots, and her grey hair almost fully covered… I would say about 90%. She is very happy with the results (we both are).
As you can see, I love Redken Shades EQ. It is my #1 product as a toner for highlights or any work that requires color extraction. I recommend it to my customers who are allergic to ammonia or who have a very sensitive scalp. If you use the appropriate shampoo for color treated hair, the intensity of the color will last for many weeks. As I’ve mentioned in the past, every person is unique and the results may vary. I wrote this blog based on my experience and I wanted to share it with all of you. Keep in mind, every time you wash your hair, exposed it to sunlight or use hot tools, these are factors that increase the risk of your color to fade out. Please talk to your cosmetologist to see if Demi-Permanent Color is the right product to use based on your history and overall situation.
Five reasons for why I use it with my customers & you should try it too:
1. NO AMMONIA - Suitable for customers with a sensitive scalp.
2. ADDS SHINE - Your hair will be shinier than ever after a Shades EQ hair gloss.
3. COLOR CORRECTING HAIRCOLOR - Fix different shades on hair, brassiness or regrown roots.
4. TAKES ONLY 20 MINUTES - Processing time once the color is applied and under the hair dryer.
5. CHANGE YOUR COLOR EASILY – Flirt with your favorite hair colors.
So now you know! A demi-permanent color may be a good option for your hair based on what I just shared with you. For sure I’ll keep using it with myself, my mother, and with my customers. Thank you for reading my blog and keep tuned for more to come.
Disclosure: Please be advised that this blog was written voluntarily. Criss Cross Beauty Salon and/or I do not receive any type of commission or compensation from Redken. This blog is based on personal experience & some information was obtained & shared from Redken’s website. Results, technique and processing time may vary. This product is not intended to treat or cure any type of condition. For reference & more information: https://www.redken.com/blog/at-the-salon/shades-eq-demi-permanent-hair-gloss