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I am a licensed Redken Certified Haircolorist. You should NEVER overlap permanent hair color. Permanent color has higher levels of ammonia which will dry and damage the hair. New hair (virgin hair) that has never been colored can be colored with permanent hair dye in order to cover gray or lighten. If ends are faded, a demi-permanent hair color should be used to refresh, brighten and add shine.

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Q: Can you apply permanent hair color on top of permanent hair color?
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Can you apply permanent hair color on semi permanent hair color?

Yes, you can apply permanent hair color on top of semi-permanent hair color. Make sure that you do a deep conditioning treatment or hair masque before and after you color your hair.

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What are homemade ways to to strip away old hair color?

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