Semi-permanent hair colour

Semi-permanent hair colour | H is for Home

This week, I had need of Justin to take a couple of photographs of me for an upcoming blog post. I don’t particularly like having my photo taken, but these were stunning; but not stunning in the way you’d expect though. I can’t believe how grey my hair has become!

I think the time has come for me to bite the bullet and get my hair dyed. I haven’t been to a hairdresser in about 30 years and I don’t really want to start now. A DIY job is what I have in mind. I don’t think I want to take the route where there’s no turning back, so I’m opting for a semi-permanent hair colour. If I hate it, at least it won’t be forever!

Because I’ve not tried this before I could really do with some advice. Do you use a semi-permanent hair colour? What brand do you use? How long does it last?

Here are three that I think may stop me looking like a mad cat lady!

  1. Nice’n Easy Colour Enhancer hair dye Medium Golden Brown 78: £5, Superdrug
  2. L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss 680 Choco Moccacino: £6.79, Boots
  3. Tints of Nature Organic Dark Brown semi permanent hair colour 90ml: £9.04, Amazon
  • hannouna ben salah

    I allways color blond

  • Annabel Greaves

    I use Nice n Easy to colour my hair

  • emma louise gough

    I love the casting cream gloss – I think it’s called chocolate brown or something along those lines.

  • Eleanor Beavan

    I have used Nice n Easy for years !

  • Fiona King

    I don’t colour my hair yet but next year will probably start

  • Nigsdylan

    Would never use clolour

  • Viv Baird

    I like Nice n Easy It covers the grey

  • volcanopete

    I haven’t got much hair left to colour.


    I love the casting cream gloss


    I love casting creme gloss in dark chocolate.

  • emma j lowe

    I haven’t done my hair myself for a while, I have highlights at the hairdressers

  • jo liddement

    I colour my hair with a strawberry blonde colour

  • Cupcake R

    I have highlights at the hairdressers.

  • MrRichTea

    Black to cover greys!

  • Margaret Gallagher

    I don’t any more due to allergies
    Trying to find one I’m not sensitive too as I’m not ready to go grey gracefully just yet !!!!!!!!

  • Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    I use Casting Creme Gloss – it never fails

  • Clare Hubbard

    I don’t colour my hair, I have very dark brown hair so it doesn’t show colour 🙁

  • Kelly E Hirst

    I colour my own hair and cut it too. I don’t have a particular brand I tend to pick from whichever is on a special offer

  • Mary Baldwin

    I don’t colour my hair – I’m lucky that I have only a few random grey hairs so don’t bother yet.

  • leonie birch

    I dye blonde and use superdrug hair colour that is not tested on animals x

  • sonseyface

    Garnier Nutrisse covers grey well. I’m over 50 and it works for me 🙂 Nothing wrong with mad cat ladies 🙂