As soon as any color is on your skin- wipe it off with a damp towel. Use some conditioner along your hairline, ears and back of neck as a skin barrier BEFORE you begin applying color. If you use a petroleum product, and it gets in/on your hair, the hair color may not be able to penetrate it to color your hair.
Similar to the black/brown or blonde hair color- Permanent hair color achieves permanent results. Depending on how different the blonde is from your natural color- you can begin to see roots in as little as a couple weeks. Redo your roots before your roots get too big. If they are big roots, purchase a 2nd box to do your color. Semi permanent red hair color washes out with each shampoo. It is design to only last 5-10 shampoos on natural hair. It may last longer and be more vibrant on bleached or pre lightened hair. Purchase 2 boxes of hair color if you have thick or long hair to completely saturate your hair for even end results.
As soon as you see a drop, rinse the fabric and add soap to help remove.
Permanent hair color makes a permanent change to the hair fiber. Red permanent color will need to be redone as the roots are growing in or it can be ignored and allowed to fade/soften over time. The fading is not quick, unless you go to a salon or a color correction or bleach it out at home. If you think bleaching at home is your only option, then be sure to call the Consumer Hotline for more information. Semi permanent color will fade with each shampoo. Using a shampoo that is not design for color treated hair or a shampoo that is too cleansing can strip away your color.