Semi-Permanent Hair Color

Shade: BB1 Blue Black

New Look, New Formula

Now with Coconut Oil, Argan Oil and Shea Butter. Safe for all hair types - including chemically treated and relaxed hair. Bigen Semi-Permanent Hair Color leaves hair shiny, soft and beautiful with excellent gray coverage.

Bigen Semi-Permanent Colors Oil Rich Formula

Oil Rich Formula

Nourishes And Conditions While It Colors

Unlike many of our competitors who use gel-based formulas, Bigen Semi-Permanent Color is an oil-rich, cream formula. Our creamy blend of oils nourishes and conditions while it colors, and helps your hair to retain moisture for a silky, healthy appearance even under dry conditions.


  • Genuine Bigen product
  • With Coconut Oil, Argan Oil and Shea Butter
  • No Ammonia, No Peroxide
  • Oil Rich, Moisturizing Formula

How To Use Bigen Semi-Permanent

Before Application

Read the instructions provided on the back label, pull up the tab on the bottom right hand side for more information. Always complete the 48-hour patch test before EACH USE to make sure you are not allergic to the product.

  1. Make sure to wear suitable gloves. Tip: If the gloves are too loose, use rubber bands to tighten them around your wrists.
  2. We recommend removing contact lenses before coloring your hair.
  3. Cover your shoulders with a towel or cape that you do not mind getting stained.
  4. Be sure your hair is clean and free of any product buildup. For this we recommend washing and drying your hair 24 hours before coloring.
  5. To prevent staining on your skin, apply cold cream around your ears, hairline, and the nape of your neck.
  6. Keep a damp paper towel close by. This is to help wipe skin if hair color gets on it.


  1. With gloved hands, apply a generous amount of Bigen Semi Permanent Hair Color directly from the bottle to shampooed, towel dried hair. Tip: You can also use a non-metallic bowl and brush for application if you prefer.
  2. Comb through to ensure color is completely and evenly saturated.
  3. For Natural Hair: Place plastic cap over hair and process under a warm dryer for20 30 minutes , then allow to cool for 5 minutes.
    For Relaxed Hair: Process for 25 minutes at room temperature only. Heat is not recommended for relaxed hair.
  4. Rinse hair until water runs clear. Do not shampoo. Tip: For extra moisturization, apply Bigen Moisture Plus Deep Conditioner as directed and rinse.
  5. Dry completely and style as usual. Note: Color may transfer if hair is wet. Be sure to completely dry hair before it comes into contact with clothing or pillows.

Color will fade gradually with each shampoo. Use gentle color safe shampoo such as the Bigen Colorshield Hair Care Series for longer-lasting results.

What are the differences between Bigen Powder and Bigen Semi-Permanent Color?

Both products are deposit-only hair colors. However, Bigen’s Permanent Powder Hair Color lasts much longer than the other due to differences in coloring mechanism.

Bigen Permanent Powder is an oxidative dye that deposits color your hair to last at least 20 shampoos. It contains a low level of peroxide to become activated when mixed with water, to ensure that the colorants penetrate the hair without lifting (lightening) away your natural pigments to remain gentle to the hair. Since it will cover both outside of the cuticle as well as bit into the cortex, the product lasts as long as most permanent hair dye products, but with much less damage to the hair.

Semi-Permanent Hair Colors, including Bigen’s, is even less invasive. They usually don’t contain any peroxide, and simply coat the hair. The benefit of this type of product is that it doesn't add more damage to the hair, and can be used over relaxed or bleached hair, even on the same day. The trade-off compared to the Bigen Permanent Powder, is that it will wash off with each shampoo. While specific counts may vary per shade and condition of hair, on average it will maintain colors for about 8 shampoos.

Is a patch test necessary before use?

Yes. Conduct a skin allergy test 48 hours before each use: Apply a small amount of product to inside of the elbow. If during 48 hours you don't notice any signs of burning, swelling, redness or irritation, you can use this product.

Hair Colorants can cause allergic reactions which in rare cases can be severe. Do not use if you already had a reaction to a hair color product. If you experience any skin abnormalities during or after coloring, discontinue use and seek medical help.

Yes. Conduct a skin allergy test 48 hours before each use: Apply a small amount of product to inside of the elbow. If during 48 hours you don't notice any signs of burning, swelling, redness or irritation, you can use this product.

Can I use Bigen Semi-Permanent Colors to lighten my hair?

No. Bigen Semi-Permanent Colors are not designed to lift your hair color to a lighter shade.

Do Bigen Semi-Permanent Hair Colors lift and deposit color simultaneously?

No. Bigen Semi-Permanent has no lifting action. It is a deposit-only color.

How can I achieve vivid color results with Bigen Semi Permanent Hair Colors?

You can pre-lighten your hair using our Dust-Free Powder Bleach and Bigen 20-Volume Cream Developer. This will allow for a more vivid depositing of colors.

Can I color my eyebrows or mustache with this product?

No. This product must not be used for dyeing the eyebrows or eyelashes; to do so may cause blindness. Do not use this product for any purpose other than coloring the hair on your head. To do so may cause irritation or injury.

How long does Bigen Semi-Permanent color last?

Bigen Semi-Permanent color lasts eight shampoos or more, depending on hair condition and lifestyle.

Can I use the Bigen Semi-Permanent color the same day as a relaxer?

Yes, you can use this semi permanent color the same day as a relaxer.

Can I pre-lighten and use the color right afterwards?

Yes, you can create many special effects.

Can I use Bigen Semi-Permanent color for low lights?

Yes, Bigen Semi-Permanent color is great for toning and blending colors.

Does it cover gray?

Bigen Semi-Permanent color is used to blend gray or enhance natural color. If 100% gray coverage is desired, try Bigen Powder Permanent Hair Color.

What is the processing time?

For Natural Hair
Place plastic cap over hair and process under a warm dryer for 20-30 minutes, then allow to cool for 5 minutes.

For Relaxed Hair
Process for 25 minutes at room temperature only. Heat is not recommended for relaxed hair.

For Vivid Shades Series
For Pre-lightened hair: Process for 25 minutes at room temperature. DO NOT USE HEAT.

What is proper application?

Shampoo and towel dry hair. Apply directly from the bottle starting at the roots and work generously to the ends. Saturate well.

Does Semi-Permanent color contain ammonia or peroxide?

No, Bigen Semi-Permanent color does not contain ammonia or peroxide. Our oil-rich, conditioning formula is gentle enough for relaxed, permed or bleached hair.

How do I select the right color for me?

Always choose the shade that is closest to your own natural color (or 1 to 2 shades lighter) for best results.

Does Bigen Semi-Permanent color stain?

Bigen Semi-Permanent color is formulated to minimize staining and bleeding and reduce running and dripping during application.

Should I shampoo the hair before or after I apply Bigen Semi-Permanent color?

Since a semi-permanent color washes out of hair more quickly, it is recommended to shampoo and towel dry the hair before the color application.

How long should I wait to recolor my hair?

Semi-permanent colors are gentle enough for the hair to be used frequently. However the results will vary greatly by the undertone, thus the recommended frequency will depend on your purpose.

If you want to keep refreshing colors with same product, you can use whenever the fade becomes noticeable. The product is expected to last about eight shampoos, so we suggest this as the best timing

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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Jamelia Mohammed
Blue black semi permanent

I tried the blue black dye to tone my blonde hair and my hair turned green ! I’m going to try the iced mocha over it today, to try and get the green out… because it’s been there for months even after bleaching it 3x on different occasions ! For some reason the green will not come out ! So I’m just going to dye it brown ! However it’s not a toner but a dye ….so I did use the product wrong ! it may work for other people !


The color left all my white hair literally the same way I had it.

Jadalynn Torres

If i could, i would give this zero stars. luckily i only did half of my hair instead of my full hair because it did absolutely NOTHING but turn my hair GREEN. 0/10 do not recommend unless you want green hair :)

Hair turned orange,color was supposed to be golden blonde

This is the second time I have used this,product is not true to colo,and smells awful

Disappointed in bigen semi permanent hair dye

Looking at the reviews here about Bigens liquid hair dye and saw a comment by Rosie on march 03,23. She commented the dye was supposed to cover her grey and didn’t. I had the same problem. I dyed mine and my grey wasn’t covered. I tried to dye again out of same bottle a week later. Same result. I won’t buy bigen anymore. I’m willing to buy a product similar priced or a little higher priced to get what I pay for. Like Maribel commented on dec 26, 22 I am very disappointed in the bigen product.

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