8 Level Lift Blue Dust-Free Lightener - Designed for Dark Bases
Dust-free powder bleach, 17.6 oz, 500 gm
Highly rated bleach, Best Seller.
Used & Recommended by professionals in the USA.
Incredibly fast, safe and effective lifting.
Guaranteed results: lifts by up to 8 levels.
The only bleach that has been specifically formulated for dark bases: Asian, Hispanic and African American
Will also work wonders on hair that has been colored darker and is difficult to lift.
Save yourself the trouble of bleaching your hair again & again!
Mixes with your chosen strength developer to form a beautifully creamy and consistent paste.
20 or 30 Vol developer is usually more than sufficient to achieve 8 levels lift.
40 Vol developer not required!Enables a safe, quick controlled lift of the hair.
What else you need to know about Brilliant Blonde:Probably the fastest acting bleach on the market.
Do a patch test first
A small mixture of bleach and developer applied to the the scalp to check sensitivities and allergies.
Check your Customer's Hair Condition.
Make sure the hair is strong and has not lost its elasticity.
Check the hair level and assess how many levels you need to lift by.
Be realistic. Your choice will determine developer choice.
Choose the correct strength of developer
Use bleach with 10 Vol. developer for gentle color washing.
Use bleach with 20 Vol. developer for color stripping and controlled lifting (1-2 levels)
Use bleach with 30 Vol developer for lifting of 3 levels of lift and more.
Get the right mix.
The recommended mix is is 1 part Ugly Duckling Brilliant Blonde Powder Bleach Lightener with 2 parts developer.
You should try and get a gravy-like consistency, watery enough for easy application.
But not so watery that it drips off your brush.
Bear in mind that the you need to really saturate the hair fibre with your mix. So a very dry mix will not help.
Also bear in mind that bleach mixture will tend to dry out and stop being active when it does so.
For full head bleaching, apply in fine sections starting from the back.
Divide your client's hair into sections.
To do this, part your client's hair down the middle from the front of your head to the back.
Then once more from ear to ear.
You will now have four quadrant sections which you need to tie up with sectioning clips.
Now you can let one section down and begin working on just one section at a time.
Work Your Way Round the Head.
Take very thin mini-sections and apply your bleach mixture with a dye brush. You can use foil also if you like.
Start from the back at the bottom, where your hair is the thickest.
You then need to move through each of the other sections until your hair is covered fully.
The quicker you do this, the more even the colour result will be. An even bleaching gives the best result.
Dealing with Hair Near the Scalp.
It is a good idea to not apply to the roots immediately or else they will end up lighter than the rest of your hair due to the warmth of your scalp.
Instead, return to this area later in order to give this area less processing time.
This way you will get a consistent result from roots to ends.
Use 20 Vol when applying near the scalp.
Even when applying onto the root area, never apply bleach directly onto the scalp.
Instead, try and stay 1/8 inch away from the base of the root area.
Don't worry: Ugly Duckling bleach mix will travel up and will lift the hair all the way up to the base.
Keep Checking Your Client's Hair Color Level through Processing Time.
Keep checking the hair color level as it develops.
You need to be ready to rinse as soon you get to the desired hair color level.
The maximum development time is around 30 minutes.
If you have not attained your desired hair color level, don't panic.
Just rinse off and re-apply a fresh mixture rather than let it process longer.
This time use only 20 Vol developer. It will be enough!
8. For Ash Blonde Results, Please Lift to Level 9 (see below)
Sometimes, colorists make the mistake of under-bleaching and this only ends up in a hair color result which is too yellow, too brassy, and not blonde enoughleaving your client disappointed.
Emulsify and Rinse.
After development, emulsify, rinse and wash with an acidic shampoo.
Acid based hair care help to close the hair cuticle and will make the end result look much healthier and stronger.
This helps to close the coloring process.
We recommend you use Brilliant Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo and Mask to help tone away any remaining yellow.
And we recommend you use Brilliant Blondexx hair treatment with Bond Protect after bleaching.
It will make the hair fiber much stronger.
After Bleach, Tone.
For getting an attractive hair color result, you will need to do a second color application after bleaching ("Toning").
Ugly Duckling's best selling toners Intense Pearl Blonde, Intense Silver Blonde, Pearl Blonde, Silver Blonde work very well and we recommend them.
Cool colors with violet or blue in it to neutralize the warm undertones also work very well. Colors like 10.20, 10.1 9.1, etc can be used.
If the hair is very well lifted, you can also use ammonie-free toning product such as Ugly Duckling's new Blondify range.
These work in just 10 minutes, They are liquid toners and can be poured straight over the hair after bleaching.
Mix your toner or color with 10 or 20 Vol depending on the lift that you have after the bleach and apply on the full head.
Emulsify and rinse.
BRILLIANT BLONDE ON CAUCASIAN HAIR
Final Result After Bleaching and Toning