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Color Cleansing, Color Stripping, Color Correction FAQ
BY SALLY MADISON NATIONAL COLOR TRAINER
CASE NO 1: MAJOR COLOR CORRECTION - GETTING RID OF COLOR BUILD UP (DIRECT COLOR)
Our client had had her hair previously colored with direct color - blue and green! She wanted to change it.
When you have cases like this, the first thing you need to do is a full bleach bath.
Use equal proportions of Brilliant Blondexx, 20 Vol developer, salon quality shampoo and warm water.
Segment finely and apply, saturating the hair fully.
Let it process until all the hair is lifted to a consistent pale yellow.
If necessary, make some fresh mix and apply in during the processing if you see that the hair is not lifting.
In this case, our stylist Elona Taki applied Ugly Duckling 7VV and blue.
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CASE NO 2: LIFTING UP VERY VERY DARK ROOTS & GOING PLATINUM BLONDE
Our client had previously lightened lengths which were really very blonde.
However, she had a really dark regrowth.
Our stylist Elona Taki applied Brilliant Blonde and 20 Vol to the regrowth area.
In cases like this you need to be careful to avoid overlapping, otherwise you will get major breakage on the already white ends.
If you do overlap while applying the bleach, you can just wipe back with a cloth and you should be fine.
You really need to get that root area all the way up to close to level 10 as you can make it.
In general, the root area lifts pretty fast due to the heat of the scalp. Plus of course, it's virgin hair.
Once lifted, rinse.
When applying toner, apply to the more yellow part first.
The ends just basically required a quick 10 minutes refresh.
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About the author
Sally has been a hair colorist and trainer for many years in both the US & Europe. She currently does hair color training for Ugly Duckling. She also helps develop new & awesome products for the brand.