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ERASING UNWANTED ORANGE In BRUNETTE HAIR

Sometimes we meet a new client who clearly looks her best as a brunette. One of my

favorite color services is "rescuing" brown hair which has been over-processed.


Today, I met a terrific new client. She is gorgeous, and about 40 percent gray. The

hair which has not yet turned gray is level 3, medium brown. Sadly, her hair lengths

presented a problem. Throughout the crown, large sections of the hair appeared to

be highlighted to a brassy orange shade. And, she told me that her hair had been

given a "Botox Conditioning Treatment" to control her natural soft wave. So, the hair

was in a fragile state.


After covering her gray "root" area using Wella Color Touch. (equal parts of 3/0 and 5/3),

I wanted to avoid further stress on the hair lengths as I eliminated that orange/red area

which the client actually hated.


After her retouch had processed, we shampooed her hair, and towel dried it carefully,

I chose to "color condition" the hair using Evo Fabuloso Conditioner. I mixed 5 parts

of Beige with 1 part of Cool Brunette, and applied the mixture root through ends, massaging

the mixture very evenly and thoroughly into the hair. We covered the hair with a plastic

bag, and allowed the color conditioner to process at room temperature for 20 minutes.


After thoroughly rinsing the hair and styling it, -- wrapping round-brushed sections onto

velcro rollers; this new client was delighted with her rich, non-brassy, shiny new color. By

allowing the color conditioner to deeply penetrate into this POROUS hair, the treatment

will fade SLOWLY.. and will hold well until I see her for her retouch in four weeks.

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ghgaray
ghgaray
Feb 11, 2022

Do you use colortouch plus for these retouch services? which developer. ive been using eq crème cover plus, but it does lift and looking for alternative.

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Beth Minardi
Beth Minardi
Feb 14, 2022
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Yes. I understand the instructions which state that a "blending" of gray will be very good. I very successfully COVER gray using equal parts of a Wella Color Touch formula, level 8 or deeper. I mix with equal parts of 1.9% developer and process for 20 minutes under heat, then continuing processing at room temperature for 20 more minutes. I am sorry to confuse you and know this is not how the company's instructions dictate. I RARELY go "outside the lines". I hope this works for you if you choose to use this. Thx. B

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joy2theworld123
joy2theworld123
Feb 11, 2022

My experience with some of these hair "straighteners "...botox...ect....leaves hair VERY ORANGE🤪

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Beth Minardi
Beth Minardi
Feb 14, 2022
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I agree. Melanin is disrupted, often, when an alkaline substance, like a relaxer or perm is applied to the hair. Thank you for commenting. Beth

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