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It is best to avoid trying to accomplish both maximum "lift" and gray coverage in

a single process! Often, colorists attempt to create blonde gray coverage and maximum

lightening in a single process. So, they formulate a shade using a level 9 or lighter shade

of permanent hair color.

When gray hair covers to a level 9, 10 or lighter.. the perception is that the gray DID NOT

COVER.... the sheer, light shade looks as if it is still gray. fAnd, if there is any hair which

was not gray prior to the application of the formula.,, It might look brassy, or a warm

golden orange...

Best advice: Gray coverage looks best when a formula which is the same level, or one

or two shades lighter than the "pigmented" hair is applied. And, assure yourself of coverage

when you create a formula of level 8 or deeper. B

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