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When a Violet Shade of Color seems "FLAT"

Violet shades of hair color.. particularly violet-based blonde shades continue to be

extremely popular. At times, when coloring hair which contains a high percentage

of gray (white) hair, that rich, violet color result may begin looking a BIT to "flat".


Here's what has worked wonders for me. When measuring out your usual violet-

based color shade, .. which you might usually measure at 2 ounces, reduce the

amount of the violet shade to 1 3/4 ounces of that color.. and add 1/4 ounce of a

golden-orange based shade at the same or similar level! That small amount of

G-O, will ever-so-slighty. "TWIST" the tone of your violet shade, giving it just a

hint of brilliance.. WITHOUT creating a brassy or warm result. This small

adjustment is wonderful!


Of course, be extra sure to mix your formula very, very well with your usual amount and volume of developer. I'd love to learn if you've tried this and how it has worked for YOU!

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I am starting to use this method in my glossing . Adding the warm to the violet and also a little clear seems to brighten the final result. So pretty

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