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What happens when you can't find the Hair Colour you want?
Have you ever encountered any or all these issues: You can’t find the Hair Colour Shade you want. You love the Golden Blonde, but the Light Golden Blonde is too Light and the Golden Blonde is too Dark. Then what? You want to Colour with a Natural Shade BUT your Hair typically throws Warmth that can’t be soothed with just a Natural Colour Shade. Or visa-versa your Natural Hair Colour has Ashy undertones that you only slightly want to Warm up, so a full Golden Shade is way too much - you just need a squeeze of it. Your Hair Colour is flat and you’re craving depth, without big bold reflects. What do you do when you can’t find the Hair Colour you want? Build your own. And as complicatedly overwhelming as that may sound, it really isn't. Keep reading. How to build your Custom Hair Colour Step 1. How Dark/Light do you want your Colour to be? Choose a Natural Colour Shade as one part of your Colour mixture to dictate the Darkness/Lightness of your Hair Colour. Step 2. What else do you want from your Colour or more importantly what else do you need from your Colour? If your Colour is dull or washing you out, a Warm Shade will rejuvenate your Hair and complexion. Or if you’ve been eyeing off a vibrant Colour, like a Copper, and don’t want the full Copper experience - mixing it with a Natural Colour will dilute it while still giving you a vibrant Colour. In contrast, a Cool Colour with Ash or Beige reflects will give you a sleeker, creamier Hair Colour that is only achievable with Cool Colours. Step 3. Choose your mixing quantities with these tips in mind. The Colour Mixing Ratio is 1 part Hair Colour to 1.5 parts Developer. If you have long or thick Hair, double the mixture. Mix 50 / 50 of each Colour when you want to achieve an in-between Shade.Example: Mix 1/2 a tube of 3 Dark Brown with 1/2 a tube of 5 Light Brown to achieve a 4 Medium Brown. 1/23Dark Brown BUY NOW 1/25Light Brown BUY NOW MakesNaturalBrunette BUY NOW Mix 1/4 of an Intense or Vibrant Colour with 3/4 of a Natural Shade to water down the Colours intensity.Example: Mix 1/4 a tube of 8.44 Intense Copper Blonde with 3/4 a tube of 9 Very Light Blonde to achieve a Peach Blonde. 1/48.44Intense Copper Blonde BUY NOW 3/49 Very Light Blonde BUY NOW MakesPeachBlonde BUY NOW Don’t mix Warm and Cool Colours together. They will counteract each other.
Sure, being a Brunette is one of the easier Colour transformations but don’t underestimate it.
Photo: Tumblr So. You’re thinking of starting a journey into the realms of Dark, Glossy Hair Colours and the appeal of a silky smooth Brunette is now too much to avoid. And now, that change is upon us. Sure, being a Brunette is one of the easier Colour transformations but don’t underestimate it. There are some important things about your upcoming Colour transformation you should know. Keep scrolling. 1. It’s more than just Brown Really try thinking about what Colour you really want, rather than just describing it as Dark. Are you looking for a Natural looking Colour? How Dark do you actually want it? Take these pointers into consideration: If you find your Hair Naturally has a lot of Golden or Red Tones, choose a Natural shade. 3Dark Brown BUY NOW 5Light Brown BUY NOW If you have a dull Colour or more than 50% Greys, consider using a Golden Colour to bring some vibrancy back into your Hair. 5.3Golden Brown BUY NOW ChestnutBrunette BUY NOW If your Hair looks fine and flat try a multi pigment Colour to create the illusion of thick, voluptuous Hair. 5.52Deep Chocolate Plum BUY NOW 5.53Chocolate Brown BUY NOW 2. If you’re making a big Colour change, be prepared for it. When you unwrap your Hair and look in the mirror for the first time post washing, you may be startled by the Hair Colour looking back at you. Allow yourself some time to adjust to your new shade and be open to trying new makeup and clothing options. Brunette shades work wonders with your Skin Tone and illuminate the eyes. Embrace it. 3. Do you need a Colour filler? If you are making a big Colour transformation from Light to Dark and Darkening your Hair more than 3 levels you will need to use a Colour filler. For Example: Your starting Colour is an 8 Light Blonde and you want to be a 3 Dark Brown. That means you will be transitioning 5 levels down the Colour ladder to become a Brunette. You need to use a Colour filler to put Warm Colour pigment back into your Hair so your new Brunette has a base to build off, otherwise, you may be surprised with a Khaki Green Brunette. Read More: What is a Colour filler and Do I Need One? 4. Avoid Once you’ve switched to the Darker side you’ll want to avoid clarifying, volumising or any other shampoos and conditioners that are designed to open up your Hair cuticles. They will strip and fade your Colour very quickly. 5. Get ready to Shine Dark Hair Colours are show ponies, they love to be in the Light showing off their glossy, shiny side. And you know, glossy Hair is Healthy Hair! 6. Your Colouring Routine Your first Brunette Colour application will cover your entire head. When it’s time to touch up your Regrowth, Colour your Regrowth only. Applying Colour to the ends of your Hair every-time-you-Colour will cause Colour Build Up that makes your ends look heavy with Colour while your Regrowth is fresh and Vibrant. Instead, use the Colour Top Up Technique when you need to refresh your ends. Read more: What is Colour Build Up? How To: The Colour Top Up Technique 7. What Developer Should I Use? When you’re going from Light to Dark you don’t need to Lighten your Hair, use a No Lift Developer. If you have a few Grey’s sparkling through, use a 20 Volume Developer. No LiftDeveloper BUY NOW 20Volume Developer BUY NOW 8. What about if I get over it? We’ve got your get out plan: Colour Remover. It will remove your Permanent Hair Colour and get you back to the beginning. Just remember, the Darker the Colour, that more applications of Colour Remover are needed. Patience young Jedi.
It's all about knowing what to do with what you've got.
A new customer once wrote to us saying “I have made the decision to take back control of my Hair Colour, but I have no idea where to start. Consider me on training wheels and I need your help to get me riding two wheels.” And just like learning to ride a bike, Colouring your Hair is another skill set to build and develop. So to help you get rid of your training wheels and balancing on a big bike, we’re preparing to take our hands off your steering wheels one at a time until your waving back at us and start by saying, becoming a better Colourer is knowing how to assess your Hair situation and which Colouring application is right for you. I am starting fresh with a new Colour. Find the Hair Colour and Developer you want and apply your Colour all over your Hair. I want to match the Colour I currently have or I need to Colour my Regrowth and the refresh the rest of my Hair Colour. Find the My Hairdresser Colour that is closest to your Hair Colour. Then follow the Colour Top Up Technique by applying the Colour to your Regrowth first, leaving some left over mixture and during the final 10 minutes of processing use your left over Colour mixture to cover your ends to blend your Colour. Tip: Don’t just throw the Colour all over your Hair all at once as you will be left with an uneven Hair Colour, with vibrant Regrowth and dull ends. I just need to Colour my Regrowth. Don’t over think it. Apply your Colour to your Regrowth. Don’t Colour your full head every time you Colour, this will cause Colour Build Up. I want to cover my Grey’s. All our Colours cover 100% of Greys but our Naturals Range have been designed specifically for smooth Grey coverage. When you have more than 50% Grey Hair, we recommend only one Developer - 20 Volume Developer for the best coverage. 20 Volume Developer BUY NOW Use the same Colouring rules as above that best suit your Colouring needs. Read more: The Best Hair Colours for Every Decade of Your Life. I have Hair Colour in my Hair and now I want to Lighten it. You cannot Lighten Hair that is currently Coloured, you need to remove your Hair Colour first. If your Hair is Coloured with a Permanent Hair Colour, use Colour Remover to fully remove it from your Hair. Colour Remover BUY NOW If your Hair is Coloured with a Semi Permanent Hair Colour wait until it has fully washed out before Colouring. If you have Coloured with Henna wait until it has grown out before Colouring. Once you have removed your existing Colour, you can proceed to Lightening your Hair. And then before you start Colouring, follow the next 5 steps. They’re pretty important and will make the job easier. 1. Make sure you have enough Colour and Developer to completely cover your Hair.Reminder: When Colouring Short Hair / Regrowth use 1 x Colour and 1 x Developer.When Colouring Long / Thick Hair use 2 x Colour and 2 x Developer. 2. Follow the Instructions. 3. Section your Hair for an even and detailed Colour application that also keeps your Colouring tidy. 4. Apply your Colour mixture with a Tint Bowl and Brush or Applicator bottle. Tint Bowl and Brush BUY NOW Applicator Bottle BUY NOW 5. For the best combined Colour mixture, squeeze your Colour into your Tint Bowl first and stir into a smooth consistency. Then add your Developer and stir until you’ve reached a thick, creamy mixture. Just remember, it always seems impossible until it's done.