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Mix Your Hair Color 
To Stand Out As One In A Million

     1) Measure 2 ounces of developer into a plastic or glass bowl, never use a metal bowl.
     2) Into the developer, mix 2 ounces of hair color. Hair color is mixed 1:1, meaning it is mixed equal parts with the developer. It also means that if you mix two colors together, their total amouq
      3) When 2:1 mixing is specified, this means that 2 parts of developer are mixed with 1 part of hair color
"Demi"-permanent hair color, hi-lift hair color and on scalp lightener are all types of hair color that are typically mixed 2:1."
     4) Developer is the "active" ingredient in hair color and is the ingredient that makes hair color work. While developer is available in 10, 20, 30, and 40 volumes, the preferred and most often used developer is 20 volume peroxide.
     5) A whisk, while not absolutely necessary, mixes the hair color molecules together better than a brush alone. Once thoroughly mixed, you may pour the mixture into an applicator bottle and begin application. Or you may apply the hair color from the bowl with a coloring brush.

6) When mixing 2 hair colors together, a simple mathematical formula to determine your resulting hair color level is: 


Robyn, , has just landed a job at a very eclectic graphic design firm. She wants her hair to "shout" her creativity in a vibrant copper 
 

Her natural hair color is medium brown, (a level 6). 


L'Oreals' Preference LiquidCreme hair color is ideal for home hair color "mixologists". As a liquid, precise measuring is easy and potential dripping is negated with its "creamy" consistency.  It's available at Sally Beauty in single bottles to the general public which saves you money, and the ecology waste.  If you choose to  use these single bottles rather than boxed color, you will also need to purchase a bottle of peroxide. The peroxide is the "developer" and comes in strengths ranging from 10 to 40 volume.  To prevent brassiness and/or "hot scalp"  20 volume is the most recommended volume. 


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Vanish The Orange!

Dark Brown (level 5)>Caramel Brown (level 7.5)

2 oz 20 volume peroxide.(I'm using a full mixture in order to change her entire color).

1 3/4 oz 9.1BA Extra Light Ash Blonde w/ a capful of 7.1B Medium Ash Brown 2 oz 20 volume pe-roxide. Orange  undertones  will automatically come forth at this level. The beige (b) and ash (a) in this formula will help to counteract the strong orange tones.(Note: Using the above mathematical formula: the natural level in this example is 5.5- slightly lighter than a dark brown. Level 9 is the applied color. 5.5 +9 =14.5. Divided by 2, =7.5. Level 7.5 is our objective.) Occasionally some hair is endowed with especially strong orange tones. In these instances, you may decide to choose to darken the color slightly (add a bit more of 7.1B) and add highlights to brighten the overall effect. 

    After coloring your hair the first time, decide if you would have liked it a bit more red (add more copper) or less (decrease the amount of copper add to your formula).       
          
When you've found your perfect formula, write it down and save it. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


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