We all have those “I WANT TO BE BLONDE” moments at least once in our lives and the lovely Collette was no exception, unfortunately this resulted in patchy blonde hair with yellow/orange blotchy lines (tiger stripes).
This is quite a common but unfortunate result.
When I first meet Collette she was unhappy with the state of her hair, she had previously had a full head of foils, which turned out patchy and orange/yellow and was having significant hair breakage.
After a lengthy consultation we decided a full head of fine highlights would be the best course of action to blend her 2-inch regrowth and break the blotchy lines of demarcation. Because Collette had so many split ends I decided a regrowth application of color would be to most gentle on the hair as the powder lightener would only touch the hair that has had minimal color and is least damaged.
Using ½ CM sections and fine weave highlights I lifted Collette’s hair from a dark brown to a pale blonde, using Keune Powder lightener (bleach) and with a very low Peroxide Developer we were able to lift the colour very slowly minimising any colour damage as well as using the Olaplex treatment within the Powder lightener, using very small sections and fine weaves we were able to break the blotchy lines and lift out most of the yellow and orange from the hair.
When we remove the highlights at the basin you can still see a yellow tone, this is what we refer to as “raw colour” it is the underlying pigment in the hair that is showing through at this stage of the process. All hair has some form of underlying pigment even white grey hair when bleached will go a pale yellow, black hair when bleached will go red first then orange then yellow. This is a long process of time and patience to go from one to another.
When the foils have been removed carefully out of the hair the product is rinsed off straight away, color is constantly processing and this is something a lot of people don’t realize, from the moment the two products are mixed together the clock has started and it is very important not to exceed the time frame as this can cause significant damage to the hair.
Fanola NO YELLOW is a toning shampoo, which I used to remove the Powder lightener it deposits a purple pigment onto the hair to neutralize some of the yellow that you can see. It is not strong enough to remove the entire yellow showing so using a professional toner we neutraliased the rest to create a creamy blonde.
This process was repeated twice as the ends of the hair were extremely dry and took the toner almost instantly. The roots were toned separately to the rest of the hair to get an even result and followed with a second application to blend seamlessly, I used Keune and Olaplex throughout this entire process to ensure that the hair was nourished and shiny and kept as strong as possible.
Collette was amazed at the transformation I was able to achieve.
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