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The question searched was Bleaching pastel lightening powder:
Lavender tone in bleach hair bleach powder. Does it really control pigment exposed help with lifting or is it just that colour of pale violet to give the illusion of pigment control? Hum!
Personally I think bleaching is bleaching. Toning is toning they do not happen at the same time so why would you apply at the same time ? In all my years of educating I have come across and indeed educated many products .I am still un convinced that the violet blue hue plays a useful role in the lifting process.
Surly if the toner was in the bleach powder the formulation would kill or neutralise the toner pigment.
A simple test for this is Mix up a small amount of permanent hair colour now stir in a little bleach powder. now see what happens!
Opps The bowl of colour the formula you mixed just went black and muddy! Why? The bleach powder killed the colour pigment molecules.
Have you ever had a bowl of colour and bowl of bleach on the same trolley? mixed the bleach a little maybe created a little dust.then notice dark spec’s on the surface of the colour formula! yes thats the bleach killing pigment! be careful. It can happen.
Most powder bleach is designed. Not to make dust ‘ie’ Be heavy enough not to cloud up when being mixed. so we don’t breath it in! health and safety at it’s best.It’s designed not to smell . It’s designed to appeal and suggest it’s gentle and controlling whilst lifting out the hair’s natural pigment.
All good stuff. But the lavender tone does very little to control pigment as it lightens the hair lifting the pigment through it’s various levels.
Below list of chemicals found in hair bleach the blue and violet are just for feel good factor. Once the hair has been lifted we then chose the required toner. To address the pigment we have exposed in the lifting process.
Some bleaches even have
mixes to a smooth paste, easy monitoring of lightening action, white powder formula, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and economical application costs.
Hydrolysed wheat protien could be seen as an added alkaline opening the cuticle even more not that healthy but sounds very natural!
Powder Bleach 500g, a premium bleaching powder Discover a new level of lightening performance with Blonde Expert Premium Bleaching Powder with Micro Active Technology, Delivers at least 8 levels of lift, even on a base 1, creamy consistency makes it simple to apply, rich conditioning formula leaves hair glossy and healthy-looking, this is a dust-free powder.
Dust Free Bleach 450g. Available in Blue or White. Available in singles or twin packs please use the drop down box to choose.
Back to the blue or violet what does it do what it’s role !!!!!
Here is a generic list of whats in a product and directions.
Dust free bleach powder with added violet tone for extra pigment control do not use on scalp above 20 volume peroxide Dust free very gentle will lift 7 to 8 shades max 1 hour depending on developer used.
potassium persulfate, sodium siicate ,ammonium persulfate,solanum,ethyexyl pelargonate.sodium sterate, then gum rice and potato starch leaf extract the stach is what we mix to give us a workable paste.
All sounds very clear when you read it like this ! right the key know how your product performs use it with care. Do not only trust what they claim or the rep tells you ! question re search!
Be aware that when searching product information a great deal comes up but some of it is very poor information an din some cases could cause unwanted issues.
For toning information see http://back2myroots.co.uk/2011/10/10/violet-shade-or-tone-in-hair-colour/