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Home hair colour Pitfalls:


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Home Hair Colour: THE PIT FALLS,

I have been inspired to touch on this huge subject, In my search to find information I came across this wonderful sight a place for alternative hair colour  people go to with real hair issues.

A place people offer advise and share their experiences with each other shame stylist don’t do this! it’s very cool.

I am going to try and cover some subjects to try and save some hair nightmares, I do understand how things happen and why !

Misuse of products, miss information, inpatients, and not following guide lines and instructions,

Another sight to see some funky coloured heads 

I have already posted topic’s on this blog site on Bleaching, Lift  deposit toning, damage , condition  but have decided that it is such a huge topic so that i think to cover all issues in depth so will post more individual topics over the coming days.

In the hopes of guiding and providing information that helps avoid pit falls.

A list of topic’s that may well be added to:

Bleaching/ Decolourizer/ Lift deposit?/ Toning.

Metallic salts in hair colour.

Re dying hair/ with Drug store colour / Roots Application/colour Balance.

Removing Colour/ Stand tests/ Condition.

Using Pigment / Under tone pigment friend or foe:

Bleaching Root application.

I also think at this juncture that it is worth mentioning that not all home colours be the permanent Tints or fun fashion shade are what they proclaim to be it’s buyer beware if wondering should i colour my hair will it hold colour a very simple test .

Take a strand test and drop it into a glass of water if it sinks fair chance it will not hold colour and is over processed healthy hair will float. if you have coloured it or bleached it a great deal if slimy when wet sort of stretchy time to give it a rest!! it’s toasted!

Many Products claiming no Ammonia have something else doing the same Job MEA , Grain Alcohol derivatives, other products that manipulate the ph of the hair.

They in some cases can contain trace elements of metallic salts, this is why it’s essential to do a stand test. prior to applying bleach a chemical reaction can occur creating heat.

In worst case this heat can melt over processed hair

To determine if hair has been colored by a metallic dye, mix 1 oz. of 20-volume peroxide with 20 drops of 28% ammonia. Submerge 20 strands of hair in the solution and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. If the hair lightens rapidly, the hair contains lead. If there is no reaction after 30 minutes, the hair contains silver or bismuth. If the solution starts to boil and emits a foul odor, the hair contains copper. Hair that has no metallic salts on it should lighten only very slightly.

I hope that this introduction page is helpful and that the topic’s i cover do help with some of the issues that can happen when colouring and re colouring hair.

Although i can offer sound advise every head every history of an given head is different so information and advise offered although I am a qualified  professional i cannot guarantee results on any given head.

if in doubt get a professional consultation it should be free and without commitment.

On a bad day you could end up like this! anyone guess how this

was done or why?

I would love to hear comments feed back .

Enjoy anything really is possible if you put your mind to it take your time and be patient!!

Mike B2MR


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