Selecting the right hair color for you is the first step in achieving the hair color results that will work best for you (and avoiding hair coloring nightmares that find you looking for a good color correction specialist). There are guidelines that a professional uses to give you the results you desire. It is however important to know that hair color have limitations. If you are considering a one step all over color process, here is what you need to know:
- A one process color can be use for lightening and darkening hair, it creates a new base in one easy step and it can add shine to dull hair.
- Lightening in one process can only be done on hair that HAS NOT previously been color. Color alone WILL NOT lift color.
- When Darkening hair that has previously been color it is better to use a demi-permanent color to even out the porosity of the hair.
- For gray hair to get 100% coverage, permanent works better.
- When lightening in one process it is better to stay with in two levels of the natural color to avoid brassy undertones.
- To even out different shades on the hair and obtain a more settle look a color toner is recommended.
- When darkening hair that has been previously bleached a one step process will not work over one or two levels darker. Do not try to go from bleach blond to brunette in one process or you will get a shade of green, blue or ash tones.
- To add shine or different shade with in the same level or one level darker to previously bleached hair, a one step full color does wonders making dull highlights come alive.
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