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Do you even lift 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 bro???Naturally dark vs. naturally light vs previously colored.....
Knowing 🤔what will happen before it happens is probably one of the most valuable things I’ve learned over the years. Knowing what will happen will help you tremendously during the consultation process as well as timing 🕰 and pricing 💰. Understanding that hair that is naturally dark 🤦🏻♀️will never look the same as hair that is naturally light 💁🏼♀️even if lifted to the same level simply because the degree of underlying pigment and pheomelanin in the darker hair is so much greater and will be more porous after lifting.
Here’s an example:
NL 4 is lifted to a 10
NL 7 is also lifted to a 10
Same toner is applied to both however the level 4 looks ashier, darker and less shiny. This is because of the increased porosity and the fact that porous hair accepts ash and rejects warmth. This is also because the level 7 has only gone through 3 stages of lift while the 4 has been through 6 more stressful stages of lift. (Also you will notice that the level 10 on the level 7 is a much pretty color even before toning). Now let’s add in previous color. You can pretty much guarantee that when hair has been previously colored you will experience banding (this is why I insist on doing strand test). A strand test not only shows me what will happen, it also shows the client what is going to happen. Also sometimes clients don’t understand or realize that just because the color has faded or because it was “a long time ago” that it will still effect the end result. •Lift will be determined by texture, natural level, previous hair history, consistency of your lightener and section size. •Lift will NEVER be determined by race, developer strength, brand, or adding heat 🔥. There is no magic wand or product that will stop dark hair from going through the red/orange, orange, or gold stages and no product will alleviate banding in previously colored hair. Patience is the only way.
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