WATCH: Color Correction - Removing Direct Dye with One 'N Only Colorfixfeaturing One 'N Only
We all have those clients who want to switch up their hair color every time they sit in your chair. But before you can give them a fresh new hue, you need a clean canvas. Join Platform Artist and Educator Thomas McWilliams as he takes you through the color removal process using One ‘N Only’s NEW Colorfix Semi-Permanent Hair Color Remover.
- How to gently and safely lift semi-permanent vibrant colors from the hair to create a clean base
- Thomas’ pro tips on color correction and direct dye removal
- How to provide extra protection during the coloring/lightening process
Remember to strand test before using Colorfix Semi-Permanent Hair Color Remover to ensure a smooth process!
If you just want to remove specific segments of color, you can use foil to isolate your sections.
It doesn’t hurt to reapply - you can never have too much product on the hair.
Thomas’ secret weapon for maintaining the integrity of the hair? One ’N Only One Shot Bond Repair - which de-frizzes and strengthens during the color removal process.
Speed is of the essence - make sure to get Colorfix on quickly and saturate fully.
Semi-Permanent Colorfix processes at room temperature - never with heat.
You can also use Permanent Colorfix to remove permanent color (including box dye!)
If you’re removing vibrant color from a client who wants to go back to blonde, you have two options once the color is almost completely removed (but still a light pastel shade):
1) Tone one level darker. For example, if your client is a Level 9, you would tone to a Level 8.
2) Neutralize by mixing a color on the opposite end of the color spectrum. For example, for a client who ended up pastel mint after color removal, mix a light pastel red or light pink to neutralize.
Take a picture when your client first comes in. Sometimes you’ll do a lot of work to get a client to an acceptable spot, and then they forget where they started!