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Trying out Pravana Locked-In

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3rd July 2017

You might remember an article I wrote a couple of years ago about Pravana Locked-In where I tried it on some blonde hair to see how well it lives up to its claims of not running.

I decided to recreate the article in video form for all of you who like to watch rather than read tutorials. Enjoy!

Transcript

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Hey it’s Jude from HairCrazy.com.

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Let’s take a look at Pravana Locked-In and see what it can do. Locked-In’s big selling

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point is that it doesn’t run or bleed when you wash the colour.

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What’s the big deal? Well, this means you can dye bold colours next to bleached, uncoloured

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hair; you can put dark colours next to light without worrying about the colours bleeding

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into each other; and you can dye intricate patterns without worrying that your hard work

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will be ruined the moment you rinse it off.

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I’m going to demonstrate Pravana Locked-In by recreating an article that I wrote on HairCrazy.com.

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If you’d like to read the article and see step-by-step pictures, I’ve included a link

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from YouTube to the original.

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I have a clip-in weft here of human hair to demonstrate this on. It was supposed to be

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“light blonde” but this is about one level too dark, so keep that in mind if you’re going

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to try this on your own hair.

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Let’s start with Yellow. Locked-In is different to other Vivids colours; it has a thicker

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gel-like consistency that helps it stay put on the hair. I’m applying this in bands of

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colour to create a pixelated effect.

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The next colour is Purple. It’s quite different from Pravana Violet. It is much more pinkish-purple

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than a violet. See how I’m able to apply this right next to the yellow? Normally I would

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never do that because it’s sure to lead to a horrible brown colour, but this will be

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a good test of how well Locked-In stays in place.

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I love this red! It’s an orange-toned red which you could easily mix with Yellow to

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create a true orange colour. I’m overlapping the red and yellow to see how they interact.

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This is the pink. It looks pale on camera but if you check out the article that I mentioned

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earlier, you’ll see that the result is actually a really nice, bright, bubblegum pink when

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it’s applied to lighter blonde hair.

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Next up is Teal. This colour is the most exciting for me. It’s actually more cyan than teal,

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and this makes it ideal for colour mixing. Team it up with Yellow to make green, or mix

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with Pink to make purple. All of these colours are intermixable and they have an amazing

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translucent quality. You’ll see that on the overlapped areas when I’m finished.

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The last colour that I’m applying is Blue. It looks similar to Teal, but in real life

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it’s more like Royal Blue. I’ll place some bands of Blue next to Teal for comparison.

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I’m leaving some uncoloured to check for colour run as well.

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The dyeing is completed so I’m going to let this process for thirty minutes before rinsing

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the colours out. It’s possible to leave the dye on longer if you don’t allow it to dry

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out.

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Here’s the finished weft. None of the colour has bled into the blonde, and the yellow hasn’t

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been corrupted by the darker shades next to it. You can see where the colours have overlapped

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and they’ve made interesting mixes. The texture is great. Some people have said that Locked-In

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left their hair feeling waxy but I’ve found that if you rinse it out vigorously -and don’t

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be afraid to rinse it thoroughly; it won’t run- that there’s no sticky residue.

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Locked-In Yellow looks slightly fluorescent and if we check it out under UV it glows.

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So, Locked-In definitely lives up to its claim of not bleeding which is really exciting!

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You could use it to dye some patterns, maybe stencil on some stars or paint horizontal

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stripes – anything you want! I particularly like how you don’t need to pre-mix the colours

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in a bowl. You can just paint on top of colours and create really cool colour overlays.

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I hope you liked Locked-In. If you did, come and check it out at HairCrazy.com!

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