Touching up/bleaching rootsPosted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
I've never donemy own roots and I have Salon Care volume 20 developer and ion Color Brilliance bright white creme lightener. I've read the directions and STILL haven't a clue which to use or if I use both or what. Then I wanted to do my ends light purple and have an idea but the directions on that is confusing me too and the stuff I have to do that is Clairol Flare Me DARK plum away with me. PLEASE HELP!
by vivienne StaffPosted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
For the bleaching, you need to mix the developer with the lightening, usually in roughly a 1:1 ratio. Mix up just the amount needed to cover your roots, as the mixture can not be stored and reused later, since it will lose its effectiveness. You don't need to be super precise with measurements. I usually target the consistency of a thick yogurt.
If you haven't done your roots before, I'd highly recommend pre-sectioning your hair to make your life easier. In the Articles section on this site, there are a few techniques that are described with pictures. You want to be fairly quick with the application so the parts you do first don't get significantly lighter than the last parts you do.
That dye looks to be a permanent dye, so it will also need to be mixed with developer before applying, but it seems to be a high-lift dark plum shade, so I don't think it's the best choice for what you're going for. Those dyes are usually not great to put over already processed hair and the purple tends to be more of a reddish burgundy rather than the types of purples you get from semi-permanent dyes, which can just be applied directly to the hair.