How To: Choose Right Developer For Hair Color

In this item, you will find everything you need to know about oxidants (developers- activators) and the appropriate ratios to mix together with hair dye.
The oxidant creams contain the hydrogen peroxide, which opens the hair cuticle. Colour pigments, due to this process, can penetrate deep into the hair fiber and color it. Without the developer you would never achieve a significant changes in the colour of your hair. Oxidants come in different types including herbal ones which have a volume number of 9% and are applied to hair with less strength.


Hello everyone, Today we're gonna talk about the proper ratios of mixing oxidants for hair colouring. but what are oxidants, in the first place!. oxidants, also called hydrogen peroxide or developers, activate the dye to give the best results, thus, the higher their ratio is, the more lightening effects are achieved. so naturally they give lower lifting results if used in lower ratios. there are several types of developers available each of which I'm gonna tell you what is used for. first of all comes this green herbal oxidant which, as its suggests, is obtained by mixing extracts of several plants. it is applied to hairs which require a 9% oxidant. it is advised that you use herbal oxidants if your hair tends to show low strength. the next is cream oxidants.

These are in fact the most commonly used type of developers, the only difference is that they are in the form of cream and white in colour. They help to soften hair and prevent scalp irritation. anti-redness oxidants. This oxidant, which is blue in colour, is used to make yellowish and reddish orange shades. when mixed with blue bleaching powder, it can be used to eliminate base colours of orange hair. now how much oxidant and hair dye should be mixed together?, that's what many may wonder when they want to dye hair indoors. the proper amount of oxidant will depend on the brand of your developer. the term " 1+1 " is written on the pack of some hair dyes, which means oxidant and dye should be mixed in equal amounts. This ratio may be 1:1.5, meaning that the amount of oxidant to use must be 1.5 times that of hair dye.

What volume number to choose?
the volume number of oxidant refers to the degree to which the oxidant is able to lighten the hair. This number may vary based on how lighter/darker you want your hair to be. there are 3% oxidants with volume number of 0.5, a 6% with vol number of 1, a 9% with vol number of 2 and a 12% oxidant with vol number of 3. but when and which developer number to apply?. higher percent of oxidant gives a higher degree of lightening. and lower percentages give lower degrees of lightening. 3% oxidants. This oxidant is suitable for darkening hair and is also usually used to colour eyebrows. 3% oxidants are applied to provide tint mixtures of black or dark brown and are best for those who don't want their hair to have a significant change in colour or to be lightened after a while. 6% oxidants.

These are widely used with the purpose of lifting hair by 1-2 levels. it is also suitable for covering 100% white hair. 9% oxidants. This type is often used to lighten hair, as it is much stronger that the previously mentioned developers and mustn't be applied to white or damaged hair. it is in fact suitable for lightening hair using hair dye or bleaching material. 12% oxidants. This type is the strongest oxidant available for hair dye and comes with some limitations of application. it shouldn't be used together with every brand of hair dye. it is also not suitable for bleaching hair and while using it, you must be careful not to cause damage to the scalp. it offers 3-5 levels of lift depending on the existing base colour and the hair strength. I hope you found this tutorial useful for your needs.

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