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    Posted: September 07 2014 at 11:44am
I was told by a stylist that there are non-lightening developers out there to open the cuticle so demi-permanent color stays a bit longer. I do not need to bleach first because most of my hair is naturally silver. Does anyone have a suggestion for brands & what I should be looking for? I see developers with volumes listed on the Sally Beauty Supply website, but I don't know if that's for use with bleach.

The stylist who told me this gave me a terrible cut that I had to have fixed by a student at Aveda Institute (the student did a much better job than the so-called professional), so I don't necessarily trust anything she had to say about color. Any advice from pros? People who have successfully done developer as a first step to demi-permanent (like Pravana or Ion colors)?
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10 volume/3% peroxide is the standard 1level or max deposit strength that roughs up the cuticle enough to deposit color to hair shaft without lifting like a 20-40 vol.6-12% would. These developers/peroxides, are used for both coloring & bleaching services. The strength is the determiner of desired chemical service. Peroxide comes in clear or cream, you want cream as its healthier & a better emollient for color application its more stable too.

 If your hair is silver, this means you have white/no pigment hair strands amongst your leftover pigmented hair that has not yet lost its pigment making a lightgrey/silver look to your hair. Unless you are 1 of those rare folk whom has a sudden silver/white natural color change that typically happens in early-mid teens.

There are some mens color like Redkens color camo that comes in natural ash tones light,med,dark that works in 10 mins as a demi that does not color the whole head of hair as a solid 1 tone color but makes grey/silver &the natural color look less grey/silver leaving some of the grey/silver & still natural looking with the silver but not as much silver.......Hope this helps you out a bit:)
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"Unless you are 1 of those rare folk whom has a sudden silver/white natural color change that typically happens in early-mid teens."

My hair started turning to silver when I was about 15 years old! I appreciate your response, this will help me... as to making something look "natural", I'm headed in the direction of turquoise, so that won't be possible (or necessary)! LOL


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