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Ratio for mixing

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Category: Hair Talk
Forum Name: Hair Color
Forum Description: The tricks and tribulations of changing your hair color
Printed Date: April 19 2018 at 2:25pm

Topic: Ratio for mixing
Posted By: rmk3751
Subject: Ratio for mixing
Date Posted: July 15 2008 at 9:43pm
I color my own hair and have recently been purchasing the 'stuff' from Sallys to save some $$$$$.  I have 20 vol. creme developer (L'Oreal) and a bottle of L'Oreal Excellence toner (9BB) but I am not sure of the amounts needed for mixing.  The bottle of toner measures 2 fl. oz, but how much developer do I mix with this? Is this a 1:1 ratio, 2:1, I guess I need to know the ratio of toner vs. developer.  Can anyone help?
Thanks!  Smile

Posted By: borne.blonde
Date Posted: July 16 2008 at 1:16am
HI Idk if yours came with a box but my guess would be 1:1 One part Loreal Excellence to One part Oreor Creme Developer 30 or 20 vol... since it isn't an HIGH LIFT color which would be 1:2.

It is odd that it doesn't say on the box, tube, bottle! Sometimes the inside flaps on containers say it.


2 fl oz of color to 2 fl oz of developer.

Posted By: rmk3751
Date Posted: July 19 2008 at 1:31pm
Thanks!  I figured it should be a 1:1 mix.  I thought it was odd too that there were no mixing instructions but maybe it was assumed the user would know how to mix!!!  Oh well, I will try a 1:1 and see if that looks right b4 I apply it.  Thanks again for the reply!

Posted By: borne.blonde
Date Posted: July 20 2008 at 12:20am
I think the best way to "know" is to try little swatches of your hair if possible to see how it feels & look with 30 or 20 too. Embarrassed

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