3. Matrix Volume 10 Cream Developer. Make sure it’s compatible with SoColor. It will say so on the front of the bottle! ~$22.50 for 32 oz.
Buy at Sally Beauty Supply:
1. Salon Care 30 Volume CREME Developer. I used 40 volume since my hair is thick as in each piece of hair is thick. If you are unsure, use the 30 volume. ~$2.70, tax included, on sale.
2. Salon Care Prism Lites BLUEDust Free Tonal Lightener. ~$16.23, tax included, on sale.
Buy at Sally Beauty Supply or find at home:
3. Two PLASTIC bowls
4. Two Hair tint brushes
6. Fitted Gloves
7. Metal pin point comb
8. PLASTIC clips. (The instructions advise against using metal clips). I found these fluorescent clips at H&M and I LOVE them! They’re so cute, non-frumpy, and higher quality than the norm and won’t pull your hair. I wear em every day at home.
After you have all of your products, begin by setting up your hair station:
1. Place paper/a cover on your hair station counter and then lay out all your doodoo in order from left to right or right to left if you are backwards. I used a Bebe mini catalog I received in the mail.
2. Prepare your foils. I cut each foil into 4 pieces for the sides of my head, since I split my hair into two vertical two to three inch wide sections on each side of my head. On the top portion of my head it was easier to use half size foils, as in, split each foil into 2 pieces instead of 4! Cut extra foils so you can lay a layer of foil on top of the hair that’s processing, instead of folding the foil and it sliding downwards, causing bleach to spot in your hair. Remember, you’re doing your own hair on your own head. Make the process as simple as you can!
I completed steps 1. and 2. the night before I proceeded to do my hair, so after I laid it all out it I was tired and went to sleep. When I woke up, the hair station was set for me.
3. Optional but very helpful: Bring in additional lighting. Make the room as bright as you can so you’re not straining your eyes, and do not strain your eyes by staring at your head in odd angles for long periods.
I installed lights in this room for the purpose of getting ready, but they helped tremendously with my hair!
Plan ahead to take your time because you have to look at your own head in the mirror in different angles, including totally backwards in a mirror to make sure your application is on right!
4. Read the instructions included in the products. This is a MUST- There are risks involved!
Now that you’re prepped, let’s start!
Ok, readyyyyyyyy for fantastic hair! Yey.
Step 1: Section unwashed hair into 5 sections or as many as you need. I had two vertical 2 to 3 inch wide sections on each side of my head and one 3 inch wide section down the top center of my head. Twist hair and clip up each section. Ok so I used metal clips for this part- the non-dye part of my hair in order for it to stay.
Step 2: Mix ONE scoop (scoop included in Prism blue bleach powder bucket) of Prism blue bleach powder with TWO scoops of the 30 or 40 volume developer in the plastic bowl. Mix well! No clumps.
Step 3: Foil your hair! Do each side section from the bottom to the top and the top section from back to front. Use your mirror for the crown application. You don’t have to do many foils. Four is plenty on the sides per section. It’s up to you! I weaved random hair. Some thin, some chunky, and not orderly. It doesn’t have to be neat, either, as in laying the foils straight up your head. I laid my foils on my head from many angles, but the key is that the bleach formula must be brushed on thorougherly in your hair. Since this was the first time, I stayed clear of bleaching the hair to the roots to make it less difficult, but it still turned out close to the roots, so you do not need to get too close to your scalp! Lay the brush down on the hair in the foil with pressure for it to stay and in place of folding the foils, lay another on top. Much easier as they tend to move. When you’re done foiling, Wait 35-40 minutes. Eyeball it. When you see your hair in the front turning a flourescent yellow, discard foils (fast) and then rinse and shampoo.
Comb hair. It may look something like any of the photos below, depending on your lighting:
Step 4: Mix your toner:
See the 1/2 ounce markings on the back of the tubes and squeeze into the plastic bowl a:
1/2 ounce of Matrix SoColor 7A (Dark Blonde Ash)
1/2 ounce of Matrix SoColor 7AV (Dk Blonde Ash Violet)
1 ounce Matrix 10 Volume Developer
(Eyeball the amount or use a measuring tool.)
Step 5: Begin painting the toner in your hair from roots to ends. Comb each piece before painting on color and then after you complete your whole head, comb through your hair in small sections flipping your hair over the opposide way with a wide tooth comb to check underneath for smoothness and evenness in color. Wait approximately 30 minutes or until you see the desired color you like!
Step 6. Rinse, shampoo, condition.
Step 7: OMG you’re done!
Enjoy the results and the forever savings. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
You’re welcome! Bye.
P.S. You just saved yourself over $100 per month hehe that’s ~64 bags of Shrimp Flavored Chips per month!