My go to lightener is @oligopro Blacklight lightening system. I made the decision six months ago to special order the best lightener(in my opinion) in the industry. I had played with others but I just wasn’t getting the results I wanted.
When I switched to Oligo the whole game changed. I was able to create brilliant blonde that was still healthy and shiny. Creating blonde is my favorite thing to do but there’s no stress like a fragile blonde. I can use Oligo with full confidence that the hair will come out healthier than when we started(within reason,use responsibly). I appreciate that the Blacklight developer contains bond builder so that I don’t have to be worried about diluting my formula with bond building additives.
Hair isn’t beautiful unless it’s healthy. When a client sits in my chair my first concern is always how the hair will feel at the end of the service. I will only perform the service if I know the hair can take it.
For me, when I’m lightening hair, it’s Oligo or NO.
A step farther in converting from silver blonde to a rosey gold blonde! ❤ #blondetoners#blondehairdontcare#thecosmetologyacademy thank you @jaydafayecx for being my trustworthy accomplice this semester!
Step one to lighten new growth (my hair is very picky)
The outgrowth lightens sooo warm, so we put on a 9p (platinum ice) with a 9RB (blush) to tone down the warmth
To my previously toned hair which still pulled alot of silver we put the 9RB (blush) to a 9G (vanilla cream) with one small cap of the 9p.
The match turned out better than expected with uneven tones from previously colored and lightened hair, and the warmth I pull! Love these shades! #lightener#shadesEQ#redken
“People will stare; Make it worth-while.” 😎
I am WOW’D by this transformation! In today’s hair, we can see where my client tried to do her own hair and then her root growth. The pictures say it all, and the most important thing that came out of today’s work is that my client came out super happy with her hair results! 🥰 .
@vivimccoy_ lightened her dark ends with confidence using #AGEbeautiful Ultra Bond Powder Lightener+ & toned with Topcoat Toner in Silver Ash Blonde: "Today I wanted to go a little lighter and all the products that I use were from @zotosprofessional and I love them, it bleached my hair quickly and without mistreating it!"
"This blonde tone is amazing. I lightened my head all over, toned, blowdried and curled all in under 2 hours! The #zotosprofessional products i received worked so well and left my hair feeling better than before. I had over 14” of natural haircolor that lifted in around 45 mins to nearly platinum. The shampoo and conditioner are the best i've used in a long time and they smell great. Overall so happy with the products and my hair." - @blondielocksbeautyservices after using #AGEbeautiful Ultra Bond
Yesterday I graduated and my sister was forced to be my model. I don’t think she was ready for this beautiful color I gave her. I haven’t toned her hair yet but here’s a sneak peak at what’s to come! So proud that I was able to accomplish this color on my own. Now all I need to figure out is how to make my foils a little bit more neater! Thanks for being my model and for letting me practice on your hair all the time! #highlights#hair#blondehairdontcare#lightener#curlyhairstyles@linaquz_
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•we did a big chop (over 6inches!!), color corrected, and did a gorgeous shadow root
•we used syncro lift all over, 4A at the roots and 10BV on the ends
Sometimes your co-workers let you try out new to you techniques and it comes out SO GORGEOUS 😍
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End▶️middle▶️beginning It’s been a process. But just want to show it takes time to get lighter and I still want to do one more correction on her to perfect it. (Also it was night time and I would have rather had a natural lighting pic for our final result )
Dm me if you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment
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Video break down!!! This video was created to show the effects of what lightener can do to the hair.
LIGHTENER- Tress lightener is made with collagen and oils to help protect the hair against damage. Also added was a bond builder for extra protection. This video was done to show you that even using the most protection can still damage the hair IF not used properly.
All lighteners are not created equal, there are many different lightneners for many different results. One thing that all lighteners have in common is they use some type of persulfate or in easier words salt to breakdown the melanin in the hair. Now you are probably thinking salt? But this salt is not like your table salt, table salt is stabilized so our bodies can digest it. Persulfates are not as stabilized so they can create a chemical reaction. Get to know your lightener.
DEVELOPER- Hydrogen peroxide or h202 (2pt hydrogen & 2pt oxygen) is the oxidator to the Lightener (salt) causing a chemical reaction (Bubbles). Now depending on which % you use will create the speed of the reaction.
10 volume or 3% h202 is a slow reaction while 40 volume or 12% h202 is a faster reaction.
TIP: Whipping any Lightener will increase the oxygen and swell your product, giving it less time to be effective and messy.
THE HAIR- So now that we know how the product works let's go over what we're putting it on. Hair is a fiber made up of two types of melanin, pheomelanin (red/yellow) and eumelanin (black/brown). Eumelanin is broken down first, it's large and is easily removed from the hair. Pheomelanin is found in the center of each hair strand and is smaller and more tightly compacted. Thick hair texture has all three layers cuticle, cortex and medulla. Fine & medium textured hair usually only have cuticle & cortex. Saturation plays a key in this factor, making sure you cover each hair strand thoroughly will give you your max lift & even tone.
These salty bubbles are strong enough to break apart the melanin in our hair. The faster you break them down the more damage you can create. The product is not the damaging part, we are. Knowledge is so powerful, the more you know the better you will be at choosing.
@glamhairbymarie : The picture on the left is the reason why it’s so important to do a consultation and strand test prior to scheduling any color appointment.
It is an opportunity to meet your potential client and talk about their hair history, their goals, their expectations, and their budget.
It gives you a chance to educate your guests on what is possible and not possible to do on their hair based on their unique situation.
Four years ago, I made the mistake to work on a client without following my own rules (consultation and strand test). I did it because she was coming out of town and she was pressed for time. I did it against what I believed and as you can see on the left picture it was a disaster. That day I ended up damaging her hair ever further and her ends melted off, I couldn’t save her hair (worst feeling in the world). That day I felt like such a loser, I went home and cried and I was considering never touching hair again in my life. It took me all these years to talk about this experience and share it with you guys.
Moral of the story, no one is perfect and it’s ok to make mistakes. Without those mistakes we cannot grow and get better, but at the same time it’s very important to follow your heart and when something doesn’t feel right, just say no.
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