How to Mix Haircolor and Peroxide

By LeafTV Editor

When lightening your hair, you must mix a developer--a creme containing peroxide--with your haircolor of choice. Developers come in different volumes; the higher the volume you use, the more you'll lift your dark haircolor. Developer is sold in 10, 20, and 30 volume forms. The 30-volume developer lightens the most and should be used when you want to go extremely light, while 10 volume lightens only a couple of levels.

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How To Mix Haircolor And Peroxide

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Read the instructions carefully for the products that you purchase. Not all developers and haircolor kits are made equally, and not all haircolor kits are intended to be combined with a developer.

Slip on a pair of plastic gloves to protect your hands from the peroxide and hair dye chemicals.

Put a towel down over your work area if you are concerned about bleach damage. Put a towel around your shoulders when you begin to apply the product to your hair if you're wearing nice clothing.

Measure out two parts developer and one part hair dye with a measuring cup and mix them in a bowl.

Stir the mixture until the products are fully blended with the brush or applicator you plan to use on your hair.

Tips

  • Apply the mixture to your hair right after you are done stirring the two products together.

  • If you have dark hair, you may need to use a toner after this process to remove any orange or yellow tones your hair may develop.

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