From: Michelle (184.108.40.206)
Although I'm addressing Denise in this post, responses from anyone with suggestions would be appreciated - thanks!
Denise, you answered some questions for me before (I've got hair that is permanently colored and has been relaxed with sodium hydroxide relaxer - I'm growing it out now and preparing it for TR). The permanent color used on my hair is by Matrix, and my stylist uses a 10-volume since my hair is relaxed. You mentioned that she should not be pulling the color through at the end of the process, and in the past, she's been doing this for about 3-5 minutes to "refresh" the color, which fades badly in just a few weeks. You suggested putting a demi color on the previously colored hair instead of pulling through the permanent color. I need to either find someone else who can do my color correctly to make it ready for TR or help my current stylist learn how to do it. (I'd prefer the latter, because I like her, and she is very close to my home.)
I was wondering if you could give me some additional information about the logistics of taking the approach you mentioned. For example, is the demi color applied during the same appointment as the permanent color? And is it done after the permanent color is washed out? Or while it's still on? You mentioned procesesing it under a dryer for 20 minutes, is this with a particular brand of color or can it be done with any demi color? Also, when you mix products like this, how do you charge for it? I'm thinking I should probably expect to pay more for the additional product and time it takes to apply it, but I wasn't sure what to expect.
Thank you for any additional instructions you could give me.