From: Nicolle (22.214.171.124)
In Reply to: Professionals: your favorite brand of color for TR'd hair? posted by Michelle on February 18, 2007 at 2:14 pm:
I think everyone's hair is different. I'd be concerned if the hairdresser didn't use many lines and customize them to the individual.
I'm not a professional but prior to TR I used to be blonde and other haircolors. I had had my hair always done by a professional colorist once I was out of high school. My hairdresser was certified in many lines and an expert at corrective color as well. Shis girl was a genius with color and was also certified and trained by Framesi.
My hair couldn't hold Redken or Matrix. My hairdresser tried them when I was trying to do red when reds were really popular 15 years ago ro so.. she'd always laugh when I came back in and she'd have to just use Framesi on me because the less expensive lines would be "permanent" and wash right out of my hair. But when she finally took me back to my normal haircolor using Framesi it held until my natural color grew in.. no touchups or anything.
Anyway, Wella was good for highlighting w/peroxide blonde deposit and Framesi was personally my favorite. It's expensive to use so most hairdressers do not carry it. Also, like a TR you have to be specifically trained by Framesi to use their colors.
When I used to have my hair dyed to a level 10 or so every month with 40 volume peroxide the Framesi masque was the best.. I never found any masque since that worked like the Framesi one did:
Biogenol Ultra Deep Masque deep conditioner
So there is no one true way of haircolor but I found Matrix and Redken were the worst with my hair and Framesi was the best. Wella was ok too though.
I've used blondes, reds, and brunettes so the whole array. My hair is a natural level 7 and I'm starting to get a little bit of gray but not much. But still, every color is different based on your porosity and every colorist will tell you these lines will all "work" and that isn't true for every individual. I'd personally recommend only a Framesi salon but that's based on my own experience.
It's easier if you're going lighter than darker..since the darker colors fade and wash right out. At least it they're lifting it if the color washes out you still have the "lift".