From: Elvira (18.104.22.168)
In Reply to: info in INOA posted by Denise Kingsley on June 27, 2010 at 8:03 am:
Thanks so much for the helpful info., Denise. Very interesting ... so it sounds like even though MEA may be a little bit gentler in and of itself, it still could potentially cause damage as a higher percentage is being used in order to lift/deposit color.
Have you tried INOA yet? I have to say, my hair does feel a little healthier on the new growth and the coverage is amazing so far. However, I wouldn't say that the part that was pulled through feels any healthier. I don't see it "reverting to a virgin like state" any time soon!
This product has a lot of hype surrounding it, but it's hard to figure out what's true. I just hope i didn't do irreversible damage to my hair yesterday by having it pulled through.
The person who colored my hair on Friday insists that there is no way, with INOA, to slowly go lighter on the new growth without an obvious lighter "band" on top. From what Vincent says, it sounds like the INOA product can only be mixed in 1/2 and 1/2 formulations, so I'd have to go at least a half shade lighter each time. I don't see why four tubes couldn't be mixed together -- three level 4's and one level 5. I would think that a 1/4 and 3/4 formulation would allow me to go lighter gradually without the "band" on top. It might take a few months, but I think there must be a way to do it ...
BTW, when I contacted the stylist, who is a platform artist for L'oreal, she was not very nice. She refused to explain the color formulation to me, saying that this was information for professionals and not for consumers. She also would not tell me the ingredients in the color remover (Efassor). I would have been willing to consider the color removal, but I just wanted to learn more about it.
Anyway, thanks again for the helpful info. I am very interested in learning more about this product. I want to stick with it as it feels better, smells better, and has great coverage. However, if I can't get the color I want with it the I may have to go back to my old ammonia formula.