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From Grey to Glow: Dimensional Blending for Softer Regrowth

by Kasey Bushman
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Don’t let your greys get you down–this dimensional blend will take your locks from grey to glow! PRAVANA Senior Artistic Educator Kasey Bushman shows you how to blend away greys for a youthful appearance with less time commitment!

Formulas

Grey Coverage Formula

ChromaSilk Creme Color – Naturals 15g 8N Light Blonde + ChromaSilk Creme Color – Golden 15g 8.3 Light Golden Blonde + 45g 10 Volume Creme Developer

Color Block Formula

ChromaSilk Creme Color – Pearl 20g 8.8 (8P) Light Pearl Blonde + 30g 10 Volume Creme Developer

Lightening Formula

10g Pure Light Power Lightener + 30g 10 Volume Creme Developer

Lowlight Formulas

1. ChromaSilk Creme Color – Copper 20g 7.40 Bright Copper Blonde + 30g 10 Volume Creme Developer

2. ChromaSilk Creme Color – Vibrant Reds 20g 7.64 Red Copper Blonde + 30g 10 Volume Creme Developer

Prep the hair by spraying Purify & Revive PRIME Demineralizing Spray generously throughout the hair, combing through for even distribution and allowing to sit for 3 minutes (no rinsing or shampoo required). This will diminish any hard water minerals prior to any chemical service.

Pro Tip

Minerals are found in 85% of household water which can cause lightener to puff and swell or color to take inaccurately.

Application

Step 1: Sectioning

Section the hair into five sections: Take a radial parting from ear to ear to divide the hair in half. Then take a horizontal parting across the occipital bone to create a nape section. And finally take partings from nose to crown and crown to the occipital bone to create four quadrants above the occipital bone.

Step 1 Section the hair into five sections

Pro Tip

Clean sectioning creates a working guide for easier application.

Step 2: Grey Coverage

Apply the Grey Coverage formula to the regrowth by outlining each section and then taking thin 1/8” horizontal sliced partings.

Step 2 Applying the Grey Coverage formula to the regrowth by outlining each section

Pro Tip

Formulate for grey coverage by adding the same percentage of N, Nt or .3 as the percentage of gray to the target shade.

Step 3: Color Block Application Nape

Apply the Color Block Formula to the nape section below the occipital bone from roots to ends.

Step 3 Applying the Color Block Formula to the nape section

Step 4: Dimensional Color Application – Back

Taking diagonal back slices in Quadrant 3 leaving out 1” of hair in between the foils (4-5 depending on density of the hair) alternate applying the two Lowlight Formulas and the Lightening Formula where needed. Mirror the same technique in Quadrant 4.

Step 4 Alternate applying the two Lowlight Formulas and the Lightening Formula where needed

Pro Tip

Adding dimension to the mid-lengths and ends allows for softer regrowth of the grey.

Step 5: Dimensional Color Application – Front

Begin your dimensional application in Quadrant 1 by taking diagonal forward partings and micro-stitching the hair at the hairline (about 8 foils) alternating applying the Lightening Formula and the two Lowlight Formulas in foil. Continue working in this manner applying to the scalp initially, then ½” away from the part after the first three foils. Mirror the same technique in Quadrant 2.

Step 5 Taking diagonal forward partings and micro-stitching the hair at the hairline

Pro Tip

Keeping your application ½” away from the part creates diffused dimension.

Process 45 minutes at room temperature then cleanse and condition the hair with PRAVANA’s Color Protect regimen and style as desired.

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