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Redken Shades EQ Application

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I have been getting my daughter's hair done, but want to do this myself. A friend of mine does hair, but not hair color, but is willing to help me. I picked up the two colors that the stylist uses and the processing solution but not sure if I need anything else or how to do this...help!
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Re: Redken Shades EQ Application

Good luck with the color job! I don't' know much abour hair stuff, but hopefully Janelle can help ya out since sh'es the expert
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Re: Redken Shades EQ Application

Thanks Lizzy my dear! lol

Well, being you already have the colors & the peroxide, you pretty much have what you need. Make sure you have gloves, a timer, combs (one tail comb & one large tooth), some old clothes to wear, and also you will either need a color application bottle or a cup & brush. Now, you said that you're using two colors, so I'm not sure what % of each color her stylist uses... you'll have to ask. It might be 1:1 it might be 2:1 or whatever... so I really couldn't tell you being I don't know her hair or what she has done. You'll also need to know how long her hair takes to develop... and process time varies depending on the peroxide volume & the structure of her hair. Usually on hair that is already color treated - with no grey- I'd give it about 15-20 min. then keep checking every 5 min. thereafter. First apply to roots, and work down the shaft, & when she is about 5 min. away from being done, comb hair from roots to ends to distribute the color, and then let sit for the remainder of the time... rinse, shampoo if you'd like (I do) and condition. Always try to wipe color off skin if you see it, and coat the perimeter of the hairline with conditioner or vaseline... (only on the skin) Color removes color, so if you're rinsing her out and see some color on her skin - rub the hair (with the color in it) over the spot on her skin. It helps a lot. I'd talk to her stylist and get as much info as you can on how her color is mixed, and her process time, as well as if she needs heat or no heat. Sorry if I confused you, and couldn't help you more - but not seeing her hair or coloring it before... it's kind of hard to give a general answer...
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Re: Redken Shades EQ Application

Thank you so much for the excellent information on applying the color. I know the mixture ratio and timing and will be doing this next weekend.
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Re: Redken Shades EQ Application

Originally Posted by katiedid1984
Linda,

I have used this product in New York and love its results. I was given my formula by my colorist and would love to do touchups myself. With Shades EQ what is the mixture ratio with the activator?
I've never used shades... so I'm not really sure --- I'll see if I can find the info anywhere for you. Most colors I've used were 1:1
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