BEFORE YOU START
- Conduct a patch test as below
- Conduct a strand test as below
- Apply ColourB4™ to dry hair
- Make sure you protect your clothing
- Never use metal combs or bowls
- Ensure all products used are plastic
- Always wear the gloves provided
- Remove jewellery before use
- Always use hand hot water
Before you ColourB4™ it is strongly recommended to achieve the best possible removal that you start with clean dry hair. We recommend that you wash your hair twice with a clarifying shampoo to remove product residue and silicone build-up from the cuticle. This will help to prevent ‘patchy colour’, root glow and colour build-up.
Repeat the process for up to three times in one day for stubborn, dark and very old dyes in the hair.
Hair longer than shoulder length or very thick hair may require 2 packs
Remove applicator nozzle from Part B (Remover) and pour in entire contents of Part A (Activator). Shake for 60 seconds. If you prefer to apply ColourB4™ with a tint bowl and brush, you can do so (at this stage) by pouring the mixed contents of the applicator bottle into the bowl once mixed
Begin applying the mixed ColourB4™ (from the applicator) onto the areas of the hair which need hair colour correction. In addition you may find it easier to squeeze small amounts of product into the (gloved) palm of your hand and apply with finger tips. Use a large toothed plastic tangle comb to separate sections and ensure even distribution of ColourB4™. Working from underneath, gently work the product through the hair. Ensure the hair is well covered. Always use entire contents. Your hair should be completely saturated. For shoulder length and longer hair, two or more packs may be needed.
Once evenly applied, process for 60 minutes. It is at this stage the artificial hair molecules are being shrunk. You must ensure the room is not cold and there are no drafts. A cold environment will slow down the rate ColourB4™ is able to shrink those artificial colour molecules. A good tip is to cover the hair in cling film. This will trap the heat and accelerate removal.
4. FIRST RINSING AND REMOVAL OF THE HAIR COLOUR
Once the 60 minutes processing time has elapsed, the hair will now be ready for the rinsing stage. It is at this point the artificial colour molecules will have shrunk and be capable of being flushed from the hair. Remember these colour molecules are still present within your hair! Begin rinsing with warm water for a minimum of 5 minutes for shorter and fine hair and 10 minutes for longer and abundant hair. You will find the whole rinsing process more comfortable if you stand in the shower to rinse the hair. Ensure you keep directing the water into your hair and running your fingers through it to release those colour molecules. Use a mobile phone or alarm clock to time your rinsing. The longer and thicker your hair – the more you should rinse.
5. BUFFERING AND SECOND RINSING
After you have rinsed the hair for at least 5 minutes, apply half of the contents of Part C Buffer. Lather up well and leave for 1 minute to absorb. After this minute has elapsed continue rinsing the hair with warm water for a further 5 minutes.
6. FINAL BUFFER AND RINSE
Finally apply the second half of Part C Buffer, lather and rinse just as you would a regular shampoo. After all traces of the Buffer have been successfully rinsed from the hair you may conclude and dry.
CONDITIONING STAGE (FREQUENT USE VARIANT ONLY)
Apply half the bottle of conditioner to wet hair, combing through from roots to tips and leave for 3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, then apply the remaining amount, combing through from roots to tips and leave for a further 3 minutes and rinse thoroughly.