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Last updated: May 16, 2019

4 Ways To Safely Transition To & From Fashion Colors

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How To Safely Switch Between Haircolor With Color-Depositing Shampoo

You know those color chameleon clients who love to switch between fashion colors and natural tones on repeat? Well we know constantly transitioning to and from bold hues is a PROCESS, so we asked two BTC Team MembersKristina Cheeseman (@kristinacheeseman) and Jeffrey Robert (@jeffreyrobert_)—how they do it safely and with a limited amount of damage. Keep reading for their advice!

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1. How To Remove Stubborn Green Pigment

You’ve tried everything but that stubborn green isn’t going anywhere. Put the lightener down and neutralize with Tressa Watercolors Intense Shampoo Rose Gold instead.


Depending on what it neutralizes to/what the end result is, you can either work with it or you can go back in with a direct dye remover. “When you neutralize the canvas before you remove, you get less of that ‘stain’ in your end result and a much more even, neutral canvas,” says Kristina.


2. Something Blue To Something Warm

OK this can be a tricky process because blue is known for being a pain, which is why Kristina divides it up into multiple sessions.


  • Session 1: Use Watercolors Intense Shampoo Pink to neutralize the blue and give the client a totally wearable purple tone. 


  • Session 2: Re-evaluate how the purple faded. “Usually purple hues have my favorite fade outs, and I could probably transition the color to more of a magenta hue from that point,” shares Kristina.


  • Session 3: Achieve the copper of your client’s dream.


Click through the slideshow to see some stunning haircolor Jeffrey achieved using Watercolors Intense Shampoo!


3. What To Do With A Faded Pink

From rosé to pastel, shades of pink are super on-trend right now. But what do you do when that bright shade eventually fades? If she’s ready for something new, then Jeffrey neutralizes that pink one of two ways:


  1. Rinse with Watercolors Intense Shampoo Green to create a warm champagne blonde tone.
  2. Rinse with a mixture of Watercolors Intense Shampoo Silver + a few drops of Watercolors Intense Shampoo Green to neutralize.


4. Know This When Going Pink To Blue

Want to simplify the transition between the two fashion colors? Depending on how faded the pink is, Jeffrey says you might be able to use Watercolors Intense Shampoo Blue to make the hair a vibrant blue hue. But def do a strand test first because if her hair is too bright of a pink to start, rinsing with blue could result in a purple tone.


“I always like to be working toward a goal with my clients,” shares Kristina. “Going this route not only saves on stress but also gives me and the client a guideline on when to pre-book future appointments and what products I should be prescribing for their at-home care to better prep for each appointment.”



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