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Formulas > Ash Brunette Blend
February 16, 2018

Ash Brunette Blend

  • Formula A:

    1 oz. 6Ag Redken Color Fusion + 1 oz. 7Av Color Fusion + 2 oz. 10-volume Redken Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula B:

    1 part Blonde Icing Conditioning Cream Lightener + 3 parts 30-volume Blonde Icing Conditioning Cream Developer

  • Formula C:

    1 oz. 07P Mother of Pearl Shades EQ Gloss + 1 oz. 09P Opal Glow Shades EQ Gloss + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

We all know that ash is a complicated color, so if perfecting an ashy brunette is new territory for you, you’re in luck. Here’s exactly how Redken Global Color Creative Director Josh Wood formulates and uses foils on a mid-length cut to create the ultimate ash brown.

Who Did It

Manufacturer: Redken, @redken

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    1 oz. 6Ag Redken Color Fusion + 1 oz. 7Av Color Fusion + 2 oz. 10-volume Redken Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula B:

    1 part Blonde Icing Conditioning Cream Lightener + 3 parts 30-volume Blonde Icing Conditioning Cream Developer

  • Formula C:

    1 oz. 07P Mother of Pearl Shades EQ Gloss + 1 oz. 09P Opal Glow Shades EQ Gloss + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

FORMULA STEPS

Starting Point: Natural Level 5, Lightest Brown (with existing highlights)

 

1. Apply Formula A to the roots using a global application, process at room temperature for 35 minutes and shampoo and condition with Color Extend Magnetics.

 

2. Avoiding the fringe area, apply Formula B using a babylights technique and process at room temperature until pale yellow or up to 50 minutes. Then shampoo with Redken Chemistry Extreme for dry hair.

 

3. Apply Formula C using a global application. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes and rinse, do not shampoo. Then, on towel-dried hair, apply pH-Bonder #2 Fiber Restorative Pre-wash Concentrate for 10 minutes. Rinse and follow with Color Extend Magnetics shampoo and conditioner.

 

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