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May 31, 2010

100% Gray Coverage with Redken


100% Gray Coverage with Redken

You see gray-haired clients every day. Since aging hair often suffers from a loss of density or loss of fullness from thinning, this delightful service using Redken’s NEW Cover Fusion low ammonia, 100% coverage color cream will give hair an amazing blend of copper and gold tones while adding density and fullness! Keyword: educationredken


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    Starting Level: 6

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    % OF GRAY: 75%

    2 oz. (60 ml) 8NGc COVER FUSION from Redken
    2 oz. (60 ml) 20 volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

    › 1 oz. (30 ml) 9NG COVER FUSION from Redken
    › 1 oz. (30 ml) 20 volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

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    Divide the hair into quadrants and apply Base Formula 1 to Zone 1, the first ½”–1″ of hair. Use a Color Gear wide brush with short bristles for speed and control.

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    Take ¼” diagonal slices and continue to apply Base Formula 1 to Zone 1. Keep the hair directed back away from the face for a neat application. Complete the application in all quadrants.

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    Alternate pulling Base Formula 1 and Accent Formula 1 through to the ends. Start with a ¼” diagonal slice and apply Base Formula 1 to Zones 2–3, the mid-shaft and ends. Take another ¼” diagonal slice and apply Accent Formula 1 in the same manner. Continue to alternate until completing the quadrant. Repeat in the other quadrants to complete the head.

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    Process at room temperature for 35 minutes.  Rinse.

    Shampoo with Color Extend. Follow with Redken Chemistry Color Extend Shot Phase and Shot Phix 3.5 pHix pHase sealer. Rinse.

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    Prep hair with Color Extend Conditioner. Rinse. On damp hair mist rootful 06 root lifting spray on the root area and layer lift 07 length elevating spray-gel throughout the ends. Blow-dry with a medium size round brush. For additional volume direct hair upwards with the brush, heat with the blow dryer and allow to cool for a few seconds before releasing. In the back sections direct the brush outwards to create the flip. Mist hair with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray for a frizz-free finish with all-day humidity resistance.