3. Blue Black Hair for Brunettes
This is the easiest transition. If hair is already a medium brown shade, you can simply apply a blue-black shade over the top, like our purest permanent color Koleston Perfect ME+ Special Mix 0/88. For a multi-tonal effect, combine with panels of a true black, such as 2/0.
That said, brown hair with a lot of warmth in it (think, golden-yellow tones) runs the risk of turning green when a blue color is applied over the top. To counteract an olive tint, add a little purple to the blue-black formula. Special Mix 0/66 is a true violet that, when mixed with 0/88 will give a pure blue end result.
4. Blue Black Hair for Dark Hair
You might think adding blue black to almost-black hair would be a pretty simple process, but putting blue over the top of dark locks can actually result in a flat, murky finish. Instead, pre-lighten panels and tone with one of the above true blues. You’ll achieve a shade-shifting, reflective hue that shimmers under the light.
How to Maintain Blue Black Hair
To keep dark blue hues true, recommend a post-color haircare regimen to your clients that incorporates INVIGO Color Brilliance Color Protection Shampoo, Vibrant Color Conditioner and a twice-weekly dose of the Vibrant Color Mask. They could also try the Brilliance Booster; a vitamin E-infused emulsion you apply to clean, damp hair before conditioning, leave in for five minutes, then rinse to supercharge the effects of your routine. If they are prone to heat styling, make sure they’re also armed with a good heat protector. EIMI Thermal Image is perfect, as the lightweight spray safeguards locks from the damaging effects of tongs while nourishing the hair. Finally, the gloss-boosting EIMI Oil Spritz makes light work of adding shine to hair. Mist into palms of hands and smooth over the surface of hair to make blue tones shimmer.
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