Beauty professionals: Blue-black hair is not blue enough…?

July 1st, 2011

I bought L’oreal Oreor level 20 developer. The Preference color I used it with didn’t come out nearly as blue as I wanted. (I was using Onyx Sheen). Can I use more developer with this shade and have different results? Or, Can I use this developer with color from a different line or brand? Initially I used the Garnier blue-black drug-store stuff, but it was so harsh on my hair that I switched to professional. However, the Garnier color came out perfect and I have not yet been able to find a professional color that gets me the same results.

http://www.garnierusa.com/_en/_us/our_products/products_haircolor.aspx?tpcode=OUR_PRODUCTS^PRD_HAIRCOLOR^100_COLOR^100_COLOR_DISCOVER&prdcode=P51001&varcode=603084250172

http://www.lorealtechnique.com/preference_01.shtml

Any help is appreciated.
I’ve never heard of a color kicker. Do I just mix it equal parts with color and developer? Know of a good brand?

Box color is different then professional, When you use Professional color, Blue black dosen’t have blue in it..it has a tint of blue…Meaning it’s jet black, But once out in the sun it has a tint of blue….You will get the same results no matter what the developer is, with professional color….Oh, and you can try a Blue Kicker, to add some more blue to it.

One Response to “Beauty professionals: Blue-black hair is not blue enough…?”

  1. ♥ Lindsey♥ says:

    Box color is different then professional, When you use Professional color, Blue black dosen’t have blue in it..it has a tint of blue…Meaning it’s jet black, But once out in the sun it has a tint of blue….You will get the same results no matter what the developer is, with professional color….Oh, and you can try a Blue Kicker, to add some more blue to it.References : Me, I’ve colored my hair blue-black with professional color for 4 years.

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