Hair Color Info
Advice & information on choosing the right hair color,
hair color products and general hair health.

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If you observe dry spots during the process, reapply tint to these spots.

  • Dilute remaining tint with an equal amount of Clairol Shampoo
    for Tinted Hair. Pour this mixture on the ends first and work into
    a soap cap throughout the entire head of hair. If ends are dam­
    aged, the tint should be diluted with more than an equal amount
    of shampoo to avoid dark ends or dark streaks.
  • Allow mixture to remain on head, testing frequently for color,
    until the shade is evenly developed from scalp to ends.
  • Rinse the hair and shampoo with Clairol Shampoo for Tinted Hair.


The development time in a tint application is greatly influenced by many factors. Among them are the temperature of the room, the tem­ perature of the tint mixture and the degree of moisture in the air.

Heat speeds up development; cold retards it.

Since these conditions are hard to control, it is advisable to test fre­quently for color, even on patrons who have been using the same color for a period of years.

With Clairol Salon Formula, color development begins as soon as the tint mixture is applied to the hair, and continues until the color has developed to the color indicated on the label. If the color is left on the hair longer, it will not go darker unless the hair has been previously damaged or abused.

With many tints on the market, development does not start until the mixture has been on the hair for several minutes and continues as long as the hair is kept wet with tint. Thus, development can go on even after the color indicated on the bottle has been reached, resulting in a final color which is too dark and, in some cases, goes completely black.


1. After sectioning hair in four equal parts, apply tint to partline.

2. Apply tint to new growth only, making partings ΒΌ inch wide.

3. Test frequently for color.

4. When color has almost fully de­veloped, comb tint down strand for an inch or two, to avoid line of de­ marcation.

5. Dilute tint with an equal amount of shampoo and pour mixture over ends, working it into a soap cap.

6. Allow mixture to remain on head, testing frequently for color, until the shade is evenly developed from scalp to ends. Then rinse and sham­ poo.


Some of the; most common causes of unsatisfactory results in shampoo tinting are:

  • The developer is too weak. This is usually caused by the use of
    old merchandise, by exposure to air, or the use of an inferior
  • The tint mixture is allowed to stand in the dish too long before
  • Tint is applied to hair previously treated with a coating color,
    such as metallic dyes.
  • Tint is applied to damaged hair.
  • Tint may be too old. Tint bottles are usually labeled with the ex­
    piration date beyond which they should not be used.
  • Hair is not thoroughly shampooed.
  • Improper color selection.
  • Improper pre-bleaching.
  • Uneven application of the tint. This occurs many times when too
    much tint is used in the first brush strokes and not enough is left
    for the end of the application.

10. The tint is not applied quickly enough so that the part applied last is partially oxidized, and will not reach the desired depth.



  • Always use Clairoxide, Pure White Creme Developer or fresh, 20-
    volume peroxide.
  • Keep merchandise at room temperature for best results.
  • Wear rubber gloves throughout treatment.
  • Always pre-shampoo for best results.
  • Apply the tint as rapidly as possible for even results.
  • On porous or damaged ends, make sure the balance of the tint is
    diluted sufficiently when blending through the ends.
  • Check the tint development much sooner at the temples and hairline.
  • For a shade lighter than natural, always pre-bleach.


  • Don't save unused mixtures. Discard the surplus.
  • Don't use shampoo tint on eyelashes or eyebrows.
  • Don't use metal dishes.
  • Don't massage the scalp while tint is developing or after the tinting
    application is finished.
  • Don't apply tint if scalp has any cuts, sores or abrasions.
  • Don't comb through the shaft to blend the color until the color at the
    root is almost fully developed.
  • Don't apply on hair treated with metallic dyes, compound hennas,
    or so-called color restorers. Discoloration or breakage may result.
  • Don't allow the bleach or tint to contact the area in or around the eyes.

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