Neutral, natural blonde infused with a hint of cool violet makes for a pretty modern twist on blonde. The NXT semi-permanent violet blondes add a subtle extra dimension to blonde as elements of pearl and pastel combine for truly beautiful hair colour that fades gradually over time.
And as the colourist, you don’t need to worry that the gorgeous violet blonde shade you have created will lose its vibrancy too quickly. These mildly oxidising semi-permanent colours have been formulated with anti-fade technology that means your client’s colour will gradually wash out over 18-24 shampoos.
After selecting the appropriate shade from the colour chart, activate by mixing one part violet blonde colour with two parts of our specialist low peroxide cream developer. For clients with more white hair this should be adjusted to 1:1.5. Always apply to clean, towel-dried hair using a tint bowl and brush and leave to develop for 20 minutes without heat or 15 minutes with heat. Rinse thoroughly. It is the responsibility of the hairdresser to carry out a patch test at least 48 hours before the colour service. Dab a small amount of dye behind the ear. In the event of irritation, itchiness or redness do not continue with colouring the hair.
NXT mildly-oxidising semi permanent colours are sometimes referred to as tone-on-tone, demi, and quasi-permanent colours. When the Violet Blonde shade is mixed with the releaser and applied to the hair, a series of clever chemical reactions occur to deploy the hair colour. Small and medium colour molecules in the dye penetrate the cuticle and in part the cortex to oxidise it and inject new pigments. These are washed out of the hair in 18-24 shampoos.
When the mixture of Violet Blonde and the specialist NXT releaser is applied to the hair, it penetrates the cuticle and in part the cortex, which is oxidised by the hydrogen peroxide found in the releaser. The chosen shade then deposits small and medium colour molecules to change the appearance of the hair. As the colour is ammonia free and developer very low in strength, much of the new pigment is closer to the surface. Therefore, these semi-permanent colours have a stunning high shine.
It’s all down to a series of clever chemical reactions. Once the colour pigments, when mixed with the releaser, have penetrated and oxidised within the hair’s cuticle (and to a lesser extent the cortex) the colour molecules from the Violet Blonde shade are released into the hair shaft and the new hue is created. These colours are light-reflecting and deliver high shine as most of the colour pigment is deposited closer to the surface.
The semi-permanent colour change occurs in the cuticle and in part the cortex, which is penetrated and mildly oxidised by hydrogen peroxide in the releaser. Small and medium colour molecules in the Violet Blonde dye release the new pigments to create a beautiful new hue. As most of the change occurs close to the surface these quasi permanent colours deliver a high shine.
To allow the Violet Blonde to change the appearance of the hair, the colour, mixed with the developer first needs to penetrate the cuticle and in part the cortex and oxidise it. Once these chemical reactions have taken place, the small and medium colour molecules and pigments are deposited in the hair structure for colour that lasts for up to 24 shampoos.
NXT Mildly-Oxidising Semi Permanent Violet Blonde shades allow you to transform the appearance of your client’s hair through several chemical reactions. The hydrogen peroxide in the releaser allows small and medium colour molecules to penetrate the cuticle and in part the cortex and oxidise it. As much of the pigment in the new colour is close to the surface you’ll be wowed by the high shine – especially on virgin hair.
Colouring hair with NXT mildly-oxidising semi-permanent shades is so simple that it can be easy to forget that there is actually some pretty clever science taking place. The hydrogen peroxide in the releaser, along with the colour pigments penetrates the cuticle and in part the cortex and mildly oxidises it.. Another chemical reaction sees the small and medium colour molecules from the Violet Blonde shade deposited into the hair and bond with the hair’s structure to change the appearance of the locks for 18-24 shampoos.