Chocolate Browns

Chocolate Brown Semi-Permanent Hair Colours by NXT

About Chocolate Browns

The beauty of our professional semi-permanent Chocolate Brown reflects is their ability to add a hint of instant opulence. These pigments have the warmth to create a healthy luxurious finish without the intensity that can be too overpowering for some client’s tastes. The high shine adds another dimension for hair colours that epitomise understated glamour.

Our tone-on-tone colours have been formulated to last between 18-24 washes. As they are free from ammonia, parabens, PPDs and other nasties they’re ideal for toning lightened, bleached or natural hair.

We’re confident you’ll find the perfect shade of chocolate brown on our extensive colour chart. However, our 39 reflects are intermixable to allow you to create something bespoke. For perfect results, select the shade and mix one part colour with two parts of our specialist low peroxide cream developer, then apply to clean, towel-dried hair using a tint bowl and brush. For a more intense and long-lasting result apply to dry hair. The technician should carry out a patch test before the first application of a chocolate brown shade. Simply apply a small amount of the colour behind the ear and leave for 48 hours. In the event of irritation or the appearance of redness do not apply to the client.

How it works

NXT mildly-oxidising semi permanent colours are sometimes referred to as tone-on-tone, demi, and quasi-permanent colours. When the Chocolate Brown 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 Chocolate Brown 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 Chocolate Brown 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 Chocolate Brown 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 Chocolate Brown 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 Chocolate Brown 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 Chocolate Brown shade deposited into the hair and bond with the hair’s structure to change the appearance of the locks for 18-24 shampoos.