The first swatch you see in the photo is virgin salt and pepper light brown hair.
The center swatch has been colored with 4N (Light Neutral Brown) and 20-volume developer.
The third swatch has been colored with equal parts of 4N (Light Neutral Brown) and 20-volume developer. Both swatches were timed for 35 minutes.
Adding XL-Cream to any formula allows you to create lighter and more translucent final results.
- 3 parts color and 1 part XL-Cream creates a shade approximately 1 level lighter.
- Equal parts of XL-Cream and color creates a shades approximately 2 levels lighter.
Use the 3 to 1 ratio when your client’s color is just a little too dark and you want to transition to a lighter shade. Add a few highlights to the top to blend the new color with the old.
Let me know if you have questions I can answer by demonstrating on swatches.