Step-by-Step: Back to Brunette

Rachel Bodt, colorist at Cutler SOHO in New York City, brought Brandon Thomas Lee back to his natural brunette roots just in time for the 2017 Met Gala using Redken haircolor. Previously a platinum blonde, Rachel used Redken Shades EQ to gradually darken his color and incorporated Redken pH-Bonder into every step to promote bond integrity during the process. Please find below the formula Rachel used to achieve Brandon’s new hue.

 

Step 1:

Fill Formula 1 – Zone 3 (pre-lightened ends for 20 minutes)

¾ oz. 05C Chili Shades EQ Gloss

¼ oz. 06WG Mango Shades EQ Gloss

1 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

2ml when using pH-Bonder #1 Bond Protecting Additive

 

Step 2:

Fill Formula 2 – Zones 1-3 (all over for 20 minutes)

2 oz. 06N Moroccan Sand Shades EQ Gloss

¼ oz. 05N Walnut Shades EQ Gloss

2 ¼  oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

4ml when using pH-Bonder #1 Bond Protecting Additive

 

Step 3:

Fill Formula 3 – Zone 1-3 (roots to mid-length for 20 minutes; ends for 10 minutes)

2 oz. 08N Mojave Sand Shades EQ Gloss

½ oz. 06GN Moss Shades EQ Gloss

2 ½  oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

4ml when using pH-Bonder #1 Bond Protecting Additive

 

Step 4:

Glaze Formula 1 – Zone 1-3 (all over for 20 minutes; ends for 10 minutes)

1 oz. 09T Chrome Shades EQ Gloss

1 oz. 000 Crystal Clear Shades EQ Gloss

2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

4ml when using pH-Bonder #1 Bond Protecting Additive

 

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