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Couleur Experte® Application Instructions

Step by step guide to using the Couleur Experte product

Before You Color


• Do a skin allergy test by cleansing a quarter sized area of skin in the bend of your elbow. Using a plastic utensil, mix a small amount of the formula and apply a small portion of it to your skin.

  • Do not wash test area for 48 hours to see if reaction occurs. If there is any irritation call a doctor before coloring your hair.

  • Do a strand test by applying color to a small section of hair before covering your whole head. This will give you an idea of how long to keep the color mixture on in order to achieve your desired results and gives you a nice preview of what your hair will look like.



    Mix
    Step 1
    Put on gloves and remove cap from Multi-Tonal Crème Developer (bottle 1A).
    Step 2
    Pierce opening of Gel Crème Color Base (Tube 1B) and squeeze entire contents of tube into bottle 1A.
    Step 3
    Replace flat cap on Developer bottle (1A). Shake well until contents are thoroughly mixed. Remove flat cap immediately.
    Step 4
    Twist off the tip of applicator cap and place on developer bottle (1A).

    All-Over Color Application


    Choose All Over Color Application if:
      It is your first time with Couleur Experte®.
      You want to change your haircolor.
      You haven't colored in 3 months or longer.


    Apply
    Step 1
    Apply all-over color (bottle 1A) on dry, unwashed hair.
    Step 2
    Saturate your hair and pile hair loosely on top of your head.

    Time
    Leave on for 25 minutes. For resistant grays, leave on for 35 minutes.

    Rinse
    Step 1
    When time is up, add a bit of warm water and work into a lather.
    Step 2
    Rinse until water runs clear. If color gets in eyes, quickly rinse with cool water. Towel dry.
    Step 3
    Toss out any unused color.
    Step 4
    Saturate your hair with your regular conditioner. Leave on for 2 minutes and rinse. Dry your hair into your usual style.

    Touch Up Application


    Choose a Touch Up Application if:
    You color every 4 to 6 weeks with the same shade.

    Apply
    Use applicator tip to part hair and reach roots. Apply a portion of color to new growth at the roots until roots are completely saturated.

    Time
    Step 1
    Leave on new growth area for 20 minutes. If you have resistant gray, give it an additional 10 minutes—30 minutes total at the roots.
    Step 2
    Work remaining color through the lengths and ends of hair and wait 5 more minutes.

    Rinse
    Follow directions for All-Over Color Application.

    Harmonizing Highlight


    Step 1
    For better results, dry your hair into your usual style before highlighting. If you prefer to highlight on damp hair, comb towel-dried hair into your usual style.
    Step 2
    Put on the fresh pair of gloves provided.
    Step 3

    Pour entire contents of Illuminating Crème Developer (bottle 2A) into the mixing well in Tray 2. Add Illuminating Powder (Packet 2B) to the mix. Thoroughly blend with the Spatula until the mixture turns into a cake-frosting texture without lumps (about 2 minutes).



    Option A: Apply with Easy-Glide Highlighter


    Step 1

    Make sure your hair is completely detangled. Dip spatula into mixture and apply by smoothly spreading onto sponges of the Easy-Glide Highlighter. TIP: For shorter hair apply mixture onto sponge on one side of the applicator. For longer hair apply mixture onto sponges on both sides of the applicator.


    Step 2

    Starting at the front of your hair, lift and separate the strands of hair you want to highlight. Select thinner strands of hair for subtle highlights. Select wider pieces for a more dramatic look.


    Step 3

    Glide strand through the Easy-Glide Highlighter starting at 1/4” away from scalp out to the ends. Completely saturate hair with product evenly on both sides from root to tip. Lay strand down gently. The mixture will not spread.


    Tip

    You should apply enough product to a strand to see a ribbon of blue bleach covering the entire strand. The more product applied, the more pronounced the highlight.


    Tip
    Alternate application from left to right side after each strand to ensure even, natural results.
    Tip
    Ensure that product is spread evenly from root to tip vs. clumps of product at the root.

    Option B: Apply with the Wand


    Step 1
    Make sure hair is completely detangled. Starting at the front, lift and separate thin strands you want to highlight.
    Step 2
    Dip brush end of wand into mixture and apply a generous amount of product on strand 1/4” away from the scalp out to the ends. TIP: Do not brush mixture directly on your head.
    Step 3
    Gently smooth out product and saturate hair evenly on both sides and from root to tip.
    Step 4

    Lay the highlighted strand back on your head; the highlights will not spread. Continue highlighting, making sure each strand is evenly and thickly coated. Alternate from side to side as you work all the way around to ensure your highlights are even and balanced around your head.



    Time

    When you’ve finished the last highlight, start timing. Leave on for 10-15 minutes for subtle results. For more visible highlights leave on for 15-25 minutes.


    Tip

    Check lightening after 10 minutes by wiping some highlighting mixture off of a strand. Thin/fine hair may lighten more quickly than thick/coarse hair.



    Rinse & Condition
    Step 1
    Keep your gloves on and rinse hair thoroughly with warm water.
    Step 2
    Saturate your hair with Multi-Moisture Crème Conditioner. Leave on for 2 minutes and rinse. Dry and style as usual.

    Tip
    Keep remaining Conditioner for use once a week. Keep your color looking its best, do not shampoo your hair for 24 hours after coloring.
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