These products (L'Oreal MajiContrast & developer) are not intended for use by non professionals.
They are trade only products and therefore require you to be a trade card holder (i.e a professional hairdresser, beautician etc) to purchase.
However if you are not able to get the products I strongly advise going to a hairdressers/salon that use the L'Oreal products and telling them that this is what you want.
If you do get the products but are not a pro, please get a friend who may be a colorist to help or do your homework!! Bleach/ammonia products can be very damaging to the hair if not used properly.
ALWAYS follow the instructions.
What I used;
L'Oreal MajiContrast in Red (Rouge)
L'Oreal Developer #2; 9% / 30vol
Mix 25ml of the colour to 37.5ml of developer (Roots only)
50ml colour (full tube) to 75ml developer (Full head / first time)
My hair was greasy (not dirty - free from products!)
I left the mix in my roots for a total of 35/40 min.
(You can do 15min with heat)
After 15 minutes of the mix being on my roots, I mixed some of the colour with warm water
(Approx half tube - 25ml to 25ml water)
And applied this to the body and ends of my hair as this part was already bleached and I didn't want to lift the colour anymore. (This would cause the red to fade faster and cause damage)
I left this on for 20min.
Total 35-40minutes in total.
(The colour does contain ammonia so beware that this can be damaging to the hair)
I rinsed the colour out and used a colour shampoo to wash the hair.
Leave at least 2 - 3 days before washing your hair to allow the dye to properly 'set' in the hair.
To maintain the colour I will use;
Crazy Color in Vermillion or Fire.
Directions in PillerBox Red
StarGazer Red dye
(All semi permanent and conditioning dyes)
Revlon 'Nutri Color' (Color Bomb) in 600 (A warm Red)
(This is an intensive conditioner containing colour - toner)
Here are a few pics of my gruaig now!
(Normal condition- allowed to air dry, not styled)
Hope this was helpful!!