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Colour Guidance & Mixing


COLOUR GUIDANCE & MIXING
 - Most of the Naturtint shades are given a code consisting of a number and then a letter. The number tells you how light or dark a shade is, with 1 being the darkest and 10 the lightest (see Fig. 1). The letter after the number indicates the kind of tone you can expect from the colour (see Fig. 2).
 
Our most recent and contemporary 5 shades; 9.31 Sandy Blonde, 7.7 Teide Brown, 7.46 Arizona Copper, 6.66 Fireland and 2.1 Blue-Black, plus the Naturtint Reflex shades use a slightly different coding system. The 1st number indicates how dark/light the shade is, the 2nd number indicates the secondary colour (if applicable) used to produce the shade and the 3rd number is a reference to the addition of a 'splash' of a third colour (see Fig. 3). For example, the 7.46 is the same depth of tone as a 7N or a 7G, but the additional colours are copper, with a hint of red.  

 

Choosing a Naturtint Permanent shade: 

 

Darker - Can go as dark as you like. If you are undecided between 2 colours, go for the lighter shade as it is easier to go darker if the shade isn't exactly right, than to try and colour lighter.
 
Lighter - Naturtint can only lighten hair by one or two shades, e.g. if person's hair colour is a 6N, then you should not use a colourant lighter than an 8N, 8C or 8G. If you have very grey or white hair, it is best to avoid 10N & 10A (unless mixed with other colours) as they are too light to produce a significant colour change.
 
Covering Grey - Very resistant grey will require 40 minutes development time and the 'Natural' colours are usually the most suitable. Brighter tones such as the Mahogany and Copper tones should be mixed with a Natural tone if applied to grey or white hair. Lighter tones can look more flattering against our skin tone as we age, so don't be afraid to go a shade lighter than your natural colour once was.
 
Ash Tones - Shouldn't generally be used on their own unless you want to tone down hair colour i.e. if a light shade has gone too yellow, orange, brassy, golden, reddish. Otherwise they should be used as "mixer" tone to prevent these unwanted warm tones.
 
Common Blends - When using 'Natural' shades, if you tend to go too red, golden, brassy, yellow then blend in an 'Ash' colour. For example with 6N, 7N, 8N use 8A or with 9N or 10N, use 10A. To tone down Mahogany (4M, 5M and 7M) colours or if you are using these shades on grey hair, mix with similar number of a Natural colour. To mellow Coppers (5C, 7C and 8C) or if you are using these shades on grey hair, mix with similar number of a 'Natural' colour.


Choosing a Naturtint Reflex Non-Permanent shade: 


As Naturtint Reflex is a temporary colour rinse and free from hydrogen peroxide, it cannot lighten the hair at all so you should choose a colour the same or darker than your current colour. Whilst Reflex can only cover the early signs of grey hair, customers who can only use Reflex (perhaps due to allergy of illness) have offered us tips and hints on how they have maximised the grey coverage  with Reflex. Please email or call us if you think this information would be helpful.
 
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 Fig 1  1 swatch nature's dream natural hair products1  1 = Black
   2 swatch nature's dream natural hair products  2
   3 swatch nature's dream natural hair products  3
   4 swatch nature's dream natural hair products1  4
   5 swatch nature's dream natural hair products1  5 = Mid-brown shade
   6 swatch nature's dream natural hair products  6
   7 swatch nature's dream natural hair products  7
   8 swatch nature's dream natural hair products  8
   9 swatch nature's dream natural hair products1  9
   10 swatch nature's dream natural hair products  10 = Lightest Blonde

 

 

Fig 2 N = Natural (basic black, brown & blonde shades
  G = Golden
  C = Copper
  M = Mahogany
  R = Red
  A = Ash
  I = Iridescent

 

Fig 3 1 = Ash
  2 = Purple
  3 = Golden
  4 = Copper
  5 = Mahogany
  6 = Red
  7 = Brown

 

 

 

 

 

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