Shades EQ is mixed in a 1:1 ratio of Color Gloss to Shades EQ Processing Solution. Always mix in equal parts and use immediately.
Example: 1/2 oz. (15ml) 06NB + 11/2 oz. (45ml) 06G and 2 oz. (60ml) Shades EQ Processing Solution.
For optimum results, always develop for the full 20 minutes at room temperature.
Porous hair that has been chemically treated or damaged from environmental exposure or heat styling may more readily accept colour. Always conduct a preliminary strand test to see how the hair will accept colour. If ends are very porous, use a diluted or softer formula. Apply Shades EQ to a small section of hair and develop according to directions. If you feel that a formula may be too dark, add Shades EQ Crystal Clear (000) or a 09 light level shade. See the Dilution Solution chart on the following page.
Shades EQ can be diluted with Shades EQ Crystal Clear (000) or a 09 shade to lessen or soften the tonal deposit of any Shades EQ formula.
If less colour deposit is required, use Shades EQ Crystal Clear (000); for softer deposit, use a 09 shade.
Dust-Free Lightening Crystals Mixing & Development
Mix Product in a well-ventilated area. In a non-metallic mixing bowl, measure Shades EQ Dust-free lightening crystals
Add Shades EQ Crystal Clear (000) and mix.
Add Redken Pro-oixde Cream Developer and mix throughly.
Timing On/Off-Scalp Application: Develop at room temperature until desired lightless is achieved for up t oa maximum of 50 minutes. DO NOT USE HEAT