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Using majirel to lighten dark blonde hair - help!

(20 Posts)
MissisBoote Wed 01-Mar-17 13:48:28

DD wants some kind of balayage style in her dark blonde hair. She's probably a 7 base colour. In the summer she gets natural highlights from the sun.

I used majirel to dye my own but my base colour is a 5 so I just dye it the same colour to get rid of the grey.

The blurb on the packet says it can lighten up to three shades. Does that mean I use it still with a 20% volume developer?

She's got brown eyes so I was thinking of a beige or golden blonde.

Anything else I need to know before I don the plastic gloves?

MissisBoote Thu 02-Mar-17 09:57:49


MoBro Thu 02-Mar-17 23:07:10

i work with Inoa but 20 vol will lift up to 2 levels and cover grey. 30 vol up to 3 levels. Did you buy another shade?

MoBro Thu 02-Mar-17 23:10:33

If you're only hoping to lift to a level 9 on virgin hair and happy to have a warmer tone- 20 vol will do. That's if she definitely isn't darker than a base 7.

MissisBoote Fri 03-Mar-17 10:59:53

Thanks mo
I haven't yet bought anything.
Can you buy developer in smaller sizes?
I don't really want to buy a litre of 30 volume.
Will I need to use a toner too?

MissisBoote Fri 03-Mar-17 11:09:39

Here's the actual hair colour.
It looks lighter in real life.

ProudBadMum Fri 03-Mar-17 11:11:42

I use maiji, well the bright red and I use 20 vol and my hair is a similar shade

Don't use any higher if you dont have too. You can buy 100ml bottles from hair from Sally's. It's what I use

MoBro Fri 03-Mar-17 11:24:54

You generally only tone when using pre lightener. 20vol and a level 9 shade will give you a very subtle sun kissed shade with a balayage technique.

MissisBoote Fri 03-Mar-17 12:30:19

Thank you so much.

Right I'm going to go for a 9.0 as I think that will look good with her skin tone. (she's a pale olive - tans quickly in the summer but pale for the rest of the year round). My other choice was a 9.3 but I think that might be too golden for her especially in the spring time.

MissisBoote Fri 03-Mar-17 12:45:04

This is what I'm aiming for

MissisBoote Fri 03-Mar-17 13:40:05

Or will it end up more like this if I use 20 vol?

ProudBadMum Fri 03-Mar-17 14:51:27

It depends on your daughters hair and how it takes to the peroxide.

ProudBadMum Fri 03-Mar-17 14:52:12

Go for 30vol, it might go lighter than intended though due to the lift in maji

MissisBoote Fri 03-Mar-17 15:13:46

That's what I was thinking.
I'll do a strand test of both grin

ProudBadMum Fri 03-Mar-17 15:22:13

I use the Majicontrast Rouge and my hair is a little Lighter and 20vol turns it bright red. If I used 30 vol I'd glow in the dark grin

I sell and use Maji and usually 20 vol is enough. Is it the hi lift one?

MissisBoote Fri 03-Mar-17 15:34:57

No just the regular majirel.

MoBro Fri 03-Mar-17 19:06:28

The difference is, majicontrast is a colorant specifically for dark bases for high impact intense results. It is formulated differently to a regular L'Oréal shade. So 30vol with a level 9 could never look bright exactly but obviously it's best not to use a higher peroxide than required.

MissisBoote Sat 04-Mar-17 13:36:03

So should I stick with the 20 vol?

I don't want her hair to break off.

MoBro Sat 04-Mar-17 14:15:12

If she was my client I'd be using 30 vol to guarantee lift. If you use 20vol and it's barely noticeable, you will need bleach to re-lift. I'd stay away from the 9.3 as it will deposit a lot of warmth and can sometimes look brassy.

MissisBoote Sat 04-Mar-17 15:14:13

Thank you - yes I'd plumped for the 9.0 after a bit of research.

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