Grey hair tends to be resistant and typically takes longer to grab hold of the hair. Since there is no pigment, there is no need to lift. You just need to open the cuticle enough to deposit the color. If you feel you can get full coverage using a 10 or 15 volume then by all means use a lower volume.
What does 10 volume developer do to hair?
The 10 volume developer is a standard oxidizing level for permanent, no-lift hair color. It’s designed for use when you want to add a color tone or tint to the hair of the same lightness level. It also opens the hair cuticle layer, allowing the color molecules to penetrate and deposit in the cortex.
What happens if I use 10 developer instead of 20?
It will last less long than using 20 Vol, but the result will be OK. But when you are trying to go blonde, using 10 Vol developer is unlikely to give you good results. In general, 20 Vol opens the cuticle more, allows the hair’s natural melanin to escape and deposits vibrant pigments much deeper than 10 Vol will do.
Can you use 10 developer to darken hair?
10-volume Developer (3% peroxide)
Darkness of the hair by 1 level. It only works if you are going from a lighter tone to a darker one, not the other way around. It adds a tone or color to the hair at the same level of lightness.
Is 10 volume developer enough?
10 volume will slightly open the cuticle and allow for moderate penetration of color molecules. Similar to 5 volume, 10 volume can be used with permanent color lines for depositing color, however, it will not offer much grey coverage or lift.
Do I use 10 or 20 developer?
It depends on what you are trying to achieve. If you’re going darker, you should use 10 developer. 20 – 40 developer can be used to lift 1-4 levels. 20 developer is best for grey coverage.
Can I mix 10 vol and 30 vol developer?
If you are using creme peroxide I would just mix equal parts of the 30 and 10 vol. Whatever you do, never add tap water to a bottle of peroxide.
How long can you leave 20 developer on hair?
You shouldn’t leave 20 volume developer bleach in your hair for more than 30 minutes. However, 30 minutes is a long time. Ideally, you can remove the bleach before reaching the 30-minute maximum, but the actual timeframe will depend on your natural hair color, preferred shade, and hair type.
What happens if you put too much developer in hair dye?
If you put too much developer in hair dye, your color will end up diluted, which will make the color that ends up in your hair softer and weaker. On the other hand, if you don’t add enough developer, your hair won’t absorb the dye’s pigment, and all you’ll end up with is uneven hair color.