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Follow these instructions if...

you have never colored your hair • you want to change your current hair color
you have not colored in 3 months or longer

Apply all over / rinse

Apply hair color mixture to dry, unwashed hair • Work gently through hair as you would a shampoo.

Loosely pile hair on top of head • Process according to manufacturer’s directions.

When processing time is complete, add a small amount of warm water to hair and work into lather • Rinse until the water runs clear.

Follow these instructions if...

you color your hair every 4-6 weeks with a shade of similar tone and level

Touch-up new growth (root area first) / rinse

Make 1/4” partings throughout dry, unwashed hair • Apply mixture onto new growth area only, working from the front to the back of your head.

Leave color on new growth area for 25 minutes.

When processing time is complete, add a small amount of warm water to hair and work into lather • Rinse until the water runs clear.

ION™ Professional Recommendations

  • Always perform a strand and patch test
  • Use an old towel to protect your clothing
  • It is often not necessary to refresh the ends of the hair on every permanent hair color touch-up application
  • For resistant gray, use 20 volume ION sensitive scalp® crÈme developer and apply to gray area first
  • Always follow manufacturer directions
  • Apply a stain barrier cream around the hairline prior to application when using dark shades
  • Choose a lighter shade than desired if you are unsure of which shade to use, or if you have very few gray hairs
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