|My single processed hair|
|My highlighted hair|
Okay - so if you are on the redhead journey with me and haven't read Going Red, Part I you can read it HERE. Long story short, I had been doing highlights with about 4 shades of red and eventually flipped to single process red - now I am 100% Goldwell 8KG. I just liked that there wasn't as much brown in the color, I felt like it looked more "red" for longer and the root situation is better because everything is so red. However, I found out that my Aveda Madder Root Conditioner was turning my hair pink. No bueno.
I was at an industry convention and happened to meet former Vogue Magazine Editor, Joan Lasker, who does a single process on her ebony hair and had already created the TouchBack Marker which has won Allure Magazine's Editors Choice Award multiple times - it's a fat marker that covers gray roots and won't flake or rub off.
TouchBack Plus+ (avail at Ulta) which encompasses color deposit Shampoos, Conditioners and Leave-In Conditioners. I am OBSESSED. They are ammonia, peroxide and sulfate-free and come in eight colors -
|Rich Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Ash Blonde, Golden Blonde, Light Auburn, Dark Auburn|
I talked with Joan and we chose Light Auburn for me since I'm an "orangey" red - the hair world calls it copper gold - vs. a more burgundy/auburn red (in which case I would have used Dark Auburn). When I tell you it extends your color please believe that is like magic in a bottle - the UVA/UVB Sunscreens and antioxidants keep your color looking awesome and won't let it oxidize in the outdoors. Here's what I know - my colorist took one look at my hair after starting TouchBack Plus+ and said "you have to tell me what you're using so I can share it with my other clients" - especially for RED you guys! Which is notorious for fading.
Doing a single process helps to keep my red more vibrant for more time but without the TouchBack Plus+ line I would be a fading ginger. I need to buy stock in it because I've become a total pusher. If you single process your hair and you want your color to stay as true as possible, I think you should be using this shampoo and conditioner - no exceptions :)!