How to Use

Bleach

When adding colorpHlex to your bleach/lightener services, first follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the brand of bleach/lightener you are using.
Also remember that when you add colorpHlex to your bleach, you calculate the amount to use by the total number of ounces/ml of the bleach + developer mixture combined (not the beach alone).

NOTE: Please use your professional judgment when working with lighteners. Processing times will very depending on the brand you use and the color you are trying to achieve.

Instructions for Bleach/Lightening:
1. Prepare bleach per manufacturer’s instructions.
2. Add 3 droppers (3ml) colorpHlex Step 1 per ounce (30ml) of total bleach mixture (bleach + developer) and mix thoroughly.
3. Process per bleach manufacturer’s instructions. Monitor carefully.
4. Rinse hair thoroughly. Gentle shampoo optional if applying a toner for double processing. Use the same procedure for toner as for color listed above.
5. Towel dry.

TIP: If toning or doing a double process, apply toner or second process first before applying Step 2- this should be the last step in your process.

6. Apply a small amount of colorpHlex Step 2 to hair and comb through from roots to ends (add more for longer or thicker hair).

NOTE: It is important to remember that you do not want to apply Step 2 to any area of the hair that has not been treated with colorpHlex Step 1 first. To ensure all of the hair has been treated with Step 1, apply Step 1 with a fine mist bottle to any areas of the hair that is not being bleached/colored.

7. Leave in hair for up to 10 minutes. (Fine hair will require less time, between 2-5 minutes).
8. Rinse and style as usual.

Category: Bleach

Color & Toner

When adding colorpHlex to your color services, first follow the manufacturer’s instruction on the brand of color you are using.
Also remember that when you add colorpHlex to your color, you calculate the amount to use by the total number of ounces/ml of the color + developer mixture combined (not the color alone).

Instructions for Color:
1. Prepare color or bleach per manufacturer’s instructions.
2. Add 1 dropper (1ml) of colorpHlex Step 1 per ounce (30ml) of color mixture (color + developer) and mix thoroughly.
3. Process as per color manufacturer’s instructions. For high lift tint, monitor carefully.
4. Rinse hair thoroughly. Gentle shampoo optional if applying a toner for double processing.
5. Towel dry.

TIP: If toning or doing a double process, apply toner or second process first before applying Step 2- this should be the last step in your process.

6. Apply a small amount of colorpHlex Step 2 to hair and comb through from roots to ends (add more for longer or thicker hair).

NOTE: It is important to remember that you do not want to apply Step 2 to any area of the hair that has not been treated with colorpHlex Step 1 first. To ensure all of the hair has been treated with Step 1, apply Step 1 with a fine mist bottle to any areas of the hair that is not being colored.

7. Leave in hair for up to 10 minutes. (Fine hair will require less time, between 2-5 minutes)
8. Rinse and style as usual.

Category: Color & Toner

When adding colorpHlex to your toners, first follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the brand of tonerr you are using.
Also remember that when you add colorpHlex to your toner, you calculate the amount of colorpHlex to use by the total number of ounces/ml of the toner + developer mixture combined (not just the toner alone).

NOTE: Please use your professional judgment when working with bleach/lighteners. Processing times will very depending on the brand you use and the color you are trying to achieve.

Instructions for Toning:
1. Prepare toner per manufacturer’s instructions.
2. Add 1 dropper (1ml) of colorpHlex Step 1 per ounce (30ml) of toning mixture (color + toner) and mix thoroughly.
3. Process as per manufacturer’s instructions.
4. Rinse hair thoroughly. Gentle shampoo optional.
5. Towel dry.
6. Apply a small amount of colorpHlex Step 2 to hair and comb through from roots to ends (add more for longer or thicker hair).

NOTE: It is important to remember that you do not want to apply Step 2 to any area of the hair that has not been treated with colorpHlex Step 1 first. To ensure all of the hair has been treated with Step 1, apply Step 1 with a fine mist bottle to any areas of the hair that is not being colored.

7. Leave in hair for up to 10 minutes. (Fine hair will require less time, between 2-5 minutes)
8. Rinse and style as usual.

Category: Color & Toner

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for applying direct die color to hair.

NOTE: Please use your professional judgment when working with lighteners. Processing times will very depending on the brand you use and the color you are trying to achieve.

Instructions for Direct Dyes:
1. Bleach the hair with colorpHlex Step 1 added to formula. Do not apply Step 2 to hair after rinsing.
2. Rinse bleach and apply the direct dye to hair WITHOUT colorpHlex Step 1 (Since there is no developer used, you do not need to add colorpHlex).
3. Process per manufacturer’s instructions.
4. Shampoo hair and apply colorpHlex Step 2 and leave in for 2-10 minutes depending on hair type
and texture.

NOTE: It is important to remember that you do not want to apply Step 2 to any area of the hair that has not been treated with colorpHlex Step 1 first. To ensure all of the hair has been treated with Step 1, apply Step 1 with a fine mist bottle to any areas of the hair that is not being colored.
Category: Color & Toner

Stand Alone Treatment

When applying colorpHlex to damaged hair, make sure to assess the degree of damage in order to differentiate if your client needs a Full Treatment for medium to high levels of damage or if your client needs a Quick Treatment for minor damage.

Instructions for Full Stand Alone Treatment:
APPLICATION
Spray towel dried hair with full strength colorpHlex Step 1 and work through the hair with fingers and/or a large tooth comb to evenly distribute. [To apply with a non-spraying applicator (like a nozzle bottle) mix 1 part colorpHlex Step 1 to 3 parts water (ex. 4ml Step 1 to 12ml water).]

PROCESS
Place under heat for 10 minutes.
(For super conditioning, colorpHlex Step 1 can be dried into the hair. In this case the hair should be in the desired alignment i.e. combed into smooth lines or for curly hair combed or scrunched into the desired curl.)

NOTE: It is important to remember that you do not want to apply Step 2 to any area of the hair that has not been treated with colorpHlex Step 1 first. To ensure all of the hair has been treated with Step 1, apply Step 1 with a fine mist bottle to any areas of the hair that might have been missed.

FINISH
After processing, apply a small amount (approximately ¼ oz. or 7.5ml) of colorpHlex Step 2 to the damp hair and comb through from scalp to ends. Leave on the hair for up to 10 minutes then rinse the hair and proceed with the next service.

When applying colorpHlex to damaged hair, make sure to assess the degree of damage in order to differentiate if your client needs a Full Salon Treatment for medium to high levels of damage or if your client needs a Quick Treatment for minor damage.

Instructions for Quick Stand Alone Treatment:
APPLICATION
For slightly damaged hair, mix 1ml of colorpHlex Step 1 into 7.5ml (1/4 oz.) colorpHlex Step 2 and apply to shampooed hair.
For moderately damaged hair, mix 2ml of colorpHlex Step 1 into 7.5ml (1/4 oz.) colorpHlex Step 2 and apply to shampooed hair.
For damaged hair, mix 3ml of colorpHlex Step 1 into 7.5ml (1/4 oz.) colorpHlex Step 2 and apply to shampooed hair.

NOTE: It is important to remember that you do not want to apply Step 2 to any area of the hair that has not been treated with colorpHlex Step 1 first. To ensure all of the hair has been treated with Step 1, apply Step 1 with a fine mist bottle to any areas of the hair that might have been missed.

PROCESS
Apply the colorpHlex mixture to the hair and comb through from scalp to ends. Leave on the hair for 5 to 10 minutes. (Heat improves the performance of the treatment.)

FINISH
Rinse the hair and proceed with the next service.

Texture Services

When adding colorpHlex to your perm services, first follow the manufacturer’s instruction on the brand of color you are using.

PROCESS
After the perm has been processed as normal, rinsed and blotted per manufacturer’s directions. Before neutralizing, spray colorpHlex Step 1 directly on the hair while it is on the rods.

TIP: To apply with a non-spraying applicator (like a nozzle bottle) mix 1 part colorpHlex Step 1 to 3 parts water (ex. 4ml Step 1 to 12ml water).

Wait 3 to 5 minutes to allow Step 1 to penetrate to the ends of the hair. (Delaying the neutralizer even longer does not create a problem and can even improve your results.)

NEUTRALIZING
Before applying the neutralizer, blot again if necessary, apply neutralizer and leave on for the full time suggested by the manufacturer.

NOTE: It is important to remember that you do not want to apply Step 2 to any area of the hair that has not been treated with colorpHlex Step 1 first. To ensure all of the hair has been treated with Step 1, apply Step 1 with a fine mist bottle to any areas of the hair that is not being chemically treated.

AFTER NEUTRALIZING
Remove the rods, rinse and apply a small amount (about ¼oz. or 7.5ml) of colorpHlex Step 2 and leave on the hair for up to 10 minutes. Rinse the colorpHlex Step 2 from the hair and proceed as usual.

When adding colorpHlex to your relaxer services, first follow the manufacturer’s instruction on the brand of relaxer you are using.
*colorpHlex is not recommended with any aldehyde or methylene glycol based relaxers. colorpHlex can be used as a treatment before or after these “keratin-type” relaxers to reduce or repair damage.

Instructions for Lye (Sodium Hydroxide) or No-Lye (Calcium Hydroxide, etc.) Relaxers*:
Follow the manufacturer’s directions and incorporate colorpHlex as follows:
1. Apply relaxer cream to hair, process.
2. Rinse, gently towel blot.
3. Apply colorpHlex Step 1 by spraying it on full strength.

TIP: To apply with a non-spraying applicator (like a nozzle bottle) mix 1 part colorpHlex Step 1 to 3 parts water (ex. 4ml Step 1 to 12ml water).

GENTLY distribute through hair with fingers or wide-tooth comb. Be careful, the hair is in a very fragile state. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Do not rinse.
4. Apply neutralizing shampoo, distribute through hair with hands per manufacturer’s instructions, then rinse. Follow the manufacturer’s direction to be sure the hair is fully neutralized.

NOTE: It is important to remember that you do not want to apply Step 2 to any area of the hair that has not been treated with colorpHlex Step 1 first. To ensure all of the hair has been treated with Step 1, apply Step 1 with a fine mist bottle to any areas of the hair that is not being chemically treated.

5. Apply a small amount (about ¼ oz. or 7.5ml) of colorpHlex Step 2 for 5-10 minutes, then rinse and proceed with next service.

When adding colorpHlex to your relaxer services, first follow the manufacturer’s instruction on the brand of relaxer you are using.
*colorpHlex is not recommended with any aldehyde or methylene glycol based relaxers. colorpHlex can be used as a treatment before or after these “keratin-type” relaxers to reduce or repair damage.

Instructions for Regular Thio Relaxers*:
1. Apply thio relaxer to hair and process.
2. Rinse, towel blot, and apply colorpHlex Step 1 to the hair by spraying on full strength.

TIP: To apply with a non-spraying applicator (like a nozzle bottle) mix 1 part colorpHlex Step 1 to 3 parts water (ex. 4ml Step 1 to 12ml water).

3. Distribute through the hair. Allow to penetrate the hair for 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Do not rinse. Towel blot if necessary and apply neutralizer and leave for the full time recommended by the manufacturer.

NOTE: It is important to remember that you do not want to apply Step 2 to any area of the hair that has not been treated with colorpHlex Step 1 first. To ensure all of the hair has been treated with Step 1, apply Step 1 with a fine mist bottle to any areas of the hair that is not being chemically treated.

5. Rinse and apply a small amount (about ¼ oz. or 7.5ml) of colorpHlex Step 2 for 5-10 minutes, then rinse and proceed with next service.

When adding colorpHlex to your texture services, first follow the manufacturer’s instruction on the brand of straightening treatment you are using.

Instructions for Japanese Straightening Treatments:
1. Apply thio relaxer to hair and process.
2. Rinse, towel blot, and apply colorpHlex Step 1 to the hair by spraying on full strength.

TIP: To apply with a non-spraying applicator (like a nozzle bottle) mix 1 part colorpHlex Step 1 to 3 parts water (ex. 4ml Step 1 to 12ml water).

3. Distribute through the hair.
4. Blow dry and flat iron the hair.
5. Do not rinse. Apply neutralizer and leave for the full time recommended by the manufacturer.

NOTE: It is important to remember that you do not want to apply Step 2 to any area of the hair that has not been treated with colorpHlex Step 1 first. To ensure all of the hair has been treated with Step 1, apply Step 1 with a fine mist bottle to any areas of the hair that is not being chemically treated.

6. Rinse and apply a small amount (about ¼ oz. or 7.5ml) of colorpHlex Step 2 for 5-10 minutes, then rinse.
7.Blow dry, and then flat iron the hair.