Bleach not lifting

#1
I have a regular client who for the last 2 yrs has been having L’Oréal dia richesse 601. She now would like balayage and has shown me picture below.

I took some test cuttings and applied L’Oréal bleach + 20 vol and did another with 30vol. Couldn’t get past level 7, quite coppery.
We then decided to use a colour remover. Not much change as she is a level 6 ( no grey) anyway but all tint removed.
Tried another test cutting and exactly the same again. Can’t understand why I am not able to lift it to at least a 9. Any advice appreciated.
 

#2
Has your bleach gone off? If you’ve had it a while it’s a possibility ‍♀️ If not that have your peroxide’s oxidised? Just thoughts
 

Haircutz

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#3
As above, powder bleach definitely has a limited shelf life, even if it looks ok.
Are you using the matching brand developer, it does make a difference?
 

#4
Only bought the bleach about 3 weeks ago and using a matching brand that is also fairly new.
 

ronray

Well-Known Member
#5
I have a regular client who for the last 2 yrs has been having L’Oréal dia richesse 601. She now would like balayage and has shown me picture below.

I took some test cuttings and applied L’Oréal bleach + 20 vol and did another with 30vol. Couldn’t get past level 7, quite coppery.
We then decided to use a colour remover. Not much change as she is a level 6 ( no grey) anyway but all tint removed.
Tried another test cutting and exactly the same again. Can’t understand why I am not able to lift it to at least a 9. Any advice appreciated.
Try a chelating shampoo or malibu c cleanse on the hair first. Sounds like something is creating a barrier. What products/shampoos is she using?
 
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