Filler is often used when going from light coloured hair to darker by 2 levels or more and for color correction. It re pigments the hair, helps to avoid fading, aids in achieving a cooler or warmer result and adds depth to your colour.
Blonde to darker 2 levels or more and colour correction
Use an equal amount of red or gold filler to equal amounts of warm water, mix well and apply to hair. Dry under heat for 10 mins. Do not rinse out. Apply desired colour as normal.
Warm result when going darker 1 to 2 levels
Add 1g of filler to every 15g of the desired colour and equal amount of developer. Apply as normal.
To avoid fading when going darker by 2 or more levels
Apply raw color (no developer) with a red or gold undertone/reflect, process for 20 minutes. Do not rinse out. Apply desired colour (with developer) on top and process as normal.
If less than 2 levels Colouriesteur mask can be used. If more than 2 levels apply raw colour (no developer) with a red or gold undertone/reflect, process for 20 minutes. Do not rinse out. Apply desired colour (with developer) on top and process as normal. When going from Ombre to Global Colour, use the same techniques on mid lengths to ends.
What products can be used for filling?
De Lorenzo has red and gold specific fillers.
InVision and Biomagic red or gold reflect colours.
Colouriesteur masques applied onto dry hair prior to colouring (do not rinse out) or added to the hair colour mix at a ratio of 1g masque to 10g colour.
Note: Red is the most commonly used filler.
Red: Red Filler, Raspberry, 7DP, 5MLB
Copper/Gold: 7IC, 7CB
Red: 77.07, 77.06, 55.55, 66.55
Gold: 66.07, 6.03
Red: Cerise masque, Roucou masque
FR Red Filler, FG Gold Filler, B Blue Filler, FBV Blue Violet Filler, FSP Smoky Pearl, Filler, FSG Sunray Gold Filler
The filling guide is provided as a reference only. Individual results may vary.