Breaking the Base
Q: I am trying to find out the formula for a service called breaking the base. I know it is used to lighten roots on high-lighted hair.
The typical mix for a "Soap Cap" or "Break-the-Base" formula is 3 ounces of liquid shampoo, 2 ounces of 20-volume peroxide developer and 1 ounce of on-the-scalp oil bleach. Mix these ingredients well and apply it to the new growth. Process the formula for three to eight minutes, depending on the results you desire.
While this mix is great for a quick freshening of highlighted hair with new growth, you can also use this formula all over the hair to give a boost to the hair's shine and color. After processing, apply water and work the mix into a lather then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water followed by a cool water rinse.
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