- If you want to dye your hair, the proportions will NEVER be 1 part color to 2 parts developer.
- Hai dye is a blend of 1 part dye and 1 part developer.
- If you use a box dye, you’ll have the exact amounts of dye and developer to blend. So, you’ll need to use the bottle of developer, which has 60 ml, and the dye, which has 60 ml.
- If you buy the developer and dye yourself, you should use 70 ml of dye and 70 ml of developer because that’s the equivalent of 1 part dye and 1 part developer.
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If you’ve come this far to know how much one part dye and two parts developer should be, fate has been kind to you.
By having this information, you won’t ruin your hair today.
Hair dye isn’t prepared with one part dye and two parts developer.
Of course, you need to use the exact proportions.
As coloring is a chemical process, two problems may arise if you don’t use the proper amounts of products:
- First, if you use more developer than dye, you’ll dry out your hair.
- Second, if you use more dye than the developer, the dye won’t penetrate the hair and change your hair color.
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You need to use 1 part dye and 1 part developer to prepare the dye.
- If you use a dye kit, you don’t have to worry about measuring either the developer or the dye. All you have to do is mix them. Even if you use your developer with a box dye, you should always use 1 part dye and 1 part developer.
- On the other hand, if you bought the ingredients yourself, you should mix 70 ml developer with 70 ml dye. Why 70 ml? Because home-use dyes have that amount. So you won’t make any mistakes.
How do you measure one part dye and one part developer if you don’t use a box dye? Here are some ideas.
How to measure equal parts of developer and hair dye
Colorists have tools to measure the exact amounts.
For example, when you prepare the dye, you should consider your hair length. You’ll need more dye if your hair is longer than shoulder length.Still, you’ll use one part developer and one part dye. Let’s see an example.
Let’s say you want to dye your hair dark brown, and it’s above shoulder length. In that case, you’ll need 70 ml of dye and 70 ml of a developer.
Likewise, imagine your hair is 10cm below shoulder length.
How many parts of dye and developer should you use?
You’ll need one part dye and one part developer, but both products should be in higher amounts.
So, you’ll need 140 ml dye and 140 ml developer. It’ll still be 1 part dye and 1 part developer.
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Regardless of your hair length, the proportions of the dye are one part dye and one part developer. What will change if your hair is very long is the amount of each element.
How do you measure one part dye and one part developer exactly?
- You can use a measuring cup, preferably glass. So, put the developer in the container until you reach 70 ml, and then add the dye until you reach 140 ml. Then, blend to integrate. You can’t go wrong with this method.
- You can also use measuring spoons for cooking or washing clothes.
- Y If you have a digital scale, use it to measure the developer and dye.
Finally, what would happen if you used 1 part 1 part dye, and 2 parts developer?
The dye would be diluted and the color lightened.
For example, if you mix 1 part dye with 2 parts developer to reach dark brown 3, your hair will be dark orange. You’ll need to visit the salon to have a colorist apply a toner, at best, or bleach, at worst.
There’s no mystery. One part developer and one part dye means blending equal amounts of dye and developer to prepare hair dye. Alternatively, using one part dye and two parts developer’ll ruin the color and your hair’s health.