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- Provides double drabbing action for maximum decolorizaton
- Provides 8-10 levels of lift
Clairol Professional liquid lighteners are formulated for every professional lightening need. Use for off-or on-the-scalp double-process blonding, as well as for special effects.
7th Stage lightens even the most resistant hair to palest yellow or almost white, prior to toning or for highlights. Stays in palce and reduces the chance of overlapping.
Caution: This product must not be used on Eyebrows or Eyelashes because of the risk of mixture should get into an eye.
Clairol 7th Stage Creme Hair Lightener 29 30
Great lightener This lifts my black hair easily. I love this lightener ! I like how it lifts 8-10 levels. This is a really great product. January 19, 2014
Not For Black/Darkest Brown Hair My hair was black/brown and I used this lightener with 3 Light Activator powder packets and 20 vol, as per the directions. I was expecting my hair to be bleached as light as possible, considering the products claims. However, my hair was left BRIGHT PUMPKIN ORANGE. No different than boxed bleach from Walmart. Seriously. I had to bleach TWICE to get my hair pale yellow. Even after one application, my hair was left feeling dry and damaged. July 19, 2013
Eh... My hair was a bright copper color after bleaching out permanent black hair dye. I followed all of the directions for this (20 vol. developer, activator packets), but used only a half-batch because my hair is short. Unfortunately, it only lifted a few levels and barely took any of the warm tones out. I wanted more of a neutral base, but I have a dark to med bright strawberry blonde now. Perhaps this works better on more "virgin" hair, but I found it is not good for getting dark colors out. April 15, 2013
My Favorite Lightener I started using 7th stage about 15 years ago and loved it on the first try. This is my go-to product for lifting my level 2 resistant warm toned hair to level 8/9 light blonde in one step. A few tips for how I use it. -Use a tint bowl and brush for mixing and application. This will ensure a smooth mixture and even coverage. -Use 20 vol (6%) creme developer. When using 20 vol liquid, it's turns to a thick gel that isn't so easy to work with and tends to dry out quickly. Creme gives better coverage on my thick hair. -DO NOT USE 30 VOL DEVELOPER!!! The people who stated they used 30 vol are messing up the formula; 20 vol is recommend so that the drabbers actually get a chance to do their job properly. -Excpect the mixture to be blue. Those are the drabbers to cancel out the red/gold tones. No, they won't gove your hair a blue tint at all. -Be sure to use the activator packets. 7th stage doesn't work without them. If this is your first time using this pick up 2 packets and do a strand test first. -DON'T USE 30 vol DEVELOPER! The people who stated they used 30 vol, are using this incorrectly and shame on the people who are Salon Pros doing this.This actually messes up the drabbing action. 30 vol will lift too quickly and the drabbers won't work properly. 20 volume is recommend so that the drabbers work as the hair is decolorized. -Rinse well with warm water for a few minutes, somtimes it's a pain to rinse out . Wear gloves while doing this because it's a little more gentle on your you hair in this fragile state. shampoo and use step 1 of the ApHogee two step protein treatment. This stuff is great for strengthening and work to even out porosity for even toning. Follow the directions on the bottle. I use this once a month to help with breakage. -Tone/tint, process,rinse and deep condition. If you're using a vegetable dye you may not need to deep condition. March 17, 2013