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Absolute Perfection Booster Step 1

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Absolute Perfection Booster Step 1 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 259.
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  • Absolute Perfection + Absolute Color Sealer = Enhanced results Repairs and helps to generate new bonds for stronger hair Reduces dryness during chemical services Restores moisture and reduces breakage

    ion Color Brilliance Absolute Perfection repairs and helps to generate new bonds for stronger hair. ion Absolute Perfection Booster can be added to any hair color or lightener to revitalize hair strength while instantly helping to repair and smooth the surface of the hair.



    “This product gives me the confidence that I am able to safely do my hair color at home, without damage, without breakage. It’s my hair color insurance policy” - Stacey Jones, Serving Red Salon

  • Salon Directions: Mix lightener or hair color thoroughly, before adding ion Color Brilliance Absolute Perfection Booster.


    Hair Color: Mix ½ a vial (1/8 oz or 3.75 ml) into 4 oz of color, no developer adjustments are necessary.


    Lightener: Mix 1 vial ( ¼ oz or 7.5 ml) into 2 oz of bleach mixture.  Due to the intense conditioning actives, increase the level of developer 1 full volume for best results. 10 Vol to 20 Vol., 20 Vol. to 30 Vol., 30 vol to 40 Vol.

  • Compatible with all manufacturer formulations. Read and follow packaging instructions.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from You need this I decided to bleach my brown hair to a light ashy blonde. I used this every time I bleached or toned and my hair survived with very little breakage all thanks to this miracle! Highly recommend
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super conditioning I used this with high lift color and another time with bleach. My hair came out feeling like it was conditioned instead of colored. Ill use this when lightening my hair from now on. I had zero breakage or dryness.
Date published: 2020-05-21
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product It's a great product, I give to this product 5 stars because it's very good
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Booster/Bonder Great substitute for olaplex. I use this as a bonder.
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HELPS KEEP HAIR FROM FALLING OUT WITH BLEACH I always add this to my bleach or hair dye because my hair doesn’t feel as damaged after. It protects the bonds in my hair from splitting
Date published: 2020-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Step 1 I’ve used this before and thought it worked better then. It was just okay. Of course it’s not the premium bonder and olive oil works better than this.
Date published: 2020-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product saved my ravaged hair!! I had been going to a salon for about a year to get my hair, when my friend could no longer do my hair from her home. And the salon visits, would never ever last as long as the at home processing did. Even after toning or using permanent colors, my hair would no longer hold in the color (any at all) or moisture or even the deep conditioning treatments they would kindly whip up for me. My friend who used to do my hair for years used to use Olaplex when we went from a level 2 to a 9 and it did not ruin my hair, but restored it. So I figured, my hair needed some kind of bonding treatment and let me tell ya, it worked- followed by their Step 2 Sealer!!! My hair feels soft + smooth + silky like butta again. It's shine and luster has for realz been restored*** The only reason I gave it a 4, was because the directions on how much to use on the Step 1are somewhat mis-leading. I wasn't sure if it meant 2ozs of pre-mixed color or 4 ozs after it's mixed with the developer so I used the whole bottle of Step 1. More clarity on the directions would be appreciated! Thank you, Ion
Date published: 2020-05-09
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Can I leave this on overnight if used as a treatment mixed with water?

Asked by: xZombre27
Olaplex says that theirs on has acting power for 45 minutes so there’s no point past that time frame. If this is anything like that it would probably be the same and have no more of an effect. It’s suppose to be a binder not a conditioner. 
Answered by: Mns20201
Date published: 2020-04-23

Can I use this mixed with One n Only Colorfix? I'm trying to remove black hair dye with as little damage possible.

Asked by: lallen74
I have only used this as a stand alone. You can check YOUTUBE. But if I were you I wouldn't do this. Black die removal is something I'd take to a salon so you can explain what kind of die you used so you won't end up green, blue, orange. There is going to be damage from the chemical lifting so make an appointment with a colorist. You are playing with fire.
Answered by: Tgirlsss
Date published: 2020-04-10

Can I put this into my hair after the bleaching process????

Asked by: msophia97
Answered by: Maddierb
Date published: 2020-01-04

Can I use this in the one and only Argan oil hair color?

Asked by: Rebecca 49
Yes, I use One and Only and add 1/2 vile and I get great results. 
Answered by: Yuliana6
Date published: 2019-04-09

I have a very short pixie and sometimes it only takes an ounce of color and 2 ounces of developer to do my hair. do i use less than 1/8 ounce of step 1.

Asked by: peachell
Instructions call for 1/2 vile or 1/8 oz. unless you are lightning so I would use that amount
Answered by: Farmwife
Date published: 2019-04-29

Is it ok to use both the Ion Booster and the Ion Violet Color Intensifier Additive together in a dye? I couldn't find any mention/reference about using both of these products together, or saying not to, but thought I should check.

Asked by: FinnsMomma
I’ve used it with the ash additive, it worked fine.
Answered by: Stellarfly
Date published: 2019-03-25

It seems most people bleach their hair that use this product. I color my hair black. Can I use it weekly or every two weeks on my black hair? And would I mix half a vial with 1/4 of water for medium to short hair?

Asked by: Tammibec
I have brown hair and use this product every time I color. I only use the booster, step 1, when color my hair. I have started using the sealer, step 2, every 1-2 weeks depending on how much sun I am getting to keep my hair soft and in good condition.
Answered by: mary2101
Date published: 2020-04-20

I was told this product is similar to Olaplex that it is added to your color to prevent and protect against the breakage of hair from bleach or cold is this true?

Asked by: Sammie48
That is true. I love it. I add it in every time I color my hair. Keeps it looking healthy and shiny.
Answered by: Rachelann2327
Date published: 2019-08-20

Is this product similar to what some salons will call a clear shine or a process to make hair more shiny and silky

Asked by: Tammey 55
Absolute Perfection Booster repairs and helps generate new bonds for stronger hair during lightening or hair coloring. Color Sealer helps restore moisture and strengthens the hair. The Absolute Perfection Booster can be added to any hair color or lightener to revitalize hair strength while instantly helping to repair and smooth the surface of the hair. What you may be looking for is our ion Color Brilliance Demi or Semi in Clear for just a shine gloss!
Answered by: Your ion color expert
Date published: 2019-08-20

if I'm using a 3:3 ratio, do I need to use more then 1/4 (1 vile) ? what about 4:4. the mixing ration fornthe lightened I'm using is 1:1, but I have medium length, this hair and not sure what would best?

Asked by: BreezyBaby
You can use the entire vial for 3:3 or 4:4.
Answered by: Your ion color expert
Date published: 2020-02-13

Hi! My hair is naturally Platimum Blonde, which I loathe (lol)..I prefer ion™ Brights in I simply add the vial to the tube of color and mix well? Ty in advance for any help.

Asked by: B1u3sky13
That is exactly how I use the product. Seems to make my color last a bit longer. Hope this helps. I usually do not use a whole tube of color at one setting though. Good luck.
Answered by: Ruffles1
Date published: 2018-08-18

After using the I put the sealer on b4 Or after I tone??

Asked by: Blondie138
Answered by: Tgirlsss
Date published: 2019-10-28

can you use this with chemical treatments such as thermal reconditioning because its similar to olaplex?

Asked by: Ryann ll
I wouldn't recomend it. This is not the same thing as Olaplex. Olaplex #1 is a 100% concentration of their patented bond reconstructing chemical. This is just a blend of protective conditioners that have been formulated for color processes. Ion hasn't said that it was safe for other chemical processes so you dont know how it will react.
Answered by: Mgnbaker
Date published: 2019-08-20

At what part do you use in the coloring process?  (ion absolute perfection Booster)?

Asked by: blondebutnot1
I use this as a stand alone treatment. Look in YouTube for tutorials 
Answered by: Tgirlsss
Date published: 2019-12-06

If I were to use this with the loreal hi-color lifts, which is a dye that contains bleach, how much of the vial should I use?

Asked by: Atringa1
I typically use half the vial per box color seeing as they are premeasured. 
Answered by: LolaMBod
Date published: 2019-10-28

I am confused. So 1 vial (1/4 oz) should be mixed w/ 2 oz "bleach mixture". Is that not 2 oz of just powder? That is weight of lightener mixed w/ the powder bleach? And 1/2 vial for 4 oz color. Is that color+developer weight, or color oz. before mixing?

Asked by: Erinnnn1
Step 1 goes into your bleach or color mixture. Whatever the chemical process is. The weight of the mixture. You can eyeball it, you don't have to measure it that precisely. They're always talking about the mixture.
Answered by: Debbie S
Date published: 2018-12-15

Hi, I accidently added the whole bottle instead of 1/2 with my 4oz of hair color. Does anyone know if this will affect my color or what I should do? It is already on my hair.

Asked by: Jdcourt22
I have done this intentionally, and had no problems. :)
Answered by: DarqueGryn
Date published: 2019-08-30

I was given ion absolute perfection step one by Sally.. to use in my hair. I read some about it and it says to use when coloring hair. I already have color but its frizzy damaged somewhat. So why was I referred to this? was also given Majestic Devine mask

Asked by: beeebles
You can use it as a stand alone-you need to mix the vial with 4 oz of water before application. You need step 2 afterwards though.
Answered by: DarqueGryn
Date published: 2018-08-09

If I just want to deposit color onto my medium brown hair to enrich the color, do I just mix step one and the color? No developer.

Asked by: AmandaKL27
No. You still need a developer but you can use a low level one like a 10. I believe Sally’s sells a developer that contains as low as 3% but unless your hair is severely damaged a 10 developer shouldn’t damage your hair. This product does not activate hair color and does not contain peroxide. You can still mix it in with your color but its job is to repair and protect the broken bonds caused from lightening hair. Good luck. 
Answered by: JulesDDr
Date published: 2019-12-09

Just to clarify, as a stand alone, I would use 1/2 a vial of step one mixed in 4oz of conditioner? What about step 2?

Asked by: LizzyDuss
I would follow Amy84927 on this one (she posted a previous answer to this question). I use Steps 1 & 2 as stand-alone treatments, and follow the Olaplex directions as she has said. Being that this product is an exact Olaplex dupe, then Amy84927's advice is right on! Seems that a lot of people here are not aware that this can be used as a stand-alone treatment. Just like Olaplex, yes it definitely repairs your hair if used as stand-alone. There are some of us who have pre-existing bond damage before coloring/lightening, that may not be fully repaired during the addition of Step 1 and subsequent use of Step 2 during the coloring/lightening process. In those cases, additional stand-alone step 1s & 2s would bring on further improvements. Also, it's not only coloring and lightening that breaks the hair's disulfide bonds. Daily use of curling irons, flat irons, hair dryer and other thermal and chemical treatments further damage the disulfide bonds yet again. Therefore, these are additional reasons to do periodic stand-alone treatments. Personally, I follow-up with a protein and an oil treatment on subsequent days after using stand-alone steps 1 and 2. I repeat the cycle --- "Steps 1&2" then "protein treatment" followed by "oil treatment" until I am satisfied with the level of hair restoration achieved. Why are protein and oil treatments necessary? Because this product, just like Olaplex, repairs broken bonds, but do not replenish the loss of protein and moisture (oil).
Answered by: AbbyHairCare
Date published: 2020-04-07

I have dark hair and will need to bleach my hair more than once. Can I, and should I, use this product with each step? Or do I only use it once? 

Asked by: kaygiiirl
It would be wise to add it to every batch of bleach you apply on your hair. Each session would break your hair's disulfide bonds, so you need them subsequently repaired each and every time. This only repairs the disulfide bond damage, not protein and moisture loss. You would still need a good protein treatment and an intense oil treatment afterwards.
Answered by: AbbyHairCAre
Date published: 2020-04-09

What is this product for and what is it supposed to do ? Thanks 

Asked by: Shelly1234
This product is similar to Olaplex. During hair processing (bleaching, heat styling, etc...) the disulfide bonds in our hair get tangled and undone, resulting in damaged hair strands that manifest as dry brittle unmanageable hair that doesn't respond to oil and protein hair treatments. In the past, the only way to handle such damage was to cut off the damaged hair. What this product does is to reconnect those broken disulfide bonds, to make the hair structure normal again. This product, when added to the bleach solution/box hair color, repairs the hair immediately while the chemical procedure is in process. When used this way, the hair stays healthy throughout and after the chemical processing. When used as a stand-alone hair treatment, it repairs the existing hair damage, resulting in shinier, softer, bouncier hair. For severely damaged hair, repeated treatments bring better results. Personally, when I use this as a stand-alone treatment, I follow what Olaplex users have suggested online: To leave it on for several hours or overnight with a plastic hair cap on. It's important that the hair stays wet during the entire duration of the treatment, because once the hair dries, the product cannot do its job. Thus, the absolute necessity for the plastic hair cap. During hair processing, I use this product together with coconut oil. I add this product to the bleach/hair color solution, and saturate my hair with coconut oil at least 4 hours. What's the science behind using this product and coconut oil at the same time, during bleaching/coloring? This product doesn't address the other type of damage that happens during any treatment that involves peroxide/oxygen activator/developer: the "metal oxidation damage" that happens to the hair during the bleaching/coloring procedure. Our hair naturally contains trace amounts of metals, like copper. When oxygen in the hair color/bleach gets in contact with the hair, metal oxidation occurs, which in turn results to some sort of a chemical burn damage to the hair. There are two oils so far that are known to inhibit this chemical reaction from ever happening, thus cancelling metal oxidation damage: coconut oil and argan oil. Since coconut oil is more widely available and much cheaper, it's the oil of choice for most people. Use extra virgin coconut oil, where the full spectrum of protective coconut lipids are present. If you use MCT coconut oil or fractionated coconut oil, you won't get the level of protection you will need to cancel out the metal oxidation in your hair. You will need to saturate the hair for at least an hour (better if 4 hour to overnight), to allow the coconut oil to penetrate all the way to the cortex. While the hair is "generously wet" with coconut oil, apply (over it) the bleach or box hair color on your hair. (a.k.a., do not rinse off the coconut oil). I've walked into hair salons with coconut oil all over my hair, and some stylists were concerned that the oil will interfere with the bleaching and coloring procedure. I was able to convert them each time, because not only did the bleaching or coloring work despite the oiled-up hair -- my hair was unbelievably shiny, soft and bouncy afterwards. I've got 5 stylist converts who vowed they'd start doing it to their own hair from then on. Depending on the brand of bleach/hair color you're using, the product might work much slower to process. I've experienced a 50% time delay on a brand of japanese hair color, but the healthy hair I got in exchange for the time delay is much worth it. I've read accounts of some people upping the strength of the developer but I found that unnecessary if you're willing to let your hair process 50% to double-time much longer than normal. On my particular hair, adding this product to US-brand bleach and box hair color did not cause a time-delay for processing. This product is not a replacement for protein/keratin treatments. You will still need to replace the protein loss on your hair after bleaching/coloring.
Answered by: AbbyHairCAre
Date published: 2020-04-07

Would this still work if mixed in with bleach on top of coconut oil?

Asked by: Lexi0819
Go ahead, us the coconut oil and this product together. They both protect the hair by different mechanisms. I've used them at the same time numerous times (on 9 volume bleach - black hair to medium blonde in one session). My hair stays healthy each time. Takes about 50% longer to process though, but well worth it! The mechanis of Coconut oil is, it prevents the metal components of our hair from reacting with the peroxide in the bleach/hair color. The oxidation reaction is responsible for MOST of the hair frying. So, no metal oxidation means a lot less damage. This product is similar to Olaplex (and all other Olaplex dupes), which repairs a different type of bleach/hair color damage that coconut oil doesn't address. It reconnects the disulfide bonds that get undone during hair processing. The synergy of this product + coconut oil has given me the liberty to abuse my hair and yet retain a beautiful healthy, bouncy mane. Also, I don't get salon hair treatments anymore. On my hair, the egg+olive oil hair method has surpassed the results of the high end expensive salon treatments I used to get. Co-washing has also been revolutionary for my tresses.
Answered by: AbbyFreshLocks
Date published: 2020-02-09

I've died my hair bright green 3 times with semi permenant dyes and want to remove the color and I've heard lightening boosters with the 10 to 20 developer can remove fashion colors like green. Would this product alone work to remove the green from my hai

Asked by: iamallison
No. This product does not contain a lightening agent. It simply helps strengthen hair and prevent breakage during the lightening process. To remove the semi permanent hair dye you could try a gentle method using dandruff shampoo, baking soda, or lemon juice. Or a more harsh method of using bleach or a color remover. Good luck. 
Answered by: JulesDDr
Date published: 2018-02-01

The ends of my hair will no longer keep my color I have been dying it plum the last couple times and the ends always wash out within 3 washes . Will this help keep the color longer ? 

Asked by: Arie2008
I’m not a pro, just an older lady who’s been doing my own hair for a very long time. So please, check with a professional. However, with what little you explained about your situation, it sounds like maybe your dealing with dead ends and might need a trim. And probably a deep conditioning. Whether this product you specifically asked about will fix your problem or not.... my answer is maybe. But I would truly work on making your hair healthy again. Sometimes we have to give up our favorite colors for a while so our hair can heal. Good Luck!
Answered by: GrammyHerrick
Date published: 2019-12-01

Would you time before step 2 or after shampoo?

Asked by: Ashwillis83
I include this in my hair color mixture, before I put it on. It really works great, then after I shampoo I use Number 2.
Answered by: Donziegirl
Date published: 2018-05-02

Can this be used with toner?

Asked by: Daniellebigott
Yes it can be, but remember it decreases the potency of the developer as it is a nice alternative to playlet. I hope this helps 
Answered by: LolaMBod
Date published: 2018-11-04

How much perfection booster do i add to 90 ml of color?

Asked by: Bjcampbell40
It's been a while. Sorry l think I did half
Answered by: Laura101
Date published: 2017-10-12

Can I use the Pre color treatment on my hair till damp and use the booster step 1 in the color mix? Would that be too much? I just want to protect my hair because I'm planning to do some highlights after by a professional.

Asked by: Mariela123
That's what I do.  I'm certainly no expert or a professional but it seems to protect my hair and the color lasts longer.
Answered by: CarmensaBlonde
Date published: 2018-02-28

If I am mixing this product with color only, should it be used on wet or dry hair?

Asked by: Basically
Dry hair
Answered by: rebelkat
Date published: 2018-02-21
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