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Troubleshooting color shift with Cezanne.

Can Cezanne lift color?

As with all keratin smoothing treatments, there is a potential to lift color because of the heat involved with the process. Whether or not any color is lifted and how much color is lifted is a function of the particular hair or color type and condition as well as the temperature of the blow-dryer and/or flat iron.


Color can be done before or after the treatment. If color is done after the treatment, you eliminate issues of lifting color. However, if there is excess residue in the hair after the flat iron, you should wash the hair again before you apply the color. When coloring before the treatment, some stylists adjust the level of the color to allow for any lift that may occur. If your client has pink, blue, green, yellow or any other bright fashion colors, there may be a greater tendency for lift. You can eliminate the issues related to lifting color if you color after the treatment. If unwanted warmth does occur during the smoothing step, decrease the flat iron temperature and increase the number of passes with the flat iron.


If lightening with a high lift color and not lightener, when should color be applied?

If you are highlighting with high lift color, not a lightener, you should consider treating first and coloring after. The only time we recommend coloring first is when you are using lightener.

When using a high lift for highlighting, it is best to wait a couple of weeks before performing a Cezanne Smoothing Treatment. 

When applying the root color, you may need to leave the color on a bit longer to reach the desired level with the best deposit.