Touche Chromatique is Kérastase’s 1st color correcting ink-in-care for color-treated hair. Blended with Masque Chromatique, it provides the best of care and the best of color integrity by enhancing and/or neutralizing reflects between two colorations.
A beauty favorite of bloggers and Instagrammers, color-correcting makeup products rely on the complementarity of colors. When looking at the color wheel, colors that are directly across from another cancels the other out. These colors are called complementary and each is used to offset and neutralize the other. For instance, red is directly across from green in the color wheel, which is why green formulas work best to cover redness on your skin.
For the first time, Kérastase taps into this trend in beauty and applies the science behind color complementarity to revive color-treated hair.
Touche Chromatique contains direct dyes that provide a lasting color by neutralizing unwanted undertones. These dyes were chosen because they bind to colored hair: used by leading hair colorists in the world, these dyes are truest to the shade of the hair and protect the fiber.
There are 4 shades:
-Cool Blond (Violet formula) neutralizes unwanted yellow reflects or undertones for an enhanced cool blond.
-Cool Brown (Green formula) neutralizes unwanted red/red-orange reflects or undertones for an enhanced cool brown.
-Copper enhances copper reflects for a revived copper-hair result.
-Red enhances red reflects for a revived red-hair result.
After performing a thorough diagnosis in a Kérastase salon, the hairdresser will be able to recommend you the right shade of Touche Chromatique to use, and will give you all the usage recommendations
You should start using Touche Chromatique from the third week after coloration to the last week of the coloration cycle.
Thanks to the lasting power of direct dyes, only one weekly application is necessary to assure an homogeneous result and avoid overload on the fiber. On average, every third shampoo.
Touche Chromatique corrects reflects, provides the hair color with shine and radiance on lengths and ends. It does not replace coloration but allows you to maintain a vibrant color and a beautiful hair texture for longer, in between two colorations.
It is not necessary to perform a skin test. Touche Chromatique is applied on color-treated hair. Moreover, it’s only applied on the lengths, and must not get in touch with the scalp.
You must use the tools provided (bowl & spatula) to prepare Touche Chromatique.
- Use the spatula to take Masque Chromatique and fill it in the bowl to the dosage line (15mL/0.5 fl.oz)).
- Add 10 pumps of Touche Chromatique to the mask in the bowl
- Mix thoroughly to obtain an even texture
- Apply on shampooed and towel-dried hair (cf. Application part below)
This mix provides the ultimate concentration of direct dyes and ensures the unequalled performance of Reflection masques in terms of color-correction as well as in terms of care: a beautiful hair texture provided by the smoothing, detangling and softening agents to protect the integrity of your hair fiber.
Touche Chromatique must be freshly mixed, just before the application in order to ensure the efficacy of the direct dyes and to ensure the desired shade.
Mixing Touche Chromatique with another masque or fondant than those mentioned is not recommended.
Fondant Chromatique can be used with Touche Chromatique. Like with Masque Chromatique, the same tools must be used and the leave-in time (5 mins) as well as mix ratio must be respected. Due to the direct dyes’ performance, only a weekly application is necessary with the Fondant.
Touche Chromatique should not be mixed directly in the masque jar because the ratio would not be respected and the result not assured. This mix could exceed the recommended quantity of Touche Chromatique. Furthermore, the direct dyes used must be kept in a different package to protect them and their efficiency.
The result will be too intense or the neutralization too strong. The risk of staining hands is higher. The recommended ratio was tested to provide the best of color correction and care, to get a natural and enhanced result.
The result is not going to be visible enough, and the neutralization performance will be less effective.
- Apply 2 shampoos of the chosen Bain Reflection and towel-dry your hair
- Apply the mix evenly on the lengths and ends
- Leave in for 5 minutes
- Lather then rinse thoroughly
Touche Chromatique must not be applied on roots. If necessary, you can use a comb in order to apply the mix as near to the roots as possible.
Touche Chromatique will not change the current hair color but revive and prolong a faded color and/or neutralize an unwanted reflect. Follow the dosage and application instructions to get the most perfect result.
Touche Chromatique was developed to maintain color-treated hair and revive or neutralize a color. The result on natural color will be very slight and is not recommended.
The direct dyes are eliminated by shampooing the hair. If the reflect is too intense, you should apply a neutral shampoo on your dry hair and perform a massage on the lengths. Rinse and apply Masque Chromatique.
Touche Chromatique must not be applied without the masque. Because of the direct dyes, the result is going to be too intense. The mask nourishes the hair and provides shine to the color as well as a multi-protection.
Touche Chromatique is more effective and better absorbed by wet hair. An application on dry hair can lead to irregularities and will increase the quantity of product required.
Touche Chromatique does not stain hands, if you follow the application instructions. Legal authorization confirms that gloves are not mandatory to use Touche Chromatique, at home or in salon. In case you apply the direct dyes directly on your hands or skin, rinse it directly with water.
Exceeding the application time can lead to a result that is too intense or to irregularities in the color.
The direct dyes technology is very concentrated and efficient, only a 5-minute leave-in is necessary to achieve a perfect result.
Touche Chromatique is not going to change the result of your next coloration. In some cases, by using the Touche Chromatique, the hair growth may be spaced out.