We recommend doing a strand test with Radiant Cream Color if you are coloring your hair with this shade for the first time. This helps determine optimal timing and color results. You will need an elastic band and a timer.
- Create a test strand by selecting a 1/4" wide strand of hair from an underneath (underlying) section, and place an elastic band 2" from the root.
- Using the remaining mixture from the Sensitivity Test, or another small mixture of 1 part Radiant Cream Color and 1.5 parts Conditioning Color Activator, completely cover the hair strand.
- Start timing. After 35 minutes, check the strand. To cover resistant gray, it may be necessary to leave the hair color on for up to 45 minutes.