Hair Clouding 101: The Haircolor Technique for Curls, Coils & Waves | RedkenPro
Earn points and discover new ways to grow your business. Enroll in Level Loyalty Rewards today! X
HAIRCOLOR TECHNIQUES HAIRCOLOR TECHNIQUES

HAIR CLOUDING: LIGHTENING IN A FLASH FOR CURLS, COILS AND WAVES

BY THE REDKEN TEAM September 22, 2022

When it comes to lightening your client’s hair, sometimes traditional highlights or balayage just won’t cut it. Luckily, Redken-Mizani texture expert Lindsey Olson has the perfect time-saving solution that works on all texture types. Meet hair clouding – the fastest haircloring technique designed specifically for curly, coily and textured hair.

hairclouding3hairclouding1


The best part about hair clouding, according to Olson, is its versatility. For clients who are just starting their hair color journey and want a subtle, sun-kissed look, the clouding technique makes it easily attainable through a slow and steady process. 

“No matter how thick or curly their hair is, it can create a subtle or dramatic change depending on starting level and processing time,” Olson says.

HOW HAIR CLOUDING WORKS

Redken-2021-Flash-Lift-Power-9-Pack-Shot-2000x2000884486375292

  1. Using Flash Lift Power 9 Bonder Inside with 10-volume peroxide, begin applying color with your hands to ensure saturation.   
  2. When applying the color with your hands, scrunch the curls to give a beautiful, soft effect. 
  3. Repeat steps 1-2 based on your clients’ desired result.  
  4. Depending on what your client is looking to achieve, the level of saturation would change.  
  5. Process for 20-50 minutes depending on how long it takes the hair to lift.  
  6. After processing, go in with a Shades EQ Bonder Inside to tone and repair. 
  7. To style natural curls or style with a wash ‘n’ go, use Mizani True Textures Curl Enhancing Lotion, a conditioning leave-in that enhances, defines and prevents frizz without the crunch.

HAIR CLOUDING PRO TIPS

hairclouding2


1. Always keep the base deeper to add an extra pop to the rest of the curls  

2. Always apply color on clean, brushed-out curls  

3. Shoulder length hair or above works best for clouding to show a strong reflect 


To learn more tips and haircolor techniques for textured hair, check out Jamal Edmond's Curlyage Technique and more from the ongoing Redken x Mizani partnership.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Related Products

envelope

sign up for 10% off an Education Class

Receive news on our latest launches and events, and 10% OFF one ticket to any Redken exchange live virtual hands-on class!

Please enter valid first name
Please enter valid last name
Please enter in (YYYY-MM-DD) format Age should be more than 13.
Please enter a valid email address. Submit
You are now signed up for the Redken Newsletter.
Your form submission was unsuccessful. Please try again later.