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Goldwell Topchic Developer Lotion - 20 Volume - 6% 

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What it is:
Goldwell Topchic Professional Hair Color is the "2002 Winner Of The Stylist Choice Award." Achieve your target color every time with Topchic.

What it does:
Topchic is the permanent alkaline hair color for superb color results. Infused with hydrolyzed wheat protein and panthenol to add strength and shine to hair. Impeccable quality. Durable color. Get the desired effect. Accurate.

What else you need to know:
Formulated with Color Link, a patented technology that allows color molecules to "link" together. Its Patented Penetration System ensures even pigment distribution from scalp to ends. Total coverage. Precision in measurement. Tools designed for predictability. All Goldwell hair color is aligned with the Goldwell Master Palette. The Color Depot System guarantees exact dispensing and mixing. Unique to Goldwell products. Exceptional results for you. Right on target.


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Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phosphoric Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Disodium Phosphate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Salicylic Acid, Simethicone, Polysorbate 65, Methylcellulose
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Goldwell Topchic Developer Lotion - 20 Volume - 6%
4.5 Stars based on 124 Review(s)
20% Vol. Did NOT Lift Even 1 Shade For Me
October 9, 2014
Pros:
Good Coverage Covered Grays Smelled Good
Cons:
Did Not Lift 1 Shade

Mimi77
Waynesville, NC
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Love it
September 24, 2014
Great quality lasts a long time and enhances the color! Love it!

Lea
Mcallen, TX
4.5 Stars


Love it!
September 23, 2014
Goldwell is tried and true! My hairstylist asked who my colorist was because my color was so great! Excellent
Pros:
Works great
Cons:
None

Robby
Buffalo Grove, IL
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Why don't you indicate the huge size of this bottle?
September 3, 2014
I was shocked when I received this product. There was no indication on the size or quantity in this bottle. Now I'm stuck with 2 - 32 oz. bottles to go with 3 tubes of hair color. I had sent an inquiry regarding this and never got a response. I honestly don't know if I'll be ordering from Sleekhair again after this experience!

Laura Miyake
Long Beach, CA
4.5 Stars


love it
May 28, 2014
does what expected

Grace
Boca Raton, FL
4.5 Stars


Great buy!
May 21, 2014
I purchased the 6% (20 vol). I honestly didn't pay attention to the size so I was shocked when I received it! In addition to being a great deal it also works perfectly and does not smell bad!

Kirsten
New Hampshire
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Love it!
May 21, 2014
Have been using the same Goldwell color for years but in the Colorance version . With age my grays just would not cover at all anymore so I switched to Top Chic version of the color and used this 6% (20 vol) developerer. The results are amazing. Same color I've loved for years but with gray coverage. It's been 4 weeks since application and the grays are only now starting to lighten.. That's longer than when my hairdresser does it and for a much steeper price!
Pros:
Soft, shiny, hair and rich color

S Orr
Northeast PA
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


like it
May 2, 2014
I got this in 10v to tone my bleached hair and it worked wonderfully. Nice consistency that spewed well since I was doing my whole head this was helpful.

Alisha
United States
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


For gorgeous hair...
April 26, 2014
I use the Goldwell Topchic 20 volume developer along with 11B Goldwell color for the the most natural looking sandy blonde hair I've ever seen. My natural color is a medium mousey brown with lots of gray. I receive so many compliments and I can color at home. Thank you Goldwell Topchic!
Pros:
Easy to mix with the Goldwell Topchic hair color.
Cons:
None at all!

hulagirl1224
Dallas, Texas
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Love it!
April 11, 2014
I have used Goldwell products for years. Always consistent and always high quality. Worth every penny!
Cons:
None

Mary
Texas
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Great Value!
March 22, 2014
I love that this is sold in "bulk," at such a reasonable price. I had been coloring my hair using products from Sally Beauty and their developers end up being more expensive despite being of lesser quality. Also, very pleasant odor.
Pros:
Great value, pleasant odor, easy to mix.
Cons:
None.

Angela
Minnesota
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


good but too strong for me
March 15, 2014
I got this not knowing what strength to get, and my hairdresser told me that the 12% is to harsh for my hair. She suggested using 6%.

Annette
Florida
4.5 Stars


burn scalp
March 6, 2014
I usually use 40 vol. developer (Paul Mitchell) and special protect for the scalp because I have very sensitive scalp. This developer burned my scalp despite protect product. I used 30 vol. developer.

Maiia
San Jose, CA
4.5 Stars


Used it for years
February 26, 2014
I have used this product for many years with the Goldwell Topchic color. Very easy to use.

Saundra
Oxford, KS
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Great product
February 26, 2014
Item arrived quickly and the bottle was sealed at the top to prevent leakage. Good packaging. I will use Sleekhair again.
Pros:
Fast professional service

Deb
Australia
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Love it
February 25, 2014
I have been using this product for a while and I am always satisfied

Asha
New York
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Great Product, Love it!
January 3, 2014
I only use Goldwell products and continue to be very happy with them.

Helen
Boca Raton,FL.
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Thin consistency but did not burn scalp
December 30, 2013
I had a hard time just depositing color for root touch up because it's thinner than say, Schwarzkopf, when mixed. Also needed to leave on longer to fully develop. 50% white roots, so that may have had something to do with it.

Shannon
Cary, NC
4.5 Stars


Best Product!!
December 17, 2013
I Love Goldwell and use only their haircolor products. They are the BEST!!
Pros:
Easy to use, Beautiful shades with gorgeous results!

Cindy Ronan
Sarasota, FL
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Love it
December 12, 2013
If your going to be using goldwell color I suggest mixing with goldwell developer

Desiree
Staten Island, NY
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Love this product
November 25, 2013
I have always been using this developer and so far i am happy with it.

Sahar
Boston
4.5 Stars


Great developer.
September 10, 2013
Not to harsh.

Kath
Palm springs
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Informative info and true results!
September 3, 2013
The perfect level developer for the lift I was seeking. The product info was very helpful in allowing me to know what level to pick and how to mix to get my desired results.
Pros:
Easy to follow instructions on the product page. Easy to mix and use.
Cons:
None.

Stefani
Jacksonville, Florida
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Very good fr coloring hair
July 14, 2013
I have used this many iMessage to mix with top chic. I haven't tried the tube yet only the mousse.
Pros:
Easy to use and great for measuring perfectly.
Cons:
None

Amy Grenader
agrenader@me.com
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Impressed
May 26, 2013
I chose to use this for my own hair based on reviews here and directions on the manufacturer's site. It was my first experience with professional dye and developer and it could not have been easier. I just used a 1:1 ratio (eyeballed it based on markings on the bowl) and brushed it on. I used this with the Goldwell Topchic 6NBP to deposit color. My hair is smoother, softer, and shinier. The smell wasn't terrible either. Highly impressed and would recommend.
Pros:
Easy to use Inexpensive professional looking results Large container
Cons:
None

Inna
Virginia
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.




By ziba from Hollywood, FL on August 28, 2014
I have Med brown hair but I have lot of grey so I use color 4NN with 20Volume and sometimes with 40Volume. What is the best Volume to use with 4NN to cover grey?
By Maiia from San Jose, CA on September 1, 2014

Answer:
You'll need a developer, that will match the choosed color. 20 vol.developer is good for grey non-colored natural hair if you want to color your hair tone-to-tone or darker; or for natural hair if you want make your hair lighter up to 2 levels

40 vol.developer is needed if you want to make your hair lighter up to 4 levels
By Maiia from San Jose, CA on September 3, 2014

Answer:
You'll need a developer, that will match the choosed color (the color that you wish to get after coloring).
20 vol. developer is for grey non-colored natural hair if you want to color your hair tone-to-tone or darker; or for natural hair if you want make your hair lighter up to 2 levels, 40 - for natural hair if you want to make your hair lighter up to 4 levels

By Hakima Seddiq from Virginia on April 30, 2013
topchic 6n should be mixed with which developer to get a light color?

By Jan from Lake Oswego, OR on April 30, 2013

Answer:
20 volume/6% is the appropriate formula for hair which is either light and/or gray and you wish the color to "deposit" to the hair. Any higher percent % formula is used only for highlighting hair.
By Catherine from Newport Beach, CA on April 30, 2013

Answer:
The answer is that it really depends on what you are trying to do and what your base (natural color) is. If you are very gray - you can 10 or 20 volume. My hair is very gray and very resistant so I use the 20 volume. Remember that the stronger the developer, the more lift you are getting and the weaker the developer, the more color you are depositing. Grey hair needs more color and less developer. I would say that 20 volume would be just fine for your use.
By Katharine from Canonsburg, PA on April 30, 2013

Answer:
The volume or % of developer lotion you use is dependent upon what level you want to lighten your hair to.
The 6 N shade is simply to help cover the grey, so what other Topchic color are your going to be adding to the 6N to make your hair a lighter color? A general rule of thumb is that if you are going darker than your existing base color then you should use the 10 vol. If you are staying at the same level or going one level lighter than your existing base shade then you should use the 20 vol. If you are going 2 - 3 levels lighter than your exisitng base shade then you should use the 30 vol. If you are going 3 - 4 levels lighter than your existing base shade then you should use the 40 vol. Be careful to watch the mixing ratio of the color and the developer and the processing time, especially when you increase the volume of the developer. Also rememebr that the Topchic color should only be used on the rooted area of your hair. You will need to use the Goldwell Colorance hair color mixed with the Colorance lotion for the shaft of your hair.
By Jennifer from West Hartford, CT on April 30, 2013

Answer:
It depends on the starting level and shade of the hair, its condition and the level of the color you are using. Hair color has both a level (1 is black, 10 is light blonde) and shades (or tones). Level is an expression of the relative darkness or lightness, and shade indicates which direction (on a color wheel) it 'pulls.'

To understand you need to use a color wheel. Darker levels are towards the interior of the wheel, divided into tones (probably what most people think of as 'colors.'). Say you are aiming for 'red hair.' Some people think of shades that are in the R segment of the wheel, while others really mean K or KG. Now you must consider where you are starting from. If you are lightening very dark hair, red tones will appear as it lightens, even using a neutral shade. The lighter you go, the more red appears (although it also depends on the individual's hair pigment makeup). If you are lightening dark hair and DON'T want red tones, you must use a shade from the opposite side of the color wheel to neutralize (Ash). Developer strength indicates how many levels lighter. So 20 volume brings the hair up to 1 level lighter. 30 volume 2 levels lighter and 40 volume 3-4 levels (though Goldwell recommends use of blonding cream for this level of lift).
By Venetia from Pompano Beach, FL on April 30, 2013

Answer:
30 volume
By Lori M from Winderemere, Fl on April 30, 2013

Answer:
I use 7N with topchic developer lotion 20 volume. You can also add a bit more developer if you want a lighter color without changing your shade. Great products, I always get asked who does my hair and what products do I use.
By Amy from Houston, Texas on April 30, 2013

Answer:
I always use 20 Volume with every color
By Kathleen from E. Northport, NY on April 30, 2013

Answer:
20% volume is a neutral developer. If you want lighter use 30% or a level 7 in the top chic color. I would use the level 7 and not the 30% developer because it would be less damaging to the hair.
By Kelly from Portage, MI on April 30, 2013

Answer:
It depends on your natural color, 20 volume only lifts 2 levels at best, especially if you have dark hair.
By Bridgette from philadelphia on May 5, 2013

Answer:
depends on the starting color - 20 will lift two levels (ie - if you are 4- you will get 6) - the volume of peroxide determines the amount of lift. 20 should be adequate to cover gray and lift two levels.

By Shelly from Rochester, NY on September 1, 2012
Do you need to use the pump with this product or can you just measure out the appropriate amount in a bowl?
By Sheila from Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 1, 2012

Answer:
You can just pour the correct amount. My stylist said the
Mix should be the consistency of cool whip.
By Joyce from Brandon, Fl on September 1, 2012

Answer:
You can just measure the correct amount in a bowl.
By regina from florida on September 1, 2012

Answer:
You do not need to use pump. Just make sure to put lotion in bowl first, before hair color.
By Joyce from Chicago on September 1, 2012

Answer:
No, I actually mix a couple of colors and Goldwell's developer. My formula is equal parts to all ingredients. Even when you touch up roots, it's an equal quantity only smaller amounts of product. Mixing thoroughly will give you the consistency you desire and of course timing is everything.
By Karin from California on September 1, 2012

Answer:
My bottle did not come with a pump. It has a large pop top lid and a small spout under it to dispense the product which works well for measuring..
By Michelle from San Francisco, CA on September 1, 2012

Answer:
There is no pump. I use a bottle with ounce measurements marked on the size to measure and mix the appropriate amounts. It's 1 to 1 ratio with the color, so if you use a bowl, it should be ok if you measure it with something to get the correct 1 to 1.
By NANCY from Pleasanton, CA on September 1, 2012

Answer:
You do not need to use the pump, just be sure that you're using a 1-to-1 ratio of Top Chic hair color and Topchic Developer. I do recommend using the Goldwell Color Measuring bowl with the cannister hair color. The bowl allows you to meaure the developer when you pour it in. You then measure the amount of hair color added from the cannister. It's more accurate and less messy than squeezing from the tubes.
By Abigale from Tamarac, FL on September 1, 2012

Answer:
If you do not have the pump, fear not, you can certainly use the product by pouring the developer into a measuring bowl, it's always good to measure the amount of product you are using.
By Michel from NY on September 1, 2012

Answer:
I measured out the appropriate amount in the bowl there is no need to use the pump.
By Kelly from USA on September 1, 2012

Answer:
You can measure it out in a bowl.
By Deanne from Boston on September 1, 2012

Answer:
I measured the developer into a bowl and it was perfect!
By FERNANDO from NEW YORK, NEW YORK on September 1, 2012

Answer:
I just need to measure the right amount.
By Heather from Vancouver, BC on September 1, 2012

Answer:
You do not need the pump for the developing lotion - it has a flip top lid.
By Diane from Northern California on September 1, 2012

Answer:
No need to order -- or invest in -- a pump. Measuring this fine product out in a bowl works great and it's a very "forgiving" product in that you can utilize non-scientific measuring devices/methods and it still provides great results.
By Ms. Picky from Camarillo, CA on September 1, 2012

Answer:
You xl can pour out the right amount in the bowl. The pump is not necessary, just very neat!
By JUDY from ROYSTON, GA on September 1, 2012

Answer:
you don't need the pump you you measure the right amount out in a bowl
By Tamara from Alexandria, VA on September 1, 2012

Answer:
I recommend using the pump. It is very easy to use and gives you full control over the product with no chance for a mishap. The pump can be reused and is of very good quality.
By Katharine from Canonsburg, PA on September 1, 2012

Answer:
Developer lotion can simply be poured into whatever container you are using. It does NOT need a special attachment.
By Eric from Clearwater, FL on September 1, 2012

Answer:
No need to use the pump. I use a bowl. You can also buy a bowl which has markings to show proper levels.
By Paquito from Henderson, NV on September 1, 2012

Answer:
I never use the pump. I just measure the appropriate amount in a bowl that I got from coldwell product.
By Claire from Daniel Island, SC on September 1, 2012

Answer:
You can use a glass or plastic bowl to measure the appropriate amount and mix it well with the color. I use an old glass bowl, and mix the developer with the color with the brush with which I color the hair, other times a wooden chopstick or plastic fork. Mix the two well and you'll enjoy lovely results. Hope this helps! Claire
By APRIL from Buckeye, AZ on September 1, 2012

Answer:
I use a regular measuring cup and it works just fine
By Venetia from Pompano Beach, FL on September 2, 2012

Answer:
You do not have to use the pump with this product, you can use the bowl to measure the appropriate about. The pump just makes it easier when you are measuring the developer and color at one time.
By Amy from Houston, Texas on September 2, 2012

Answer:
I use the pump because you need it if you are using the topchic mouse in the can which I also use. it's just easier. there is a skinny tube you buy that has a measurer on the tube. You stick that on the lotion pump(grey side on the pump) and you add your developer lotion first. I put in 50% lotion to 50% color of which I myself use 3 colors of different % that add up to 50%. After you have all of this in the tube, you can then pour it from the tube into the bowl you mention. I used to use the cream product but the color didn't seem to stay true after you had opened the tube and the mouse, although expensive lasts longer I think. It is less messy too! I forgot to tell you that some of the mouse stays in the tube even after it is all dumped into the mixing bowl. I just take the pointed end of the color applicator brush and get the rest of the color out that way from both ends(unscrew the grey part that ou attach to both the pump for the lotion and also the mouse canisters. I have been using this brand for years and a very happy with it especially the mouse!
By Angela from North Las Vegas, Nevada on September 2, 2012

Answer:
You don't need the pump to use this. You can just pour and measure into a bowl. Pump is nice but not necessary!
By Carol from Waretown, NJ on September 2, 2012

Answer:
I have a small bottle that reflects "ounces". I pour in what I need, let it settle, and I have the correct measurement. I am a new Goldwell customer and have to say, that I love the color and how shiny it leave my hair. I just love it.
By Dena from CORONA, CA on September 2, 2012

Answer:
You can just measure out the appropriate amount in a bowl.
By Saundra from Oxford, KS on September 2, 2012

Answer:
No, I just pour the amount in the bowl and then add an equal amount of color.
By Emily from Los Angeles, CA on September 3, 2012

Answer:
No pump needed- I measure the amount in a mixing container
By Marcella from Dexter, MI on September 3, 2012

Answer:
I measure the developer into a bowl. I use a scale so I am measuring the amount of developer I use by volume. Put the bowl on the scale and be sure the scale is reset to zero after you place it on the scale. Add the color(s) first and then add developer equal to the amount of color you plan to use.
By Paula from San Diego, CA on September 5, 2012

Answer:
I pour the product into a measuring cup to measure then into a mixing bowl with my color shades. A pump is not required for use.
By Theresa from Frankfort, IL on September 6, 2012

Answer:
To use the developer lotion you can pour the lotion into a bowl and measure the amount.
By Judith from Tuxedo Park, New York on September 6, 2012

Answer:
I did not use a pump just measured it into a marked bottle. I like the product it has a pleasant smell and did not irritate my scalp.
By Mari from Streamwood, Illinois on September 6, 2012

Answer:
You can just measure out the appropriat amount into your bowl...Mari
By Jenn from Rockville, Md on September 6, 2012

Answer:
Hi,
No, you don't need the pump. I just squirt it out onto a shallow measuring spoon (it's sort of flattish) and then I brush it into the bowl (w/ one of those dye brushes?) and everything turns out fine. The pump is just if you like it as a way of getting it out of the bottle.
By Cheryl from DC on September 11, 2012

Answer:
No it is very easy to measure it through other means, but do use something to measure with, because you really should be as exact as possible. I use an OXO Good Grips (slanted on the inside) Mini Angled Measuring Cup, since II am only doing my own color most of the time, I put in one ounce of the Developer and 1 oz. of Goldwell Color (or 2 - !/2 oz's, if you are mixing). I measure the color by displacement....meaning I squeeze the color into the cup with the one ounce of Developer and keep squeezing until the level has come up to the 2.0 ounce mark. Easy Peasy!

I apply the color to my roots and leave on for 30-35 minutes. It is a GREAT product. Between the color and the developer I can actually see an enormous difference between this product and the one I used previously. Much less drying out, my hair actually comes out soft. I really like using the Goldwell products.
By shelley from Henderson, NV on October 23, 2012

Answer:
No, you don't need to use the pump, that I believe is only necessary for the large size colorants. But you do need to measure carefully, so you may want to use a old medicine cup--like you get for Nyquil--something that has 1/4 ounce increments. Good luck!

By serena tong from new jersey on October 19, 2014
Is there an expiration on this product? I have had some since my last purchase but unsure if has expired. THnks


By Zero from Michigan, Grand Rapids on March 23, 2013
Hi!

I'm going to dye my hair with Goldwell's line of Topchic products (2A - Blue Black, and the Topchic Developer Lotion). My question is: What volume should I use? I have dark brown, virgin hair - I want my hair to look exactly like the one on the colour chart (or very similar).

Signed,

Zero Gravity
By Joyce from Norridge, IL on March 23, 2013

Answer:
I use 20 volume and I find it lifts and develops for my specifics. if you are within 3 shades of your target color, it does a nice job. I am dark blonde to light brown and choose shades from medium to light blonde. You seem to be at a darker brown so I would stay with 20 volume to go to a black hue. You have untreated, healthy hair! Why risk damage stronger chemicals might create... Your not lifting to go lighter, your just lifting enough to deposit color. It goes without saying you will need to use products to keep your color from fading. I wish you much success!
By Katharine from Canonsburg, PA on March 23, 2013

Answer:
The level of developer that you use is based upon the amount of "lift"you want to get when coloring your hair. You can determine this by knowing what level your natural hair color is then comparing that number to the level of the "new"color you want your hair to be. For example my natural hair color is about a level 6 and when I color it the level I want it to be is around a level 7 therefore I use the 20 vol developer because that is designed to lift the hair color one to two shades. If you want to go 2 - 3 levels lighter than your existing shade then you use a 30 vol developer. If you want to color your hair 3 - 4 levels lighter than the existing shade then you use the 40 vol developer. If you want to color your hair darker than its existing color then you use the 10 vol developer. Also, if you have any grey in your hair then you will need to add an "N" based color to the mixture to help cover the grey.
You mix the topchic hair dye with the Topchic developer for the roots and for the hair shaft you use the Colorance hair dye with the Colorance lotion.
By Sasha from Portland, Oregon on March 23, 2013

Answer:
If the color you want is darker than your natural you can use 3%. 6% might result in more exact color but it is more damaging
By Patti from St Charles, MO on March 23, 2013

Answer:
Hi Zero. I use 20 volume and have had really good results. I personally use a combination of 6KG and 7KG and it is a good place to start.
By Kseniya from Folcroft, PA on March 24, 2013

Answer:
Hello. topchic developer use as 1:1 with topchic
By Hannah from Royken, Buskerud on March 24, 2013

Answer:
Always 50% Lotion and X % with color. It depends on if you will mix 2 or 3 colors.

Short hair: about 50 /50 cl
Long hair: 100 / 100 cl or more
By Terry from Greendale, Wisconsin on March 25, 2013

Answer:
The volume you choose really does matter. The 3% 10 volume will lift less color from your hair and deposit more color; resulting in a darker color. The 6% 20 volume will strip more color from your hair and deposit less color; resulting in a lighter color. I learned this the hard way. After using 3% 10 volume for years, I went to a salon who used Goldwell. They used the 6NN with 6% 20 volume and I ended up with a considerably lighter colt on all my new hair growth. Now I use a 75/25 combination with the same color to make a lighter shade.
By lina from foxboro, MA on March 26, 2013

Answer:
it worked really well...the gray hair coverage was excellent.

By Roya Kianmahd from Los Angeles on February 9, 2012
Do we need to mix the developer twice as much as the color, or the same amount?
By Eve from New york on February 9, 2012

Answer:
I use this with Goldwell colorance -Clear and mix equal parts.
1/2 developer lotion and 1/2 clear colorance.
By Melissa from Illinois on February 9, 2012

Answer:
I am not a professional and use this product at home. What I do is mix equal parts of the Topchic color with the Goldwell developer lotion. It works great and I have been using it for years.
By Debbie Anderson from North Salt Lake, UT 84054 on February 9, 2012

Answer:
I lighten my hair from light brown to light golden blonde using 20 volume peroxide mixed 1 to 1. Mix 60 of 20 volume peroxide and 60 of color in the bowl with the dispenser on the bottom. You could cut it down by 10 on the peroxide if you are not trying to lift as much. Hope this helps.
By Amy from Houston, Texas on February 9, 2012

Answer:
You use it 1:1
I use three different top chic Goldwell colors but they add up to the same amount of product to the same amount of developer
By Claire Law from Charleston, SC on February 9, 2012

Answer:
I put twice the amount of developer lotion as color. It results in hair with a rich color.
By Teresa from Barto, PA on February 9, 2012

Answer:
I follow the goldwell instructions. One part developer (2 oz.) with one part color (2 oz.). The tubes are 2.1 ounce so I never use the whole tube. I have shoulder length hair and that is enough color. If you have long hair, then I would double the amount of color (2 tubes) and double the developer (4 oz). According to Goldwell internet site, I learned to keep it in equal amounts. It has worked for me.
By Sheila from Fayetteville, North Carolina on February 9, 2012

Answer:
You need to add enough developer to make the mixture roughly the consistency of whipped cream. This is approximately twice the amount of color.
By susy from ny on February 9, 2012

Answer:
a salon stylist was kind enough to write down amounts for me, and it included equal parts developer and color. This has worked well for me for the past 3 years.
By Ariella from Portland, OR on February 10, 2012

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This depends on the brand of the color you are using. Each color will have its own specific requirements. If you are mixing this with Goldwell color which is what is recommended you have to mix equal parts. 1 part color and 1 part developer. Basically that means you have to put in as much developer as you are putting in color. The directions for how much developer you should use is on the back of the tube for Goldwell colors. I cant speak for other brands. Each brand and each color has different requirements so you have to be careful. This is something that is specific to the color and has nothing to do with the developer at all.

By Margot from New Haven, CT on September 9, 2012
I want to switch from 10 volume developer to 20 volume developer, but I have a large, unopened bottle of Goldwell 10 volume developer that I'd like to use up. In order to do this, I'm thinking of ordering a bottle of 30 volume developer and mixing it with the 10 volume developer (in equal parts), so I will wind up with a 20 volume developer. Does anyone see a reason why this wouldn't work?
By Katharine from Canonsburg, PA on September 9, 2012

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The concentrations for each developer are different and combing the different strength developers will NOT average together. You will get much more controlled and predictable results using the appropriate single strength developer than if you mix multiple strength developers.
By Marcella from Dexter, MI on September 9, 2012

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Yes. Mixing the 3% solution with 9% solution will result in a 6% solution. Your idea to purchase 30 volume developer and mix with equal parts of your 10 volume developer does work.
By JennK from Rockville, Md on September 9, 2012

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I mix them all the time, it should work fine. You should probably just mix it on a case by case basis (half from one, half from the other, mix it in with your color). That way you can see if it turns out in a similar color to what
you were expecting too before you are stuck with maybe wanting to buy something else to mix it in to achieve that.
By Judith from Nanuet, New York on September 9, 2012

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do not know if it would or would not work. I use the 20 volume. Why not wait until you finish one bottle?
By marilyn from New york on September 9, 2012

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I wouldn't mix the volumes. Just use the proper volume for the color you are mixing or you will
Risk an unequal mix. I have tried to alter the developer lotions myself and got bad results.
By Nicole from Australia on September 9, 2012

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I think this best option is to alternate the developers. Use the 10 vol developer and then the next time a 20 vol developer. This gives a more natural look.
By Joyce from Brandon, Fl on September 9, 2012

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yes this will work if both developers are the same --meaning both Goldwell. 10 volume is a lay in developer meaning -- just lays in the color will not lift. 20 volume will lift just a little and 30 will lift more. So equal parts will work. I've had my shop a little too cold and had to use a little more 30 volume in the mix to get the right results.
By Qian from Seattle on September 10, 2012

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I don't think it is just a simple math question that you can average out to 20 volume.
You should definitely ask a professional. Dont try something uncertain that might damage your hair.
Good luck.
By by from ca on September 10, 2012

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I did this when I ordered the wrong strength and it seemed to work fine using a 1:1 ratio of 10 vol and 30 vol.
By kristina from westhampton, ma on September 10, 2012

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I have done the same mixing equal parts 20 volume and 40 volume when i want to use 30 volume. Results were as expected when using 30 volume.




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