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hair color/highlights?

I bought clairol root touch up, the one with the little brush and have put it on my hair to make highlight streaks. my question is, the box says to leave it on 10 to 15 mins only, compared to 20 for the normal all over color type. does anyone know why that is? is the root touch up stuff stronger? I want to leave it on as long as poss but dont know how long or if its safe. ty ladies


Asked by Bearsjen at 11:10 PM on Jun. 18, 2009 in Beauty & Style

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  • I think you dont leave it in as long because your previous streak may have faded some, so if you put the touch up on for 20 minutes, you'll end up with bright streaks on tops and faded on the bottom. Im not positive on that, but just an idea.

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 4:09 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • The reason you don't leave it on as long is because the heat from your body will cause it to process faster.

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 8:16 AM on Jun. 19, 2009