WHAT IS b3 BRAZILIAN BOND BUILDER?
b3 Brazilian Bond Builder (also known as b3) is a professional tool that can be mixed into all colour formulations to build bonds, allowing for more creative freedom in your colour services helping to reduce damage with no added processing time.
WILL b3 CHANGE MY COLOUR FORMULAS?
When using b3 with lightening services, there is no need to bump your developer. When performing single process colour such as base colour/toner/gloss services you will continue using your original mixing ratio and add the appropriate amount of b3 according to our manufacturer instructions.
WILL I EXPERIENCE LONGER PROCESSING TIME WITH b3 ?
No. The combined technology and delivery system allows for colour services to be performed with no added processing time. That means no change to your booking schedule.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT WITH b3 ?
Because b3 helps re-attach and builds bonds, you can break colour boundaries while improving the structural integrity of the hair. This means more creative freedom while at the same time actually making the hair stronger with every colour service.
We’ve created easy-to-use instructions for adding b3 to any colour formulation. Simply click on your desired colour service below for instructions.
Single Process Colour: Permanent, Semi and Demi
High Lift & On Scalp Bleach
Using your Pro-size 500mL bottle with custom Dosage Dispensing System:
Enjoy all of the benefits of b3 in a convenient, easy-to-use, professional size designed for precise measuring of 1/8 oz. (3.5mL) or 1/4 oz. (7mL) increments.
- Remove both the outer cap and inner foil seal from your new Pro size bottle.
- Insert the dosage dispensing system and tighten all the way down to ensure an airtight closure.
- Once you have mixed your color formulation to desired consistency, gently squeeze the bottle until b3 fills to desired amount, making sure that the catch cover is loosened out of the locked position in order for liquid to flow.
- Remove catch cover and pour b3 into your color formulation, mix thoroughly, and proceed with colour application.
- Please be sure to replace catch cover and twist into lock position when done to avoid spilling.
CAN I USE HEAT WITH b3?
Yes. However, please be aware that since heat speeds up the processing time, it is important that you check on the colour more frequently.
ARE THERE MANUFACTURER FORMULATIONS THAT WON'T WORK WITH b3 BRAZILIAN BOND BUILDER?
b3 Brazilian Bond Builder has been tested in all manufacturer formulations and has been shown to deliver consistent results, time and again. From bleach powders and developers to single process and fashion colours as well as glosses and glazes, by adding b3 to every colour formulation, colourists everywhere are experiencing improved pigment retention, brilliant shine and healthier looking hair with every colour service.
CAN I ADD b3 BRAZILIAN BOND BUILDER TO ANY COLOUR FORMULATION AND LEAVE IT ON FOR AN EXTENDED AMOUNT OF TIME?
As with any professional service, it is important that you follow manufacturer instructions. For example, you would not leave lightener on the hair without checking it multiple times and rinsing it out when the hair has achieved the desired level of lift. Remember, b3 Brazilian Bond Builder is a tool, not a solution, so to achieve the best results when adding it to your colour formulations, please follow instructions and use sound professional judgement. When used as directed, b3 will help maintain the integrity of the hair with no added processing time.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY LIGHTENER CONSISTENCY WHEN USING b3 BRAZILIAN BOND BUILDER?
Always mix your bleach and developer first, using a 1:2 ratio, making sure to use the correct developer volume for the service you will be performing. Once you have mixed your lightener, you will then add in the correct amount of b3 Brazilian Bond Builder according to the colour service you'll be performing. Please note that you can add more bleach powder until you reach your desired consistency. There is no need to bump up your developer.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T BUMP UP MY DEVELOPER WHEN ADDING b3 TO MY LIGHTENER?
You’ll be achieving the desired level of lift while dramatically reducing damage and breakage without added processing time.
CAN I ADD b3 TO A PERM?
Yes, you can add b3 to your perm to enjoy damage-free curls and texture. Simply add 1/8 ounce b3 into your perm solution and mix. Add 1/8 ounce b3 into your neutralizer and mix, then follow perm manufacturer instructions. It’s that easy!
WHO IS AN IDEAL b3 CLIENT?
Every colour client will benefit from the use of b3. Because colour services lift the cuticle layers, b3 reinforces and builds the bonds responsible for sealing those cuticle layers back together, so your clients will see and feel remarkably healthier, stronger hair with every colour service and longer lasting vibrant colour when b3 is used.