But after the first time, the same hair dye, used days after, failed. The same with the other brand. So, I came to the conclusion that it only works with a new unopened hair dye. After that, maybe it looses this property in contact with air or light or I don't know what. Maybe I should have done like I did with CD-4, some grams of metabisulfite to preserve it against oxidation.
Because of this, I will have to kill, by now, CAFFCOL III, it would be very expensive to buy a new hair dye each time I develop a film. The recipe will stay there, you may try it, but I give no warranty on the results, it's up to you. If you discover something that makes it work always, please tell me.
Later on I will buy a new package of hair dye, dilute it with some preservative and see what happens then.
But now, after the disaster I had today with a complete 36 exposures film to trash, I am about experimenting the 2-bath developer with CD-4, CAFFCOL II.
|First time with Brand A|
|First time with Brand B|
|Second time with brand B, almost bleach by-passed.|