Now, I am trying to restart experimenting with hair dye because there is a lot of developers in the ingredients. If you have derivatives of p-Aminophenol or p-Phenilenediamine then it must work. Because color developers are also silver developers, I had the idea of experimenting only hair dye and an alkali and see if it works for B&W negative film. In fact, it does, the result was weak but I am sure now that hair dye is a potential candidate to film color development, it contains realy substances that develop silver and perhaps color.
|Camera: Canon TLB; Film: Fomapan 100 ISO; Developer: Hair dye+alkali; Fixer: Ammonium Thiosulfate; Scanner: Epson V500; Software: Photoscape|
The same photo as above, scanned reflexive too but tweaked in order to put more color in evidence.