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FAQs

The Hummingbird plays well with virtually every box brand (light lotion and gel formulations), any liquid or semi-liquid gel, virtually every gloss, and major home color brands.

The Hummingbird does not work well with colors specifically formulated to be super thick for bowl and brush applications (many professional permanent color brands), or gels that become too thick.

For our more in-depth chart, see all compatible brands here.

It’s a 3 in 1 tool, that you can use to Part, Apply and Spread.

Remember, it’s meant to use upright. If you’ve been using a traditional bottle, you may need to remind yourself you don’t have to tip it or use it upside down like you used to do. You can tilt it, as long as the tube can still reach the color in the bottom.

Along the front hairline you can point it directly at your head.

On the sides of your head and the back, it works better to have the applicator tip positioned parallel, alongside your head. You can also just sneak in extra color when you’re wrapping up your application by sliding it back into the root areas to make sure you have pesky areas covered.

On the sides of your head and the back, it works better to have the applicator tip positioned parallel, alongside your head. You can also just sneak in extra color when you’re wrapping up your application by sliding it back into the root areas to make sure you have pesky areas covered.

Your Hummingbird squeeze bottle cannot go in the dishwasher, as it will damage the material.

You can put the other parts in the silverware area, but we’ve found it works better to take the components apart and use your yellow spoolie in all the nooks and crannies of your bird.

Pour out any unused color, and use very warm water, shaking with your mixing cap to remove. If color lingers, use a tsp of salt in the warm water to dissolve the color. Replace mix cap with Hummingbird head and squirt warm water through to clean the tube and beak. Smaller components like the removable beak, valve and tube can be cleaned with the spoolie and a little dish soap. Be gentle with your valve, they can tear with too much force. Lay out components to dry overnight before reassembling and storing for your next application.

Contact Us with the heading Replacement Parts and we will try and fix Fido’s damage. Parts are priced separately and there will be shipping, but hopefully less than buying a whole new bird!

Color not coming out. The Hummingbird may not be assembled correctly. It’s ideal to assemble the Hummingbird a time or two before using it with color to make sure you’ve got it down. Watch our “Care and feeding of your Hummingbird” in our video section. When you’ve assemble it properly and it makes a nice strong squeak, that means you’ve got it. Most importantly, the valve needs to be seated properly in the applicator head FIRST, then the tube is inserted all the way into the valve. Screw the Hummingbird head on firmly until feels snug. Try your squeak again.

If you know you’ve got it put together right, consider your hair color. Is it too thick? Bowl and brush color will not work well in the Hummingbird. It likes formulations that are meant for a bottle.

Watch the "Care & Feeding" Video for more tips.

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