Because the Caramel is an effect modifying the dilute colours it is proposed
that we will precede the existing dilute colour with a small 'k' and it
is to be applied in the same way as the small 's' is for Silver. Only
where this is appropriate, eg: so as a 24k Sealpoint Caramel can't be
registered for example.
To facilitate the understanding of how this dilute modifying gene works
below is a table and above diagrams of what happens within the hair shafts
when the effects of this gene are seen.
Basically what happens is that from the dense colour, we get a clumping
of the colour granules, which allows the light to be refracted through
the hair shaft, diluting the dense colour. When the effect of the dilute
modifier is applied to the dilution, the colour granules are still clumped
but single grains break off which essentially muddies the refracted light
in the hair shaft and causes the blue, lilac and fawn to appear to have
a browning effect.
The same applies to the red series but instead of appearing brown the
Cream is modified to the extent that it is a warmer colour (a hot cream)
but not to the extent of being a full Red.