Post # 16
I actually think it looks very pretty – however if you want to tone down the warmth try and find (if you can where you are) Lee Stafford Beach Blondes shampoo. Its ridiculously good at removing any yellow/brassy tones. I use it with very blonde hair but also did when I had mid brown hair that was too warm. Works a treat shampoo in and wash out – done! I have converted quite a few people to this product 😁
Post # 17
I swear by Shimmer Lights purple Shampoo!
Post # 18
Yessssssss I love that toner it’s my favorite! <3
Post # 19
T-18 probably won’t work on OP’s hair. Mine was this color when my stylist was color correcting from the dark brown I had it dyed to my natural ash blonde and no toners could fix it completely. It might neutralize it a bit, but bleach is the only way to get it light enough to succesfully tone it to an ash tone.
FWIW I use T-18 and T-14 all the time to touch up between salon visits and it works well when the brassiness is closer to yellow than orange.
ETA: OP, if you do chose to use the toner, please don’t put it on your roots if you want to keep them your natural color. There is some lift in developer and if you have ashy roots like I do, it’ll warm them up too. I did this once and now only put the toner on my light pieces.
Post # 20
Here’s an example pic from early on in my color correct. The toner worked well on the balayaged pieces, but the mid-section stayed pretty orangey.
Post # 21
oh it definitely won’t make it an ashy blonde but it will help reduce some of the brass if she just wants to wait a little while longer to visit the salon. My roots get pretty brassy (they aren’t bleached) and this toner helped reduce it enough so I could wait a little longer in between visits to my stylist.
Post # 22
I just don’t want her to get her hopes up! I was really bummed with how little it helped my orangey sections. The blonde sections in the picture above were very yellow and the toner worked well on them. My roots don’t get brassy (they’re naturally ash blonde) so the developer makes them worse when I put the toner on my natural hair by the root.
Post # 23
I’m really glad you posted this thread. My natural hair color is a medium to light brown in a cool shade but lately I’ve been noticing a lot of warmth, almost reddish. After this thread I went right out and bought purple shampoo to give it a try.
Post # 24
Every time I sat in my stylist’s chair I was told my highlights turned brassy. I committed to purple shampoo and it didn’t solve the problem. I eventually impraced the fact my hair wants to. E red and requested a strawberry blonde color. I’ve had more compliments since doing so and my red (Cooper to be technical) hair doesn’t fade out like it does for most people. My hair dresser told me my hair was just meant to be red 🙂
Post # 25
italianbride0508 : Lily_of_the_valley :
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I’ve tried just about every purple shampoo and conditioner on the market, including color depositing ones like Overtone, and Shimmer Lights is the best!!
Post # 26
I use the Wella toner too! I mix the ash blonde and the pale blonde. I definitely recommend using a deep conditioning treatment afterwards, so your hair doesn’t get crispy. Also, with the toner, you need to check your hair every 5-10 mins while it processes, because everyone has a different development time and you don’t want to leave it on too long. Here’s an example of mine afterwards.
Post # 27
My stylist even uses shimmer lights! It is really (in my opinion) the best way to go. Keeps the brassiness out, cheap, easy to use, fool proof. For anything more intense, I visit the salon and let my stylist handle the heavy lifting.
Post # 28
Do I need to buy an expensive conditioner? Or just shampoo?