who keep hands on keyboards and inform others who need it. Should i just go to a salon or can i achieve it myself. Alex Rose (author) from Virginia on May 27, 2020: I don't think that T18 would work on copper hair, T35 with 20 volume is probably your best bet! I had dark brown hair and have bleached it 2 times and the orange/gold will not go any lighter I tried toner t18 nothing happened. Read some of my other DIYs here: This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. This tones to a nice blonde but nowhere near as light or ashy as the other. My root is lifted to around a 10 base, and a little darker than my lengths (I’d say around 11/12) I think there’s still a little toner left from my last appointment in February, So don’t know if it’s best to try and strip that out first. Amara Love: I … Instead, resign yourself to the fact that it may take several sessions over the course of a few months to achieve your perfect color. Let down another layer and repeat the process until every strand is coated. You may be able to go over your hair now with a dye like Clairol's Nice N Easy (no ammonia). Once you're ready, wash it out with shampoo and be sure to condition. Please help. Mostly it calmed me down, as it has reduced stress about the whole process. I use one packet on my hair which is almost down to my waist. I would try out a nice warm blonde dye! If you'd like to go for silver, you can try out something like Ion Titanium. Shop today! If you have any particularly bad color banding, I'd go back in and do a spot touch up with bleach (just quickly in the bad spots) before toning. Can you recommend application methods for best results please. There are 17 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. ... before & after! Even if I do want my hair that light, I'm not sure what to do. I would like to go to a 6 or 7 Light Ash Brown or Dark Ash Blonde color. If your roots are still a tad yellow after toning (or a little lighter than the rest of your hair you could get a demipermanent color in an ashy tone in a level 7 or 8 (wella colorcharm demipermanent 8-A works well for me) and apply it just lightly at the roots of your hair in dry or barely damp hair - going a bit longer as you head toward the back of your head. Higher volume developers could seriously damage your hair if not applied by a professional colorist. If your hair hasn't been bleached light enough, the Wella T18 toner will not work. My stylist toned my hair after it was blonde. What if I want a lower level bronde or golden hair/highlights? Me and my hubby just got over being sick for 3wks and now that I'm feeling better I need some normalcy but was stuck on the whole toner thing.I just had a quick question, first ur amazing at explaining things and it makes it so easy to understand how to do things. Alex Rose (author) from Virginia on July 28, 2020: There is an important distinction between blonde dye and bleach! After the fact. Is Ion or Wella better for demi permanent? Really the only thing you can do to remove color is to bleach, and it is great that you have been spacing them out so far! Why and how do I correct? Alex Rose (author) from Virginia on June 26, 2019: I use it on dry, dirty hair. I’ve ordered T18, as it seems the best. I then went ash grey. But i have had my hair dyed blond (golden) for 11 years. It’s okay if you don’t have any extra toner mixture left to apply. Could I simply use a green-based toner or should I bleach those sections again? Plz plz help. Unfortunately, I came out of the salon with $200 less in my pocket and looking exactly the same! For the same reason, only use purple shampoo. How do I correct it at home? If that doesn't work, definitely try Ebay. Don’t worry! Some cosmetics should be used within a specified period of time after opening due to oxidation and microbiological factors. And I need to know how to correct this. You may want to go back in and lighten the parts that are still showing yellow through. If you lighten to a golden color, just between orange and yellow, you could use a toner like T11, T27, or 35 to even it out and stay caramel-beige! Hi - I got desperate in iso and used a boxed dye (L'oreal) to dye my roots, which are light ash brown compared to the rest of my hair which is light silvery ash blonde. If you bleach to a level 9 or 10 blonde and then hit it with the T-18 toner it should do the trick - that's exactly how I got that shade. I see the color a lot but never know how to get it lol. They've got a family of three main branches: silver, ash, and beige. I really need help. But of course it is still a very red - brown . Toners are a great way to keep processed hair looking natural, but finding the right shade and learning how to use the product correctly can take a little practice. Shop now. I always apply toner on dry hair, so you know you have hit every section. I bleached/toned my hair before to get a level 10/11 lightness. After it was done, my hair turned a dark gray. And maybe see about getting a refund from the first stylist, because highlights are basic and should be easy to do. I love to dye my hair all colors of the rainbow. Apply in small sections, so you don't get splotches. Let it do its work. Alex Rose (author) from Virginia on April 22, 2020: That COULD work, but I'm not as familiar with using blonde dyes to tone. Can I tone it down with Wella Toner T18? You can leave it on longer, but you risk serious damage to your hair. I have medium blonde hair, and I get a lot of very light highlights. Do NOT be alarmed! Any advice would be appreciated. This will tone your hair to beige! I have used a toner and a purple shampoo, which helped with the brassiness, but it seems like they both took to the rest of my hair much better than to the newly dyed bit (the rest of my hair is now even more silver/lilac, while the roots are more yellow in comparison). Cuz I bought wella 20 developer and wella t18 toner. I highlighted with a mix of 30 & 40 volume taking from red auburn, dyed med brown first Brassy so I used T35 toner. I would leave on no longer than 40 minutes. I'm thinking of med brown/red with some honey tones. I’ve used a permanent nutrisse blond colour on the roots of my hair and it’s turned my hair colour orange. If you want to dye a bright red or orange, you will most likely not need to bleach any further. For the last few years I have been using Ion Bright White Creme Lightener, and it works better than anything else I have used. In addition to giving your hair a breather, this will also give you a better idea of what your color is really like, as it will shift a bit after being toned. What you need is bleach, which lifts color. Developer opens your hairs' cuticles so that color can penetrate it, but using developers that are too strong (e.g. Once you've removed the existing dye, I *think* a bleach bath could work for what you're trying to do. Use the Shade Selector to find your perfect shade. Hello. Once you can get all of your hair to be gold, I'd use Wella T-35 Toner and the same 20 volulme developer. My hair turned out more of that grey dull color. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 435,135 times. I have medium blonde hair, and I get a lot of very light highlights. For tips on choosing the right toner and maintaining your color, read on! Bless you all! Toning is a simple and relatively cheap process you can do right in your own bathroom. I also like it to be more silver than white which toner would you suggest or can you mix 2 together for example T18 and T10? Make sure you're applying them evenly with a dye brush. Does anyone know if this is more on the gray side or the beige side? I’m also pretty scared to try, what do you suggest? I just worry that using a toner again won't actually do the trick, in which case you waste a bunch more toner. Solution: Fill hair to balance the tones before using a toner to go darker. Alex Rose (author) from Virginia on April 27, 2020: You can just tone the blonde areas if you'd like! {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/1\/1e\/Use-Wella-Toner-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Use-Wella-Toner-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/1\/1e\/Use-Wella-Toner-Step-1.jpg\/aid9506321-v4-728px-Use-Wella-Toner-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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