HELP! Toner lifted my natural hair color.by smiley101Posted 3 months ago
Need some help please! I have naturally dark brown hair. I recently got some highlights which came out too light (pale yellowish) color. They're also kind of stripey/too far from my natural hair color, I wanted to deepen them a bit to blend better with my natural dark hair.
I decided to tone it myself (bad idea) with a wella T27 toner mixed with 40 developer (I am understanding now that the 40 developer may have been where I went wrong). Well the toner did nothing for the pale highlights but instead lifted parts of my natural hair color at the roots to a reddish/orangey color.
What can be done to fix this (Seeing a professional is not an option right now). Should I leave it alone and expect the toner to wash out of my roots (will my natural hair color at go back to normal, how long will this take)? Should I just wash with purple shampoo to fix the roots, but how will this affect the already pale highlights? OR should I try another toner (what wella toner will get the pale highlights to a more dirty blonde color) while also taking out the reddish/orage color from my roots?
Thanks for any help!!!
by LacunosaPosted 3 months ago
Hi Smiley101! Sorry to hear your toning didn't go as planned. Unfortunately the lightening that the toner achieved will not correct with time by itself. That bleaching effect is due to the too strong 40 developer, as you already know. I don't think purple shampoo will be right for you either. From the realm of natural colors, you should consider permanent hair color if you want to darken your hair, or cool toned semi permanent if you only want to cover the overly warm tones without much darkening. You could also ask someone to help you with applying partial lowlights.