Fashion Color Questions Vs. Toner Applicationby NazhutchPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
I’m weighing the pros and cons of toning my hair to an ash blonde vs. dying my hair to a fashion color. I have a couple of questions I could use some help with:
Q1: Is the shade of blonde that I have achieved light enough to tone? The integrity of my hair is really good and it takes to bleach really well. This is after 2 bleach applications. I’m trying to decide if I need to lighten 1 more time or if I can go ahead with toner? Thoughts?
Q2: The other option I have been playing with is going for a purple Demi-permanent dye in my hair. Do Demi-permanent dyes fade out to blonde? Or do you have to bleach bath it and tone it to achieve blonde after having fashion color in your hair?
Thanks so much for the advice!
by AndyaPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
What is the result you are trying to get? Is the goal a light ash blonde, is the goal a medium ash blonde, is the goal a lavender, or is the goal dark purple hair? Thank you for providing a picture makes providing suggestions easier.
Toners do not alter the color just help hide or mask unwanted color like yellow. A toner is used to remove the very last tiny bits of yellow when the hair is the same color as the inside of a banana peel. The hair pictured is way too dark for a toner. The hair pictured is between a dark blonde and a dark gold blonde. Achieving an ash blonde shade, beige blonde shade, or dark blonde shade would be changing the color of the hair or dying the hair. Ash blonde is green based and see red tones within the orange (dark blonde hair) hair. The current red tones in the hair would make it hard/difficult to achieve an ash tone since red and green are opposite each other on the color wheel.
Based on the picture a dark purple like Special Effects Deep Purple is possible and the result will be darker than expected because the hair is dark. The yellow in the hair will prevent or inhibit the purple from staining the hair since yellow and purple are opposites on the color wheel. Achieving medium purple hair would suggest only trying on hair that is a light gold blonde or lighter. Because again the yellow would prevent or inhibit the purple from staining the hair. Example is a medium purple applied to a medium yellow colored hair likely will result in a mix of colors including brown, red, green, purple, white, etc. Achieving a lavender or light purple suggest the hair color before dying should be a light beige blonde , white hair, or hair the color of the inside of a banana peel.
Purple demi-permanent dyes and purple semi-permanent dyes usually do not fade back to blonde. Purple dyes are either red based or blue based, because red and blue make purple. Everything I know I learned in Kindergarten....lol. A red based purple dye will fade to pink than to a lighter shade of pink than a lighter shade of pink and then a lighter pink again. A blue based purple dye will fade to bluish-purple, then blue, then green, then light green, then yellow. Only three times in decades did I have a lavender dye fade to a nice silver, with my hair color before dying being white hair. Most cases to completely remove the purple used bleach or a bleach bath. The Article Section has an article on 10 ways to remove color from hair that is good information.
Suggest decide what you want then proceed and good luck. These are my suggestions and humble opinion based on over three decades of non-professional experience.
by vivienne StaffPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
I'd agree that your hair is too dark to tone if you're aiming for a pale silver or white look. However, purple would cover it fine, but you are most likely going to get staining from it. I also would not bleach out purple as it tends to go green, which isn't impossible to do silver over, but is a substantial hassle in the future, as it is very stubborn and doesn't like to fade down.