How do you tone multicolored hair?Posted 6 days, 16 hours ago
My hair has several different colors (not intentionally). I just highlighted and toned w/ Shades EQ 07T Steel on root, 08V Irid Quartz on mid, 09V Platinum Ice on ends.
My blond pieces are fine but I don’t like the warmth on the mid-shaft. If I use Blue shampoo, my highlights turn green and Purple shampoo doesn’t do anything on the brassy part.
Please advise me how I can get rid of the warmth while keeping the highlights nice blond.
by vivienne StaffPosted 6 days, 6 hours ago
The only thing to do in this situation is to spot bleach, which is a fussy process with highlights, but it looks like you've got orange tones, which are difficult to cool down with just toner. You could also try a bleach bath, but it's very likely to just turn the blonde to white, which will go lavender or blue when you tone.
by BridgetSPosted 6 days, 2 hours ago
Hi, 8V might not be ideal if you have orange in your hair, as it contains red (violet), maybe you should try more blue-ash based tones for the mid-lengths. However, if you have highlights and not open-air balayage, you shouldn't have so much warmth unless your hair is very dark. I suggest next time you get highlights, to ask specifically to lighten or to lowlight all of the pieces which a too warm (yellow-orange tone). the best solution is to have clean blonde highlights to start with.
Posted 5 days, 20 hours ago
Thank you for the advice, Vivienne. The word Bleach Bath gives me shudder as my hair is so fried already. It sounds as scary as Blood Bath! LOL Do you think picking up brassy strands and use ashy permanent color with 20V, instead of bleach, would work too?
Posted 5 days, 20 hours ago
Thank you BridgetS! I see I should stay away from “V” which I didn’t know! BTW your latest timeline photo is my goal. Butterfly blond highlights with ashy base. You wrote you used warm toner but I see nice cool tone. How did you do that?
by BridgetSPosted 5 days, 8 hours ago
BrondChloe0426 wrote: Thank you BridgetS! I see I should stay away from “V” which I didn’t know! BTW your latest timeline photo is my goal. Butterfly blond highlights with ashy base. You wrote you used warm toner but I see nice cool tone. How did you do that?
Hi, actually, the picture may be a bit misleading, as my hair is naturally very, very warm; I chose the rights light too...
What I did was :
when doing my own highlights, I try not to leave any orange strands; if orange, I go over them with bleach (if you look at my previous pictures, my hair is much warmer, as I didn't have the right technique yet, I started by trying open-air bleaching, which made my hair yellow-orange).;
I used Igora Vibrance 7.4 for the roots, it's a neutral tone, beige
I mixed cool and warm tones for lengths & ends, having read that including a bit of warm tones makes the blonde brighter; I used as cool tones Wella Illumina Patinum Lily and 10/05 (1/3 and 1/3) and as warm tone 9/43 (1/3) with 2 parts pastel developper and B3 Bondbuilder to protect the hair. Wella Illumina has a bit of lift as well, even when used as toner, but not much. It is not as gentle than Shades EQ.
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