Help,please! Toner disaster!by PyjamagirlPosted 2 weeks, 2 days ago
3 days ago I very stupidly (oh how I regret it!) used a toner mousse at home. The product info & reviews said it was a conditioning colour with absolutely no risk of damage to hair, which I could use to remove yellow tones from my virgin/natural grey and white hair (without the purple tones left by purple shampoos). The product was Schwarzkopf Igora Expert Mousse 9.5-1/Pearl. I thought it was a conditioning temporary colour, but apparently it contained Ethanolamine which is like ammonia?
My hair before this toner was in perfect condition, fine but lots of volume and body, glossy, lots of it. Best condition it’s ever been. I followed the instructions exactly - shampooed hair with normal shampoo, rinsed, towel dried, applied mousse. Instructions said leave it on for 3-5 mins for colour refresh, or up to 30 for deeper colour impact. I left it on for 5 minutes, hen rinsed as per instructions.
Since using the toner I have serious damage - hair loss; static; flyaways; flat lifeless hair; loss of volume (feels like I’ve lost more than a third of my hair, though I haven’t noticed heavy shedding); stretchy brittle hair; change in hair texture - much finer/weaker, no body; poker straight (was wavy beforehand) hair broken off at root and mid lengths. Damage was from this single 5 minute application.
Can anyone advise if my hair can be saved, and if so what products/treatments they recommend? I’m going to hairdresser tomorrow for a trim and for her to have a look. She said she’d do an Olaplex treatment. But I’m honestly unsure it can be fixed without losing most of the length. Does anyone have experience of toner hair damage, and/or of getting their hair back into shape afterwards?
All advice gratefully received. Thank you so very much
by AndyaPosted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Professionals I ran across call Olaplex a savior for "repairing" hair. Olaplex could actually help, so would suggest. Hair could not get worse, right?
Definitely would give the hair a break form styling with any heat like curling irons and crimpers. Also would suggest do not use a hair dryer to dry the hair. Instead suggest pat the hair dry with a towel and let the rest air dry.
This gent has gone from bald to hair three times.. This was an interesting experience. At this point do not suggest the same for yourself. If you had dyed the hair with ION semi-permanent dye, shaving the hair would be the best way to get rid of the permanently stained hair.
Biotin pills has helped myself at least get stronger nails and hair.
These are my opinions and suggestions.
by PyjamagirlPosted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Thanks so much for replying. I don’t care so much about the colour, and in any case the toner had zero effect on the colour - I chose it because it said it would refresh the colour and remove yellow tones in my grey. I had no idea it contained an ammonia type product that could ruin hair (and none of the info on the product tells you that, in fact the opposite - they call it a “conditioning colour” that “nourishes” hair). I’m just devastated by the fact that I’ve ruined the condition of my previously very healthy and long hair - I got constant compliments on it. So upset ?
by AndyaPosted 1 week, 5 days ago
Regarding removing the yellow tones in gray hair, I would suggest So Silver, Brass Off, Simply Silver, Shimmer Lights, or the generic version of Shimmer Lights.
Most colored conditioning shampoos have found are really semi-permanent dye mixed with conditioner. The brands of colored conditioning shampoo have tried were from RAW and Punky Color. The color from these colored conditioning shampoos are very very hard to fully remove from the hair.
Best of luck. These are my suggestions and opinions.