If you want to get your very pale blond hair to a nice silvery platinum shade try this toner from Directions! It neutralises remaining yellow tones and adds just a hint of blue to give your hair a silver appearance.
For best results use on very pale blonde hair.
- Only for pre-lightened, pale blonde hair
- Non-damaging and actually conditions your hair
- No ammonia or peroxide
- Not tested on animals
- €5.50 (EUR)
- £4.50 (GBP)
One of the first silver toners around and still a great choice for anyone wanting to achieve a pale shimmery grey. Directions Silver works by neutralising yellow tones in the hair and adding a very, very pale blue tint to create a pale silvery grey colour on bleached hair.
When you receive your dye you may be surprised to see a medium blue colour in the tub, but it’s just the right shade for creating silver. Leaving Silver on for too long, or using it on particularly porous hair can cause it to leave too much of a blue tint in your hair, so we recommend always doing a timed strand test first. If you do find that it goes too blue, washing with a clarifying shampoo will take out most of the colour.
To get a lovely shimmery shade, you must ensure your hair is light creamy blonde and bleached or pre-lightened evenly. Toning uneven hair can result in the inconsistencies being highlighted (for example light areas will look silver and less-bleached sections of the hair will look ashy). Silver can’t work on darker blondes so please only try this if your hair is already very light.
Directions works best on hair that has been pre-lightened to pale blonde. Some paler shades as well as toners will only work on very light hair. Apply directly to dry or slightly damp, freshly washed (but not conditioned hair) using a tint brush for best results, or use gloved fingers to spread the dye evenly through your hair. Allow to process for at least 15 minutes and do not allow to dry out. Rinse thoroughly. To avoid temporary staining to the skin, apply a layer of Vaseline around your hairline and ears before applying the colour.
Caution: This product contains ingredients which may cause skin irritation on certain individuals and preliminary test is advised before use on a sensitive area. If product comes in contact with eyes rinse immediately with water. This product may not be used for dyeing eyelashes or eyebrows; to do so may cause blindness.
Do not mix with peroxide.
If colour comes in contact with textiles or porous surfaces it may cause permanent staining. Always wear latex or vinyl gloves when applying colour to avoid temporary staining of hands and nails. Colour may permanently stain bleached or previously coloured hair.
Colour may stain sinks, bathtubs and showers but this can be easily removed with normal household bleach.