Special Effects Mixer/Toner
For use on pale blonde hair, this semi-permanent toner cancels out the yellowness in bleached hair giving it a whiter appearance. Special Effects’ Mixer Toner is a popular choice for those trying to achieve white hair but also works well as a mixer to lighten other Special Effects hair colours.
- Not tested on animals
- €12.50 (EUR)
- £11.00 (GBP)
Special Effects Mixer/Toner works by cancelling out yellowness in bleached hair. Its violet tones neutralise warm tones in your hair giving it a whiter appearance. As the toner washes out you’ll see your hair gradually go from white to blonde again. Unlike toners that contain ammonia or those mixed with peroxide, you can use Special Effects Mixer Toner again and again without causing damage to already fragile hair.
It also works as a mixer to lighten other Special Effects colours so you can create a range of pastel shades!
To get the best from this toner, we recommend you only apply it if your hair is already light blonde (level 9 or lighter). Do a strand test and time the application as leaving this toner on very light blonde hair for too long can leave it with a pastel violet tint. If your hair does go violet, simply wash it a few times with a clarifying or anti-dandruff shampoo.
For best results, particularly with lighter shades, apply to hair that has been pre-lightened to pale blond. Apply to freshly washed (not conditioned), dry or damp hair. Apply using latex gloves. We recommend using a tinting brush to ensure even coverage. Work the dye into the hair for a few minutes and leave for at least 15 minutes (you may leave this dye on for longer as long as you cover your hair with plastic wrap or a shower cap to prevent it drying out). Rinse with warm water until the water runs clear.
For longer lasting colour, use a shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair.
Although these dyes do not contain the harsh chemicals of other dyes such as ammonia and peroxide, there is still a small chance that they could cause an allergic reaction. For this reason it is imperative that you do a strand and sensitivity test before using them. An ingredients list is available above and can also be found on the product’s packaging (ingredients list can sometimes be found under our sticker). NEVER use any of these products on eyelashes or eyebrows.
As you would expect from a dye these colours can stain textiles, ceramic, wood and other surfaces as well as temporarily stain skin and nails so be careful to cover surfaces and wear gloves when applying the colour. Once used these products may also rub off your hair and skin and onto clothing and bedding. Although this usually disappears after washing it’s worth bearing this in mind. Staining to bathtubs, basins and showers can easily be cleaned using a bleach based cleaning product.
Do not mix with peroxide.
Colours may cause permanent staining to bleached or chemically treated hair. Tip: You can avoid staining on your skin by applying a layer of vaseline anywhere on your skin where dye may come in contact.