Blondes… whether you’re a natural blonde or pay for the privilege the guide to toning has never been so complicated with hundreds of brands preaching that their product is the best on the shelf. Unless you visit a salon and pay extra, toning your hair yourself can be a bit of a chore.
I’ve had moments where I’ve been sat on my bed with a Sainsbury’s bag wrapped round my head like an orange egg waiting for my silver locks to unravel as soon as I rinse and dry. However, this is not always the case… whether my hair was too dark or the product itself wasn’t doing what it would say on the bottle, it can be hard to nail which toners to use and how.
Pay for the privilege
Firstly, it actually helps to have freshly bleached hair, it’s something for the colour to cling on to. When I say ‘freshly’, this can be months after your hair appointment. Unfortunately, sometimes girls and boys with dark blonde hair may struggle, although those who are naturally fair with light hair might also find success.
Use a brand that you can trust is going to do the job, you can use a hairdryer to heat up that supermarket bag over your head as much as you like… but if the formulation isn’t spot on you might be disappointed. A suggestion from one blonde to another is Fudge Professional Clean Blonde Damage Rewind Shampoo and Conditioner. Not only do these products effortlessly lift away that brassy tone, leaving your hair with elements of silver, it nourishes your hair and leaves it feeling super soft and smooth. Bleach London also do a vast variety of colours which lift your hair from dull to different.
Be careful of the state of your hands or scalp
We’ve all been there, relentlessly trying to massage in the purple or pink shampoo, but what about when even your hands change colour? You go to shake the hand of a potential business partner or reach for the change from a shopkeeper but your hands represent nothing less than a rainbow. Make sure you leave enough time to properly and thoroughly wash out the colour from your scalp and maybe even wear gloves when applying the product.
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Text: Ellie Botti
Images: Fudge Proffesional, Bleach London, FolkCarlos