DIY: hair toner

Hey all,

You know what is being better then a blonde? A good blonde! ghaha. Being blonde can be a difficult process to get the right shade and tone. When going blonde, there is probably going to be bleach involved. Bleach takes out pigments of the hair and making it lighter, it isn’t adding any color. This can leave you with brassy, orange and yellow tones. Because we don’t want that, we have to add pigments to the hair again. To make sure that you will get a nice cool blonde we add the opposite colors of the color wheel.

color wheel

So, perhaps, when your hair turned really orange, you want to use toning products with a more blue base than purple. Purple will still work, but the blue tones work optimal. That doesn’t mean that when your hair turned orange that you can’t use purple shampoo. Just look for a more blue-purple shampoo rather than pink-purple shampoo.

But, today we aren’t making shampoo, but conditioner/toner. It is really easy and cheap to make at home. It can save you a lot of money.

The stuff you will need:

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-Conditioner, doesn’t matter how cheap. Mine was 1.72 euros!

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-Vegetable or gel-based dye, in a blue or purple color.

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-A funnel

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-A bowl to mix

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-And a mixing brush :)

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Mixing the color:

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Pour all the conditioner in the bowl. With everything, I mean: EVERYTHING! ghaha

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Than you will ad the tinniest amount of dye to it, and start mixing.

After mixing it looked kind off like this:

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A very light blue. I wanted more purple, but I was almost out, and instead of using all of it up, I used a very little bit of pink :)

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Now that I think of it, it wasn’t such a great idea because it turned out to purple…So why not just add more blue!

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It turned out the color that I wanted, but it was still quite light, and for optimal toning I wanted it to be a bit  darker. If you try this yourself, start of really light and test it on a piece of your hair. This way you’ll make sure that you don’t end up with having blue-purple hair.

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So this is the final color. It is a more blue tone which is fine. This will tone the brassy orange tones.

Putting it back in the bottle :S

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It will be a messy process!

Put the funnel in the conditioner bottle and start by pouring in the conditioner. After that put the pump back on, and shake very well. Shake shake shake, shake the bottle! And than you’re done! Yeaaah!

Testing it?

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Here you can see the extension which I’m going to tone. It is a very golden honey-blonde.

After letting the conditioner sit for 5 minutes:

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It is a cooler toned blonde :)

Comparison:

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Looks good, right?

Hope it was helpful!

xoxo, Marlon

12 thoughts on “DIY: hair toner

    • I’ve seen someone do it on youtube and it worked out fine. I would recommend to try it on a strand first before doing a whole head. let me know if it worked. :)

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    • I would suggest rinsing it out with just cold water, Shampoo may wash away some off toner. You can leave it in as long as you want to. It isn’t damaging. How longer you leave it in how better the results will be. :)

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