DIY Hair Toner: How to Fix Brassy Hair and Remove Other Unwanted Red Tones by Morgan Spencer - Musely
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DIY Hair Toner: How to Fix Brassy Hair and Remove Other Unwanted Red Tones

posted in Beauty > Hair
02/12/2015
  • Remove brassiness from blonde hair and other unwanted red tones from brown hair with this super easy trick!
    Remove brassiness from blonde hair and other unwanted red tones from brown hair with this super easy trick!
  • All you need is food colouring!
    All you need is food colouring!
  • If we imagine the color wheel. We can see which colors are the opposite of each other. As you can see, the opposite color to Orange/Yellow is Blue Violet. Because these colors are opposite, when they are both present they, in a way, cancel each other out.
    If we imagine the color wheel. We can see which colors are the opposite of each other. As you can see, the opposite color to Orange/Yellow is Blue Violet. Because these colors are opposite, when they are both present they, in a way, cancel each other out.
  • Brassy blonde hair has a lot of yellow and orange tones, so if we use a product with a purple/blue (Blue Violet) base this will cancel out these unwanted yellow/orange tones.
    Brassy blonde hair has a lot of yellow and orange tones, so if we use a product with a purple/blue (Blue Violet) base this will cancel out these unwanted yellow/orange tones.
  • Brown hair tends to go red as it fades and so if we use a product with a blue/green base, it will counteract the unwanted red tones.
    Brown hair tends to go red as it fades and so if we use a product with a blue/green base, it will counteract the unwanted red tones.
  • How To Get Rid Of Yellow/Brassy/Orange Tones In Blonde Hair Or Highlights:

    1. Add 2-3 drops of violet food coloring to a bottle of shampoo/conditioner.

    Use blue violet food coloring or mix your own by using 2 drops of blue , 1 drop of green and 1 drop of red to make a bluish/purple shade.

    It should look more cool, bluish-purple, than a warm redish-purple if that makes sense. Even if you are using violet food coloring you may want to add a drop more of blue to ensure the purple isn’t too red.

  • Regardless, the amount you should add to the shampoo should be about the size of a pea. This should be enough to change the color of the shampoo/conditioner to a bluish purple. You want it to be obvious but not bright purple!

    This is trial & error, so you may need to add more drops until you get the results you want. How ever many drops you add, just make sure that you are adding more blue than green in the ratio.

    2. Wash & rinse as usual. Leave on for a few minutes to get a stronger effect if you want.

  • How To Get Rid Of Orange/Red Tones In Brown Hair Or Lowlights:

    1. Add 2-3 drops (about the size of a pea) of green food coloring (or 2 drops of green and 1 blue if suffering for more orange than red tones) to your shampoo/conditioner

    2. Wash & rinse as usual. Leave on for a few minutes to get a stronger effect if you want.

    Or try this DIY Hair Toner:

    Use this treatment once every month (or more/less often when needed) to refresh your color and rid it of unwanted tones.

    This simple at-home treatment produces AMAZING results!

  • Please do a strand test before using this treatment as you will need to see how it changes the color of your hair and if you need to adjust the food coloring ratio.

    If after your strand test you find it too strong (i.e your blonde has a slight pink tinge), you can dilute the mixture with another cup of vinegar.

    Add about 1/8 tsp of your required food coloring color (blue-purple for blondes or blue-green for browns) to 2 1/2 cups of white vinegar. After you shampoo and condition your hair, pour this home-made toner over your strands and massage throughout then rinse.

  • All of this information was found on http://www.theperfumeexpert.com/how-to-fix-brassy-hair-and-remove-other-unwanted-red-tones/
    All of this information was found on http://www.theperfumeexpert.com/how-to-fix-brassy-hair-and-remove-other-unwanted-red-tones/

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