I really wish I could tell you that I love my natural hair color. I believe (I've been dying it for a while!) that it is a strawberry blonde and I used to get compliments on it all the time. The past five years I have been dying it just about every color I can think of, black, dark brown, red, bright red, and even brighter red. I wanted a light blonde for summer. Not platinum blonde but a pretty blonde with a smidgen of a golden color. Now my hair pulls yellow tones like CrAzY! So I knew if I went blonde I would need to follow up with a toner to cut that yellow shit out! I'm going to try out Wella's Color Charm T18 Toner, Lightest Ash Blonde... Let's see what happens!
Well first things first... I did the unthinkable! I used a blonde box dye from WalMart! *gasps* Shhh don't tell my super awesome cosmetologist sis in-law! She would chew my ass! I live far away from her now and I'm really impulsive... I want blonde hair and I WANT IT NOW! So as it is 2am I took my yoga pants wearing ass to walmart and got 3 boxes of dye! I have a lot of hair!
This is me and my squishy baby... this was pretty close to my natural hair-color (plus some grays!)
I decided to try Garnier Nutrisse LB2, mainly because I thought the woman was pretty and I wanted her hair color. I know you never get what is on the cover! Also, Garnier from what I have been told has natural proteins to help strengthen your hair.
This is what I got! I left the dye on for 45 minutes and didn't want to go longer. I knew I would be left with some yellow but didn't want to tone it for a week or two to give my hair a break. (I love coffee!)
I had a few days off from work and decided to put the toner on... if I turned my hair purple I would have a few days before work to fix it! Now the toner gets a deeper purple the longer it sits. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE TONER or you could end up with PURPLE hair!!! Now I like to live on the edge so I went longer than the recommended 30 minutes!
I loved the end result. The roots are still a tad more yellow than the ends but it's not bad. I still have a golden tone which is what I want! I will definitely use this toner again! You can buy the toner at Sally's.
What is your favorite toner? Let me know!