If you’re a blonde, you know the drama of keeping brassy tones out of your hair.
If you’re also anything like me, you have spent an extensive amount of time on Pinterest and YouTube trying to find the best and most cost-effective method of getting your hair the perfect tone. I love a cooler, ash blonde tone, and this DIY toner I recently tried gives you just that.
Before you try this out, I will state the obvious: I am NOT a professional. I will also warn you: If your hair is SUPER dry (which, as a blonde, it most likely is), you’re going to want to prepare your hair for this toner with a deep conditioning treatment, like coconut oil, to avoid hair breakage and further damage. I will further warn you, depending on the lightness of your blonde, your hair may have a lavender or purple hue to it. I have some very, very light streaks (I mean like they are WHITE), and those will have a silver/lilac shade after ten minutes.
Bottom line: Try at your discretion and start off leaving the toner on for the five minutes and add on additional time if need be.
For this DIY blonde hair toner, you’re going to need three items (*Depending on your hair length and thickness you may need more – it’s a 1:2 ratio of ACV to shampoo):
- A spray bottle (You can purchase these super cheap just about anywhere).
- 2 TBSP* of Apple Cider Vinegar (I used Dr. Braggs Organic).
- 1/4 Cup* purple shampoo (I used Clairol Shimmer Lights).
Add the ACV and purple shampoo into the spray bottle and shake to mix. Apply the mixture with the spray bottle anywhere you want to tone your hair and leave on anywhere from 5-20 minutes depending on the condition of your hair. ACV and purple shampoo can be very drying on their own, so that is why it is best to do a deep conditioning treatment before applying your DIY toner.
After leaving the toner on for the desired amount of time, rinse the mixture and follow-up with a deep conditioner. Rinse out the conditioner with water as COLD as you can stand it – this step is important as the ACV will have opened the hair up, absorbing the purple shampoo. So, the cold water will help to seal the hair back up and hold the toner in place longer.
You can repeat this treatment as needed but I would discourage you from doing it more than once a week, bi-monthly is probably best!
Again, I’m not a hair professional, but I know that this is the method that has worked best for me. I wanted to avoid using a demi-permanent color and developer (such as Wella ColorCharm), and this DIY mixture gave me the closest results to that.
Being blonde is SO much fun, but being blonde is also SO demanding.
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Have you ever tried a DIY hair toner? Do you struggle to keep your blonde hair bright?