June 22nd, 2012, 07:20 PM #1
Bleached and used toner and I have very yellow hair still!!
Hi I have a short pixie cut and I went to Ricky's because I wanted to bleach out a color job from a photo shoot I did recently. The girl told me what toner to use and gave me the bleach and developer. She told me to only leave the bleach on for 20 minutes since I have short hair and it was colored relatively recently. I followed all of the directions carefully and my hair was definitely uneven after the bleaching. I still toned and the color is more consistent now. However, it's still really yellow and brassy. I don't know if I should go back and get another toner or get lowlights or what?! Also, I applied the bleach correctly with foils and everything but the roots were still lighter than the ends. Is that because my hair is so short?
June 22nd, 2012, 07:30 PM #2
What was your starting colour? IMO, go to a salon and get a professional to determine what needs doing.
June 23rd, 2012, 10:26 AM #3
Originally, before the shoot, my hair was a light brown. Then, they stripped and dyed it many shades of red, orange, and blonde (it was a shoot where they did my hair like a faux-hawk style and it was supposed to look sun-like). The stylist at Ricky's said the only thing I could do was bleach and tone to get it to be a normal color and she suggested going ahead with the Wella gold blonde toner. I fear that I used a toner that was too gold. I've read on other threads that I could get an ash-blonde semi-permanent and then a wash in/wash out toner with a purple/blue base and it would tone down the yellow, but I don't know if that only works for natural blondes...
July 1st, 2012, 07:23 PM #4
July 1st, 2012, 10:00 PM #5
I would go get a box of ash blonde and use purple shampoo. I have natural black hair and I bleach and dye my hair blonde all the time. Asian hair tends to get very brassy and yellow as well. Read my blog post on when I dyed my hair
I use AG silvering shampoo from Chatters. Hope that helps.