How to Tone Brassy Hair at Home – Wella t14 and Wella t18
Don’t underestimate the power of hair toners. Toner’s make small changes to your hair that makes a big difference. If your hair is starting to look warmer with more yellow and orange tones, the right toner will help correct and balance the color out. (Be sure to watch the video on a quick tutorial on how I tone my hair towards the bottom of this post!)
The problem with going blonde is that once you leave the salon, your hair won’t last that way forever. The color starts to fade over time, and even quicker the more you wash it. There are a few products you can use to fix and color correct brassy hair as well as maintaining the blonde color.
My go to hair toners are the Wella Color Charm hair toners. You can find them at Sally’s Beauty Supply for about 6 bucks (sometimes they even have a buy one get one free deal). The T14 toner has a bluer base so it is great for more orangey toned hair. The T18 toner has a more purple base, perfect to counteract more yellow toned hair.
Mix one part toner to two parts 20 volume developer. Apply the toner to your roots to midway of your hair and leave it in for 5-10 minutes. Then, apply the toner towards the ends of your hair and leave it on for an additional 5 minutes. The ends absorb toners quicker, and by doing it in this order you’ll avoid having weird tints to your hair.
Toning your hair at home is a lot easier than you think. The best part is it takes 15 minutes in the comfort of your own home, and you save a lot of money. I hope this post was helpful! Let me know if you have any tips or other favorite products for toning blonde hair!