How to Tone Brassy Hair at Home

How to Tone Brassy Hair at Home

Don’t underestimate the power of hair toners. A toner is what neutralizes yellow and orange tones on bleached hair. If your hair is starting to look brassy, you don’t have to book an appointment at the hair salon. Just follow these steps to tone brassy hair at home.


The problem with going blonde is that once you leave the salon, the color will fade over time. The more you wash your hair, the quicker that toner will wash out. There are a few products you can use to color correct brassy hair as well as maintain that neutral blonde tone at home.


My go-to hair toners are the Wella Color Charm hair toners. You can find them at Sally’s Beauty Supply for about 11 bucks. The T14 toner has a blue 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 the midway of your hair and leave it in for 10 minutes. Then, apply the toner towards the ends of your hair and leave it on for an additional 10 minutes. The ends of the hair tend to absorb toners quicker than the roots, so by following this method you’ll avoid having weird tints in your hair. Wash the product out with a shampoo specifically made for color-treated hair, and that’s it!

Related post: Tone Brassy Hair At Home With Purple Shampoo

Toning your hair at home is a lot easier than you think. The best part is it takes about 30 minutes in the comfort of your own home, and you save a lot of money. I hope this post was helpful!

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  1. 7.22.17
    Stacie said:

    Um, rushing to Sally’s now! I can’t wait to try this!!!

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