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Home / Blog/ Which toner should I use for yellow hair?
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Which toner should I use for yellow hair?

BY SALLY MADISON
NATIONAL COLOR TRAINER



Do you have yellow hair which you need to tone & get to ash blonde?

In this blog, we will show you some quick and effective techniques which you can use to do this.

Keep reading...

Why is my hair yellow?

Why is my hair yellow?

The lighter the level, the less yellow you will see.

It's totally natural for hair to be yellow - especially if you have bleached it or colored it in the past.

The reason for this is that as you bleach hair, it will start giving off a secondary reflect.

This reflect is always warm and generally not a very attractive one.

Depending on the level which you have bleached your hair, the reflect could be anything from red to orange to yellow.

And in order to get rid of these reflects, you will need something called a hair toner.

What is a hair toner?

A hair toner is a product which color corrects it or tones it.

Generally speaking, toners are used to color correct blonde hair in particular, to make it less yellow.

But you need to be sure to use the right type of toner for your hair.

Otherwise you could end up with no results, or poor results.

We will explain these different types of toner now.

What types of toner are there?

Broadly speaking, there are permanent toners and there are demi-permanent toners.

Both these need to be combined with developer for them to work.

In addition, there are purple shampoos and masks.

We will cover all 3 groups of products in this blog tutorial.

Permanent hair toners

Permanent toners, as the name implies, are stronger, lift more and are more long lasting.

Ugly Duckling's permanent toners all in cream form and come in large 3.5 oz tubes.

You mix them with 20 Vol developer. 

They produce stunning white and pearl blonde results.

You should use them when you have major hair transformation to do.

And when you want to go full-on white blonde from roots to ends.

WATCH AN APPLICATION OF UGLY DUCKLING's PERMANENT INTENSE PEARL BLONDE TONER NOW:

Demi-permanent hair toners

Demi-permanent toners are ammonia-free and are more suitable for refreshing blonde hair and for getting rid of yellow once hair is bleached.

They typically work with lower strength developer and the development time is typically very fast.

Ugly Duckling's demi-permanent range is called Blondify.

Blondify is great for quick blonde refreshes, and is perfect for getting rid of yellow in hair.

In fact, we do recommend you use this as your go-to solution.

The other advantage with Blondify is that it is ammonia-free. Plus it contains Bond Protect to offer enhanced hair conditioning and strength to your hair.

Blondify Natural Ash Blonde Toner

Blondify Natural Ash Blonde Toner 010A

WATCH AN APPLICATION OF BLONDIFY ON YELLOW HAIR:

Purple Shampoos and Masks

Purple shampoos and mask do get rid of yellow. But they don't lift. Nor do they penetrate into the hair.

As such, they are not strictly speaking toners.

It is better to think of them as toning products to be used in conjunction with and to complement your hair's bleaching and toning process.

Hairdressers very commonly use them at the backwash after or during bleaching.

By mixing them in with their bleaching mixture for example.

Doing this can help get rid of yellow very significantly.

It can also help smooth out inconsistencies in color level between different parts of the hair and blend it all together. 

And of course they make excellent maintenance products - to use to fight yellow and keep blonde hair white.

WATCH AN APPLICATION OF PURPLE MASK DURING THE BLEACHING & COLORING PROCESS:

So which is the best toner for my yellow hair?

It really depends on the level of yellow in your hair - and the degree of hair transformation you are looking to do.

Use this chart to get yourself a quick guide as to which toner to use.

Use it and you won't go very wrong.

And of course, use Purple Shampoo and Mask for afterwards!

Use this chart to select the right toner for your hair level and desired hair color result.

Which toner should I use?

About the author

Sally has been a hair colorist and trainer for many years in both the US & Europe. She currently does hair color training for Ugly Duckling. She also helps develop new & awesome products for the brand.

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