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How can I get Ash Blonde Highlights?


Do you have bleached highlights that have turned yellow over time?

Looking to take the yellow out without it getting dry or damaging it?

Looking to get them to Ash Blonde?

Then read on.

Why are my highlights so yellow?

Before & After Blondify

Hair that is excessively yellow needs to be toned

Blonde and bleached highlights have a tendency to go yellow over time.

This is totally normal and is due to the way in which hair works.

When you bleach hair, there hair turns first orange, then yellow-orange, then yellow.

Only when you have got it all the way to level 10 does it turn pale yellow.

In order to neutralize and get rid of all these colors, you need to tone the hair using professional products adapted to your hair color.

Is my hair ready for toning?

Bleached Hair

Yellow Hair Level 9

Before toning, check your hair color level. If it is yellow, as in the picture above, it is ready for toning.

If it has a lot of orange rather than yellow, you should bleach it some more first before attempting to tone.

You will get better results that way.

How should I get my highlights Ash Blonde?

Blondify Toners

Blondify Liquid Gloss toners will help you get hair ash blonde

Ugly Duckling's range of ammonia-free toners are ideal for toning bleached highlights.

They are liquid gloss toners and they contain intense violet and ash pigments which are what your hair needs in order to get to ash blonde.

The also contain Bond Protect, which means that they condition and strengthen hair at the same time as they tone.

They take 10 minutes to tone away yellow to ash blonde.

And they won't lift or interfere with your dark base or your low-lights.

Which toner exactly should I use?

We would suggest you use the Natural Ash Blonde toner if the hair is very yellow, bordering on orange or very very brassy.

The ash pigments in this toner have been formulated to correctly neutralize such tones and produce an ash blonde color.

Natural Ash Blonde

Blondify Natural Ash Blonde Toner

On the other hand, is your hair a little lighter, towards level 9 or 10?

If it is just showing pure yellow, with no orange, then we would recommend you use Blondify Natural Violet Blonde toner.

The purple pigments will allow you to get a perfect platinum ash blonde tone.

Natural Violet Blonde

Blondify Natural Violet Blonde toner

How do I maintain my bleached highlights after toning them ash blonde?

All blonde hair does have a tendency to turn yellow over time.

You can use Ugly Duckling's Brilliant Blonde Purple Shampoo & Mask to re-tone it and maintain it at the same time.

These also contain purple pigments.

But because these are hair care products, they work on the surface of the hair rather than inside it.

Use them at least once a week and you will notice a real difference.

These products are also sulfate-free and gluten-free as well as acidic.

So they will give you deep conditioning without build-up or clogging of the pores.

Brilliant Blonde Purple Haircare

Brilliant Blonde Purple Shampoo & Mask

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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