How can I color my hair level 6 dark blonde?
Ugly Duckling has several level 6 colors.
Here are some of the results that you can achieve with them:
Why does level 6 hair turn orange when I lighten it?
This is normal, and is to do with the way hair works.
As you lighten hair either using bleach or oxidant, the hair gives off a secondary color.
In the case of level 6 hair, that secondary color is orange.
See chart below:
Hair Lightening Levels. Level 6 hair will have an orange secondary color.
2 ways to tone level 6 orange hair
When you have orange hair level 6, there are essentially 2 things you can do.
The first way would be to apply bleach and lift and lighten it some more, at least until level 9.
Then tone it with a purple based toner.
The second way (for those who do not wish to lighten any more) would be to tone over the level 6 orange hair.
Using either a brown based or a blue based toner.
We will go through both these ways now.
First way: lighten and lift the hair to level 9/10, then tone.
In order to lighten level 6 hair, you will need to use bleach.
We would suggest Brilliant Blondexx Bleach with Bond Protect.
It's a very fast acting bleach which can lift orange hair to level 9 using just 20 Vol developer.
At the same time it has Bond Protect built in to the formula.
Which means that the hair is protected as it lifts.
Brilliant Blondexx with Bond Protect & 20 Vol developer.
You can use Brilliant Blondexx near the root area as well as on the lengths.
Make a nice wet mix with your 20 vol developer (1 part bleach to 2 parts developer is good).
And remember to saturate the hair very well so that is is literally drenched in the bleach mixture.
Rinse when you get to level 9 pale yellow as in the picture below.
Level 9 Pale Yellow, Rinse when the hair turns this color.
Once the hair has been lifted you can lift with any purple based toners.
Toners containing purple will act to neutralize any remaining yellow in the hair and help you produce nice ash blonde results.
See pictures below for hair toned with 2 such toners.
Hair lightened and then toned with 10.2 Extra Light Cold Blonde.
Hair by Elona Taki
The above hair toner is .2, meaning it is purple based, It is one of the whitest toners on the market.
It should be used on pre-lightened level 9 hair.
Second way: tone down using blue based ash blonde colors
The second way is to cover over the orange hair using blue based ash blonde hair colors.
You can also add a dollop of ash blue additive (see above) to your mixture if you need additional blue.
This will help neutralize and tone down the orange hair.
WATCH VIDEO OF BLUE BASED ASH BLONDE COLORS IN ACTION:
Hair by Elona Taki