I recently got my hair highlighted again (although very subtly – I saw what was happening to the girl next to me and immediately aborted the ideas I had in my head for an ombre) but because they didn’t tone it it looksd orange almost immediately. Thank god I now know how to fix the brassiness – toner of course! There are so many options now even for those of us who are not hairdressers or are confident with mixing up salon dyes at home. Semi Permanent treatments like this ed chill stain is an easy way to tone.
These stains are easy to use – just apply to the hair and leave for 15-30 minutes depending on how intense you want it and shampoo and condition as normal.
There are lots of colours in the range from red to yellow to orange to pink and so on. I got sent the lilac which is prefect for toning hair that looks brassy.
I applied this all over but focusing on my highlights for 30 minutes. My hair felt quite silky afterwards like it had had a deep condition.
It did indeed take some of the brassiness out, but the effect wasn’t as strong as with say, a toner dye, or a intensive deep purple shampoo treatment. It’s quite subtle – there is definitely an improvement but if you want to really take out the brass, you probably need a full on toner (the kind you mix with peroxide).
This treatment is something I would keep as a in-between – you can’t tone your hair all the time of course, so when my hair is starting too look suspiciously yellow, that is the moment i would use this stuff.
Each tube has 100ml and costs £9,99 each. Buy it here.