Toning on your own can be a little frustrating. It’s important to get the right amount of color on your hair for a particular amount of time – and there’s not a lot of room for error. Luckily, with a little strand testing an a little oVertone, toning blonde is easier than it’s ever been. Hey, it’s in our name – we’d know.
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If you also have orange tones you’d like to see gone, you can mix Pastel Blue with the Purple too. Either way, we don’t recommend using Pastel Silver to tone, since it will not cancel out brassy tones.
Obviously, we always recommend strand testing, but especially when toning, it’s absolutely essential in order to know if you’re using the right color, or if you need to dilute it. In this video, we tried two strand tests – one using Pastel Purple Daily Conditioner, and the other with the same conditioner, diluted. The undiluted strand ended up being more purple than we liked, and having the strand tests helped us to know how to expect our model’s hair to respond.
If your hair is platinum, you probably don’t need all the color power of undiluted Pastel Purple. Dilute it by mixing it with your regular conditioner – any brand will do! We diluted in a 1:1 ratio, but how you do it is up to you – your strand test will tell you if 1:1 is not enough, too much, or just right.
We weren’t kidding when we said toning is easier with oVertone. Once hair is saturated, no need to let it sit like you normally would with oVertone. Simply rinse out whenever you’re ready.