You bleached your hair and now you don’t like the shade. You can neutralise it, at home, with these DIY hair toners.
Calling all blondes! You bleached your hair and it went too far. Now you’re stuck with a colour you don’t like and you will either have to grow it out, chop it off or go back to the salon for a second round of colouring.
Do you know you can neutralise the bleached look at home, with a homemade natural hair toner?
Don’t know what is hair toner? Oh honey, come sit down with me; let’s have a chat.
A hair toner is a colour neutraliser that will remove the excessive yellows from your hair. It won’t always be a colour gone bad but sometimes over use of product or a sulphate-rich shampoo can also give your hair that particular tint of bleach. The toner basically calls on the colours from the opposite end of the colour spectrum to come and undo the damage.
Read on to know how to make and how to use hair toner, at home.
#1 Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is my favourite, in the kitchen and outside too.
-Mix 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of water.
-Apply this mixture thoroughly to your hair.
-Let it sit there doing its thing for 15 minutes.
-Wash your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water.
To get the desired result, repeat every 7-10 days. Do not use it more regularly as apple cider vinegar can dry out your locks.
If you still think that your hair has dried out, you can try to do hair spa at home! This will give your hair smooth, gorgeous look!
The acidic property of the vinegar helps banish those yellow tints. And it also works as a wonderful natural cleanser.
#2 Lemon juice
This is essentially a lemon drink, but for your hair.
-Mix 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice and 3/4 cup of water.
-Add 2 tablespoons honey to it.
-Pour this mixture in a spray bottle and shake really well.
-Spray your hair with this mixture. Try to limit the spray to your hair and don’t get it on the scalp.
-Sit with the solution for 2 hours. Read a book, update your Facebook status, find something meaningful to do, or just watch some television. Spend some time out in the sun too, but not more than 20-30 minutes.
– Rinse the hair and wash it with a sulphate-free shampoo like Pantene Pro-V.
-Don’t forget to condition!
-Avoid doing this more than thrice a month as you could lighten your hair too much. And then you’ll have a different colour problem.
#3 Baking soda shampoo
The last DIY hair toner that I like to use is the versatile baking soda shampoo.
-In a bottle of a sulphate-free shampoo add 2 drops each of blue and purple food colour.
-Add 1 teaspoon baking soda.
-Finally, pour in 2-4 tablespoons of water.
-Apply this mixture to wet hair and work in the shampoo.
-Leave it in for 5-10 minutes and then rinse it out.
-Condition your hair thoroughly.
-Do this not more than once a week to start seeing results.
Baking soda shampoo helps remove product build-up along with doing a good job of neutralising colour.
Natural hair toners might take time, but the result is gorgeous hair that is also beautifully coloured. Is it worth the trouble? Absolutely!
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