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Toner help, wanting a grey blonde.

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Category: Hair Talk
Forum Name: Hair Color
Forum Description: The tricks and tribulations of changing your hair color
Printed Date: June 25 2018 at 1:15am

Topic: Toner help, wanting a grey blonde.
Posted By: bebexdee
Subject: Toner help, wanting a grey blonde.
Date Posted: July 31 2008 at 1:39am
Hi I recently got my hair bleached, after I used Wella Silver Lady with a 20v developer, when I poured Silver Lady out, it was brown almost BLACK in color, I was hesitant to put it on but I did anyways. It toned down my hair just a little bit..but really no big difference. I want ZERO yellow in my hair. (I've bleached my hair to the pale yellow stage, with just a few golden strands) So that failing, I used a Lightest Pearl Ash hoping it would turn it more grey, it did not. It actually turned it more YELLOW! YIKES. I was so disappointed! Now Im thinking about what to do with my hair right now..

First off, was silver lady suppose to be brown in color??! I thought it was atleast be a light violet or blue color...

Any suggestions?

Posted By: fakeizme
Date Posted: July 31 2008 at 2:25pm
NO, you were right in doubting that blackness in the toner! It oxidized and went bad. This is why I hate liquid color or toners; they don't last very long.
If you want a grey blonde, I think you need a 'mix' of say, blue-based toner and a slight bit of violet. More blue though. I bet if you bought a fresh Silver Lady and applied it, it would get you to where you want to be! HTH!

Love clip-ins and tape!

Posted By: bebexdee
Date Posted: July 31 2008 at 3:33pm
Thanks alot!! Do you think I should bring it back and return it at the store?! 

Posted By: borne.blonde
Date Posted: July 31 2008 at 4:53pm
fakeizme~ Is T18 supposed to look dark in the bottle when you hold it up to the light? I had the same thing happen to me *swatch test*  it did turn out grey however.

I used 12 N premium creme clairol tube on another swatch and it turned kick arse sparkly silver platinum AWESOME COLOR lol... I totally didn't expect that but it must have had a lot of violet in it. They really need to put the percentages of colors in the Neutrals since they are mixes.  I don't know if it was a fluke or what but I LOVE IT.  I like vibrant reflective color not flat or matte.

I also got Roux Ultra white minx that smells delicious but looks like it makes the hair stick together & looked a bit drab so I will have to test that again.

Love colorEmbarrassed

I heard Torrids platinum lightening or electric pearl would look a beautiful vibrant platinum/grey type.... am going to test those too.

Posted By: bebexdee
Date Posted: August 02 2008 at 1:56am
I put on this highlift blonde ash color and it was violet. It toned down my hair quite a bit! =) Now im going to add a few brown streaks so it doesnt look so overwhelming. Thanks everyone ..

Posted By: bebexdee
Date Posted: August 02 2008 at 1:56am
And what should I do about the left over toners?! I brought about 3 of them and they are all oxidized.. 

Posted By: fakeizme
Date Posted: August 05 2008 at 2:23pm
You know...Borne blonde brings up a good point. I did have a high lift ash blonde colour (liquid) and it also looked very dark in the bottle, but it did process my hair fine. although, I tried another bottle the next month that was clear and it worked too. I know that Wella is concentrated, so I do sometimes wonder about the oxidizing --- hard to tell.

Love clip-ins and tape!

Posted By: asiabo
Date Posted: August 09 2008 at 3:22am
i had a bottle of wella T18 awhile ago that was brownish but it was all i had so i used it. it did nothing to my hair whatsoever.

if you want no yellow in your hair, i highly recommend this toner.
silver lady has a blue-violet base whereas white lady has a violet base.
violet>yellow and blue>orange, so if all the gold is lifted out of your hair you might be better with white lady.

i haven't used silver lady so i'm not saying don't use it, just letting you know i had great success with white lady!!

Before/After toning with Wella

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