My favorite toning products: how I keep my blonde hair from turning brassy

My favorite toning products- how I keep my blonde hair from turning brassy My favorite toning products- how I keep my blonde hair from turning brassy My favorite toning products- how I keep my blonde hair from turning brassy My favorite toning products- how I keep my blonde hair from turning brassy

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Hair by Kayla Cloud at Parlour & Main in Ballground, GA


I think the #1 question that I get asked is who does my hair. The second is how I keep it so blonde when only get it done once or twice a year. If you have color treated blonde hair, you absolutely HAVE to have some purple toning products in your hair care regimen. I have several must-have products I use weekly and I highly recommend all of them! My hair is naturally very, very dark and I wanted a soft, blended ombre into icy, dull grey-blonde. It is so difficult to achieve if you have dark hair, but my hair surprisingly lightened up very easily.

At first, I didn’t use any purple toning products and my hair started to turn a little brassy and I wasn’t as happy with it. I went to my nearest Ulta and stocked up!


Blonde Sexy Hair Blonde Shampoo

Blonde Sexy Hair Blonde Shampoo: I was looking for a few things in my purple shampoo: dark purple pigment, moisturizing, and sulfate-free. This shampoo is AMAZING. I have heard that toning shampoos can really dry out your hair, but with this one that isn’t the case! It leaves my hair SO insanely soft. It’s a bit pricey, but I have had this same bottle for almost a year now (side note: I only wash my hair once or twice a week so it lasts me forever).


Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment

Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment: I ran to Ulta as soon as this stuff came out and it is my FAVE toning product. The pigment is so dark it is almost black and it really does make a huge difference! After shampooing and conditioning my hair, I put this on only the end (since my blonde is only at the ends) and let it sit for at least 5 minutes. I just put on some Moana and JAM while I let this stuff work its magic! 🙂


Pravana The Perfect Blonde Leave-In Treatment

Pravana The Perfect Blonde Leave-In Treatment: I have talked about this stuff before in this post here and it really is that awesome. After I get out of the shower and brush my hair, I spray the generously on the ends and then blow dry it. One time I accidentally skipped a week and I really noticed some brassy tones starting to peek through. Make sure you shake the bottle well before every use!

I will sometimes substitute my Kenra toning treatment for this treatment since I bought both and they’re both pretty comparable in price and work well. I have heard amazing things about this purple toning blow out balm but it is a really tiny bottle for $10. If I end up testing it I will let you guys know! I use a combo of all of these products every hair wash to make sure my hair stays icy blonde and my hair really has never been healthier!

What are some of your favorite toning products?




  1. Tilley Hanson September 6, 2017

    I used to have blonde hair but grew it out and back to brown because of the brassiness…maybe I can try to go back now!

    • chelseagodfrey23 September 6, 2017

      I was so nervous to die mine too but once I found out about these products it was such a game changer!

  2. Your hair is seriously so gorgeous. this makes me want to dye my hair right now.

    • chelseagodfrey23 September 6, 2017

      Oh my gosh thanks so much girl!!! That’s so sweet! I’m obsessed with how my stylist did my color so I don’t think I’m changing it anytime soon!

  3. Maegan Clark September 6, 2017

    I am blonde and it’s all about that purple shampoo! I only use it about once a month though.

    • chelseagodfrey23 September 6, 2017

      Man I tied to go 2 weeks without it once and it the brassiness started to peak through! I think it’s because my hair is naturally so dark!

  4. Allison September 7, 2017

    Your hair is so fab! I love it!

  5. Tori September 7, 2017

    I’ve never colored my hair but I’ve been thinking recently about getting highlights! These products are great to keep in mind.


    • chelseagodfrey23 September 9, 2017

      Girl you so should! These have been life changing!

  6. Rachel September 7, 2017

    Your hair looks great! these seem like awesome products to try!

  7. I have an ombre effect in my hair too, it’s just not nearly as light on the bottom. Maybe I can go that light now though haha!

  8. Anna September 7, 2017

    I don’t have any blonde in my hair, but I know that a lot of people complain about brassiness, so this is a really helpful post for those people!

  9. Christina @ Hugs and Lattes September 7, 2017

    My hair is a soft dirty blonde color, but whenever I highlighted it a lot it definitely got Brassy! love this product line up.

  10. The SOuthern Thing September 7, 2017

    I don’t have blonde hair, but I must say Your hair is gorgeous!!

  11. The SOuthern Thing September 7, 2017

    I do not have blonde hair, but I must say Your hair is gorgeous!

  12. Grace September 7, 2017

    Your hair is pERFECT girl!

  13. Jordyn September 7, 2017

    Thanks for the blonde hair care suggestions. My hair can get SO brassy which I hate!

    • chelseagodfrey23 September 9, 2017

      It’s such a bummer when you get it colored beautiful blonde and it turns brassy after just a few weeks! I’m so glad these helped!

  14. Erica @ Coming up Roses September 8, 2017

    Your hair is so gorgeous! I lovelovelove all these haircare suggestions!

    • chelseagodfrey23 September 9, 2017

      Aww thanks so much!! I’ve never really cared about my hair until it was colored treated! Now I’m all about how I can keep it happy and healthy (and blonde!) 🙂

  15. Trecee Hutchinson September 8, 2017

    I love your hair! I am going blonde soon so this post is definitely helpful!

    • chelseagodfrey23 September 9, 2017

      Thanks so much girl! I am so glad this helped!

  16. Prerana September 8, 2017

    this looks pretty easy! I just might consider coloring my hair!

    • chelseagodfrey23 September 9, 2017

      It’s super easy!! Do it girl ❤️❤️

  17. Nicole Flint September 8, 2017

    YOUR HAIR LOOKS SO HEALTHY! I love kenra products!

    • chelseagodfrey23 September 9, 2017

      Aww thank you!! I think that’s the greatest compliment I could receive!! I LOVE Kenra. They really do make your hair so soft and healthy. I think the key is not washing it very often as well!

  18. Amanda September 9, 2017

    I usually use Shimmer Lights to tone but might have to try these as well. I have rose gold in my hair now and have been thinking of trying the pink overtone to se how that tones my hair. Thanks for sharing these!

    • chelseagodfrey23 September 9, 2017

      Ohh rose gold hair sounds GORGEOUS. I’ve always wanted to go grey or lavender but too scared to do it haha! This is about as crazy as I get with my hair!

  19. Sydney Power September 10, 2017

    Woah!! Your hair looks so great. i will definitely try this product. seems like a good product for coloring our hair.

  20. Jiawun | Beauty Nerd By Night September 11, 2017

    I’ve never gone blonde, but I’ve dyed my hair grey-silver which turned brassy SO quickly! I definitely need to check these products out, they sound amazing! And your hair is so gorgeous!

  21. Paige September 12, 2017

    Wow I’ve never heard of these products! but I totally need them. I did blonde balayage on my mousy brown hair and my hair tends to go red naturally anyway, so I was a total brassy mess!

    • chelseagodfrey23 September 12, 2017

      Yes girl same here! Before I started using these products my hair was a brassy mess too! These are game changing!

  22. Macarena Ferreira September 14, 2017

    Sending this straight to me friend!! She always complains about her hair being too brassy.

    xo //

    • chelseagodfrey23 September 14, 2017

      Send away girl!! Hope she finds it helpful!

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