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: 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: 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: 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?