I, like many wayward souls, have found myself at the corner of “healthy” and “why did I do my hair like this I have to save it somehow dear all the gods why did I do this.” I have actually been there way too many times to count in my dozen years of coloring my hair.
The most recent time for me was last week, when I broke my almost-fast for coloring my hair (a year and a half is CRAZY long when you know that I used to dye it basically once a month) by deciding to re-do the ombré bleach and then try to add in some pink color.
I’m sure you can see where this is going.
I blame Pinterest. I would have looked so cool.
So after one round of bleaching I had some halfway-brassy hair and a box of pink hair dye, and for some reason all of my color theory training seemed to elude me in my cloud of hubris.
Welcome to my time of peach hair.
A time where I basically refused to take pictures, despite the fact that everybody and their mom loved it.
This is the closest that I have, which is just a screenshot from a video we shot at work that included me taking a selfie. Let’s pretend that this is sufficient.
You know where you just see your head of hair and know you don’t want any of it? Because that is the world I lived in.
I tried for a few more days after a dozen tutorials and even with a helping hand from a friend in cosmetology school, but at some point I had to realize that it wasn’t going to work. So the people at Sally’s directed me to Wella’s Toner (buy here!). They gave me T18 for the maximum de-brassiness powers. I paired it with level 30 toner, but you don’t really need more than level 20 (I was obviously still having delusions of lifting). I left it in for 20 minutes before washing it out. I am 100% happy with the results. As you can see in the featured image I ended up with cool, ashy blonde tips, which in my mind are much easier to walk around LA with to avoid getting judge-y stares.
I recommend watching these two videos for better information:
So if you need to get the brassiness out of your hair and are doing it yourself, pick up some toner and send me a picture of your beautiful face.