How to Fix Over-Toned Hair

Have you left your toner for a little too long or had a disastrous visit to the hairdressers? And now, to your horror, you’re left with shades of blue, purple, grey or silver? Don’t stress – read on for effective tips for removing toner from hair. These methods are super easy and not too damaging to your locks!

So, why has your hair become stained with hues of blue or purple? Well, you may have either over toned your hair, the toner is too strong, you’ve applied too much, or your hair is very porous. Uh oh! Luckily, there are ways to reverse this! And they’re not too damaging either – bonus! Let’s get into how to fix over-toned hair:

how to fix over toned hair

So, why has your hair become stained with hues of blue or purple? Well, you may have either over toned your hair, the toner is too strong, you’ve applied too much or your hair is very porous. Uh oh! Luckily, there are ways to reverse this! And they’re not too damaging either – bonus! Let’s find out how to get purple toner out of hair. These tips work to get toner out of hair for other colors as well!

How to Fix Over-Toned Hair

how to fix over-toned hair

Clarifying Shampoo

The first and most obvious process is to wash multiple times with a clarifying shampoo to fix over toned hair. This process is not the most effective; however, it is the least stripping. Make sure you get washed immediately after you notice you have over-toned those locks! Most toners are not permanent, therefore eventually, after several washes, the ‘cool’ tones will fade. If you want that toner gone quicker, 2-3 washes with a clarifying shampoo will start to remove the blue, grey or purple stains.

Baking Soda

This next method can be used after shampooing your hair. Simply grab 1-2 tablespoons (depending on the amount of hair you have) and start massaging into your hair. Leave this in for a minute or two and rinse. As baking soda has brightening qualities, this will help to strip the toner and gradually bring back golden tones.

how to fix over toned hair

Baking Soda

Dishwashing Liquid

Another ingredient in the quest of how to get purple toner out of hair is dishwashing soap/liquid. Take a small amount and lather up into your hair, just like you would your regular shampoo. Again, get to your hair ASAP and leave for a couple of minutes before rinsing. Dishwashing liquid is very clarifying and stripping, therefore this will leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. It’s super important to follow up with an intensive, deep conditioning treatment to bring back the moisture into your hair.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Lastly, diluted hydrogen peroxide will strip those unwanted shades from your over toned hair. This is very stripping and harsh on your hair, so it is imperative you indulge your hair in a few conditioning treatments after this process. To remove the toner, dilute with water and spray onto your hair. Make sure to leave this on for a minute to minimize damage. After rinsing, apply a deep conditioning treatment and leave overnight for best results. This will bring back the good stuff to your suffering hair, and keep it feeling and looking super healthy.

how to fix over toned-hair

With these simple tips, you now know how to get toner out of your hair, without damage! Please keep in mind that these methods are safe for your natural hair, and are not recommended using on your ZALA extensions. You’ll be getting rid of those purple hues in no time, and you can thank us later! Good luck xx

PUBLISHED 15TH JUNE 2015

2 responses to “How to Fix Over-Toned Hair”

  1. Gail Cooper says:

    Thanks for the tips 🙂 by the way…can you tell me what colour that is on the above photo ? I LOVE IT and have been trying everywhere to get that colour !!

  2. Carol Mullins says:

    None of these worked….need a more aggressive approach

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