Hey lovelies! If you have been following me on Twitter or Facebook lately then you probably already know that late last year I decided I wanted to go back to being a blonde after going dark for almost a year. The thing is though, being a blonde comes with extra responsibilities like having to tone regularly.
I was unhappy with the colour my hairdresser did for me recently so I decided that I had to take matters into my own hands and do some at home toning. So I ventured into my local Priceline and picked up this little packet of toner - it only cost around $5.00 so I thought it was worth the risk.
If you are not familiar with the Live Colours range, they come in a small box and inside you get a small sachel of hair colour. You get enough colour to cover short hair but if you have longer or thicker hair then you will need 2 packets. I understand that this is a semi-permanent hair colour and usually lasts around 6 to 8 washes.
Its funny that the Schwarzkopf Live Colour is actually the first hair colour that I ever used on my hair - (It brings me back to my high school days!) Since the other colours worked so well for me in the past, I had pretty high expectations for this product and had hoped that it would be a good toner. Unfortunately, this toner was not strong enough for my golden locks.
I could tell that it would not be the product for me as soon as I opened the packet and saw that the toner itself was a light purple colour. I need something stronger so a light coloured toner was never an option. I kept this product on my hair for the maximum time on the box and after washing it out, I did not notice any results whatsoever! I think that this would probably be a good toner if you don't need a lot of toning and just need to maintain your colour, otherwise I think this product is a no go.
Overall, given that the product only set me back around $5.00 I can't complain too much. It did make my hair feel softer after using it, but in terms of toning it was a poor performer.
If you are a blonde, what is your favorite toner to use on your hair? I am always looking for suggestions on products I should try.
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The best toner shampoo that I've used (after years of searching) is Fudge Violet Toning shampoo. I use it every 2nd or 3rd wash and it leaves my hair without a hint of brassiness yet with no shade of blue/purple.
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