When it comes to coloring your hair extensions, there are various methods and tools you can use. Depending on the permanence of the look you want, the shade you’re trying to accomplish, or the shade of your natural hair, different color products, and combinations will bring about different results. However, have you left your toner for a little too long? and now, everything left is a mess with shades of blue, purple, grey, or silver? 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. Don’t worry – Read on for effective tips for removing toner from hair as well as the remarkable notes about the thing you should do and do not when toning hair.
Being super careful with how your hair extensions are toned is very important to ensuring the quality of your set is preserved. Naturally, coloring or toning hair extensions can significantly reduce the quality of the set; nonetheless, we’ll go over the most crucial do’s and don’ts of toning your extensions to guarantee your set lives a long and healthy life.
1. Do A Test Strand On A One Weft Prior To The Toning The Full Set
This will ensure that you are satisfied with the result before proceeding to the whole set. If you don’t like the result, you can make changes and test it again. You should do this throughout the day in natural lighting to help you judge how ashy you want your blonde to look.
2. Apply The Professional Toner To Both Sides Of The Weft And In One Direction
Doing this will ensure thorough saturation and that the result is even and not patchy. Remember, it’s always better to use more color than far too little. Only use the color in a downward motion when applying it. Begin at the base of the weft and work your way down to the ends, following the natural fall of the hair. Applying the color upwards might cause damage to your extensions and leave them frizzy and knotted.
3. Maintain A Moisturizing Care Schedule
It’s always important to keep the hair moisturized, however, color-treated hair will need extra care. We recommend doing a sulfate-free deep conditioning treatment on the extensions after toning to ensure that any lost moisture and nourishment are added back into the hair. If possible, leave this on overnight for the best results. Also, look for products that add moisture to the hair-like argan oil, coconut oil, castor oil, and so on.
1. Tone The Whole Set Altogether
This can cause tangling and gives you less control over how the color absorbs into the hair. Tone each weft at a time so that you have complete control over the outcome.
2. Use Any Bleach
We do not recommend bleaching your hair because it has already been colored during the manufacturing process, and pushing bleach on dyed hair might be tough. Bleaching is a damaging process that will alter the quality and integrity of your set. Increasing the concentration of bleach or leaving it in for a longer period of time can only result in damaged hair.
3. Use Products That Contain Sulfates or Alcohol
These ingredients strip the hair of its natural oils and will affect its integrity. This, in turn, makes the hair drier and more prone to tangling or matting. Another downside is that these products will fade your hair color quicker.
4. Apply Purple Shampoo Directly To The Hair
Keep in mind that AZ’s Extensions have already been color-treated and will most likely be much more porous as a result (this means they will absorb and hold a lot more moisture). As a result, certain areas of hair will soak up more of the shampoo, and therefore, we recommend avoiding rubbing the purple shampoo directly onto the hair as this can create patchiness and tangling. Instead, dilute the shampoo in a bowl of warm water and run each weft through one at a time.
II. What Can I Do If I Over-toned My Extensions And They Are Patchy?
You can use a clarifying shampoo on the extensions to help remove any patchiness. Keep in mind that a clarifying shampoo is very strong and may cause the hair to become coarse and dry, so follow up with an excellent deep conditioning mask for 5-6 minutes (or even overnight)
2. Vitamin C Powder
An additional option to remove staining is to crush about 30 vitamin C tablets (more or less depending on the hair length and how much staining there is) or use vitamin C powder to mix with your shampoo. Apply it directly to the hair in downward motions (to not cause tangling or frizziness) and then wrap it in cling wrap. You can leave it on for a couple of hours and then rinse it off. Afterward, we recommend doing a sulfate-free deep conditioning treatment on the extensions to ensure that any lost moisture and nourishment are added back into the hair.
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.
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.
You can tone any of our blonde extensions to have them appear brighter in tone or create that perfect ash using any purple shampoo. Keep in mind that the more pigment the shampoo has, the faster your extensions will respond to the toner, whereas a more diluted shampoo will require more time to soak in the shampoo bath before you can detect a difference. And just like that, your extensions are beautifully toned and ready to wear.
Finally, have fun!