Jump to content

At home bottle blonde with yellow hair
Tips?


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 Duck-o-lah

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

For the longest time I had my hair regularly foiled at the hairdressers and I was so happy with how it looked. Unfortunately times are tough and the hairdresser money was the first to be slashed fromm the budget. So I tried going a more natural dark blonde/light brown but I hate it.

Despite knowing the risks I bit the bullet a few weeks ago and bought a DIY bleaching kit. The results were, predictably, a disaster! My hair was the colour of big bird  mellow.gif Watching in the mirror, I could see it needed more time, but the bleach had already been on for the maximum time and I didn't want to melt my hair. An ash blonde dye and many, many, many toning treatments later, my hair is now an acceptable shade, but still more yellow than I would like.

Any tips to achieve a lighter, less yellow shade of blonde at home? What products do you swear by?



#2 MrsLexiK

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

I only did this once but there was some frost product you used to be able to buy, not sure if you still can or not. I hate golden blonde on me so always opt for ash colour. I also used to use purple shampoo when I was blonde, not great for the budget but it kept it very ash

#3 I'veGotTheBook

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:09 PM

Get to a hairhouse warehouse and ask the girls there for help. I used to bleach my sisters hair and it never went yellow. It's all about the quality of the products.

#4 JustBeige

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

Duck-o-lah, I do my own home blonding and have done for about 10yrs now, when we tightened our budget.

it is trial and error with home colours.  I have used pretty much every one on the market and always come back to Loreal Nutrisse - 101 Camomille.  

You need to work out what your base colour is, to see if you are going to get the              desired result.   I am a mid brown with lots and  lots of grey now.

Also, do you remember how long the colour took when you were at the hairdressers?  I know that I always took longer than normal, so I actually leave mine on much longer than it says on the packet.

Yellow usually means you didnt leave the colour on long enough. Also, ash blonde usually comes out darker,so if you are used to a lighter blonde, then Ash blonde wont work.

Also some of them wash out quicker or fade quicker than others.

Are you wanting an all over colour or do you want to do your own streaks too?

Edited by JustBeige, 21 December 2012 - 09:14 PM.


#5 ~sydblue~

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

A friend gets a purple shampoo from just cuts that cuts down on the yellow.

#6 2anewme

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

Yep -Go the purple shampoo

#7 Leafprincess

Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:48 AM

If you are doing hair dying or cutting on a budget I suggest going to a hairdressing school
For 10-20% of he normal cost you get a supervised final year student working in your hair.

Bonus is you also get the full hairdresser experience.... Mmm head massage!

There should be one in all the major cities. I know there definately is one in broadway in Sydney and one in the CBD in Brisbane.

Also when I was going through uni I worked as a hair model, FREE hairdressing  biggrin.gif

#8 Duck-o-lah

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

Thankyou for the replies!

QUOTE
You need to work out what your base colour is, to see if you are going to get the desired result. I am a mid brown with lots and lots of grey now.
It's a mousey dark blonde.

QUOTE
Also, do you remember how long the colour took when you were at the hairdressers? I know that I always took longer than normal, so I actually leave mine on much longer than it says on the packet.
Ugh, yes it always took forever. Just didn't want to risk my hair falling out on my first attempt laughing2.gif I might be braver next time.

QUOTE
Also, ash blonde usually comes out darker,so if you are used to a lighter blonde, then Ash blonde wont work.
Ok. I bought it in a panic, trying to find any blonde that didn't have any golden tones!

QUOTE
Are you wanting an all over colour or do you want to do your own streaks too?
I'd love to do my own streaks, but I'm not that brave. I have a friend who did a DIY streaking kit and let's just say it turned me off DIY streaks for life!

QUOTE
If you are doing hair dying or cutting on a budget I suggest going to a hairdressing school
For 10-20% of he normal cost you get a supervised final year student working in your hair.
Sweet. I'll look into that, I acutally spoke to some people who owned a hairdressing school at a business networking thing... hmmm useful!

I have been using purple shampoo religiously and I have no doubt it has helped take the yellow out over the last few weeks. I recently bought a silver toner that was on special (one of those Napro 8 wash dealies) and popped that through this morning. My hair isn't totally dry yet, but it looks like it's given my hair that final push to get rid of the yellow tones. Then again, once it's dry I might find it's all patchy and purple Tounge1.gif

#9 JustBeige

Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

The mousy blonde is my natural colour too (well more grey these days laughing2.gif )  

With the Nutrisse one, I leave the roots on for 35mins, then I spread the rest of the mixture through to nearly the ends on damp0ish hair.  I leave that for about 10 mins.

If you hair hasnt been cut for awhile or you have dry ends, dont put the colour all the way through as that is when it can melt.  Always keep in mind that blonding over blonded already hair can cause the hair to melt if you leave it on too long.    Streaks are notorious for that as they dont gently colour but bleach the colour out (in home jobs).   Thats why at the hairdressers they come and check very often when you have streaks.

Mum used to go to the hairdressing school too - she found one through Tafe.

Happy for you to PM me if you have any other questions. original.gif

#10 Dixer

Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

I use products from www.myhdhair.com and am so happy with how my colour has turned out. It depends on your natural colour but I use their 901 extra light ash blonde with the 40 vol developer and it looks basically the same as the sample colour photo. My natural colour is brown but it did have blonde foils in it so I think that helpled with lifting it to that nice light colour.

I also use Davroe Blonde Senses shampoo and conditioner which does a really good job of removing the slightly yellow tones I get near the roots.

#11 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

This reminded me of the time I dyed my high school BFFs hair blonde. It turned out a bright yellowish orange. Then we tried to tone it with magic silver white and it turned bright purple...Good times :-)

#12 snortle

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

There is a silver mousse you can buy which is incredible
I get mine from salon suppliers and they will sell to the public.



#13 jag04

Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

Use De Lorenzo silver shampoo.


My sister does her own hair with a shampoo used for grey/light coloured show horses. She buys it from the saddlery. Her hair always looks amazing and in great condition but I am not game enough to try it!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Toddler pleads for return of "stolen" nose

A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.

The 15 photos new parents share (and five they don't)

From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Breastfeeding friendly café goes viral

A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3

The newest Bugaboo Bee ? the Bee3 ? offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

We lost three babies in two years

Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.

Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don?t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.