ejyusaurus asked: How did you deal on the brassiness of hair, i'm currently suffering from it right now. btw, there is no available violet/blue shampoo here in manila and i can't buy online since i don't have credit card. please tell me :D
Blue shampoo is just shampoo with blue pigment mixed in. Your hair needs to be very light so that toning will work.
When I want to tone my hair i just use a very diluted formulation of blue/purple dye because that’s what toning is - adding a tiny amount of blue/violet pigment mixed with conditioner to very light brassy hair to neutralize it. You can try mixing a tiny amount of blue/violet dye with a lot of conditioner/shampoo. 1/4tsp dye vs. 1-2 cups conditioner, in my case. The pigment-to-conditioner ratio should give you something that looks similar to:
Or you can do what Helga did and try using gray dye, which works as a decent substitute.
Making your own toner:
I use my semi-permanent Directions dyes, which are from eBay. So please keep in mind that what I do for my hair may not necessarily work for everyone. You can try asking friends if you can have a tiny bit of their blue dye and mix that in with your conditioner. You shouldn’t leave it on too long or your hair will take on a blue tinge.
On getting a hair color that seems impossible:
If it’s currently pink, I will fade it first, then add some blue to get purple. Then fade it again, add more blue to get a true blue. Then fade that, maybe bleach bath a little and add green to get turquoise. I prefer to work my way around the color wheel to get what I want, which I have been doing with success up until recently (I put red dye on my green hair, and I got really dark magenta. IDK why I did that, I must have been temporarily retarded). I wait weeks in between fading so I can enjoy each hair color first. Also, I don’t use developer. I just mix in my dyes with my conditioner. If I want the color stronger, I add more dye to my conditioner.