October 16, 2013

New hair color: dark blonde, or how to tone down bleached blonde hair

Quite honestly, dark blonde is one color I'd never consciously go for. I like platinum blonde, dark brown, black, red and all sorts of crazy hair colors like pink, blue, purple... just not dark blonde. Funny enough, it happens to be my natural hair color that I've been successfully hiding since I turned 14. This time I was going for a champagne beige blonde (something in between the color on the photos below and my usual platinum blonde). I have already tried many toners before, so I when I used L'Oreal Dialight 9.02 mixed with 9.03 (25ml 9.02 + 25ml 9.03 + 75ml 9vol Diactivator developer, left for 20min), I was expecting a much lighter color. Level 9 toners I tried from other companies were usually quite light. And especially since L'Oreal 10.02 (the next toner in their blondes range) did not change the lightness of my hair at all (neither it changed my hair color... so I wouldn't really recommend it). So I was quite shocked to discover how dark my hair has turned out. And really surprised to find out that I actually like it! :) It must be the most "natural" hair color I had in many many years and to me, it's more extreme than pink lol



I wonder how long will it last... Because no matter what toner I use, sooner than later it washes out completely exposing my platinum blonde as if it was never ever toned.
I give it 2 weeks... but we'll see :)





Another surprise was that my new hair color seems to be a perfect match for my dark blonde hair extensions (I use #18 from Glam Time hair). Now I'll be using them together with platinum blonde ones for an effect of instant highlights like I've shown in one of my previous tutorials.



And here's a close-up on the makeup I'm wearing today. Played around with wide circle lenses that make my eyes appear bigger. Tried to find the closest match for the color of my own eyes, but it seems like they don't make contacts that light! So these contacts actually make my eyes appear slightly darker. 


And as far as my hair color goes, next time I think I'll mix 9.02 with 10.13 and hopefully it will give me that toned down sophisticated blonde that I have on my mind. Keep the fingers crossed for me! ;) And I will be toning my hair pink again too... As I said, no matter what toner I use, it lasts only a couple of weeks, and I quite enjoy changing the color of my hair. Sorry if it's going to disappoint some of you who prefer one color to others. 

By the way, if you know some great toners for blondes, please share them with me in the comments down below. I'm always looking out for new products to try! And let me know what color you would like to try on your own hair :)

Hugs,
Lilith.






33 comments:

  1. Hey there! To be honest, I think that your dark blonde hair color is the prettiest that you ever had!!
    It's the most natural and beatiful color. But you're beautiful with black, red, purple or any other hair color. Kiss from Brazil <3

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  2. @Júlia Castro aww thank you, it's such a huge compliment! :)

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  3. I think the dark ash-blonde fits perfectly to your eye and skin colour. It really took wonderful! <3

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  4. This is pure perfection, much more beautiful than platinum. You´re eyes, skin, everything shines. Keep it, beauty.

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  5. I LOOOVE IT! You look wonderful! I'm a "natural hair colour" kind of person but I also loved the pink on you :p Anyway I really think that you should wear what makes you feel good and beautiful and FABULOUS! Even if it is red, or black or green!! eheh Kisses from Portugal :D

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  6. I like it very much!!! It's very nice on you and it suits you!!! I really love the make-up you've done!!! I love it!!! Hope the next try you make it will give you the tone you want!!! My natural hair colour is almost black and I had a problem when I had my hair red but now I turned back to my natural hair colour after 8 years!!! This blonde is very nice and I love it!!! Kisses from Greece!!!

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  7. Hello Lilith, I think it's a little to ashy and a little too dull, it's nicer with some little sun in it. :)

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  8. J'adore cette couleur elle te va mieux que le bond platine (c'est ma couleur naturelle )

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  9. Você é linda de qualquer forma, pele, cabelo e voz. Parabéns pelo trabalho !

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  10. I think this color is the best for you<3 Fits you very well

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  11. the darker blond looks sooooo pretty on you
    tu es toujours ravissante même en cheveux roses mais cette couleur te va à merveille

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  12. i like this color better than the platinum..its a softer look and very flattering

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  13. I have to say as well that I adore this colour! I remember reading your post earlier about your hair colouring history and remember wanting to see what it looked like. Maybe it's just the bohemian in me, but I think this is truly gorgeous. :D

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  14. cute
    But i think this color is the best on you . it's better than the pink
    stay Beautiful <3
    PLS do the headband from your FAQ page in your blog it's awesome

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  15. I love this hair color!! You looked great in platinum and pink, too, but this color is the best, so elegant!

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  16. hi lilith......
    whts up dear that hair colour is so much amazing thats awesome i loved it i was thinking of colouring my hair pink but after seeing those pics i am so much confused thats looking so much beautiful on ur hairs i truly loved its like
    u are looking like a simply beautiful girl AS I SAY ''STUNNING BEAUTY''
    lots of love to u
    ayman afaq

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  17. If your natural hair color is dark blonde, you can lighten your hair naturally with honey. It's longer than chemically colouring or bleaching hairs. But it's a good way for hair health. I have colored or bleached my hair since i was 13 or 14 but I now I try to naturally lighten with honey, white vinegar and lemon.
    Si ta couleur de cheveux naturelle est blond foncé, tu peux éclaircir tes cheveux naturellement avec le miel, c'est plus long que de colorer ou décolorer mais c'est une meilleure méthode pour avoir des cheveux en santé. je colore ou décolore mes cheveux depuis que j'ai 13 ou 14 ans mais en ce moment, j'essaye d'éclaircir mes cheveux naturellement avec le miel, le vinaigre blanc et le citron.

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  18. Hi Lilith, this colour is lovely!

    I'd love to do something similar with my own hair. I have been bleaching my own hair platinum for about a year. To improve the condition of my hair I only use 20 vol bleach and leave it on for 30 mins (its going golder and golder). However, I am finding I have more breakage than ever before and i feel as though my hair is very thin now (although still smooth and shiny).

    I am hoping that going darker will mean that i can leave the bleach on for even less time. Generally I am quite confused as to how to go from platinum to dark blonde with natural level 7 roots! do you still bleach your roots first then tone?

    Any advice would be appreciated!

    Thanks, Julia

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    1. use olaplex with the bleach i leave my bleach on for two hours with olaplex

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  20. Hi I have come across this post after having my hair bleached which turned out a bit yellow! Love the colour! Will this work on yellow hair? How long do you leave it on?

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  21. Girl I know you have blue eyes but are you wearing lenses to enhance the outer ring? Cause it looks so ridiculously amazing on you!

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  22. Hi, can you please do tutorial on your blue contact lenses? I wonder which brand are you using?

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  23. I like platinum better, I think darker blonde hair would be better on you if it wasn't so ashy, maybe a natural 9.0 blonde or even golden hair color would look nice on you :)

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