Thursday, 19 February 2015

Bleach London: White Toner

Bleach London Toner
Bleach London Toner

So on my last post, I explained how I tried Bleach London Total Bleach and I loved it. If you'd like to see how I got on you can find it here. Anyone who dyes their hair from dark to blonde will understand the hard work you have to put in to remove any orange or yellow tones. I always have a toner on hand such as Touch Of Silver to help tackle any brassy tones although I've only ever tried a shampoo based toner. Seeing as I had changed my bleaching routine, I thought I'd change my toner routine too. 

Bleach London's White Toner is a dye based toner. I was slightly worried about using this as I try to avoid any added damage to my hair but I've been laying off the hair dryer for a while now so I thought I'd give it a go. This retails at £7 but Boots have a three for two offer on Bleach London products at the moment which is why I'm giving it a go. The box contained instructions, gloves, a bottle of developing lotion, a tube of colourant and a reincarnation mask.


Application:

The instructions advised to apply the toner onto wet, towel dried hair so I did so. I started by sectioning my hair and applying the mixture from roots to tip. To be honest I did this a bit haphazardly, I should have asked my boyfriend to help to ensure that I covered everything. I continued doing this until I got to the top of my head and massaged it all in. I had heard people say that you need a few bottles of this to cover your head but I found I had more than enough. I left the toner on for 15  minutes and washed it off. 

I was a little worried as usually products that remove brassy tones are purple or blue in colour but this was white so I was hoping the dye in the toner would give my hair an extra boost. After I washed the toner out I applied the reincarnation mask and my hair felt even better than it did the first time I tried it.


Results:

I'm not sure how I feel about the results of the toner to be honest. It definitely lightened quite a bit of my hair and toned out part of the yellow but I was expecting white hair. I found my hair was quite multi-tonal. Some of my hair turned silver/gray, some parts turned yellow and some were a whiteish shade. It isn't too obvious but I have spent a while over analysing it in the mirror. I think I had set my expectations way to high as I was picturing a clean, bright, white shade but maybe I'm just being picky. I may apply this again the next time I do my roots to see if I can get the rest the same colour.

If you are looking for a toner to remove brassiness then this may be perfect for you. This toner did that part of the job but I wanted it to be all one colour. Preferably white. I'm not sure if this is caused by my hair being more porous when it has just been bleached or whether it is because I had used a different brand bleach on my roots to what I had used on the lengths. The toner has similar results to the Touch of Silver shampoo which is cheaper although, Bleach London's did do a better job at toning out the yellow. I'll update this post if I use this toner the next time.


If any one can recommend a toner to get my hair white, not gray, I'd really appreciate it!


UPDATE: I've found a toner that I love, if you'd like to read my review click here


16 comments:

  1. I used the toner on my dipdye ends (mostly to remove the brassiness) and it did nothing at all - didn't lighten even one bit. Was such a waste of money :( It's a shame because their colour is so amazing, I thought the toner would do wonders. I'd kill to have your blonde hair! xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
    www.popcornandglitter.co.uk

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    1. No way! That's such a shame! I thought it would turn my hair white due to the name but I don't know what happened. And Thankyou Sophie I wish I could have ombré hair like yours!

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  2. I need to try it! Although I have med blond hair do you recon it will work or for bleach blondes only?

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    1. It seemed to work on brassy tones if that's what you need it for. I'm not too sure I'd test out a drugstore shampoo toner first and see how you get on. The bleach London toner was better at getting rid of yellowness so you might aswell give it a shot if you want to try it. I'd love to hear how you got on, it would be interesting to see how it responds to other shades!

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  3. Oooo I want to try this! Shame it didn't work for you, but sounds like it'd be perfect for me!


    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. It was great for removing brassy tones it just didn't go white. I'd love to hear how you got on with it, you never know your hair might be perfect for it!

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  4. I've found that a lot of bleach products sort of go multi-tonal. It's good to know before I put my faith into this!

    Sammy xo.

    littlefickleblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I was expecting a miracle product but never mind, the bleach was amazing though. Thanks for commenting!

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  5. Ah it's a shame that this didn't work out for you but there's always lots more products to try. My hair is so dark so I don't think I'll ever be able to go super light! xx

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

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    1. I like the colour of yours but I reckon you'll be able to do it. I did it from brown hair to blonde but I also dyed it a redish brown and decided to go straight back. It took a few goes but once you've got the lengths done you don't need to worry about them again!

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  6. I was gonna try this toner but I'd never used a toner before so I wasn't sure what to do then I went tesco and saw the live xxl toner mousse in icy platinum it's only about £5 and it comes out like a mousse and I just put it on wet hair and leave it for 5 mins then wash it out and I like it but my hair is more like a dark blonde because iv just been gradually lightening it from dark brown so I don't damage my hair too much xxxx

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    1. Ooo I might have to try that one! I like how you only leave it on five minutes, I'm going to read some reviews now

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  7. i'm considering using bleach london's white toner because my hair has been highlighted several times and is mostly light blonde but there are some brassy/light brown tones to it.. wasn't sure if it would work on slightly brown tones though? i love your hair btw!xx

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    1. I'm not too sure to be honest. It might if there are orange and yellow tones. I tried a toner from Scott Cornwall which was amazing at toning my hair even when the colour was quite dark orange. I hope that helps!

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