You know what’s great about having highlights? If you’re feeling adventurous you can have a little fun by changing up the tone temporarily! This isn’t new news but I often get asked what my favorite formulas are for a hint of tone, not a full-blown pink or lavender, but just a whisper of color. I thought I would share a couple with you guys so you can have a pretty rose pink braid over a weekend! When you add just a teeny tint of these colors, they fade out very quickly when you shampoo!
When my clients do this at home, I usually take a look at their hair and formulate based on the lightness of their hair/highlights. Since I can’t see the lightness of each of your highlights, I’m giving you ratios of color instead and it will be up to you (and perhaps your colorist) to decide on how much to dilute your formula.
- FOR ROSE TONE: 2 parts pink, 1 part puple/lavender
- FOR CHAMPAGNE TONE: 1 part pink, 1 part coral or orange, 1 part purple/lavender
Here are my favorite ways things to use at home…
If you want to do it by way of conditioner instead of color, try these. A lot of my clients use these and love them! They’re about $30 each and you will get many uses out of each jar. Use one or mix them together…
- Davines Alchemic Conditioner in red (it’s actually pink)
- Davines Alchemic Condtioner in copper (it’s actually orange/coral)
- Davines Alchemic Conditioner in silver (it’s acutally lavender)
If you prefer an actual temporary color (aka: something with a little more longevity, but still very temporary) try these…
BE SURE TO DILUTE THE ION AND MANIC PANIC WITH THEIR OWN CLEAR ADDITIVES TO MAKE THEM MORE TEMPORARY AND LESS PIGMENTED!
And if it’s this gorgeous braid you’re after… here’s the breakdown!
Are you into these super subtle tones? Have you ever colored over your highlights with a color conditioner or diluted pastel? If so tell us what you used and what you did or didn’t love about it! Share the knowlege! xx