How To Turn Yellow Hair Ash Blonde

Apr 6, 2021

Three weeks into lockdown and you decided to switch up your look. The aim was to flaunt enviable cool blonde hair, but instead bleaching didn’t go to plan and you ended up with brassy or yellow colour? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there – and we know how to fix it! Here’s how to tone yellow hair to ash.  

How To Get Rid Of Yellow Hair 

1. Tone Yellow Hair With Purple Shampoo 

When deciding how to tone yellow hair to ash, try using violet shampoo first. As purple is the opposite of yellow on the colour spectrum, the shampoo’s purple pigment draws out the yellow brassiness from your blonde, neutralises those unwanted tones, and makes your colour look cooler, healthier and more vibrant.   


Toning Yellow Hair with Purple Shampoo


The Best Toner For Yellow Hair 

Why not try our Clean Blonde Damage Rewind Shampoo and Conditioner? Formulated with salon-strength purple micro-pigments and our patented Opti-PLEX™ technology, this combo will instantly knock out those unwanted brassy tones, while repairing damage caused during the bleaching process.  


Put on a pair of gloves, then lather the shampoo through wet hair and leave for up to 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, then follow with conditioner to lock those cool tones in 


Fudge Tip: Keep using your purple shampoo once a week to maintain that vibrant ash colour. Trust us, it’s the easiest way to keep your blonde looking fresh and extending the time between hairdresser trips. 



2. An Extra Boost Of Toning 

Want to further maintain your ash blonde shade and boost its shine in between purple shampoo washes? Try using a toning and conditioning semi-permanent colour to further tone down the yellow.


The Fudge Paintbox Whiter Shade Of Pale will do the trick nicely! Designed to rid pre-lightened hair of pesky yellow tones, its ammonia and peroxide-free formula acts like a toner for blonde hair. Wearing gloves, apply evenly onto clean, towel-dried hair and comb through. Place a plastic cap over your head and hair, and leave for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water until water runs clear. Brassy hair? What brassy hair? 


3. Reset And Start Again

If your hair not only ended up looking a little yellow and brassy but has orange patches in it, it’s best to cut your losses and dye your mane back to its natural colour. You should then apply daily treatments to nurse your hair back to health, before attempting to go ash blonde again a month later (with a visit to a professional salon). 


Natural Blonde

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Use our Damage Rewind Shampoo and Conditioner every other day to leave damaged, bleached and colour-treated hair 95% stronger, 8 times smoother and twice as soft. Then, apply our One Shot treatment to help reverse signs of damage. You’ll love the way its nourishing and repairing formula conditions and smooths hair. Simply spritz onto towel-dried hair, then style as normal to leave tresses looking healthy and glossy 


And that’s how to tone yellow hair to ash using purple shampoo or toning semi permanent hair colour. To keep flaunting beautiful shade of blonde, explore our full range of toning haircare on our website. 


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