How to get ash blonde hair from yellow (2 ways to do it)

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  • If your hair is yellow, you have two options for getting ash blonde hair: purple toner or purple shampoo.
  • If you want to go from yellow hair to ash blonde hair quickly, then you’ll need to use a purple toner. You’ll need to be very careful when you use it on your hair since toner contains peroxide, and if your hair is fragile, you can damage it even more.
  • If your hair is too fragile or you prefer a change that doesn’t involve any chemicals, you can use a purple shampoo. Of course, in this case, the transition from purple to ash blonde will be more gradual.


One of the fastest ways to go from yellow hair to ash blonde hair is purple toner.  And when I say fast, I mean that your hair will change colors in just a few minutes, like 10 minutes, tops. 

But, you’ll need to be very careful with how long you leave it in your hair since if you leave it in for too long, your hair could end up purple.


On the other hand,  if your hair is too dry and prone to breaking, or you don’t want to experiment with any chemicals to avoid any risks, or you don’t have experience with coloring your hair, then you can always use purple shampoo. 

But, you’ll only start to see changes after three or four washes with the shampoo.

Did you notice something? What do purple shampoo and purple toner have in common?


That’s right!

What they have in common is the word “purple.”

Can you guess why?

Because there is something in colorimetry known as toning your hair, and it has to do with the color wheel. All of the different hair colors out there have an opposite color that neutralizes them.

Red neutralizes or cancels out green. Orange does it with blue and yellow with purple.


 Both purple toner and purple shampoo are products that work to neutralize unwanted yellow tones in your hair that appear after bleaching it or using a gold dye with a high concentration of yellow.  

And truly, that chicken yellow tone is terrible. It can ruin any color job.

Are you suffering from having to go around with that ugly yellow color in your hair?


Stop suffering, and let’s turn your yellow into a beautiful ash blonde!

Are you ready?


If so, stick with me, because I’ll tell you:

  • How to tone yellow hair with purple toner
  • How to go from yellow hair to ash blonde hair with purple shampoo


Purple is going to turn into your new favorite color after what I tell you today!

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How to get ash blonde hair from yellow by using toner

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Toner is a tool that we use in beauty salons to get rid of unwanted colors left by bleaching your hair. We also can use it to tone dye.

But, like my grandma would say: We can’t look at everything through the rose-tinted glass. Toner isn’t easy to use if you don’t have experience with dyeing your hair. But, if we look on the side of the glass half full, I should say that you’ll be able to leave that yellow in your hair behind in a matter of minutes.


 Yes, in just a few minutes, your hair will be ash blonde. But, you should only leave the toner in your hair for a few minutes because if you leave it in for too long, your hair will end up purple, and you’d have to bleach it to get rid of that purple from the toner.  


So, before I tell you about how to use the toner, I want you to answer the following questions:

  • Are you someone that forgets what they were doing any time the phone rings?
  • Are you thinking that you could kill two birds with one stone by watching your favorite show on Netflix and using the toner at the same time?
  • Is your hair damaged?


If you answered “yes” to any of these questions,  then I’d suggest not choosing toner as the way to get rid of yellow in your hair. 

Because if you get distracted with the toner in your hair for any reason, your hair won’t be yellow, but it will turn purple, a color that you’ll only be able to get rid of by bleaching your hair. I repeat: You’ll only be able to get rid of it if you bleach your hair.


And if your hair is damaged, it would be better to use purple shampoo since it doesn’t contain peroxide. In that case, all you’ll need to do is be a little more patient while the yellow fades, and you’ll keep your hair safe.

Did you already make your decision? Will you use the purple toner?

If so, then let’s get down to it.



  • Purple toner
  • 20 volume developer (peroxide)
  • Gloves



  • Brush your hair, completely detangling it so it will be easier to use the product on your hair.
  • Mix the tube of purple toner with the 20 volume developer in a plastic container.
  • With the gloves on, apply the mix to the entire surface of your hair and leave it in 5-10 minutes. Remember to constantly check on your color, because that is the job you accepted when you decided to use the toner. I promise it will be entertaining because you’ll quickly see how it starts to work on your hair.
  • Once the 5-10 minutes have gone by, rinse your hair to get rid of the toner and wash with your normal shampoo.


 It is crucial that you please never leave the purple toner in for longer than 10 minutes. Swear it before the hair gods! 

Do you want an extra piece of advice?


To keep that ash blonde color in your hair, use a purple shampoo each time you wash your hair. Because that way, you’ll make sure that no yellow tones appear as the toner fades.

Now, let’s move along to the option for more patient and cautious people: purple shampoo.


How to get ash blonde hair with purple shampoo

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To get rid of yellow tones in your hair with purple shampoo, you’re going to need to use it every time you wash your hair.

This shampoo works very differently from how purple toner works since you use peroxide to apply toner, therefore altering your hair structure to make the pigment stick in your hair.

On the other hand, the shampoo deposits pigments without altering your hair structure. That’s why it’s a better option if your hair was damaged when you bleached it, for example.


 Every time you use the purple shampoo, your hair will absorb the color, and it will gradually change color. 

Although it will take 3-4 washes to neutralize that yellow in your hair, you won’t run any risks like you would with toner.

How should you use purple shampoo?

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In truth, it’s not a science. All you need to do is replace your normal shampoo with purple shampoo.

  • I recommend that you wet your hair, use a few drops of shampoo on it, and scrub until you have plenty of suds. Then, leave it in for 5-10 minutes, depending on the brand you buy.
  • Once the proper amount of time has gone by, rinse with plenty of cool or cold water, and condition your hair. You can use a purple conditioner if you want.


Purple shampoo is much easier to use than toner, but you’ll need to consistently use it to neutralize that chicken yellow completely and to make sure it doesn’t come back as time goes by.



  • If you’re looking for a quick way to get rid of yellow tones in your hair, then your best bet is purple toner. But, you need to have healthy hair and be very precise with how long you leave it in your hair to get the results you’re looking for.
  • If you’re not a very careful person and don’t mind a more gradual change, you can opt for purple shampoo.


 Ash tones are easy to get if you’re patient and consistent with your hair care routine. 

Lastly, I want to tell you a secret. When you have to update your blonde dye, be sure to choose a pearl-toned dye. That tone indicates purple pigments in the dye’s composition, which are identified by a .2.

You can choose between the colors 8.2, 9.2, and 10.2 since they’ll help you keep that horrid chicken yellow from coming back.


And now tell me: What will you choose for transforming your yellow hair into ash blonde? Purple toner or purple shampoo?

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