Toner for Blonde Hair


There’s nothing worse than when your newly-bleached ‘do starts turning brassy and yellow. My clients always ask me  how to keep that brassy yellow at bay, and I always recommend the same thing.

Shimmering Lights Shampoo  (they make a conditioner as well) is my at home go to for keeping blonde tones cool.  First of all, this shampoo is super affordable. It runs about $12, and it will last you forever, BECAUSE you should only need to use it once or twice a week. I prefer to think of this as a mini weekly hair toner vs a daily shampoo or conditioner. Used on a daily basis it can be pretty harsh and it isn’t the prettiest smelling thing, BUT if used correctly this shampoo can be a lifesaver and keep your strands brass free.

Like I said, you should only use it once or twice a week tops. This isn’t an everyday shampoo. Once you’re in the shower, work the shampoo into your hair, and let it sit for 3-6 minutes (shave those wooly legs, sing a song) then rinse. Follow up with  a good conditioner, and you should be golden . . . I mean gold free! This shampoo is perfect for refreshing and maintaining ash blonde hair.

Another great way to keep your hair looking good is by installing a shower filter to help with all those brass-inducing minerals or try using malibu treatments to remove mineral buildup in your hair.

For more blonde hair tips and tricks, you can read my Blonde Babes post or check out my Hair Color Pinterest Board.


  • What remover is best to use? I’m interested in high efficiency.