How to Chelate your Hair.

A couple posts back, I talked about wanting my hair darker for Fall so I used the wella T28 toner with a 10 volume creme developer to do so. I filmed it for YouTube and everything.

Well, I liked it for about 2 days. Then I thought it looked too beige. Too muted. I didn’t like it at all. So I did a little research, hopped in the car, went up to the store and bought a couple of super cheap items and fixed it. Yay! I want to tell you how to do this because I thought it was going to make my already bleached hair, dry, but instead, it made it soft and gorgeous looking.

So if you have colored or toned your hair and hate the color or if you want your hair to be brighter, softer and the best it’s ever looked. Here’s what you’ll need.

First: Dawn dish soap.

Put a couple of squirts of Dawn into your shampoo.(you don’t need a lot) I used Head & Shoulders because I wanted to strip the toner out as best I could.

Second: Lemons, I bought a bag.

I used about 4 or 5 lemons because I have a lot of hair. Squeeze the lemon juice out of the lemons onto your hair and let sit for about 30 minutes, less depending on what your goal is with your hair. I had color to strip, so I went with 30. I’ve heard some people keep it on for two hours to strip purple out of their over toned hair.

Jeez my head looks huge here, lol.

Rinse the lemon juice out of your hair and use a hair mask. I used the Garnier Whole Blends repairing mask.

Rinse with cold water and air dry.

You can see that it’s more yellow, exactly what I wanted. I know “yellow” gets a bad rap in the Blonde community, but some of us look better with a warmer, golden blonde and I’m one of those people.

Before and After; The grey tone is gone!

My hair has never felt softer, more healthy than after I did this. And look how bright and shiny it is.

I’m so happy with the results. Hope this helps someone who has always wanted to try chelating their hair, but was afraid it would dry it out. It doesn’t. It gets rid of all the gunk and product build-up that is weighing your hair down, leaving it voluminous and bright. Try it and see!

3 thoughts on “How to Chelate your Hair.

  1. Loved the info. I’m a huge fan of the yellow hair look. If I could find the Big Bird or Tweety bird color, I ‘d be one happy camper👍


    1. It was actually not long, maybe a week? I overtoned my hair and I hated it so I chelated it and it took a lot of the toner out. No breakage for me, but I’ve only had breakage once or twice when I was younger and bleached with 40 volume. I bleach with 20 now.


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