Blonde Highlights Looking Grey - Suggestion?

by Kathy H.
(Charlotte, NC 28277)

What my hair looks like now.  Leftover blonde highlights on bangs.

What my hair looks like now. Leftover blonde highlights on bangs.

What my hair looks like now.  Leftover blonde highlights on bangs.

I have been highlighting my hair myself for over 30 years. I have been using salon level products for the past 5 years - a bleach and 40 developer - and I pull it through a cap.

In the past I have always left the bleach on until the pulled-through hair was a "pale lemon", or ash/platinum blonde, but now that I am almost 60 I am concerned that instead of looking blonde those highlights will look grey. I DON'T WANT THAT!! I'm wondering if I should use a color instead of bleach? When I went to Sally's I was very confused about what product to use - a gold base, ash base or neutral? Should I use a high-lift?

I don't want my hair to look brassy OR grey!!!! What do you suggest? My natural color is blonde, but it has gotten darker as I've gotten older. I don't want to highlight as dramatically as I have in the past, but I still need blonde around my face, or I get depressed. I want to look natural. Please help!!!!

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Blond highlights with light ash blonde
by: N.F.

I suggest no high-lift and using ash based. I normally use Wella Koleston Perfect for this purpose. I suggest 8/1 (light ash blonde) with 9% developer for 40 Min. If in case colors become uneven, you can tone it down using 9/16 "color touch" toning with 1+2 ratio for 10 Min.
Good Luck

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