Attention to all of my fellow granny-haired wizard-babes! I have finally found it – the best silver toner out there. My quest has been long, and in some cases dangerous, but I can now confirm that the BBlonde Silver Toner is hands down the best toner for grey/silver hair that I’ve tried.
To give you all a brief history of my affair with various white and silver toners, I’ve tried most toner brands on the market including Bleach London (review here), La Riche Directions in white (review here) and silver, and Crazy Colour. All of these were okay, but still left yellow tones in my hair. My 2 wonder products for a while were Fanci-full Rinse in Silver Lining and the Mellor & Russell Simply Bright silver hair dye (review here). Both of these sent my hair a gorgeous, even colour (with the Fancifull rinse being more of a steely grey than the pale silver achieved with Simply Bright) but had their drawbacks. Namely, Fanci-Full is a wash out rinse and so only lasts til you wash your hair; and Simply Bright is a hair dye as opposed to a toner and so contains peroxide (making it not so great for your already bleached hair).
So I had kind of assumed that a kind-to-hair toner with the strength to give full silver coverage was just something that didn’t exist. Until, that is, I tried out Jerome Russell’s latest offering in the BBlonde range, their Silver Toner*. I’ve loved the BBlonde range for years now, as it’s the bleach that I use to colour my hair at home every time. So I knew I would be in safe hands, but I still wasn’t expecting such good results.
The toner comes in a small 75ml bottle and is a dark purple, as expected. I thought that I would need two bottles as I have 18″ hair extensions sewn in, but once I started to apply I realised that a little really goes a long way. In terms of application, this goes on really nicely – it kind of lathers up, making it easy to massage into the hair and cover each and every strand with ease. I left it on for 30 minutes and HERE are the non-filtered results:
Colour-wise, it’s pretty much exactly what I achieved with the Mellor and Russell dye, but this has the huge added benefit of no ammonia or peroxide. As it’s a toner it’s only semi-permanent, and the box recommends that it should last around 8 washes. I would say that this begins to fade on my hair after about 3 weeks (so about 6 washes for me), but as that was also the rate I would re-dye my hair with the Mellor and Russell product, I really don’t see this as a problem.
The Bblonde Silver Toner can be bought from either Boots or Superdrug for £4.49. I would like to make the point that although one bottle of this was gifted to me for review by the Bblonde team, I have re-purchased with my own money and will continue to do so. It REALLY is da bomb, ladies and gents.
Have any of you tried this product? What do you think of the silver hair trend?