A Substitute for the Discontinued Clairol Born Blonde Toner
Since I do not want to use any additional peroxide on my hair after the initial lightening, I was left in the lurch when Clairol discontinued their Born Blonde Non-Peroxide Toner. Happily, I have discovered that Roux has tweaked their old formula of Fanci-full, and it is much improved. First, there is now a pop-up top for more application control. Second, the texture is different: feels slick and slimy when wet; stiff when dry but just perfect after the final dry brush out. Also, I find that with very bleached hair, the dye in Roux actually leaves some lasting toning. Dedicate a towel because it does stain fabric badly. I use it when I touch up my roots and then also after the first shampoo. Usually, that is sufficient until the next touch up. This is an inexpensive and under-utilized product.