Rated 4.56 out of 5 stars
I was looking at another brand that I thought would be good for getting the brassy/ yellow tones out if my natural blond hair.
An Ulta employee noticed that I was having trouble deciding what I should buy, so she took me to the salon and asked the stylists for advice. They recommended I try the Pravana toning mask, and the employee who helped me recommended that I try the travel size just to see how I liked it. All I can say is "wow" because this mask really did get rid of most of the brassy/ yellow tones of my hair. I'm going to repurchase the travel size again and see if I notice even more of a difference the next time I wash my hair because my hair looks very close to what I want it to be. Thank you so much to the employees who helped me. I very much appreciate it.
As for using the product. I shampooed my hair with the blonde shampoo first, and then towel dried my hair before applying the mask evenly through out my hair. Because I have 3c/4a type hair, I knew leaving the mask on for 5 minutes wasn't going to do anything, so I read another review that recommend leaving the mask on for 30 to 40 minutes, rinsing and then putting in a moisturizing hair mask. Depending on your hair type, you might want to keep the mask in for longer, or lesser than the recommended 5 minutes. Since I wasn't sure how well this mask would work. After applying the mask I put a plastic bag over my head, so the heat from my head would help the toner develope more. After ten minutes, I rinsed a peice of my hair to see how much it toned. I still felt that my hair needed more time, so after about 20 to 30 minutes I rinsed the product out and left one of my favorite hair masks in my hair for like 5 minutes. The results were great.
I bought this on recommendation from an employee at Ulta after mentioning wanting to get the brassiness out of my roots. I tried leaving it on for the recommended 5 minutes and nothing. I left it in for 15 minutes the next day, still nothing. Finally, I used up the rest of the tube SATURATING my hair in the mask, and left it on for thirty whole minutes (6x the recommended time on the bottle). Washed it out and my roots were still yellow.
I noticed it adhered to the tips of my hair that were more severely bleached than my roots (which had only been bleached and toned once). I suppose it works better on damaged hair, in that case. Really disappointed in this product.
Annabeth from Phoenix, AZ
I have level 5 brown hair which is about 50% natural gray. Gray hair picks up yellow tones from pollution, so I bought this mask to fix that. WOW! The mask is very purple, my hair is now a mix of platinum silver and mushroom brown. Great product.
Katie from Murrieta, CA
I have naturally blonde hair but do get highlights 1x per year to add dimension. This product works really well at de-brassily and freshening up my hair! I use it 1x per week. I recommend!
Toni from Georgia
Worked well for weekly toning, left my hair shiny and full of volume.
from Fayetteville, AR
The color deposit is beautiful, almost look iridescent.
Maven from Tennessee, USA
Finally! A purple mask that actually WORKS! Uber ashy, both shades of brass, the yellow and the orangy/reddish … gone! And the scent is divine, too!
SoCalGal from CA
This worked wonders on my blonde. My blonde was looking orange. After just 1 use I could see such a big difference. It made my blonde look blonde again plus it made my hair super soft and silky.
Elliott from Exeter, NH
Kathy L from Indiana
Highly recommend this product. I've tried several toning masks since lightening my hair extensively to blend it with my silver roots. This is the only one that left my hair soft and manageable.
Lula from Santa Clarita, CA
This product is excellent! Smells sooooo good and you feel you hair so smooth and works excellent to remove the yellow in my hair.
Don't regret at all. Loving it!
Jen from So California
I have tried so many different masks for my blonde but nothing really helped. I tried this on a whim and I SWEAR by it now!!!! Love love love it!!!
Curly-Haired Blonde from Virginia Beach
Absolutely love this product! I've tried several other brands for purple toning conditioners and masks and this is by far my favorite! I will say, I tested it a little longer than recommended (mainly trying to see if it could turn my hair purple because nothing else has yet) and I do have pale lavender hair right now, but if you use it the recommended time, your blonde with pop! When I use it as instructed, my highlights are a beautiful platinum. The scent isn't my favorite, but not unbearable. And my hair is left feeling nice and soft. My curls love this product! Definitely try the sample size and follow the instructions!
Caitiln from Salt Lake City
It had been ~3 months since my last balayage appointment, so my highlights were starting to look drab and bronze. I let this mask sit for not even the full 5 minutes and I was shocked at how bright my highlights were again. It looked like I had just gotten my hair done. Even my boyfriend commented on how shiny my hair was!
Sarah from Ok
I used this on my mother's white hair thinking it would make it pop. It really ended up deadening The look of her hair. We used a clarifying shampoo to get it out in that helped. I guess all to say that I really enjoy purple shampoo and conditioner but this mask is very heavy so keep that in mind.
lex from IL
this product is AMAZING!!! it toned my hair so well. highly recommend! this purple shampoo line also smells amazing compared to ones I've used it the past.
AGreview from Illinoit
Regardless of the amount of time I allowed the mask to saturate and brighten back up my balayage, not much of difference. It does make my thick, Wavy hair smother and the scent is subtle but nice.
Thanna from Dallas
After 30+ years of dying my hair I decided to go natural. To help the process along I had some grey blending done which involved lots of baby lights and toning. This mask is the best I've found to keep the toned hair looking good while still enhancing the natural grey.
clp425 from GA
I've only used this product once and my results were ok. I will definitely leave on longer next time to get better results but it definitely did help my yellowness some. It's a great conditioner and make my hair super soft.
Lacey from Central Texas
Use as directed, leaving for too long did turn the lightest parts of my hair purple. On the plus side though turns out I loved the purple in it.
Liz from West Covina, CA
Tones my hair just right and leaves it soft and moisturized.
Macy from Houston, TX
I have silvery beige and my goodness, both silver and beige stands out more after my hair cleaning regime. I pair it with Fanola Yellow Shampoo and it looks like I got out of the salon. I'm going to buy the full size soon. By the way, this is SUPER strong so only use it once a week if you don't have platinum blonde or full silver hair.
Kari from Sc
This product was ok, I didn't have great results with toning compared to other products. It smells nice and conditions ok. I'm glad I did not buy the full size.
Trish7882 from Philadelphia
This product was just okay. Very greasy and leaves a residue that remained even after washing out with shampoo. Looking for other options to enhance gray, diminish brassiness.
Jordan from Indianapolis, IN
I went from a light brown to a blonde and for some reason, it looked so orange/yellow/brassy to me! I tried purple shampoos with little effect, but this FINALLY gave me the blonde I was looking for! Highly recommend!
Chicago Sweetie from Chicago IL
I have very thick curly 3C-4A hair and I blonde a year and a half ago. It was always very yellow and very orange. After I shampooed my hair I raked this purple toning mask into my curls evenly and kept it in for about 30 minutes. Considering I have very thick hair I left it in longer than the recommended amount. If you have thinner hair, then I suggest going with 5 to 10 minutes.
It diluted the yellow tone of my hair a significant amount and didn't leave a silver cast like some toners do. My hair still felt clean after rinsing it out. I got the travel sized item and finish the whole thing considering I have a lot of hair. But I do recommend this product even for Natural hair, I will purchase it again. It didn't leave my hair dry either but I wouldn't recommend this product for a moisturizing use so after rinsing it out I went in with a deep conditioner to put the moisture back in my hair.
Sweetestex from Florida
THIS. THIS. THIS. It tones my brassy hair perfectly in 5 minutes while I'm in the shower. On top of that, it's also an excellent conditioner, which I've never found in a purple anything. Every purple shampoo and conditioner has a weird dry feeling texture, but this leaves my hair so soft! I no longer need wella toners!