Remove Highlights

Bobbed hair with highlights
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Q: How can I remove my highlights? Someone told me that I can use a de-toner. How can I do that? Thank you.
A: I think what the "someone" meant was that you could use a toner process to bring down the color of the highlights.
What you need to do is to find a color that matches more closely to the base color of your hair (whether it is your natural color or not) and make sure to use a deposit-only color. This color can be a little lighter than the base color, but should not be too noticeable a difference.
If you are comfortable enough with mixing your own hair color, you can visit your beauty supply shop and purchase the color and a 10-volume peroxide developer and make your own "deposit only" color.
Mix the color and developer in a bowl in equal portions and use a brush to apply the toner to the hair where it is highlighted. Let it stay on for 10 minutes and then apply the mixture to the remainder of the hair and allow it to remain for another ten minutes.
Afterward, rinse the color and shampoo and condition the hair. This should bring your hair to a more uniform look without making the base color very much darker than before.
See also:
How to color hair
The different types of hair color