Are you tired of your hair color fading or looking dull? Do you want to give your hair a new look but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars at the salon? Toning your hair at home may just be the solution for you! With the right tools and techniques, you can achieve salon-perfect results in the comfort of your own home.
Understanding Hair Toning
Hair toning is a process that involves balancing out unwanted undertones in your hair. For example, if you have blonde hair that looks too yellow or brassy, toning can help neutralize those tones and give you a cooler, more ash-colored tone instead. There are many different types of toners available on the market, ranging from permanent to semi-permanent options.
Pro tip: Before applying any toner to your hair, it’s important to perform a patch test on a small section of hair first. This will help ensure that you won’t have an allergic reaction or adverse effects from using the product.
Choosing The Right Shade
Choosing the right shade for your toner is crucial for achieving great results. It’s best to choose a shade that complements your skin tone and natural hair color. Whether you’re looking for something subtle or dramatic, there are plenty of shades available for all preferences.
Pro tip: If this is your first time toning at home, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and go for something less intense – remember ‘less is often more!’
Necessary Tools & Ingredients
To successfully tone your hair at home like a pro without visiting any professional hairstylist, there are some necessary tools and ingredients needed:
- Mixing bowl
- Tint brush
- Balancing Shampoo
- Cream Developer
- Hair clips
- Color Remover if necessary
Before you start toning your hair at home, it’s important to properly prepare your hair for the process.
- Thoroughly shampoo and condition your hair with a sulfate-free balancing shampoo before rinsing.
- Towel-dry your hair until it is damp but not dripping wet.
- Section off your hair using clips.
Pro tip: Use an old towel over the shoulders to protect clothing against any color stains during the toning process.
Mixing The Toner & Developer
Once you have everything set up, mix together equal parts of toner and developer in a mixing bowl, following the instructions provided with each product respectively.
Pro tip: Make sure that you are wearing gloves while mixing and applying as touching this mixture with bare hands can cause skin irritation – ouch!
Applying The Toner & Developer
Using a tint brush, apply the toner mixture evenly throughout each section of your damp hair whilst focusing on roots so that there is no breakage or damage occurs in future due to careless application or uneven distribution
After applying thoroughly through all of the sections, leave it for around 10-15 minutes depending on what’s mentioned in instructions sheet given along with products used by you , then rinse out completely as many times as needed until water runs clear from scalp area making sure no traces of product left behind on any strands.
Pro tip: Don’t run out of patience! Take your time applying each section evenly through to avoid patches once dried later on – trust me we all know how that ends up!
Rinsing Out & Drying Your Hair
Once you have rinsed out all of the toner mixture from your hair ensure two rinses has been done completely, gently pat your hair dry with a towel , Use Avoid any additional heat styling for at least 24 hours after toning as it can cause direct harm.
Pro tip: To avoid any extra mess, try wrapping your head in an old T-shirt to help absorb excess water before blow-drying.
After toning is complete, your hair would have undergone some amount of wear and tear altering its natural moisture balance many times causing immense dryness or frizziness thereby eventually leading to split ends
Keep giving post-crew love with:
- Apply Deep Conditioner – This will nourish and moisturize each strand, repairing any damage caused during toning process.
- Utilise COLOR HAIR Mask Once-a-week- Provide long lasting protection against fading even with regular washes
- Use Hair Oils – Almond Oil/ Jojoba Oil / ArganOil These oils contain essential vitamins that coat your strands and prevent further breakage and damage
- Wash Less Frequently – Whenever you can wait day more in between washes so the tones doesn’t appear dull again.
Pro tip: Keep those hands hydrated throughout the entire process & beyond!
Q: How often should I tone my hair?
A: Generally, it’s recommended to tone every four to six weeks depending on how frequently washing takes place & time duration till your last color application occurred
Q: Can I use household bleach instead of developer while toning?
A: Absolutely not! Household bleach contains chemicals harmful to skin whereas cream developers like Wella’s are designed explicitly for usage as per instructions guided alongwith their products.
Q: Will my hair turn blue if I leave the toner on for too long?
A: Normally No shades mentioned usually ranges from ash to platinum which is beyond blue.
Q: Can I tone highlighted hair?
A: Yes, Definitely. Keep in mind the lightness level of the strands thereby choosing hue ranging at or below level of highlights created before
So now you too can achieve salon-perfect results for your hair right from comfort zone of home without any hassles! Happy Toning!