Hair toner is often an accompaniment to color or highlights, but what does it actually do for you? Toner is a product that helps correct hair color and personalizes it to fit the shade you want. Below, we will discuss how toner works to create professional, salon-quality color.

How is Hair Toner Used?

Hair toner is for use on pre-lightened (bleached) and colored hair. After coloring, toner can add further pigments. Toner has much more pigments than purple or silver-pigmented shampoos. This allows your hair to maintain the right color for longer. Where pigment shampoos help your hair look less brassy or ashy, toner helps add to and enhance the underlying shades.

Shades and Hair Toner

Different colors and shades can be achieved by applying hair toners. Stylists will add toner to help achieve the right color after the application of lightening and coloring products. It can fix color, enhance it, or neutralize undertones. Overall, toning the hair can help you maintain the vibrancy of the color.

What About At-Home Toners?

Generally, coloring at home can spell disaster if you don’t know what you are doing. The same can occur with toner. While there are some cheaper products you can find on the market, most don’t do the job well. On the other hand, salon-quality toners have a high-pigment concentration. Because of this, they should only be used by professionals. Generally, it would be very hard to properly use at-home toners to achieve your color goals, and salon-quality toning products are easy to overdo without professional expertise.

Toning Appointments at the Salon

You can book toning appointments in between colorings. This can help keep your hair color vibrant and strong. Additionally, this can reduce the overall damage that repeated coloring can have on the follicles.

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