Fixing Brassy Hair: How Hair Toners Work And How To Use Them

How Hair Toners Work

Hair toners use color theory to neutralize unwanted undertones in your hair. To understand this, you need to know the color wheel.

How to Use Hair Toners:

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use hair toners effectively:

Select a toner shade that is complementary to the undertones you want to neutralize.

1. Choose the Right Toner

Start with clean, damp hair. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual, and gently towel dry it.

2. Prepare Your Hair

Follow the instructions on the toner's packaging to mix it with the developer or activator. Different toners may have different mixing ratios, so read the instructions carefully.

3. Mix the Toner

Protect hands with gloves, section hair, evenly apply using a brush or hands, saturate hair, and comb for even coverage.

4. Apply the Toner

Follow toner's suggested processing time (10-30 min, varies by brand) to avoid over-toning.

5. Wait for the Toner to Process

Rinse with cool water, condition, and towel-dry hair.

6. Rinse and Condition

How Hair Toners Work

– You can now proceed to style your toned hair as desired.

7. Style as Usual