What is a Toner And Why Do You Need One?

What is a Toner and Why Do You Need One? The Hair Colour Experts at Hoop Hair Salon in Clacton on Sea Give You The Lowdown on Toners 

Have you ever seen someone with dry looking, orange or brassy yellow hair? We don’t mean a fashionable neon orange or yellow, but what is often referred to as a "bottle blonde". The most typical cause of this is that they neglected to use a toner after bleaching their hair. 

Toners are a hair colourists best friend, they neutralises orange and brassy yellow tones on bleached hair, leaving you a more natural looking blonde, which looks shiny and full of health. 

At Hoop Hair Salon in Clacton on Sea we use the very highest quality toners to ensure you always have sensational hair colour when you leave our salon. 

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What Do Toners Do?

Toners are used to alter the undertones of a hair colour, without lifting the shade. Toners are applied to bleached or even naturally blonde hair, but they will not work on darker hair. Toner can help you manipulate the shade of your blonde hair helping it to look cooler or more ashy in colour. Your Hoop Hair colour expert can even use a toner to add fashionable pastel colours to your blonde hair - including pink, blue or lilac tones. 

Toners can either be used all over your hair, or in particular areas where you want to change the shade. For example, toner can be used to tone down highlights or at the roots to blend hair colours, such as with a balayage hair colour service.

What Kind of Toner Should I Use On My Hair?

Once you have had your hair lightened at our Clacton hair salon, your colour expert will use one of our high quality toners, which are designed to minimise damage to coloured hair.

Your Hoop Hair stylist will work with you using products which work to strengthen and repair damaged hair during the lightening process. For hair that has already been damaged by over processing, environmental aggressors or heated styling, we may recommend one of our hair transforming treatments, find out about our in-salon treatments here

To maintain your hair colour and keep brassiness at bay, we may recommend that you use a purple or silver shampoo once a week at home. 

How Do I Maintain My Toner?

The less frequently you wash your hair, the longer the effects of your toner will last. We would advise against washing your hair daily as it will strip your natural oils from your hair and cause it to dry it out - after bleaching your hair you will want to keep it as hydrated as possible. You should not wash your hair directly after toning because the colour may start to slip out.

Depending on your hair washing routine, you may need to visit Hoop Hair Salon in Clacton on Sea for a toner from 2-8 weeks after your appointment to freshen up your hair colour. 

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Are Toners Just For Blondes?

Toners are traditionally used on bleached or naturally light hair but you can get a wide range of colours using a toner. If you want to use a toner to add fashion colours, browns, reds, warm honey to light ash blonde, and even silver hair colours to your hair, you should speak with a Hoop Hair expert who will be able to advise which toner would be ideal for you. 

Deep Conditioning for Bleached Hair

Bleach or ammonia can cause your hair to become dry, leading to split ends and breakage. Therefore it is a great idea to keep it moisturised in between salon visits. Use a deep conditioning mask once a week at home and ensure you are using products to inject moisture deep into the hair and book in for a hair strengthening treatment at our Clacton on Sea salon.

Book Your Toning Appointment at Hoop Hair Salon in Clacton on Sea

We are the experts in hair colour at our Clacton on Sea hair salon. You can book your appointment and complimentary consultation by calling us on 01255 474392 or by using our easy online booking system.