What should a toner look like?

Author: Madie Carter DDS  |  Last update: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Toner is a sweet little product that neutralizes brassy yellow and orange tones on bleached hair. It is usually purple-blue tinted. When applied to bleached hair, it takes it to more of an ashy, dusty, or platinum color. That means a much more natural-looking hair tone!

What color should toner be?

Decide what you want your end color to be, and choose a toner that will work to neutralize unwanted pigments to get the cool, natural-looking blonde you want. If you're trying to cancel out orange tones to achieve a dark, ashy blonde or light brown, a blue toner is your best bet. Going for a platinum or silvery blonde?

How do I choose the right toner for my hair?

Tips
  1. Choose the appropriate color for your hair.
  2. For best results, either choose a demi-permanent or permanent toner.
  3. Follow the color law (color wheel) for a perfect shade.
  4. Never forget to tone after the bleaching process.
  5. Use an equalizing spray before using a toner.

Should I shampoo after toner?

After the initial color service, we recommend waiting to wash the hair for AT LEAST 48 hours. BUT! The longer you wait, the better. This allows time for the hair cuticle to close, which may help color last longer.

Do you put toner on dry or wet hair?

To be precise, you should always use a hair toner when your hair is 70% dry. You will achieve better results if you put toner on damp hair and not dripping wet or completely dry hair. Damp hair is more porous, which helps distribute the toner effectively and enables it to work effectively.

Is A Toner Necessary?

Should I use purple shampoo before toning?

After pre-lightening the hair, you will want to create a clear, clean canvas prior to depositing your final tone. For example, after bleaching, apply purple shampoo or a violet toner for a neutral base, and then apply your final hue.

Does blue cancel out yellow?

Taking the next step in the laws of neutralization, you can conclude that a violet or blue violet color formula will cancel out the unwanted yellow or gold tones in your blonde hair color; blue will cancel out the unwanted orange or brassy tones in your brown hair color and green will cancel out the unwanted red tones ...

What toner gets rid of brassy hair?

Purple shampoo is an effective and easy-to-use toner for blonde hair that helps to fix hair that is turning brassy. Since purple and yellow are opposite on the color wheel, the toner with purple pigment is the best choice for color correcting.

Which is lighter Wella T14 or T18?

The color results – While T14 Wella toner gives you a pale ash blonde result, T18 Wella toner gives you a light ash blonde result. This means: If you choose T14, the color result will be considerably lighter than if you went for T18. T14 has silvery tones that you won't get with T18.

What are toners for face?

In cosmetics, skin toner or simply toner refers to a lotion, tonic or wash designed to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores, usually used on the face. It also moisturizes, protects and refreshes the skin. Toners can be applied to the skin in different ways: On a cotton round.

How damaging is toner for hair?

IS TONER BAD FOR YOUR HAIR? No! Toner is meant to help your hair and simply helps to neutralize its tone. That being said, as with any coloring process, over-using toner on your hair can cause strain on your strands.

Does toner damage hair after bleaching?

The chemicals in ammonia-based toners penetrate your hair shaft and alter your hair structure in order for the new color to settle into the hair shaft. This makes them great for transforming super brassy hair. But these toners can still cause dry, brittle, and limp hair, just as hair color or bleach can.

Is toner supposed to be chunky?

It's not too thick. Thicker than water, but still pretty thin. Do you find this helpful?

Is toner supposed to be liquid?

If you want to talk science, a toner is a fast-penetrating liquid that delivers skin a quick hit of hydration and helps remove some dead cells off the surface of the skin.

Do you mix toner with 10 or 20 developer?

How do you know which developer to use with the toner? 10 volume will allow the toner to deposit more color, 20 volume will deposit less.

What toner cancels orange?

If your hair is orange, you'll need a blue toner. Try a blue shampoo to tone the brassiness and get rid of the orange. This color toner is commonly needed for darker hair.

Why does blonde turn brassy?

Brassy hair is caused by an overabundance of warm pigments in your hair. For example, when platinum blonde hair becomes too yellow or when golden highlights turn reddish-gold or orange. When you lighten your hair, your natural hair color is lifted to make room for the new color.

Will toner remove Brassiness?

But there is a solution for keeping your hair color vibrant and preventing brassiness and fading: A toner. ... "By neutralizing hair color, brassiness will be removed, and if you love your current shade, toner can work with your hair to keep the colors you like most and make them even more vibrant."

How do I get my ash blonde hair from yellow?

When deciding how to tone yellow hair to ash, try using a violet shampoo first. As purple is the opposite of yellow on the colour spectrum, the shampoo's purple pigment draws out the yellow brassiness from your blonde, neutralises those unwanted tones, and makes your colour look cooler, healthier and more vibrant.

How do you fix orange hair?

How to fix hair that has turned orange after coloring
  1. Use purple or blue shampoos. ...
  2. Consider color glazes, professional shampoos, and shower filters. ...
  3. Have a salon apply a professional toner. ...
  4. Dye your hair a darker color.

Which Wella toners are blue based?

T14 Pale Ash Blonde: Formerly known as "Silver Lady," T14 is also violet-blue based. This shade will add ashy tones, resulting in a hair shade that is darker than T18.

What happens if you leave purple shampoo in too long?

If you leave purple shampoo on for too long, you may find yourself with a little lilac hue. This color is not permanent and is more likely to happen if you have very light blonde hair or if your hair is dry and damaged. To remove the purple hue, switch to regular shampoo for your next few washes.

What happens when you use too much purple shampoo?

The purple shampoo can cause build up making the hair look dull and darker if overused." This makes the lightening process more difficult to create a seamless blend.

Do you condition after toner?

Using a conditioner first will basically form a barrier between the hair and toner so it absorbs less. After toning you can rinse and do a deep conditioning treatment.

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