How Often Should You Tone Your Hair?
How often you tone your hair depends on the type of hair toner you’re using and how often your hair tends to get brassy. Like we touched on above, toning shampoos are typically meant to be used a few times a week, and professional, in-salon toners should be used less frequently, typically around every six weeks.
How to Make the Effects of Hair Toner Last
While the effects of your hair toner won’t last forever, and eventually, it’ll be time for a re-up, there are steps you can take to extend how long you can go before toning again. Follow the three tips below to help make your hair toner last.
- Limit Sun Exposure
Your skin isn’t the only thing that can be affected by the sun’s rays. Sun exposure can also fade colored hair, so try to limit your time in the sun to make your hair toner last, and throw on a hat or trendy head wrap when you’re going to be in the sun for long periods of time.
- Use a Color-Safe Hair Care System
Even if you’ve had your hair toned at the salon, you’ll also want to turn to an at-home hair care system to keep your color looking its best. Dyeing your hair can alter its ideal pH range, so a sulfate-free, pH balanced shampoo will prevent your color from fading.
- Wash Your Hair in Lukewarm Water
That scorching H2O may feel good at the moment, but it’s doing your strands a disservice. Turning down the temperature and sparing your strands from super-hot water when you wash can help keep your color from fading.