04 Oct DIY hair : What is a Toner and how does it work?
If a lot of you out there are beginning to experiment with different hair colors and undertones and highlights then the terms “Toner” and “bleaching” must be common to you but do you know everything about it? Let’s see. Now if you’re here and know nothing about what I’m talking about it till now then just sit back and relax while I take you through the entire concept of Toners and how they actually work. But before I do that, you must know what bleaching is.
Before I explain what Toners are and how they work, let’s talk about bleaching. Bleaching is a process of lightening the hair color from a dark shade to a really light one. Like for instance if you have brown or black hair and want to go completely blonde then the first step in implementing that would be to bleach your hair several times until it turns into that blonde shade. But bleaching has a lot of disadvantages —
– Hair follicles become really weak.
– Results in excessive hair break out or fall out if it is repeated continuously for 3-4 times.
– Reveals reddish/ greenish/ yellow undertones from previous hair colors .If you want to learn how to get rid of yellow hair after bleaching keep on reading.
Toners are used to remove the reddish/greenish or yellowish undertones on the hair that appear immediately after bleaching. It acts as a topcoat for your hair. Along with removing the nasty undertones, toners make your hair glossy and shine. Try to look for the best hair toner brands to make sure that you do not damage your hair.