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How to Tone like a Pro

We only invest in a solution that can give our Hair the same endurance as our lifestyle. Meaning, you’ll find no purple shampoo’s in our showers.

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A quick run through our Blog and myhdhair.com will tell you we aren’t believers in the quick fix or one hit wonders. Our eyes are set on longevity, rather than the infomercial style solution for right now. So when it comes to the topic of Toning, we take it as seriously as our cocktail choice and like to invest only in a solution that can give our Hair the same endurance as our lifestyle. Meaning, you’ll find no purple shampoo’s in our showers.

The most important role of a Toner Kit is to get the warmth out, right? Well for us, #2 on that list is durability. If you’re outdoors a lot, a regular washer or love the use of styling tools a little too much, you will soon find your Colour gets affected. We need a Toner that can withstand these issues for a longer amount of time.

So we use a Colour and Developer mixture for a Toner. Not to get too Hairdress-y on you, but the Developer ensures a longer life span because its opens up the Hair cuticle, not to Lighten, but to allow the Colour in to do its thing. Because we don’t need to Lighten the Hair, a No Lift Developer is the perfect Developer choice. Then we mix it with an Ash based Colour, 9.1 Light Ash Blonde, to get into the open Hair cuticle, wiggle around and help smooth out the Colour.

Obviously, if you need to Tone, we suggest using our Toner Kit - it has the 9.1 Light Ash Blonde and No Lift Developer mixture all worked out for you. But if you are looking for a different Toned hue you can try a Colour with Beige reflects or another Ash Colour, just remember to mix with a No Lift Developer.

In case you were wondering, Blondes aren’t the only ones to have the fun. You can Tone Brunettes, Bronde, Ombre/Balayage or Highlights to cool down the warmth. Remember, your Toning and not Lightening, so don’t be scared off because the Colour tube says Blonde. You can use a Darker shade like a 7.1 Ash Blonde or 6.2 Dark Beige Blonde, keep in mind you should never Tone with a Colour darker than the Colour you want to Tone.

So tell us, what is your favourite hue to Tone with?


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