You’ve just lightened your hair to the perfect shade of bleach blonde. You would want to maintain that color and protect your hair, so toner comes into play. But how to use it, when to use it to get the best result for your hair?
We will answer whether you should put toner on wet or dry hair after bleaching, as well as how to use hair toner after bleaching, and some other tips.
Should you put toner on wet or dry hair after bleaching?
It is best to use the toner on damp hair after bleaching. Applying toner to damp hair ensures uniform distribution, better absorption and minimization of damage. After bleaching, gently dry the hair with a towel, leaving it slightly wet before applying the toner. This helps achieve optimal results and a more uniform color.
The toner works best when you put it on hair that is about 75% dry (moisture). When your hair is damp, the nails open up and can absorb more liquid. However, it will not absorb any infinite amount.
By leaving your hair damp, it’s easier to apply evenly, won’t dilute the product and leaves plenty of room for your hair strands to absorb.
Alternatively, when you try to apply toner to your hair when it’s wet or dry, you run into a somewhat similar problem. Since the dry hair shaft is not open and receiving the product, it is not absorbed well.
The wet hair is full of moisture and does not absorb the toner pigment as well. Instead, you risk uneven paint deposits, which can take a situation from bad to worse in some cases.
What hair toners can I use after bleaching?
There are several types of Hair toners that you can apply to your hair:
- Classic hair toner with a key to apply to the hair.
- Purple shampoo for war with brass tones.
- Hair shine, washing, seals the hair shafts and strengthens the shine.
All three types of toner are great for maintaining the hair and maintaining the blonde tone.
How to use hair toner after bleaching
so, How to apply toner to your bleached hair? After you’ve bleached your hair, check everywhere to see if the spots have any unwanted tones. These are the areas you are going to concentrate on. Comb your hair. From there, you can:
- Mix toner with the developer in a ratio of 1:2 and mix them well.
- Apply the mixture all over your hair. Check those trouble spots, and apply extra toner to those spots.
- You can keep the toner in your hair for up to 45 minutes. If these trouble spots persist, you can keep the toner on for a few more minutes.
- Rinse everything out, shampoo and deep condition.
- You’ll want to repeat the process about every 6 weeks to prevent breakouts.
In conclusion, after bleaching, you should use a toner on damp hair because the cuticle is open and the hair shaft receives more of the invested pigment. When your hair is dry, the shaft will not receive the toner, and you can get uneven and unpleasant results.
When tinting your hair, you may have more questions about the specifics. We have put together a few more answers to help you:
In the case of caring for your bleached hair, you’ll want to redo the process about every six weeks.
You can apply toner the same day you bleach your hair. Toner is the act of depositing color instead of taking it away.
When your hair is dry, it doesn’t accept products like hair toner. Because of this, it is not absorbed properly. You will get very uneven results.