Refreshing your [link url="http://urpn.info/topic/hair]hair[/link] colour to reveal glossy, fresh hair no longer requires a six-hour trip to the [link url="http://urpn.info/gallery/best-hairdressers-london"]salon[/link] and a new hairstyle thanks to these new at-home hair toners developed by the pros.
Rather than half of your Saturday spent making small talk with your hairdresser, all it takes is a session in the shower armed with an at-home toner (just ask Kim Kardashian, who is a huge fan).
So why tone your hair? Hair colour oxidises over time, which can cause yellow, brassy tones to appear on blondes and red or orange tones to develop on brunette hair. Using the correct toner will neutralise unwanted tones, restoring true vibrant colour. Plus, formulas packed with conditioners also add a gloss to hair.
Toners can range from shampoos with wash-in colour pigments that will cancel out unwanted tones, through to semi-permanent formulas that lift your colour half a shade for longer-lasting results. Here, we select the best at-home toner for your hair hue.
Purple hair toners are the secret weapon for blondes to cancel out brassy, yellow tones. Recharge your gold with the salon-strength violet pigments in Toning Ultra Violet Shampoo, £7.99, . Packed with fortifying ingredients, it works to strengthen hair and prevent breakage.
Dark tones slowly warmed up with red and orange lights? It’s a brunette bugbear. Blue pigments counteract hair's tendency to turn red. Mix up your own semi-permanent toning and glossing hair mask with Shade Shot in Cool Me Down, £5, mixed into the Everything Mask, £15, both . Or, for a shot of velvety warmth to enrich brown hair, pick Warm Me Up, £5.
Red dye is prone to fading more than any other shade as the red pigments are larger in size than other colour molecules and more likely to head down the plughole. ition with Radiant Red itioner, £6.99, . It infuses hair on every application with an intelligent semi-permanent dye complex that deposits colour where needed for vibrant, even colour. Plus, it conditions with Vitamin E and pomegranate extract.
You can thank us for your salon trip savings later.