Toning shampoo is a fast way to knock unwanted brassy and yellow tones out of your hair. From blondes that have morphed to yellow and brunettes that are looking more warm than cool, toning shampoos are an easy and effective way to reset your hair colour. We took expert tips from the haircare gurus at Redken to find out just how quickly toning shampoo works on coloured hair and how you can care for your hair at home…
Toning Shampoo for Dyed Hair
Your colourist will likely recommend a toning shampoo to you in the salon. “Toning shampoos are a great at-home treatment for coloured hair. When hair is lifted out of its natural state – such as lightening – it can end up looking raw, yellow and brassy. A toning shampoo will adjust this and bring the colour in line with a more natural aesthetic,” explains Ant Rawlings, Creative Director at Lockonego for Redken.
Toning shampoos like Redken’s Color Extend Blondage, Graydiant and Brownlights work after just one shampoo to deposit colour neutralising pigments into your strands. The purple pigments in the Blondage shampoo essentially neutralise the yellow tones making them less visible. In the Graydiant shampoo you’ll find purple and silver pigments to neutralise yellow but also to impart a shine and shimmer to the strands. The Brownlights shampoo, on the other hand, is shot through with blue pigments that neutralise the warm orange tones, so your brunette strands stay as cool as you.