How often can you tone your hair? Find out here!

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  • There are two ways to tone your hair: use toner or toning shampoo.
  • You can use toner once every two weeks, although this number can also depend on your hair care and washing habits. The more often you wash your hair, the less time the toner will last, and the quicker you’ll need to use it again.
  • You should use toning shampoo, whether it’s purple or blue, every time you wash your hair. That way, every time you wash your hair, you’ll be toning it to help maintain your color.


A lot of women tone their hair, maybe because they don’t like their hair’s tone and they want to neutralize it or maybe because they want a special color they can only get by using a toner.

And now that you know there are two different ways to tone your hair in order to help keep your hair color bright, I’m sure you feel like you’re at a crossroads, trying to guess which of the two ways is best for you.

You still don’t know how I operate? You don’t know that I’m genie of hair care?


But in this case, you don’t need to rub the lamp, because  I’ll help you decide if it’s better for you to tone your hair with toner or purple/blue shampoo.  

In order to do that, you’re going to need to answer a few questions. But, don’t worry, they’ll be a lot easier than the ones our chemistry teachers asked us in high school, I promise.


For example:

  • Do you have a flat tone in your hair, and that’s why you want to revitalize your color?
  • Are you obsessed about the damage a product might cause your hair when you have to use it?
  • Are you a patient person, who usually prefers gradual change?
 If that’s you, then I’d recommend you use toning shampoo. Soon, I’ll tell you why and how to do it.  


Now, maybe that’s not your case. If it’s not, then answer these questions and see if they feel more like what’s going on with you.

  • Do you have balayage, ombré or highlights?
  • Do you need to tone your hair immediately?
  • Is your hair healthy?
  • Are you consistent with your hair care routine?
 If so, then you could use any color toner to tone your hair to get a beautiful color. 


I can imagine your satisfied face, since now you know which way to tone your hair. But, you’re still missing a key piece of the puzzle. I still need to explain how often you can use toner and toning shampoo.

So, stick around, because I’ll tell you:

  • How often to use toner on your hair
  • How often to use blue or purple toning shampoo in your hair


As we saw today, some people are impatient and want to tone their hair right now, so they can see the color change immediately in their hair. We’ll start with them, the people that need toner.


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How often to use toner on your hair

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Toner is a very useful tool when it comes to neutralizing colors, like the unwanted tones that come out after bleaching your hair, or even if you just want to add a certain tone to your hair.

And besides, they’re products that work with the color wheel: each color has an equal and opposite color that will be able to neutralize it.

That’s why you can find toner in colors like purple, gray, blue, red and yellow, since those are the kinds of colors that neutralize unwanted tones after you bleach your hair.

For example:

If you bleached your hair and ended up with a reddish color, you can use a green toner to neutralize it. That way, the red will disappear.


In general, after getting any kind of color technique done that involves bleach, like highlights, balayage or ombre, you’ll need to use a toner.

Do you want to know how often you should use it?


Let’s take a look at how often you should use the toner, depending on which color technique you’ve used on your hair.

  • If you want your highlights to always look like you’ve just walked out of the salon, you should use a toner every two weeks to maintain their tone.
  • If you want your balayage to look just like new, you should use a toner every three weeks.
  • If you want your ombré to look natural, you should always use a toner every three weeks.


 The difference in how often you should use the toner depends on how much bleach each technique involves. The more bleach, the more toner you’ll need. 

But, unfortunately, toner only lasts in your hair so long, usually two to three weeks. And that’s why you need to be very consistent with reapplying the toner.


And if that weren’t enough, the color of the toner also has an effect on how often you should use it.

For example, purple, gray and yellow last about two weeks, while blue, green and red last about three weeks.

The more you’ve bleached your hair, the more often you need to use the toner.

Can I give you one last piece of advice?


Every time you use the toner, use a 10 volume developer, which won’t damage your hair fiber so much.

Now it’s time to reward the most patient among us by talking about toning shampoo.


How often to use toning shampoo

use it every two days

Toning shampoo is a gradual and less damaging way to tone your hair.

It’s a gradual process because it doesn’t tone your hair instantaneously. And it damages your hair less because it doesn’t use any kind of developer with peroxide in the process.

How often do you wash your hair? Every day?


If you do, I beg you to change your routine right away, because it’s not good to wash your hair every day, both for your hair fiber and for your scalp.

 So, you can use toning shampoo every 48 hours, because that’s the minimum amount of time you should let go by between washes and the toning shampoo should replace your normal shampoo. It’s that simple. 


Just like toner, you can also get toning shampoo in different colors, like blue, green, purple, red, yellow and gray, and it works by depositing pigment in your hair fiber.

That’s why you’ll start to gradually see change, but after three or four washes, you’ll have toner your hair.

What are the advantages to the shampoo? It doesn’t damage your hair and it works well to maintain your color.



  • If you’re consistent with your color maintenance, you’ve bleached your hair several times and your hair is healthy, you can use toner every two or three weeks.
  • If you’re worried about damaging your hair, and you mostly just want to maintain your color, then you can tone your hair with toning shampoo.
  • You can also use the products together by using toner on your hair every two or three weeks and toning shampoo every 48 hours when you wash your hair. That way, you’ll be able to lengthen the time between color maintenance visits.

Which of the two kinds of products will you use to tone your hair?


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