Lightening and coloring can cause hair color to turn brassy over time, meaning it can be left with undesired undertones making it look unnatural. A hair toner is used to eliminate these unwanted undertones and help to maintain the desired color.
When blondes hit the salon, they will almost always have a toner put in. For brunettes, it’s not always necessary but some stylists may use it depending on your desired shade. So, do redheads need a toner? Whether you’re a redhead who’s fading and need a touchup, or you’re a redhead ‘by choice’, here’s everything you need to know.
If you’re dyeing your hair red or touching up your natural hair with red dye…
Unwanted brassy tones can appear in any hair color, affecting those with both color-treated and natural hair. “Brassy” refers to warm tones like yellow or gold, and most red hair colors will also have a warm base tones. So technically, yes, you could use a toner before the hair color but it’s not necessary. Red hair doesn’t need to be toned.
What is the best option?
You might hear us talk about color-depositing shampoos, glosses, and other color-enhancing products a million times, so you’re probably familiar with these types of products. We just launched Finally Glossy and it might be the exact product you’re looking for. It’s a special shampoo to help strengthen, shine, and add hydration to red hair. This clean formula is formulated with Vitamin B3, olive oil, coconut oil, and green tea.
This is NOT a color-depositing shampoo. It is red because we want it to feel satisfying when applying. It’s just for appearance and will not edit your red hair.
It is suitable for frequent washes and for ALL shades of red hair.
It is paraben-free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, petroleum-free, mineral-oil free, and vegan. It also contains no perfume, is free of gluten, and is silicone-free, phthalate-free, formaldehyde-free, and Cocamidopropyl betaine-free.
Are you ready to add a natural radiance to your red hair?
Rock it like a Redhead!