Listen Up, Blondes—Your Hair Needs One of These

Updated 11/27/18

So you’ve heard about the dreamy results a great toner can have on blonde hair but don’t actually know where to start. Yep, we’ve all been there. Which is why we’re here to help. While toners used to be a secret weapon only professional hairstylists had in their toolkits, there is now a whole host of easy-to-use products that help tone your locks for a less brassy hue, preserve the shade for longer and boost that mirror-like shine.

“The key to keeping your hair in good condition is to make sure that you are listening to your hair and treating it well,” celebrity stylist Lisa Laudat tells us. “For bleached or light blondes, the trick here is to make your colour last longer by using a toning treatment.”

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Designed to tweak the undertone (aka the base shade) of your colour, toning products from silver shampoos to purple-tinted hair masks can all help when your dream shade starts to get a little too Simpson-yellow. They’ll also work to replenish your tresses in the face of any lingering damage from your dye job. “As a blonde, you need to factor in the use of bleach and dye on your hair, so it’s important to treat it properly and give it a little bit of love and care,” says Laudat.

“A toning treatment such as the Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo contains a violet pigment which works to counteract brassy tones and restores the brightness of your colour, so you can prolong the time between salon visits,” says Laudat. “For warm-toned blondes, I recommend using the Liquid Blonde Colour Infusion Shampoo to enhance any golden tones and add shine.”

Need an intensive hit of hydration? Laudat also recommends using the Touch of Silver Intensive Conditioner as a hair mask and keeping it on your locks overnight.

If you’re keener than ever to bring a toner into your hair regime, keep scrolling for the products we love right now to help keep your blonde looking its best.

Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo
Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo $4
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One of expert hairstylist Lisa Laudat’s favourites, this toning shampoo is a haircare icon for good reason.

Bleach London Champagne Super Toner
Bleach London Champagne Super Toner $8
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Bleach London know what they’re doing when it comes to maintaining standout colour. The brand’s Champagne Super Toner is ideal for a pearly hue that’s packing incredible shine.

Charles Worthington ColourPlex Toning Violet Conditioner
Charles Worthington ColourPlex Toning Violet Conditioner $7
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Keeping blonde locks hydrated is key, as bleach and dyes can seriously dry out your strands. This conditioner will help cancel out brassy tones whilst replenishing any lost moisture.

Josh Wood Colour Give Me Sun Shade Shot
Josh Wood Colour Give Me Sun Shade Shot $3
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An easy way to warm up platinum locks or counteract any green tinges, this Josh Wood toner is a breeze to apply at home. Just mix it with the creamy mask and leave it on for 10 minutes.

Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Dilute Colour Pastelizer & Toner
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Dilute Colour Pastelizer & Toner $15
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This multitasker is ideal for cancelling brassy tones out of freshly bleached locks or mixing with a box dye for a cool pastel finish.

Scott Cornwall Colour Restore Candy Toner
Scott Cornwall Colour Restore Candy Toner $12
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If you fancy bringing a subtle hint of blush into your blonde, look to this gentle candy coloured toner from Scott Cornwall. It’ll last up to eight washes and is free from peroxide and ammonia, so it won’t damage your tresses.

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