How Often Can You Tone Your Hair?

by Sally Beauty

Toning is more popular than ever before. Even if I say it more specifically, it's a new trend and fashion. The urge to change a look is now equally found in men and women. The most common change starts with a hair transformation either you cut or color them.

Now, how has toning become popular? Well, in the past, people usually do color when they get white hair, but now things have changed. Coloring hair does not depend on age; it's a choice. And choices are free to make. Therefore, the colors are not just bound to black and brown anymore. Now, in 2022 there is no standard color.   

tone hair color ideas

People are going for red, grey, blue, pink even green. Nowadays, people are usually get inspired by celebrities. 

billie eilish hair color style

 Here is the example of a well-known celebrity "Billie Eilish" who has tried almost every color. As I mentioned, hair coloring is now an equal obsession in men. 

boys tone hair color

So, here is the second example. The point of attaching these pictures is that what do you think that these guys are born with these colors? 

The answer is NO!

According to research, 75% of people are born with black hair, 17% with brown hair, 6% with blonde hair, and about 2% with red hair. Now, when you color your hair, you usually bleach your hair first to diffuse your natural hair color, but after bleaching, you will get orangey hair. To get your chosen hair, you mix a toner with a color that will add pigment to your hair color to get a nice boost of shine. Toner also helps you eliminate unwanted yellow or brassy orange hairs. If can only skip toner if you have naturally blonde hair, but, in that case, you will not get glossiness and dimension in your hair. 

Now being hair experts, people ask us, "how often should I tone my hair?" We have created different scenarios to answer your question so everyone can get their required answer. So, without wasting time, let's get into the guide:

How often should you tone your hair?

Starting with the most common question, according to research and expert advice, you can tone your hair every 6 to 8 weeks if you want to keep your hair naturally and healthy looking. 

Toning is recoloring your hair when your previous hair color starts fading. Toning a lot can damage your hair because they contain some high levels of chemicals that absorb natural oil from your hair and make it dull and damaged. 

How often can I tone my brassy hair?

Brassy hairs are given to the orange and yellow hairs that usually appear after bleaching dark hairs. 

golded hair bleach color

Here is the visual representation of brassy hairs. You must carefully apply toner to your brassy strands because they already have lost their natural shine due to bleach. You can only apply toner to your brassy hair every three to five weeks. With that, you need to add a few things to your hair care routine, like using sulfate-free shampoo and should include blue toning shampoo. 

Don't use toner too often on your brassy hair because your hair might get fragile, and your scale gets irritated, which can even lead to breakage. 

Can you tone your hair twice?

This is the most asked question. During the hair dying process, people often ask us, is it safe to tone hairs twice if there is still some brassiness?

The answer is Yes, but not twice a day. Toners contain ammonia which is the main ingredient even the toner that claims they are ammonia free still has a small of ammonia because it's the main compound that helps you get rid of orange hairs. 

If you think your hair still needs a toner after applying once, reapply after a week to avoid damage and breakage. This is the ideal time for all hair types. 

How often can you tone your hair without damaging it?

This is important for everyone, especially those thinking about dyeing their hair but afraid of damage. 

So, if you are new to coloring and want to tone your hair without damage, here are some of the tips you need to follow:

  • If you don't want to damage your hair, tone it at least after 3 to 4 weeks. 
  • Use purple shampoo for maintenance. 

Always remember that all coloring causes damage to your it doesn't matter how expensive products you use. The important thing here is how much you can protect your hair from damage and breaking out. 

Can I tone my hair again the next day?

The answer is NO!

You should never tone your hair in such a short period. Toning hair right after a day will cause significant damage to your hair. The adverse effects can be your will become dull, frizzy, rough, and even stringy in some cases. Moreover, your hair will become dry and harsher than your usual hair. Dryness is the most prominent symbol of damage leading to split ends and breakage. The worst thing that can happen to your hair is it may fall out. As mentioned earlier, toners contain harmful chemicals, and over-toning can cause unavoidable damage. 

Will toning my hair a second time make a difference?

You usually tone your hair a second time when you still have brassy hair after toning once. But as we have discussed earlier, you ever tone your hair the same day, the next day, even at least for a week. 

However, toning hair for a second will make a difference in your hair like you have orange hairs once after toning, then toning for a second time will help you get rid of orange and yellow hairs and get blonde hairs.

How often can I tone my blonde hair? 

Whether you have blonde or black hair, you take a wait at should tone your strands after 6 to 8 weeks.  

How many times can you use toner on your hair?

The same sessions are not specified because it depends on your hair health. However, the period has been set that you should take a gap of at least 6 to 8 weeks before doing toning. 

Specifying this time is to give your hair time to heal. Because if you use too many chemical products on your hair, they will eventually start damaging and falling. 

Even if you still experience hair fall after re-toning for six weeks to 8 weeks, your hairs are not strong enough, or you need to change your toner because it might be possible that the toner you are using is not suitable for you. However, If you are following good products in your hair routine and your hairs are okay with toning, you can do toning as often as possible but always keep a gap of at least 6 to 8 weeks. 

Can I tone my hair twice after bleaching?

Yes, but not on the same day or the next day after applying a toner once on bleach hair. If you think your hair still needs toner, you must take a gap for at least one week. 

Coconut oil before toning

Coconut oil is beneficial for your hair if you apply it before bleaching or toning. Coconut oil will prevent your strands from breakage and dryness. The more your hair retains the oil, the more protected your hair will be. You can even bleach your hair in coconut oil.

You also apply coconut oil after bleaching. For using coconut during the toning process, we recommend you to use coconut oil a day before toning and over your hair. Then do not wash your hair and color your hair like you usually you. 

The coconut oil will prevent your scalp from these chemicals and minimize the damage. The coconut oil will change the color to stay longer, help your hair to grow, and control your hair from dryness and dullness.

Is toner damaging to hair?

The answer is yes!

Toners contain high-level harmful chemicals that remove your natural hair color and make your hair blond and, thus, powerful. If you use toners frequently, they will damage your hair.

How often should I tone my balayage?

You should tone your balayage hairs after 12 to 14 weeks, and balayage hairs usually require less maintenance.

Brad Mondo blonde toner

If you have been coloring, bleaching, or dying your hair for a long time might have seen brad mondo videos once in your life. If not, let me tell you who then who Brad Mondo is.

Brad Mondo is an American Famous hairstylist that gives unique coloring, beaching, drying, and cutting techniques through his YouTube channel. He taught people all the hacks they can do themselves at home. Moreover, he suggests which products are best for dying your hair. 

In 2019 Brad Mondo launched his hair care products toner was one of them. As soon as the products were found, they get famous because of their quality.

Brad Mondo blonde toner became famous because it is made up of oils and proteins that protect your hair from damage, reduce unwanted yellow hairs and give a polished, shiny look to your hair. 

How long do toners last?

Toners usually last an average of 4 to 8 weeks. Other toners in the market last longer than that. It depends on your color. Some colors are artificial. No matter how much to keep them, they start fading out after three to 4 washes. However, some colors are pigmented. They last more than eight weeks. 

Can I tone my hair again if it's still yellow?

Yes, you can re-tone your hair if it is still yellow or orange for at least 4 to 6 weeks. 

How to put a toner on your hair?

You don't directly put a toner on your hair. Instead, you mix your toner with the developer. Mix the mixture with the brush, apply to unwanted or orange hairs, and then leave it for 45minutes. 

Why won't my hair tone?

There are three common reasons:

  1. Your hair is completely damaged. 
  2. Your hair still has traces of bleach. 
  3. If your hairs are still yellow or orange, then the toner won't work. You need to re-bleach your hair, not at least on the same day. 

Does hair toner expire?

Yes, an opened product usually lasts only for six weeks. Once your toner is opened and exposed to sunlight, it is to use within six weeks. After that, it will get oxidized, resulting in a darker color. 

How much to get hair toned?

It starts with an average of $50; however, the price highly depends on your products.

How to get rid of brassy hair without toner?

If you want to get rid of brassy hair without a toner, then you can use these five easy ways:

  1. Use a Blue/purple shampoo.
  2. Use apple vinegar.
  3. Use a box dye.
  4. Use virgin olive oil
  5. Wash your hair with chamomile tea.



Q1. Can I tone my hair a week after bleaching?

Ans. Yes, you can. 

Q2. How often can you bleach your hair without damaging it?

Ans. To keep you healthy, it is recommended that you wait for at least 8 to 10 weeks you should bleach your hair. 

Q3. How often should I get my hair highlighted?

Ans. It usually depends on your hair and the type of color and toner you are using, but the ideal period is after 6 to 8 weeks.

Q4. How long do I keep toner in my hair?

Ans. Toner is usually kept in hair for 45 minutes max. 

Q5. How long should you tone your hair?

Ans. You should wait at least 6 to 8 weeks before re–toning your hair. 


 So, that was all! Although w have tried every possible scenario, if you think we have missed anything or if you still have any queries feel free to ask. We will be happy to help you. 

I hope this guide has been informative for you. If you need help or advice on any beauty trend, contact us at Thank you. 

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