Color correctors are special toners created to color hair in a specific way. They can help with brassiness and fading, among other issues. There are different types of color correctors, but they all have slightly different results.
Using a color corrector depends on the type you choose—homemade or store-bought products will do the trick!
Color correctors are special toners created to color hair in a particular way. They can be used on natural, relaxed, or virgin hair and should never be applied over chemical straightening treatments.
They’re also different from permanent dyes because they don’t provide the same level of coverage and will not change your overall color.
Color correctors provide targeted coverage of issues such as brassiness or fading in your natural shade
—but they cannot be used to cover grey hairs entirely unless you have highlights that need blending into your base color (in which case you should use a demi-permanent dye).
Here’s what color correctors can help with:
● Brassiness—This term describes yellow or orange tones in your hair (typically from sun damage).
The goal of a color corrector would be to neutralize the brassiness and return your hair to its original shade.
● Fading—Fading happens when the pigment molecules in your dye start breaking down and leaching out of your hair as time passes, often leaving it looking faded or uneven.
You may need more than one application of color correcting product if you have extreme fading issues, but if you just want to get rid of some light dots here and there, one application should do the trick!
● Red—If you are trying to cover up red tones with another shade such as blonde or brown, using a red-neutralizing conditioner will help reduce those brassy looks while also giving you an even base on which to work when applying other colors like beige or dark brown.
There are different types of color correctors, but they all have slightly different results.
> Color corrector comes in various colors and strengths: lightening, toning/neutralizing, or covering.
> The formula may be creamy or dry, depending on your chosen brand and product type.
> In some cases, you can even choose between different finishes (such as cream texturizer vs. leave-in conditioner) based on your hair type; this is where you’ll want to consult your stylist’s recommendations for the best results!
How you use a color corrector depends on the type you choose.
There are two types of color correctors: cream and liquid. Creams are used to cover gray or unwanted tones in your hair.
Liquids lighten, darken, or add highlights to your natural hair color. Both types can be used before you dye your hair (on undyed hair) or after you’ve colored it.
To use a color corrector, you’ll want to start with clean, dry hair. Then, you can apply it on top of your base color or use it as a toner after washing out your dye and applying a regular shampoo.
The main thing to look for in a color corrector is the inclusion of violet and blue tones that will cancel out any brassy orange or yellow tones in your hair.
Color correction products are usually sold in small bottles or vials that you mix with developer solution yourself before applying directly to your hair (depending on the product’s strength).
Deciding which type of corrective product to purchase depends on whether you want an at-home treatment or have access to salon services.
At-home treatments are generally easier to use because they don’t need mixing before application; however, they tend not to be as strong as salon options.
Color correctors are a great way to improve the color of your hair. They can help with fading, brassiness, and other issues.
But it’s important to remember that they’re not magic—they won’t make your hair look perfect on their own! You’ll need to do some research if you want optimal results.