If you’re anything like us, your bathroom cabinet is bursting at the seams with all your beauty stuff. Between trying all the latest lotions and potions and keeping our old faithfuls on hand, our shelves are positively groaning under the weight of all our beauty paraphernalia.
Anyway, not to be dramatic, but space in our beauty cupboard is at an all-time premium. So for this reason we LOVE a good multitasker and we’ve just heard about one seriously nifty new category of products that will make your existing haircare line-up multitask like never before.
Introducing concentrated toning drops that can be added to your everyday shampoo, conditioner, mask and/or styling products to instantly turn them into toning formulas that banish brassiness, add shine and even maintain your hair colour between salon appointments.
Our minds have been blown!
Simply pour your desired amount of product (shampoo, conditioner, whatever) into the palm of your hand then add a few drops of the toning solution and mix them together, before using it however the original product is meant to be used.
No more need for a separate purple shampoo or the like taking up valuable space.
Here are two to try:
Keracolor Toning Drops
These colourful little bottles may look small and unassuming but when it comes to pigmentation, they pack a punch. These toning drops are available in two shades – Gold for adding warmth and golden tones to blonde and white hair, and Violet for adding cool tones and brightening blonde and silver hair colours.
You can add one to three drops to your shampoo, conditioner or any cream-based product for a subtle result, or if you’re after deeper toning, you can amp up the dosage to between four and 10 drops. And the multitasking doesn’t stop there – it’s also infused with keratin, coconut oil and castor oil to rebuild hair, add moisture and seal damaged cuticles.
IGK Mixed Feelings
We’re low-key obsessed with quirky, modern brand IGK right now (and basically everything they’ve been releasing). And these toning drops are no different. IGK’s concentrated pigment drops can be mixed with your styling products or leave-in conditioner for instant colour-toning results, plus they contain hair-lovin’ ingredients like antioxidants, vitamins and artichoke extract to nourish and prevent colour fade.
Best of all, they have a version available for blondes, and one for brunettes too, ‘cause why should blondes get to have all the fun? If you’re a brunette, IGK’s Leave-In Brunette Tonight Drops will nix any brassiness, brighten your undertones and increase lustre.
Isobel is BEAUTYcrew’s Junior Beauty Writer. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously an intern in the beauty department at ELLE Australia.