Brassy hair tends to happen when you want to lighten up the shade of your existing hair colour. This is typically what happens when you perform the lightening on your own. Women with red hues are most vulnerable to this predicament. After applying the peroxide, the hair develops this unwanted tone of orange or gold. This neither looks good nor healthy for your hair colour.
Thankfully, there is still a way to remedy brassy hair colour. Make sure you take note of the procedure to help your colour restore its natural vitality.
Hard water is the primary cause of brassiness in coloured hair. If you have determined that this is what is causing the problem, a quick solution for this is to install a shower filter. Hard water deposits such as metal, iron and chlorine deposits aggravate your hair colour and make it look brassy over time. Also, you need to regularly replace the shower filter (every 6 months is ideal) to ensure that it gets the job done.
Invest in a blue- or violet-based shampoo and conditioner. Applying colour-based shampoo on your hair can cause it to mix with the existing colour of your hair. Hence, you want to use any shampoo or conditioner with a blue or violet tint to tone down the brassiness in your hair colour. In addition, stay away from orange or red based shampoo and conditioner as it further enhance the brassy tone in your hair colour.
Another technique to fix brassiness in your hair colour is to apply a toner. This is a semi-permanent hair colour product that can conceal the unwanted effects of brassiness in your hair. However, this is not a long lasting remedy as it will be rinsed off after a few weeks’ time. Make sure you re-apply it after a certain period of time.
Lastly, if you are not too confident about your own ability to treat brassiness in your coloured hair, visit your trusted salon. Booking an appointment with a professional will give you confidence that you can restore the vitality of your hair colour. If you incorrectly fix the problem, you could end up with a worse looking tone to your hair colour than you first started. Unless you are confident that you can get the job done, going to the salon is going to be well worth the investment.
What is your tip to preventing brassiness in coloured hair?