If you’ve ever dyed your hair blonde, you’ve probably experienced ‘brass’ on one occasion or another. You know the time when you hair turns to an unpleasant yellow or orange shade. Not the best look on most skin tones. To avoid this brassiness, here are some things you can do:
- Check your Water – Find out if you live in an area where the water supply is high in iron deposits. These deposits can add a brassy tone to your hair when it is washed and rinsed. To fix this problem, add a water softener and iron filter to your shower head.
- Purple Shampoo – The blue dyes will deposit themselves on your hair shaft, canceling out any brassiness. John Frieda has some inexpensive options. I really like Aveda’s Blue Malva. You can alternate between blue shampoo and condition to see which works best for your type of hair.
- Toner – Go back to your colorist and request a toner, if you find your hair has become an
undesired tint. If you’re skilled in the home coloring department, you can try DIY toner, using a drugstore brand like Clairol or L’Oreal.