HOW TO EASILY GET RID OF BRASSY HAIR AT HOME
There’s no hard and fast rule for what it means to be a blonde. From icy platinum to warm gold, this color looks good on just about anybody – so long as you’re ready to take on the upkeep. While some colors stay as gorgeous as they did when you first stepped out of the salon (or dyed it yourself at home), dyed blondes tend to go brassy over time. But don’t worry! Whether you’re rocking a new blonde ‘do or you’ve been beating the brass for years, we’ll give you the guide for how to keep that blonde bright, as well as suggestions for the best shampoo for brassy hair.
What is brassy hair?
To go blonde usually means “lifting” your hair from a darker color with bleach. Most people have warm tones in their hair, which appear as soft black, gold, auburn, and caramel in darker hair but can turn orange when the color is lifted. To combat this, most salons will tone your hair after lifting it, which means covering your newly lifted hair with a purple-based toner. The purple in the toner helps negate orange tones, giving you a cooler, ashier blonde.
Unlike your lifted color, this toner doesn’t last forever. Every time you wash, you wash a little more toner out of your hair, so you may notice your hair getting some unwanted brass within a few weeks. But you don’t have to go back to the salon to tone your hair again – who has time for that? You can do it right at home with purple shampoo.
Purple shampoo for brassy hair
Tip: Looking for a warmer blonde like gold or caramel? Use your purple shampoo every other wash or every third wash to get the right amount of warmth in your hair.