Dealing with uneven or brassy tones can be a common issue after hair coloring, especially for blondes and those with lightened hair. Fortunately, there are a number of tips and tricks that you can use to correct these tones:
1. Use a Toning Shampoo:
One of the easiest ways to combat brassy tones is to use a purple or blue toning shampoo. Purple shampoo is perfect for blondes, while blue shampoo works well for brunettes. These products work because they deposit small amounts of color onto your hair which cancels out the brassy tones.
2. Try a Toner For Your Hair
If the brassy tones are solid or persistent, it might be worth trying a toner. Toners are products that add a sheer layer of color to the hair to counteract and neutralize unwanted tones. You can find toners at most beauty supply stores, or have it done professionally at a salon.
3. Limit Sun Exposure
Sun exposure can cause your hair color to fade and bring out brassy tones. Try wearing a hat or using hair products with UV protection when you know you’ll be out in the sun.
4. Avoid Chlorine
Chlorine can cause hair color to fade and can even give it a greenish tinge. If you’re going swimming, consider wearing a swim cap or applying hair oil before getting into the pool to create a barrier.
5. Use Products Designed for Color-Treated Hair
Regular shampoos, conditioners, and styling products might be too harsh for colored hair and could contribute to brassiness. Use products specifically designed for color-treated hair, as they are more gentle and often contain ingredients that help maintain color.
6. Consult with a Professional
If you’re struggling with stubborn brassiness or uneven tones, it might be time to call in a professional. At Atzara’s Beauty, our experienced hair colorists can assess your hair and suggest a course of action, whether it’s a professional toning treatment, a color correction, or a completely new color.
Remember, maintaining a vibrant and even hair color can require some upkeep, but with the right products and professional guidance, you can keep your color looking fresh and beautiful.