How To Remove Brassy Tones From Brunette Hair
We hear a lot about the removal of brassy tones in blonde hair, but it’s not just blonde hair that can be left with brassy tones. So what is brassiness? Brassiness refers to the unwanted warm tones which can develop in dyed hair. It does typically happen when dark hair is dyed blonde, but it can also occur in highlighted, or lightened hair too.
Redken explain the brassiness process well;
“To understand why this occurs, you’ll need to understand what’s happening during the whole hair lightening process. To lift dark hair, bleaching with a mix of ammonia and peroxide is usually a necessary part of the equation. When hair is bleached, melanin, a dark brown to black pigment, gets diluted in a process known as oxidation.“
If you want to avoid brassy tones in your brunette hair, one option is to choose a cooler toned or neutral toned hair dye. They can also turn brassy, but they’re less likely than warm toned hair dyes. An easy solution for brassy tones for any hair colour is toner. Toner really can work miracles, providing you choose the right colour.
Using toner to attempt to correct brassy tones is sometimes known as being demi-permanent, and can help to correct any unwanted yellow, orange or red tones lingering in your hair. It is only a temporary fix, and something you’d need to use occasionally to try and keep brassiness at bay.
Blondes talk about the efficacy of purple shampoos, and the same purple shampoos can help brunettes too. Depending on the colour of your brassy tones, it’s recommended that you use a purple shampoo to correct yellow tones, whilst a blue shampoo will correct orange tones.
There are things you can do to try and keep brassiness at a minimum, such as avoiding direct sunlight and the pool, as the chemicals can create brassy tones. Whereas sun exposure can make your hair colour fade faster. You can also use haircare products which are specifically designed for coloured hair, as these products tend to consider brassy tones, and will help you to keep your chosen dyed hair colour for longer.
For some professional hair care in the comfort of your own home, enlist the help of a mobile hairdresser. An expert hairdresser can answer all your questions on hair dyeing and give your tailored advice.