Tried something new in the world of hair color? Didn’t turn out the way you had hoped? Not to fear, brassy hair color can be fixed. Yes, you may need your stylist’s help with this one, but there are ways around it at home, too.
1. Tone, Tone, Tone
On boxes, brands also call them demi-permanent or glaze. it will counteract that unwanted color. Toner takes the “tone” down of your current shade. However, remember, if the base color of your hair is also brassy, this may not work and a toner is only a temporary fix.
2. Add Low Lights
One process may help darken some of the pieces that were too brassy. Unless you have some experience, it may be best to ask your stylist for some help with low lights, or toner.
3. Purple Products
Violet and purple-toned shampoos like Redken Blonde Idol, Pantene Expressions Color Enhancing Conditioner and Clairol Shimmer Lights help balance out the orange-yellow colors in brassy wavy and curly hair.
4. Tricks of the Trade
Gradually change the hue. Don't lighten too much, too soon. And stay within 2 shades of your natural color.
Add cooler tones for highlighting. Dark hair turns orange-y whenever it's highlighted at home, since dark hair usually has red/orange undertones anyway.
Try a color refreshing gloss. This will make your time in between salon touch-ups last longer. John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss can be found in most drugstores.