How To Get Rid Of Brassy Hair

Posted On September 30, 2021 at 9:26 am by / Comments Off on How To Get Rid Of Brassy Hair

How Do I Get Rid Of Brassy Hair?
Getting rid of brassy hair starts with a quick look at the color wheel to understand how it all works. The color opposite to yellow on the color wheel is purple, therefore adding purple to yellow or warm toned hair will cancel out the yellow tones to create a clean, cool base.

Using a purple shampoo is a great option as it dispenses pigments into the hair to adjust the tone to a cooler shade and in turn, cancelling out those warm tones.
This is a really important part of exploring the world of vivid colors as well, this clean neutral base is so important to make sure you’re getting the truest tone of color.

Why Does My Hair Turn Brassy After Bleaching?
Brassiness is a normal part of the bleaching process, especially when bleaching dark hair with differing underlying orange and red pigments in the hair that give it depth and dimension.

When dark hair is lightened using bleach, the melanin (dark brown to black pigment) in the hair gets diluted during the process. It’s important to know exactly how far to lighten hair when using bleach to ensure your hair is kept healthy. During the lightening process, the bleach may not get rid of all underlying pigment in the hair and reveal warmer tones – this is especially common in very dark hair. The truth is, this might take a few attempts (with breaks in between) to get to the right blonde, so patience is key with darker hair colors.

Although brassiness is common with darker hair, even blondes can develop these warmer undertones through the bleaching process. The hair is usually very porous after bleaching so soaks up everything, including minerals in your shower and pollution in the air. The yellow undertones with freshly bleached hair come from the remaining pigment in your hair.

Healthy hair can hold in color, but over-bleached hair rinses the color right out again because during the bleaching process it will also remove proteins from your hair and risks it becoming over-processed. So, before adding color make sure to re-pigment your hair by putting back what you removed in the first place through using toner or a purple toning shampoo.

No Yellow Shampoo before and after

How To Maintain Bleached Hair
Toners won’t last forever, so aftercare for bleached hair to keep those yellow or brassy undertones is a must! Maintaining bleached hair at home is made simple with Crazy Color Ultra Violet Shampoo.

Adding purple shampoo to your hair care routine, a few times a week, will keep your hair a fresh clean blonde with no underlying yellow tones. In between these washes you should switch to Salt & Sulphate Free Shampoos which protect the hair and avoid stripping the hair of natural oils.

Tips To Prevent Your Hair Going Yellow

Be Smart In The Pool
Chlorine is not a friend to your hair. The chemicals in chlorine are known for stripping your hair of color and natural oils which then leave it dry, but there are a few ways to help protect the hair if you’re desperate for days in the pool! Before jumping in, rinse your hair with bottled or tap water to add moisture to your hair before exposing it the harsh chemicals in chlorine water. After your swim make sure to wash and condition your hair immediately to add that boost of hydration your hair needs.
The more damaged the hair is, the more likely it will turn brassy/yellow.

Wash Hair With Cool Water
Our first rule when it comes to any color, even keeping brassiness out of hair, is to turn down the temperature you wash your hair with. It can make such a difference to preserving your hair color and fighting those warm undertones because hot water opens the outer cuticle of the hair and allows color to fade faster. Use purple shampoo to cancel out yellow tones.
Color correcting shampoos will be your saviour in between color top ups, these will keep warm tones away by neutralizing the hair color.

Use High Quality Salt & Sulphate Free Shampoo
Your hair needs as much love as possible to keep it in top condition, that’s why you need to make the switch to salt and sulphate free shampoo. Why? Because it is great for protecting your hair, locking in moisture and hydrating without stripping away those natural oils. Remember, it might take a while for your hair to adjust to salt and sulphate free but your hair will thank you!

Anti-yellow Shampoo

Crazy Color Anti Yellow Shampoo

Get started on your journey to perfectly toned hair with Crazy Color UltraViolet Anti Yellow Shampo. 

It is an intense, 100% sulphate-free, treatment shampoo specifically formulated for super lightened, grey, or bleached hair. Infused with super strength violet pigments which deposit onto your hair to help remove those unwanted yellow tones, perfect as a toner after the bleaching process.

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