today we're talking about a problem every blonde has faced: BRASSY or ORANGE TONES that RUIN YOUR BLONDE HAIR.
the #1 question we're asked as BLONDE SPECIALISTS is:
HOW DO I GET RID OF ORANGE TONES?
we typically respond by asking: was it orange when you left the salon?
if the answer is no, you're missing VITAL STEPS in your HAIR CARE ROUTINE. no matter how flawless your color is when you leave the salon, it's bound to brass overtime. to protect your hair and keep your PERFECT BLONDE HAIR, follow our hair care tips!
(note: if it was brassy when you left the salon, it's time to find a new stylist. )
5 tips for REMOVING ORANGE & BRASSY TONES in your BLONDE HAIR
follow these 5 tips to keep your blonde hair BEAUTIFUL in between salon visits :)
#1 REFRESH YOUR TONER
when orange and yellow pigments appear and begin to create brassy tones in the hair, stylists put toners on to neutralize it. this happens to ombres, sombres, balayages and every rooted blonde in between.
ALL BLONDES need to refresh their toner. the process of TONING YOUR HAIR is almost identical to dying and needs to be treated as such. typically, other colors begin to appear within 4-6 weeks. make sure you're refreshing your toner at least every 4-6 to keep your blonde hair glowing and bright.
#2 USE SULPHATE-FREE SHAMPOOS
when it comes to your hair, you're going to get out what you put in. SULPHATES DAMAGE BLONDE HAIR by stripping the toner and stressing the cuticle. cheap shampoos and chemically loaded hair solutions have tons of astringent chemicals that damage hair. YOU'D BE SHOCKED by what you can find in common haircare products and appalled to learn that they have a lot in common with household cleaners.
take a moment to imagine washing your hair with Mr. Clean... what a nightmare! avoid the excess build-up, damage, and brass makers by buying SULPHATE-FREE HAIR PRODUCTS. not only will it keep your hair looking picture perfect longer, it's healthier for your hair in the long run.
#3 NEVER SKIP OUT ON HEAT PROTECTORS
YOUR HAIR IS LIKE A STRAW. when it's healthy, it locks in moisture and can pass fluid through it effortlessly. once the straw has been bitten or chewed on, the straw gets holes in it. now it's impossible to pass liquid and it's leaking from the straw.
now apply that to your hair. the holes in the straw represent the color leaking from your hair. that's what happens when YOUR HAIR IS DAMAGED. flat irons and heating tools, bleach jobs, and even extended sun exposure can damage your hair further.
ALWAYS USE MOISTURIZING CONDITIONER and USE A HEAT SHIELD when styling your hair. the proteins in moisturizing conditions help add a protective layer on your hair that creates a buffer zone between you and your heat tools.
#HAIRHACK: put a new layer of heat protector on before every styling session. before you blow dry, put on a quick layer. then apply again before you use a flat iron.
#4 START USING PURPLE SHAMPOO
PURPLE SHAMPOO IS A BLONDE'S BEST FRIEND. if you've watched our videos or read our other blogs, you know how much we LOVE purple shampoo. this magical shampoo will help maintain your color and DEFEND YOUR HAIR FROM BRASSY TONES.
there's no real rule on how often you should use purple shampoo. it's a lot more like instinct. after you apply the shampoo, leave it on your hair for a minute before washing.
NEW TO PURPLE SHAMPOO? if your hair isn't ashy enough, use it every other wash and leave it on for a minute. if you're unsatisfied with your results, leave it on a little longer (or vice versa). we recommend mixing PURPLE SHAMPOO with your REGULAR SHAMPOO instead of shampooing twice.
PROTIP: don't over do the purple shampoo. using too much purple shampoo can cause your hair to turn purple! use it with caution.
#5 YOU'RE NOT SITTING IN THE RIGHT CHAIR
whether you're seeing the wrong stylist or attempting to dye your own hair, there's nothing that can replace a HIGHLY TRAINED STYLIST. in addition to making sure your stylist can address your type of hair, try to find a stylist that relates to your personal style. for example, if you're looking for crazy neon hair you're going to need a stylist who is knowledgeable in FUNKY COLORS!
are you struggling with BRASSY TONES in your BLONDE HAIR? ask for advice in the comments, we'll do our best to give you a solution (if it's not already featured above).