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Brassy Hair Tips and Tricks

Published on Mar 07, 2016 in Bath & Body

If you’ve gone blonde, there’s always that fear of waking up and looking in the mirror, only to find that your color isn’t quite the same as it was when you went to sleep the night before. You can try to forget the problem by avoiding going to the mirror altogether, but eventually you will cave in.  Something that I find occurs SO often and is a major problem for blondes is looking in that mirror and finding brassy tones creeping up when you least expect it. Well, I’m about to share with you some brassy hair tips and tricks that will save you tons of money, frustration, and anxiety!

Being a women has its ups and downs, and whether it’s getting a painful pimple or a bad hair day, being a girl is tough. But nothing quite compares to the horror of brassy blonde hair. It’s probably a blonde’s worst nightmare. When this occurs, many people who don’t know what to do run to the salon and spend a fortune on treating their hair. While this is a good solution to a devastating problem, it can cost a fortune and let’s be honest… who has the time?! If I were to run to my stylist every time a bit of brass crept up in my hair, I would most probably be living on the streets, along with so many other blondes!

So here’s what everyone is wondering: what exactly can be done that doesn’t entail running to the salon? Isn’t there anything that can be done from home that can at least help a little bit? HAVE NO FEAR. Take a look below.

Purple Shampoo for Brassy Hair

Yes, it's actually purple!

Yes, it’s actually purple!

If you’re blonde, then I don’t need to explain to you what purple shampoo is and how it works. But I will say this, don’t wait! Go out and get yourself a bottle of any kind of purple or violet shampoo and I PROMISE you that it will be a great solution to your brassy problem. It’s like a magic shampoo, actually. People say that it takes a few times until you can see a difference, but I was actually able to see a difference after just 1 time of using it!! Works like a charm.

There are plenty of different kinds of purple shampoos on the market out there, so don’t be overwhelmed. You basically just need to read up on all the products and buy whichever purple shampoo sounds fitting for your specific hair type.

Although all of the shampoos are more or less the same deal, they are each formulated for specific types of hair. For example – some are better for ombre hair, some are better for highlighted, or completely dyed. Make sure to get one that’s specifically color safe!

At-Home Brass Banisher

Maintaining your blonde color needn't be too difficult

Maintaining blonde hues needn’t be too hard

So this is a product which people have mixed opinions about.  Some people will say how great it is, and other people will say it literally did nothing. I personally found this product to work for me at times and at other times I didn’t see much of a difference, but I guess it really depends on what kind of hair you have and how you use it!

It seems to be pretty popular because a lot of popular salons that I’ve been to promote it. It is said to be safe to use in between colorings, and is ammonia free, which is a pretty big deal.

It seems to be that a lot of people decide to try this product because nobody has the time or money to get down to the salon and get their hair toned. So why not try it yourself if you can? That’s how I see it. If it works, great, if not, then you didn’t really lose anything besides a few bucks.

Brassy Hair & Shower Filters

Great hair starts in the shower

Great hair starts in the shower

This is something that I just recently heard about. People are familiar with water filters for the sink, but not many people have heard about shower filters! If you’re someone with color sensitive hair, than this is definitely a product to invest in. The product isn’t that well known, so not that many companies have come out with shower filters, but there are 2 or 3 different companies out there that seem to have a pretty solid product.

Besides the fact that the chlorine and iron deposits in our water are probably not the nicest stuff to imbibe, they can also make color fade and look dull. And the iron, specifically, can add to those pesky, reddish, brassy tones.

Brassy Hair & Clear Oils

Most people use some kind of oil on their hair before blow-drying. If this is something that you do, check to see if your oil of choice is colored. Happens to be, that a lot of popular oils that are on the market are brown in color, which can ultimately affect the colour of your hair. That’s not bad if your hair is naturally dark, but if you’re trying to prevent brassy hair, you may want to start using a clear oil. The color in the oil can slowly alter the tone of your blonde.

Bleaching Brassy Hair

If your natural hair is rich in red pigment you will have to bleach it in order to maintain the blonde shade you’ve put so much effort into getting. A lot of women with dark hair are wondering how to get blonde hair without bleaching, but unfortunately I have to tell you that I really doubt that’s possible. Call it bleach or call it a lightener – it pretty much does the same thing!

Cheer up, because there are ways to minimize the risks of damaging your hair. This is my advice:

  1. Use professional products. Almost everyone knows that experimenting with little products that not many people use, rarely works.
  2. Never let products stay on your hair longer than needed.
  3. Once you get to the shade that you want, only bleach the roots!

Now that you’ve done your reading, it’s time to get out there and make a difference to your hair! There’s no need to be afraid of that mirror any longer, when there are so many different things that can help you in your brassy time of need.