For a more natural look, avoid brassy hair for your hair system. At our Uptown New York Style salon, we sometimes mix 2 or 3 colors to get 1 color. This helps to avoid brassy tones in the resulting color.
You have to be especially careful color hair blonde. After a few weeks, it can easily take on an undesired orange, red or yellow tone. So, what gives? Brassy hair color, that’s what.
What Does It Mean To Have a Brassy Hair Color?
Brassiness refers to the unwanted warm tones that show up in colored hair. It commonly happens in dark hair that’s dyed blonde. However, it can also occur in hair that’s been lighted to brown. Or, hair that’s been highlighted.
So, why does this happen? Well, first you need to understand what happens during the whole hair coloring process. To lift dark hair, generally bleaching is a part of the equation. When hair is bleached, melanin; a dark brown to black pigment, gets diluted in the oxidation process.
Used alongside the “Scalp Protection Conditioner”, these products help heal and soothe your scalp.
But, before applying any chemical treatments like that, make sure you protect your scalp and skin with “Scalp Base Protection”.
How To Prevent Brassy Tones
After bleaching, it’s time to apply your hair color. This step deposits artificial pigment onto your hair while removing some of your natural color.
Brassy hair color becomes a problem when lifting or bleaching doesn’t completely get rid of all the underlying pigment in your hair. This applies to your natural hair and to hair systems because we use 100% human hair. Because the underlying pigment is not completely removed, the warm tones have an opportunity to reveal themselves.
Thankfully, you have a few options when it comes to dealing with brassy hair color. This includes preventing it and fixing it after it happens.
1. Choose The Right Permanent Hair Color
Start by selecting a cool hair color. For example, ones with the word ‘ash’ in the name. These are less likely to turn brassy like the ‘warm’ colors. However, if you’re shooting for warmer shades, there are lots of lighter hair colors with a good balance of cool tones.
2. Head To The Salon and Have Your Hair Colored By The Professionals
As stated earlier, sometimes we mix 2 or 3 colors to get 1 color. You can avoid undesired hair color results by allowing our professional colorist take care of your hair and hair system.
3. Avoid Swimming and The Sun
Yeah, we know. How can we no to soaking up the rays and poolside time? Well, it’s best to avoid swimming if you want your hair color to stay put.
The chlorine usually found in swimming pools can strip your hair dry. This will leave it damaged and dull. When your hair becomes damaged, your hair color will have more has more opportunities for the brassiness to show up.
Sun exposure can also make your hair color fade faster. Plus, it’ll make brassiness more visible. So, the next time you go outside, make sure you cover up.
For the best hair care for your natural hair and hair system, schedule an appointment online today. Or call us at (619) 820-0290.
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