Sassy & Brassy? Here's How To Get Rid Of Brassy Hair!
by BRENDA L. / JAN 27, 2023
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I loved being a blonde, and with everything my hair had to undergo in order to achieve my beloved beige tresses, I made sure I would make the most out of my blonde hair. But let’s be honest: when you aren’t naturally blessed with a light, bright golden mane, being a blonde isn’t an easy job. From protecting your strands from breakage and dryness to constant root touch ups to keep it fresh and natural looking, blonde hair needs constant TLC in order to look glamorous, healthy and vibrant.
One of the most common issues that new artificial blondes need to deal with is probably brassiness: that orange-y undertone that tends to show up after a few washes, as your bleached hair struggles in retaining pigmentation and starts to reveal its naturally reddish undercoat.
If you too are finding yourself dealing with a yellowish-orange undertone coming out of your hair quite often, don’t worry: you’re not alone. Let’s get to know brassiness a little better and find out how to get rid of brassy hair, what causes hair to go brassy and what you can do to make things better in your tresses.
1. What Is Brassy Hair?
Brassiness is a warm undertone revealed through bleaching, highlighting and lifting hair, particularly common in dark haired-people when they go blonde or get highlights and balayages.
2. What Does Brassy Hair Look Like?
Brassy hair is bleached hair that starts revealing a yellow or even orange/peach-like undertone once the pigmentation inside your strands starts to break down, revealing the natural undercoat of your tresses.
3. Is Brassy Hair Warm Or Cool?
Brassy hair is characterised by a warm undertone.
4. Does Brassy Hair Make You Look Older?
Brassy hair won’t make you look older, but generally speaking brassy tresses are unflattering and can make your hair look damaged and your complexion washed out.
5. How Can I Get Rid Of Brassy Hair At Home?
If you’d like to get rid of brassy hair and prevent it from coming back, there’s a few things you can implement in your hair care routine to keep brassiness at bay. Let’s see them together.
Use Toning Shampoo
If you’re a blonde struggling with bright yellow tones, purple shampoo is the perfect product to contrast the unwanted undertone and brassiness in your mane. Cliphair’s Purple Shampoo formula is designed not only to help you keep those dislikable undertones at bay in your natural hair, but also works wonders on hair extensions to keep ashy tones and cool shades bright and vibrant.
For brunettes struggling with orange undertones or wanting to keep their brown hair cool and shiny, blue shampoo is the perfect tool to maintain brown tresses brass-free.
Opt For Heatless Styling
Heat can dramatically accelerate the process of breaking down the pigment in your hair, bringing brassiness to your tresses quite quickly. In order to delay this process and save money on toning appointments at the salon, try to reduce your use of heat-based styling tools. Nowadays, hair oils and serums can help you achieve no-frizz hairstyles and accessories such as the curling ribbon can help you style your tresses and hair extensions salon-like gorgeous, bouncy curls overnight without using curl wands and flat irons. Find out more in our dedicated blog: Heatless Hair: Curl Ribbons & Silk Everything Are The Latest Trend.
Ditch Sulfates And Alcohol In Your Hair Products
Sulfates are a great addition to a powerful cleansing formula when it comes to shampoo, but this also means that the oils and pigmentation in your tresses will be stripped away much quicker. If you want your toner/hair colour to last as long as possible, opt for sulfate-free products focused on nourishing and moisturising ingredients. Nowadays, plenty of plant-based and natural products are available on the market and in drugstores to meet the needs of every budget and hair type.
6. How To Get Rid Of Brassy Hair
Besides making sure you follow the right steps when taking care of your hair at home, the only way to actually delete brassy tones from your tresses is to apply a toner on your bleached hair. Re-dyeing your hair every 3 or 4 weeks (or even sooner, if necessary) is essential to keep your desired tone shiny, vibrant and vivid. Avoiding heat, sulfates and using a toning shampoo as explained in the previous section will help you to delay your toning sessions at the salon.
If you’re struggling with brassy hair, by following these simple steps you can keep orange and yellow tones at bay, letting your blonde shine like never before. If you’re looking to add flashes of a different type of blonde or enhance silver and ashy tones, explore our range of Remy hair extensions and find the best shade for you!