Blonde Hair Care Tips
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Women, who color their hair in blonde or even some shades of brunette, often face the problem of brassy hues. Maybe it is because of the sun or your shampoo, once brass appears you have no other way than to think on how to tone blonde hair.
When brass occurs, you may be tempted to call the salon and get it redone. But it is quite pricy. Moreover most colorists advise to wait for 6 to 8 weeks between color jobs to prevent damage. So, what can you do?
Violet-based Shampoo or Conditioner
Violet is opposite yellow on the color wheel and so, neutralizes yellow. Therefore a violet-based shampoo used a few times a week can help you neutralize brass and increase the life of your hair color. Ensure that you use a reliable brand that is particularly designed for professional hair color (your colorist can recommend you the best brand). If the violet shampoo contains cheap color-stripping ingredients and harsh surfactants, it will do more harm to your color than good in spite of the added violet pigments.
Using a Toner
If you went to beaches and your valuable controlling pigments were wiped out with the sand, maybe your hair got brassy much before you were expecting it to and even worse, your next color appointment is three entire weeks ahead! In such a scenario, schedule a toner application appointment with your colorist. This is a color gloss which deposits only sufficient controlling pigments back to the hair to retain you till your next color appointment. Toners are usually much cheaper than the full maintenance service and much less time-consuming too.
Color on Your Natural Base Skipping the Allover Base
A common technique of turning someone to blonde from brunette is done in two steps. Firstly the overall base is lightened to a medium or dark blonde and then light blonde is applied all over, thereby making all the hair blonde. This is not a “faulty” technique in any way, but it gives rise to a warm result as the base is lightened to an extent of exposing all types of warm undertones. Even though it may not look too warm when freshly done, a dark regrowth line starts showing just in a few weeks after the controlling pigments fade away. If you don’t want this, stay away from this method; there are other ways to achieve that.
When you don’t want an all-over color on your base, an all-over base close to the natural base with a demi-permanent color can be applied which is then highlighted with a variety of blonde shades and an overall blonde result is achieved, that hardly goes brassy.