When it comes to hair woes, spotting a brassy patch or strand is nearly as bad as finding your first grey. Thankfully, this one is fixable without heading back to the salon for an immediate colour treatment. Utilising what we learned in primary school art classes (well, those of us that weren’t busy painting their hands in glue), treating brassy tones is all about colour neutralisation. As you’ll remember, yellow and purple are contrasting colours, meaning they’re opposite each other on the colour wheel. Therefore the purple is used to even out the warm brassy yellows to get you back to the cool blonde shade you had when you walked out of the hairdressers.
Use an anti-brass Shampoo and Conditioner
Regular maintenance and TLC is the key to keeping the brassiness at bay, as well as a few key products that’ll stove off the unwanted warm tinge. The L’Oreal Elvive Colour Protect Anti-Brassiness Shampoo and Conditioner are the ultimate shower artillery to keep hair bright and revitalised. The colour correcting purple formula works by neutralising any underlying yellow tones without any need for professional treatment. Simply massage the shampoo into wet hair as you would usually but then leave it on to work its magic for 2-3 minutes. Follow up with the purple conditioner, again leaving the product on for 2-3 minutes before rinsing out.