What Causes Brassiness In Blonde Hair?
Brassiness refers to those yellow and orange tones that can start to appear in your hair when it’s been more than a hot minute between colour appointments. It can also become a problem if you’ve been a tad naughty and haven’t used products formulated specifically for blonde hair.
“When you lighten your hair, you bring the yellow tones out that naturally exist in hair,” explains Aussie haircare brand evo’s head of education, Jay Kownacki.
“Toners are used to neutralise the yellow and give you the desired blonde tone you’re after, however they will wash out and fade overtime, which is when the brassiness comes through,” he added.
Why can’t you just remove those annoying yellow tones permanently, we hear you ask?
“When lightening your hair, if you completely remove the yellow, it will cause so much damage to your hair that it will break completely,” Jay says.