If you’re blonde — whether it’s from genetics or from a bottle — you’ll know it’s notoriously difficult to look after. Keeping it hydrated, healthy and in shape is one thing, but another problem is brassiness. Why does blonde hair pick up brassy tones so easily?
Turns out bleached hair has zero pigment and therefore extremely porous. This means it will pick up anything that could easily discolour the strands — from pollution to any hair products you use.
Another reason for brassiness will be the reduction of toner in the hair. When you get your hair professionally bleached, toner will be applied which, amongst other things, is a treatment which counteracts brassiness.
A couple of other things, according to FantasticSams, that could take the shine of your blonde barnet include:
Chlorine in swimming pools
Even natural blondes aren’t immune to the wear and tear that chlorine and sunlight can inflict on blonde hair. No matter what shade, whether you’re rocking balayage or going au naturel, every shade of blonde hair is susceptible to the ravages of chlorine and sun.
Not a natural
If your hair isn’t naturally blonde, chances are you will always have to work to combat brassiness. It’s just a fact of color theory. If you have warmer undertones to your hair, your natural hair color will constantly work against that bleach and toner combo.
Don’t bleach at home
At-home dyes and lighteners are a huge culprit working against your hair’s natural beauty. If you want to achieve and maintain a gorgeous shade of blonde hair, it’s worth it to trust your strands with a professional hairstylist.
One brilliant antidote is Davines Alchemic System Alchemic Conditioner Silver is a conditioner for Platinum Blonde, Highlighted and Grey Hair and any hair that has just turned yellow due to bleaching or long exposure to sun.
Evenly apply a suitable amount of product on washed damp hair. Leave to work for 5 to 8 minutes, comb through, then rinse.
Natural active ingredients:
- Direct pigments – pigments that colour directly without the activator use.
- Hydrolyzed milk proteins – intense conditioning and protecting action.
- Specific colour conditioner – to give shine and silkness to the hair.