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Butweam1952 Sat 27-Apr-19 10:11:26

Doesn't matter where or how I have my hair coloured, I always end up with brassy blonde hair! I know I have loads of grey in my natural colour now, but still got the brassiness. Does anyone else have this problem, and has anyone found a remedy!

Sussexborn Sat 27-Apr-19 10:14:59

Did read somewhere that tomato ketchup removes brassiness but no idea how or why. Perhaps you tube will have the answer!

Mamissimo Sat 27-Apr-19 10:17:11

Try ‘A Touch of Silver’ shampoo and conditioner - easily available and tones down the brass 🙂

Yorksherlass Sat 27-Apr-19 10:17:38

You can buy shampoo and conditioner with a purple or blue tint , it worked for me

Sara65 Sat 27-Apr-19 10:23:39

I second that, you can buy it at the hair salon, or the chemist. I have the same problem, and I hate it!

MawBroonsback Sat 27-Apr-19 10:26:02

Tomato ketchup can be used for cleaning brass (and copper- I think it’s the citric acid) but for heaven’s sake don’t put it on your hair!
Apart from using something like Touch of Silver, I would recommend you get your hairdresser to change the mix of shades she puts on your hair - more ash and less honey/gold!

Fernbergien Sat 27-Apr-19 10:26:50

I had read about the Tom ketchup remedy as well.

lemongrove Sat 27-Apr-19 10:43:12

Superdrug do a small shampoo bottle £1.99 called Colour effects, there a a pale blonde shade, and this does give a pale pearly look and takes away any yellow.

lemongrove Sat 27-Apr-19 10:44:15

Plus...what MawBroon says for next time.

toscalily Sat 27-Apr-19 11:08:04

Purple shampoo & conditioner, like any shampoo just have to find one that suits your hair. I have found some are really quite drying on my hair. You don't need to use for every hair wash, probably one in three should keep the brassiness at bay.

Butweam1952 Sat 27-Apr-19 13:32:26

Thank you all. I will give the touch of purple a try 😀.

stella1949 Sat 27-Apr-19 14:02:27

Use purple shampoo and conditioner. It stops the brassiness.

BrandyButter Sat 27-Apr-19 14:11:02

Purple shampoo and conditioner or lemon juice final rinse. Hair that has 'a touch of the red in the hair genes' is always resistant and tends to go brassy. Looks like you have a Celtic ancestor in there somewhere smile

tinaf1 Sat 27-Apr-19 15:03:35

I don’t have an all over colour just highlights and these seem to blend in better with my grey hair

tinaf1 Sat 27-Apr-19 15:06:58

Posted too soon 😯 when I tried one of the purple shampoo bought in Tesco it did irritate my scalp, but I do wash my very short hair daily

Sussexborn Sun 28-Apr-19 00:57:30

Using ketchup to tone down hair colour is really a thing. I have just watched one of several you tube videos. Wasted 5.50 minutes of my life but it did seem to work! The young girl comments at the end that it was amazing and didn’t cost her anything. They obviously don’t charge for ketchup in the U.S.!

absent Sun 28-Apr-19 05:32:48

Buy a bottle of organic (no parabens) purple shampoo or conditioner – you don't need both – and use it once or twice a week. (You need to use very little, so although it is quite expensive, it lasts a long time.) It won't turn your hair into that strange blue-lavender colour that we saw so often on the heads of older ladies during the 1960s and 1970s, but will counteract that brassy look as if you smoke two packs of cigarettes a day.

Anja Sun 28-Apr-19 07:22:13

You need to change your hairdresser. Why pay for a colour you don’t like?.

If you have underlying red tones in your hair then they oight to neutralise these when highlighting by adding an Ash tone to the colour product. I had this problem until I said ‘I didn’t like the colour last time it was too brassy’.

So out came the colour charts and hair samples and together we selected 3 shades (highlights should not just be one colour) and that was much better. Very natural.

I agree use the silver/purple shampoos tones in the meantime but get your colours right at the salon next time.

Be firm!

SirChenjin Sun 28-Apr-19 08:23:34

I have this problem too - doesn’t matter how cool the dye the colour always has more reddish tone in it than I’d like unless I use a purple shampoo. My hairdresser recommended Fenola (think that’s how you spell it -or Finola maybe?) and I bought a huge bottle on Amazon for around £12. It really does help to keep the colour looking cool, but be warned - you need to wear gloves or was your hands immediately after you apply it or you’ll have purple hands!

SirChenjin Sun 28-Apr-19 08:24:36

Oh - and ask your hairdresser to put a toner on after the dye and that also helps to cool the colour 😊

Urmstongran Sun 28-Apr-19 08:29:48

I don’t have much grey hair (yet) and am mid brown with brown eyes. I used to have your problem Butweam and as we spend a lot of time out here in Malaga it wasn’t a good look - yellow hair and a red face!

I totally agree with MawBroon and Anja - change your highlights to ash like I did. Bleach with foils. Wow the difference! Plus no need for the purple shampoo for the first 6 weeks either. I wish I’d done it years ago.

David1968 Sun 28-Apr-19 10:35:59

Over the last 18 months I've let my hair return to its natural colour (mostly silver-grey), after having blonde highlights for years. Lush "Daddy-O" shampoo (purple) has been wonderful for both the colour and condition during this process & I continue to use it. Recommended!

glammanana Sun 28-Apr-19 10:41:13

David1968 My DD has used that Lush shampoo for a while now and her hair has never looked so good.

benhamslc Sun 28-Apr-19 10:44:28

Another shampoo and conditioner you can buy only found it online is White Hot Hair.

Theoddbird Sun 28-Apr-19 11:04:24

Definitely the silver shampoos...they do work. I finally let my hair go grey and it worked as a transition. I now dye my pale grey near white hair metallic it.