Post # 1
So, I went and got my hair done on thursday, thought it looked ok, but when I washed and styled it myself it was really chunky with dark color and I just didn’t like it… So I went back and the hairdresser “fixed” it, but when I went home again and styled it, it was STILL chunky… SO, I took matters into my own hands…
This is what I wanted:
This is what I got:
And this is what I was able to work out with some at home hair dye:
Which as you can see is much better… but it’s pretty brassy compared to the original picture…
Does anyone have any advice for getting rid of brassiness without using dye? I’m sick to death of dying my hair! Any shampoos or glazes or something that work?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Post # 3
I have no idea but I’m really interested in hearing everyones tips! My hair always turns brassy for some reason! Your hair does look GREAT btw!
Post # 4
haha thanks, it’s been a process… and there were many tears. Once I figure out how to tone down the brass I’ll be good to go! lol
Post # 6
Some higher end hair supply stores sell toner. If you find it (which is the hard part) you can just apply it to your hair in the shower, leave it on for the appropriate amount of time & the brassiness should be gone.
Post # 8
@o0olibelulao0o: I just wanted to chime in and say that the same thing just happened to me recently. I was going for the JLO look I had awhile ago and it came out too chunky which I didn’t want (especially for wedding hair). Best of luck to you… you seem to be on the right track now!
Bumping for other ladies to recommend products!
Post # 9
You need a purple shampoo, conditioner, or at home glaze. I have used aveda Blue malva with pretty good results. I’ve also heard good things about Joico’s violet shampoo. In the past I have used redken’s blond glam Perfect platinum but it may have been reformulated.
My hair is blonder than yours but the concept is the same. Aveda is the least “chemically” if that makes sense and is a concern for you.
Check out this thread also. Same concept, but I’m not sure if you would want something this “strong.”
Post # 10
After re-reading that thread, I would try that product, virgin snow. If you use a shampoo or conditioner, your results would be more slow. I would pop into a sally’s and ask their opinion on that product for your hair.
Post # 11
I second the purple shampoo for blonde hair. Any good salon should know what you’re talking about. Just be careful not to leave it on too long, my best friend is bleach blonde and she wound up with a patch of mauve hair 😛
Post # 12
Thanks ladies! I’ve picked up a purple shampoo AND a anti-brass glaze that I found at the store… I’ll use the shampoo first and see how well it does.
Any other product suggestions would be appreciated for me and other ladies in the future! 🙂
Post # 13
Why couldn’t the stylist just add more foils to your hair again? You pay for what you want :)I’ve had a little problem like that n she just added some more
Post # 14
well I went back once and she added foils, but it honestly didn’t look any different, I don’t know WHERE the highlights she did went, but it wasn’t noticable. After that I was just frustrated, she obviously didn’t see what I didn’t like.
I am thinking about going to a different salon and seeing if they think putting a toner over it will help… but I don’t want to lose any of the highlights… gah.
Note to other brides: get your hair done the way you want it TWO MONTHS before the wedding, so that right before you are just getting it touched up and you will know how it will come out.
Post # 15
Dang that sucks:(( I’m soooo anal about my hair. Luckily my girl is good. But I’ve had problems before with others. The toner won’t rid ur highlights. Just brighten them:) go and it shouldn’t be too much. Like $10-20
Post # 16
You did a brilliant rescue-job! You should send your hairdresser that pic and say THIS is what I wanted! Do you have a LUSH shop where you are? I like their ‘Daddy-o’ violet shampoo – it’s actually designed for grey/very blonde hair but works a treat on mine. Smells good too!