how to neutralize red tones at home

How to Neutralize Red Tones in Hair At Home

Take care of those red tones from the comfort of your home.

Figuring out how to neutralize red tones in the hair at home is a question many who have colored their hair have asked. That dreaded brassiness is something many struggles with, whether it’s right after a color treatment or a few weeks in. It’s totally possible to manage that slight tinge of red or orange brassiness at home. It all depends on your hair care routine, the products you choose, and how often you revisit your colorist.

How to Neutralize Red Tones in Hair At Home

Read on to learn how to neutralize red tones in the hair at home.

how to neutralize red tones at home
Follow these tips to avoid brassiness.

1. See a professional colorist.

Many people don’t realize that hair color experts are trained in color theory and in the science of mixing colors. Creating the perfect formula for you requires considering your base color, skin color, and previous hair color treatments. That’s why it’s always important to disclose your box dye adventures to your colorist! Any previous treatments will affect the outcome and can cause unwanted brassiness.

Have an open conversation with your colorist about your hair goals and trust their recommendation when it comes to finding a shade that will remain brass-free.

2. Protect your hair from heat.

Heavy heat application can lead to oxidation that causes hair to turn brassy. This is true for excessive hot tool use and leaving your hair unprotected from the sun. Use a heat protectant like Dove Style+Care Smooth and Shine Heat Protection Spray before styling your hair with hot tools or spending time in the sun. This will extend the life of your color and keep that brassiness at bay!

3. Use a color-safe shampoo system.

Keeping your hair color vibrant and brass-free strongly depends on your wash and care system. Use a duo like Suave Vivid Color Shampoo and Conditioner to keep your color vibrant and protect it from fading. By protecting your hair from

4. Revisit your colorist.

When all else fails, book another appointment with your colorist. It’s important to revisit your colorist regularly for maintenance. Sometimes they will apply a toner to extend the life of your hair color, and other times they may just treat your hair with a purple shampoo. Staying in close contact with your colorist will minimize the work you have to do at home!

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