Brassy, tawny tones are a common problem for blondes, but what about brassy brown hair? If you’ve recently gone to the dark side or you’re a natural brunette, you might have spotted some unwanted red or orange hues in your hair. Luckily, there are ways to prevent and fix brassy brown hair with a few simple hair care tips and product swaps.
What is brassy brown hair?
Brassy brown hair has red and orange tones. This brassiness appears in colour-treated brown hair, and these unflattering red and orange undertones appear in your base colour over time.
When brown hair is lightened - for example, if you have balayage or ombré hair - the melanin which gives your hair its natural brunette hue is stripped, which leads to these unwanted warm tones becoming more visible.
What does brassy brown hair look like?
Brassy brunette hair often looks dull, lacklustre, and it’s easy to spot overwhelming red and orange tones which ‘clash’ with brown hair.
How to remove brassy tones from brown hair
Just as a purple shampoo neutralises brassy tones on blondes, using a blue shampoo on brown hair neutralises orange and red tones for brunettes. Blue shampoos contain blue or violet pigments; when you wash your hair with blue shampoo, these pigments are deposited onto your hair strands, and help to counteract brassy tones.
Use our Blue Crush Shampoo and Blue Crush Conditioner to get rid of those orangey, reddy hues, and reveal cooler-toned brown hair. These brass-fighting brunette superheroes hydrate, care for and nourish brown hair, and contain a tri-dye blend of blue, purple and teal dyes to knock out stubborn brassy, copper tones.
How to use blue shampoo and conditioner
How to stop brown hair going brassy
As well as using blue shampoo, there are several ways to maintain your deep, rich brunette at home - all it takes is a few tweaks to your normal haircare routine.