How to Remove Brassy Tones from Brown Hair 

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Brassy tones are a common problem for blondes, but what about brassy brown hair? If you’ve recently gone to the dark side, or are thinking about highlighting your brunette hair (check out our round-up of our top 9 hair highlights ideas if you’re looking for inspo!), you might be seeing unwanted red or orange hues in your locks. Luckily, there are ways to prevent and fix this with a few simple hair care tips and product swaps. 

What is brassy brown hair?
 
You may be wondering, why have these orange and red hues appeared in my hair? These brassy tones appear whenever you lighten brown locks – whether it be from balayage or blonde highlights. The bleaching agent removes the melanin in your hair, exposing the orange undertones underneath. These tones become more noticeable over time, creating that undesirable brassy brown hair. 
 
Luckily, removing and preventing brassiness in brown hair doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here at John Frieda, we have all the tips and products that will help you get rid of those brassy tones for good.
 

How to remove brassy tones from brown hair
 
It’s been a few weeks since your trip to the salon, and you notice some brassy hues peeking through your brunette locks. What do you do? You need to find the best shampoo for brassy brown hair.

Introducing blue shampoo to the rescue! But what does blue shampoo do, and how does it work? Just as a purple shampoo neutralises brassy tones for blondes, a blue shampoo on brown hair neutralises orange and red tones for brunettes. After using our Blue Crush Shampoo, follow up with the blue conditioner for brown hair like our Blue Crush Conditioner. This will get rid of those orange hues in exchange for cooler toned brown hair. Keeping your locks moisturised will also help prevent brassy tones from returning. 

If you’re looking to transform your blonde highlights instead, take a look at our Violet Crush Shampoo. Just like blue shampoo, this counteracts brassy tones for blondes, helping to maintain that fresh salon look!
 

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Practical tips on how to get rid of brassy brown hair at home
 
As well as swapping your regular shampoo & conditioner for our Blue Crush range, we have a couple more tips on how to get rid of brassy brown hair. 

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Apply heat protection when using styling tools 
 
It’s important to protect your hair from heat as it can cause hair dryness, which can lead to fading and brassiness.. You can either give your hair a break and embrace its natural texture, or if you really can’t resist putting down your straighteners or curling wand, be sure to use our Frizz Ease Original Serum after washing your hair, as this will both lock in moisture and protect your hair from heat.

Limit sun exposure to avoid brassy brown hair 

We all know how important it is to wear SPF on your face, but it is also important to cover brown coloured hair. UV rays from the sun will naturally lighten your locks, leading to unwanted brassy tones. If you’re going to be in the sun for a long period of time, make sure you have a hat to protect your locks  or stay near theshade. Check out more ways of how to stop your hair colour from fading and our best hair products for brunettes to keep your brunette colour looking deep and rich. 

Now you’re well equipped to get your brunette hair looking rich, glossy and fabulous! If you’ve been tempted to go darker, get all the inspo you need from our round-up of top 10 brunette shades. You could even try out a darker ‘do at home with our Precision Foam Colour range - discover our top tips on how to use our best foam hair dye here! 

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