Magnificent Blonde by Christian Cartano from Reza Hair Berlin
There is nothing better than that fresh-out-the-salon blonde. However, there are tons of factors like over washing, product buildup, and sun’s exposure that can quickly cause yellowing and dullness. After dyeing your hair, the first thought that pops up on your mind is how great it looks followed by great apprehension that your new hair color could turn brassy.
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Brassiness refers to the unwanted warm tones that are visible in colored hair. Brassiness commonly arises in dark hair that gets dyed blonde or platinum, but it can also happen in hair that is being lightened to brown or highlighted.
To better understand why your hair start to turn yellow, you will need to perceive what is happening during the whole hair lightening process. There are some ways to prevent your hair from turning yellow, keep on reading to learn how.
1. Protect Your Hair From Sun Exposure
Sun damage can have a massive impact on your hair, speeding along the oxidation making the new blonde color lighten up several shades and worse can turn brassy. Brunettes and redheads also be careful as fade off to brassy is most likely without UV protection.
If you are making plans of going out under the sun, cover hair with a hat, an umbrella, or a scarf as the sunlight generates the color to lighten off or fade away. If you opt to use a UV protection, you need to apply the product every twenty minutes constantly or you simply apply Iles Formula Finishing Serum or Iles Formula Curl Revive, both contain UV filters against sun fade.
Both these serums are nurture products that protect very well from color fade, heated tools, and humidity without ever weighing the hair down, and leaves hair feeling soft, clean and silky.
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2. Avoid Using Products Containing Argan Oil
Argan oil, sourced from Morocco, has been gaining popularity these days and has gotten rave reviews about its conditioning properties. Though argan oil is known to repair, hydrate, and smoothes dry strands, it is better to use with care especially if you are a blonde.
Products that are infused with argan oil will coat your hair with yellow crude, often making your hair turn yellow, hence brassiness sets in.
When you put products such as tinted oil on your blonde hair, it might include tint to your hair that you certainly don't want to have. For that reason, it is best to choose white or clear products to prevent your blonde from staining.
3. Keep Hair Conditioned
It may seem basic and straightforward, but the more healthy, supple, and soft your locks are, the less likely your hair color will turn or fade. You can achieve that by using high performing nurture products. No matter what kind of hair color you have, attention needs to be applied with home care. Iles Formula 3 step system is the perfect trio as the shampoo known as a colorists best friend helps to buff over porosity bars to prevent uneven color tone.
The Iles conditioner shuts down tight all hair cuticles without coating the hair shaft, therefore hair does not feel weighed down. This conditioner is especially necessary after all chemical procedures delivering instant repair. The N0 3 formula Iles Finishing Serum protects hair from heated tools which in particular will fade red color and can leave a burn stain on blondes. It also contains UV protection to prevent sun fade.
It is essential to keep your hair feeling healthy and looking good. By adding conditioner after you wash your hair, you will see the effects almost instantly. Here are some of the benefits of using conditioner in every wash:
Adds moisture to your hair
Makes your blonde hair softer, shinier, and smoother
Untangles your hair
Protects against damage
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4. Switch to Products For Color-Treated Hair
Coloring your hair can make it more permeable, which causes it to take in and release moisture more easily. The process also causes loss of color molecules every time your hair gets wet. Whether you have brunette, platinum blonde, or even red hair, color treated hair needs just as much attention if you want your blonde color to last long.
Moreover, it is a great idea to pick the best purple shampoo in the market that will neutralize brassy, yellow tones. Using products that are good for color-treated hair can extend the life of your hair and you will have lesser trips to the salon.
5. Use a Shower Filter
Using tap water for washing your hair can turn your blonde hair yellow as it has higher amounts of metals and minerals. By that, you can install a filtering system to the water supply in your home to remove contaminants from tap water. Installing or revamping the system, however, is a bit high-maintenance.
Instead, you can buy a shower filter online or in the nearest store in your place and use it as an alternative. Filters are relatively cost-effective if you want to improve the quality of your shower water and will maintain your color last longer. It is also an easy way to prevent your beautiful blonde hair from turning yellow.
6. Apply Heat Protector Before Using Curling Irons, Flat Irons, and Dryer
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When you expose your hair to heat during styling, this can lead to damaged hair and fade out. People, specifically women, know that heat styling isn’t always avoidable. Being smart about how you utilize your hot tools, and by applying a heat protectant, you can aid in preventing heat damage in the first place.
Going blonde is a fun way to add some spice on your look. However, you need to take the necessary steps towards keeping your hair healthy and the color last longer. With proper care and a little creativity, you can keep your color-treated hair looking vibrant and shiny. The guides mentioned above are enough for you to refine and reevaluate your current hair care routine.
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