How to Fix Brassy Highlights

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How to Fix Brassy Highlights
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Sun-kissed highlights are a sign of carefree summers and time outdoors. But the effects on your natural or colour-treated hair can be brutal. Brassy highlights and yellow streaks are frequent consequences to highlighting or spending too much time outdoors. Use a few simple tools to try to tone down the brassy overtones and enhance the low-lights of your hair.

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Things you need

  • Color-enhanced shampoo
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Heavy cream

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use a purple- or blue-based colour-enhanced shampoo and conditioner to tone down the brassiness. Avoid overwashing your hair, and leave your conditioner on your head for about 20 minutes before rinsing.

  2. 2

    Find a mild toner and use on your hair sporadically. Over-toning your hair can leave your highlights looking lifeless or damaged.

  3. 3

    Protect your hair from the sun with a hat or scarf. The UV rays will enhance the brassy look of your highlights.

  4. 4

    Try rinsing shampooed hair in heavy cream and leave on for 10 minutes. The acids can help neutralise your brassy tones.

  5. 5

    Make an appointment with a stylist to tone and add lowlights to your hair. This will help tone down the brassiness and bring out the quality of your highlights.

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