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
- Heavy cream
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.
Find a mild toner and use on your hair sporadically. Over-toning your hair can leave your highlights looking lifeless or damaged.
Protect your hair from the sun with a hat or scarf. The UV rays will enhance the brassy look of your highlights.
Try rinsing shampooed hair in heavy cream and leave on for 10 minutes. The acids can help neutralise your brassy tones.
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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