Gray or white hair lacks pigment; therefore, foreign materials such as minerals in tap water, chlorine in swimming pools, smoke and air pollutants build up and cause a yellowish tinge to your hair. Unfortunately, nothing will prevent this from occurring, but after it's happened, you can use a variety of chemical methods to remove the yellow from your white hair, including permanent dye, semi-permanent dye or a blue hair rinse. But the easiest and most natural way to remove and keep the brassy yellow tones out of your hair is to use a blue shampoo, which is safe, and no patch test is required. Find it at your grocery or beauty supply store.
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Things you need
- Blue shampoo
- Blow dryer
Thoroughly and evenly wet your hair. Apply the blue shampoo evenly throughout your hair, working it into a thick lather.
Rinse out the blue shampoo, and repeat the application, again bringing the shampoo to a thick lather. Leave the shampoo in your hair for 3 to 5 minutes.
Rinse the blue shampoo from your hair. You will have removed the yellow tone, which leaves your hair a bright white. Towel-dry your hair. Blow-dry and style your hair as usual.
Tips and warnings
- Use a blue shampoo once a week to keep the brassy tones from your white hair.
- Use blue shampoo on light blonde hair to remove brassy tones.
- Do not get blue shampoo on your clothing, as it will stain the clothing, but it will not stain your skin.
- Do not leave the blue shampoo in your hair too long as it can cause your hair to take on a bluish tinge.
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