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What's the best way to get rid of brassiness from natural brown hair?

vitaminanime 2011/08/05 06:34:49
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my naturally (undyed) brown hair gets these brassy red-and-yellow-and-gold tones when in direct light, strong light, or sunlight. I hate it passionately, it make my hair look dull and dry and parched and fried and tired, and i've been struggling with the brassiness for years. I've tried dozens of moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, but with no luck. i've tried anti-brassiness shampoos and treatments, but they didn't work. I use leave in conditioner and wear a hat and try to stay out of the sun, i eat healthy with lots of omega-3s in my diet, but my hair is STILL brassy. And I'm sick of it. does anyone know what I can do to get rid of the brass?
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  • Gianna Vera 2013/08/01 00:51:20
    try this...
    Gianna Vera
    +1
    If you're still having brassy problems, try food coloring.

    http://www.timetospa.com/know...


    http://www.glamour.com/beauty...
  • vitamin... Gianna ... 2013/08/01 03:29:06
    vitaminanime
    Cool! Thanks!
  • Flea 2011/08/13 02:30:42
    try this...
    Flea
    +1
    use bluing. I counteracts the yellow. Great for gray hair that's yellowing, also.

    bluing counteracts yellow gray hair yellowing bluing
  • vitamin... Flea 2011/08/13 08:08:56
    vitaminanime
    they still make that?
  • Flea vitamin... 2011/08/14 01:30:55
    Flea
    Yeah, as far as I know. You usually find it in the laundry section.
    go to mrsstewart.com
  • vitamin... Flea 2011/08/14 07:51:16
    vitaminanime
    is it safe to use on hair?
  • Flea vitamin... 2011/08/14 15:56:02
    Flea
    +1
    Yep- essentially it's a blue iron powder. It's nontoxic, biodegradeable- farmers use it in the animals' water troughs to combat algae buildup, gardeners use it in their lily and fish ponds-but I wouldn't use it as eye wash. To use it for brassiness I would put a tiny amount in some water to dilute, put on hair, comb through, and rinse.
  • Sacred Flame 2011/08/05 23:29:11
    not my area of expertise...
    Sacred Flame
    Sorry
  • ♥Amelia Arya Moonchild♥ 2011/08/05 15:56:29
    not my area of expertise...
    ♥Amelia Arya Moonchild♥
    I dont know but I think there red-and-yellow-and-gold tones are great, something like hightlights.. So why do u have to get rid of them? ^.^
  • vitamin... ♥Amelia... 2011/08/05 21:26:39 (edited)
    vitaminanime
    i don't think they look great they make my hair look dull and parched overprocessed even though it's virgin and i deep condition it regularly
  • ♥Amelia... vitamin... 2011/08/06 19:53:03
    ♥Amelia Arya Moonchild♥
    +1
    i dont know, if u think so.. but sorry i dont know any way to get rid of it :)
  • runningintriangles 2011/08/05 15:55:19
    try this...
    runningintriangles
    +1
    Go to a hairdresser and ask him or her how to fix it. :|
  • vitamin... running... 2011/08/05 21:27:28
    vitaminanime
    i did. no luck :(
  • running... vitamin... 2011/08/06 01:10:54
  • LittleMistersMom 2011/08/05 14:54:56
    try this...
    LittleMistersMom
    +1
    natural brunette shampoo
    There's a couple of different brands of the shampoo, but it'll protect your brown from the sunlight that bleaches it out.
  • vitamin... LittleM... 2011/08/05 21:28:03
    vitaminanime
    i tried it. didn't cut the mustard
  • Mandy 2011/08/05 14:03:40
    try this...
    Mandy
    +1
    Use a hair dye that has the word "ash" in it--ash brown or ash blonde. The ash tones have a green tint that combats brassiness. Trust me--my mom is a hair stylist.
  • vitamin... Mandy 2011/08/05 21:29:19
    vitaminanime
    ok i'll have to try it! i've heard that ash tones conteract brassiness, but i've also heard that they can turn hair green
  • Mandy vitamin... 2011/08/05 23:58:07
    Mandy
    They can if your hair is ashy to begin with. Since yours is brassy, it should have the desired effect.
  • Shutterbug 2011/08/05 09:32:29
    try this...
    Shutterbug
    What kind of anti brassiness shampoo have you used? The ones that are purple are best for getting rid of yellow tones. Failing that your other option is to change from your natural colour & to dye it.
  • vitamin... Shutterbug 2011/08/05 21:30:16
    vitaminanime
    i used the one from Clariol that looks like purple nail polish it didn't work :( and i don't want to have to dye my hair if i can avoid it
  • Shutterbug vitamin... 2011/08/06 00:00:36
    Shutterbug
    This one is very good but you have to make sure you follow the instructions exactly or your hair will look purple...

    instructions hair purple pro voke touch of silver

    You should be able to get it from Amazon. Its trial and error until you find a product that works unfortunately if you don't want to dye it. Next time you see your stylist ask them for advice. I'm a trained stylist but its hard to advise you more than I have when I don't have you in front of me to see what your hair is like.
  • La 2011/08/05 08:35:30
    Undecided
    La
    +1
    My hair has natural highlights too, and I quite like them. They don't make my hair look dry though....it sounds like your problem is that your hair is too dry, and the colour has nothing to do with it....or I would suggest hairdye. I don't think that would help you though.

    So you use shampoo and conditioner for dry hair and it doesn't help? Do you have naturally thick hair? Do you wash it every day?
  • vitamin... La 2011/08/05 21:34:15
    vitaminanime
    dryness is a big problem, but it's still brassy even after i deep condition it. i've learned by now that no amount of deep conditioning will make the brassiness go away :(

    i use Avon Advanced Techniques Damage repair, and my hair is actually pretty thin, i wash it every other day
  • La vitamin... 2011/08/08 09:54:22
    La
    +1
    Well like I said, 2 separate issues. You don't like the dryness and you don't like the colour. You can dye your hair to change the colour, but you'll still battle with dry hair.
  • vitamin... La 2011/08/09 03:38:25 (edited)
    vitaminanime
    what to do, what to do...maybe i should try this?
  • Mikayla 2011/08/05 07:13:15
    not my area of expertise...
    Mikayla
    +1
    you can try fixing it with hairdye?
  • vitamin... Mikayla 2011/08/05 07:14:44
    vitaminanime
    i've thought about it, but that could just make the problem worse
  • Mikayla vitamin... 2011/08/05 07:17:25
    Mikayla
    +2
    i don't think so, just a little touchup but then again you can always got to a salon and ask for some professional advice.
  • vitamin... Mikayla 2011/08/05 07:28:40
    vitaminanime
    well, brassiness is a common problem for color treated hair, and i went to a salon earlier today and there was nothing they could do
  • try this...
    Dark Demonic™ ★ The Original SodaHead Guru ★
  • vitamin... Dark De... 2011/08/05 07:15:29
    vitaminanime
    +1
    lol...i think i'll skip that one
  • Dark De... vitamin... 2011/08/05 07:21:12
    Dark Demonic™ ★ The Original SodaHead Guru ★
    +2
    Hahaha. I was just kidding. :o)
  • vitamin... Dark De... 2011/08/05 07:29:09
    vitaminanime
    +1
    lol good

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