How to Get Rid of Brassy Tones in Blonde Hair

by Anjelina Tongco

Maintaining that blonde hair color isn’t all fun and games and it comes with challenges too!  One common problem with blonde hair is that it can sometimes turn brassy, with yellow or orange tones that detract from the overall look. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to get rid of brassy tones and keep your blonde hair looking bright and beautiful. 

Use a purple shampoo: Purple shampoo is specially formulated to neutralize yellow and orange tones in blonde hair. Use it once or twice a week to keep your hair looking bright and fresh. If you have ash blonde hair, this is especially important since it will keep that ashy hue from turning brassy and dull.

Rinse with apple cider vinegar: Dilute apple cider vinegar with water and use it as a final rinse after shampooing on the days that you wash your hair. Doing this can help remove buildup and restore your hair's natural pH balance, which can help keep brassy tones at bay.

Use a hair toner: If your hair has already turned brassy, a toner can help correct the problem. Look for a toner that is specifically formulated for blonde hair, and follow the instructions carefully. There are different formulations for different shade of blonde, from classic honey blonde hair to the bolder hues like platinum blonde hair

Protect your hair from heat and the sun: The sun can cause damage to your hair, and it can also cause brassy tones to become more pronounced. Wear a hat or use a UV protectant spray to keep your hair safe. Heat styling can have a similar effect, too, so try to keep heat styling at a minimum.

Use a clarifying shampoo: If your hair has become particularly brassy, a clarifying shampoo can help remove buildup and restore your hair's natural color. Just make sure not to use it too much or too frequently, though, as it can dry out your hair and give you a dull looking color. 

Be gentle with your hair: Rough handling can damage your hair and make brassy tones more pronounced. Be gentle when brushing, combing, and styling your blonde hair.

Avoid harsh chemicals: Chemical treatments like bleach and perm solutions can damage your hair and make it more prone to brassy tones. If you must use these treatments, be sure to follow the instructions carefully and use a deep conditioning treatment afterwards.

Consult with a professional: If you're having trouble getting rid of brassy tones in your hair, consider consulting with a professional stylist. They can help you find the right products and techniques to keep your blonde hair color looking its best.