How to Get Rid of Brassiness on Brown HairAugust 03, 2020
To keep their hair bright and non-brassy, blondes have purple shampoos. But what about brunettes who need to nix brassiness or just want an at-home color refresh? There are plenty of toning products available for us, too, many of them with a blue tone. Blue-tinged products are great for use on highlighted or lightened brunette hair because the pigment can neutralize orange or red tones that make hair look brassy. There are also non-blue toning products that can be used to deposit non-permanent color in hair to take its natural vibrancy up a notch. Shop all of our favorite toning products, just for brunettes below.
Redken Color Extend Brownlights Blue Toning Sulfate-Free Shampoo
This sulfate-free blue shampoo is perfect for keeping brown hair cool-toned — not brassy — in between dye appointments or at-home treatments. It can also be used on natural brunette hair that develops orange undertones.
L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Brass Toning Purple Shampoo
What if you have brown hair with blonde highlights? This purple shampoo is up for the job. Swap your regular shampoo for it one to two times a week to keep unwanted orange or yellow tones from developing.
COLOR WOW Color Control Blue Toning + Styling Foam for Brunette
This innovative, tinted foam neutralizes brassy tones and improves hair elasticity so it looks bouncy and healthy. You can apply the leave-in product all over or just on certain areas.
IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-In Brunette Toning Drops
If you need to tone your hair but love your current shampoo, these drops are a must-have. They can be mixed with any of your fave hair products, including shampoo, styling creams or leave-in oils.
Brite No Orange Hair Mask
For a more intensive treatment, try a blue hair mask like this one. Each $5 pouch is resealable and can be used two to three times.
Garnier Nutrisse Color Reviver in Warm Brown
To achieve a good warm tone versus a brassy one, this nourishing five-minute treatment should be in your shower. It adds vibrancy to color-treated hair that’s faded so you can keep that dye job looking fresh longer.