If you've ever tried to lighten your locks, whether through a professional or an at-home kit, you've probably been disappointed a time or two. Even if you pick out the perfect shade of hair color, over time, you can end up with less than perfect results. If your attempts at going blonde have been anything but fun, you need to know how to keep your hair color from turning brassy.
Understanding why the hair can turn an orange tint over time requires a simple science lesson. According to Naturally Curly, when the hair is bleached, its natural pigment is diluted but not completely removed. The brassiness happens when the tones that are left in the hair aren't properly neutralized. As StyleCaster pointed out, those with naturally darker hair are more susceptible to those annoying brassy tones.
The kind of shampoo you use, the amount of time you spend in the sun, and even the minerals found in the water in your shower can all contribute to the less than flattering orange tones you are seeing in your dyed hair. But there's no need to sign up for the circus. Protecting your hair from heat, adding a filter to your shower, and shampooing less often can help extend the life of your gorgeous blonde hair.
So the next time you dye, try some of the tips on this list to keep your hair looking it's best. Now, if only someone would share these tips with Donald Trump.