Everyone, Including Kylie Jenner, Is Having “Brassy” Hair Problems — Here’s How to Fix Them
The struggle is real, but there is an easy at-home fix.
Social distancing comes with a silver lining for anyone with dry, damaged, color-treated hair, because staying home is the perfect opportunity to reset over-processed hair by taking a much-needed break from hair dye and heat-styling. And that's exactly what Kylie Jenner has been doing since she hasn't been able to see her glam team.
That being said, the road to healthier hair is a bumpy one — especially if you have golden blonde hair like Jenner does. The sunlight, along with simply washing your hair, can make light brown and blonde colors get brassy over time. And Jenner is feeling the struggle.
Over the weekend, she posted an Instagram story showing how brassy her blonde hair has gotten six weeks into quarantine. "My hair needs a major tone situation," she wrote.
While Jenner might not be able to see her colorist anytime soon, there are some easy ways to get rid of orange tones from your hair at home.
Purple shampoo is considered a must-have product for any bottle blonde, because the violet tones neutralize brassiness and brighten blonde hair.
Another option? Hair gloss.
"This treatment adds noticeable shine to the hair, and can also dip into the cuticle to deposit color and prevent your newly-added hair dye from falling dull," Goldwell Stylist Steven Picciano previously told InStyle. And if you don't want to mess with your color, there are clear gloss options that just add shine, which in turn will make your color look less dull.
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For anyone dealing with a brassy hair at home, we've rounded up four of the best products to tone and refresh your color.
Kristin Ess Signature Hair Gloss in Smoky Topaz
A gloss is a simple way to extend the life of your hair color between salon appointments. Specifically designed for warm in-between brunette and blonde shades, this gloss neutralizes unwanted warm tones to boost your color. Along with this Smoky Topaz shade, Kirsten Ess' gloss comes in wide range of hair colors, plus a clear option.
To buy: $14; target.com.
IGK Expensive Amla Oil Hi-Shine Topcoat
If you're on the fence about messing around with a color-depositing product, this clear, universal gloss seals in moisture and boosts shine so your hair color looks fresh — and feels soft.
To buy: $29; sephora.com.
Amika Bust Your Brass Blonde Purple Shampoo
The name of Amika's shampoo says it all: The violet pigments will get rid of brassiness to keep blonde hair bright. Thanks to a nourishing blend of proteins, vitamins, and minerals, this formula will also strengthen damaged color-treated hair.
To buy: $20; sephora.com.
Garnier Nutrisse Color Reviver 5 Minute Nourishing Color Mask
Quick to use and impossible to screw up, this five-minute in-shower treatment includes color pigments that revive dull, faded hair.
To buy: $7; target.com.