New Year’s hair resolutions

So in honor of New Year, I am sharing a list by Amanda Furbeck called Hair Resolutions for all of us.

I will not shampoo my hair every day.I love to wash my hair. This means, I am stripping the natural oils from hair with too-frequent shampooing, and then drying it out with too-frequent blow drying. I aim to avoid both for healthier, happier hair. Read More

Water and Hair Color

Minerals in water can cause brassiness in blonds and redheads. If your hair is showing a brassy tinge, don’t despair. Below are the few ways to eliminate the problem:

1. Mix 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar with 1 cup of filtered water and rinse your hair after you condition. If you don’t have filtered water use a mineral water from the supermarket. Rinse your hair with cool water.

2.Use a specially formulated blue-based shampoo on a weekly bases. Designed to work like a violet or blue toner, these shampoos adjust the hair color to prevent unwanted orange tones. This will lessen the chance that brassy tones will become noticeable.

3. Install a water filter to the shower nozzle if your water is iron rich, or a water softener, to remove the excess iron in your water.

If brassiness persists after repeated attempts to remove it, seek help from a professional hair colorist.