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How to Tone Brassy Brown Hair at Home?

How to Tone Brassy Brown Hair at Home

Often, when people color their hair, they get after-effect warm tones such as orange, yellow, and reddish that no one wants.

And, the majority of people get such different unwanted warm tones when they color their hair.
It is heartbreaking to get different warm tones like orange, yellow and reddish after beautiful hair color. Undertone hair makes you feel sad because no one wants brassy hair after having their dream hair color. It just ruins the whole look.

When you color or add highlights in your hair from dark to light, you have more chances to get this issue. These warm tones make it look sick. Such tones show up after a few days of the process. In dark hair, this is due to remaining pigment. When you encounter these warm tones, this is called the brassiness of hair.

Most people are unaware of the reason behind this. Many factors lead you to face this problem, like extra bleaching or the use of less hair color or even less bleaching. If you bleach your hair more than once then, there is more chance to experience this issue.

6 Easy Homemade Toner For Brassy Hair

In salons, people spend hundreds of dollars to fix this issue. I am not against these salons or the expensive products; they did wonders. But, day by day, things are getting overpriced and so are the salon services and one might find it difficult to afford.

So, why use these expensive products when you can tone your brassy hair at home with these homemade toner techniques.

Let’s start this money-saving list.

Lemon and Conditioner Mask

Lemon and Hair Conditioner

People have been using this technique to bleach their hair for years. Lemon has bleaching properties, but now these remedies evolve with time.

You need only two things; the first one is lemon juice, and the second is a hair conditioner. Mix them in a ratio of 3:1. Apply this after washing and then keep it for 1 ½ hour, or you can leave it for a whole night. Rinse with lukewarm water and enjoy the results.

Baking Soda and Shampoo

Baking Soda and Shampoo

People use this method to neutralize hair tones; although this is not scientifically proven still works for many people.

For this toning remedy, you need one tablespoon of baking soda with two pumps of sulfate-free shampoo and add a few drops of blue or purple color for a neutralizing effect.

Apply this for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse it with soft hands. After this application of the conditioner, it is necessary to lock moisture to avoid any damage.


Excessive use of baking soda may cause itching. Don’t use this for more than three weeks.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

This toner is the simplest way to cool down your brassy hair.

Take ½ cup apple cider vinegar with ¼ cup of mineral water, and then apply this mixture after washing your hair. Keep this in your hair for almost 15 minutes, and then rinse.

Vinegar has acidic properties, and this makes it best to tone brassy hair. It cools down all warm tones.


Don’t use it more than two times a week. Excessive use makes your hair dry or even damage hair strands.

Food Color and Conditioner

Food Color and Conditioner

You can use this most straightforward toning technique at home without spending a dollar. For this Diy toning, you need a conditioner with two drops of green food color. This toner is so simple but works well. In case you have a more orangey tone, you can add a drop of blue food color.

Apply this mixture after shampoo and keep for almost 10 minutes, then wash it with normal water. It will successfully cool down your warm-toned brassy hairs efficiently. Food color slowly penetrates your hair strands and works on the remaining pigment.

Purple Apple Cider Vinegar

This is similar to the last vinegar technique, but you add purple color to make it more effective. You have to add ⅛ tablespoon purple color in 2 ½ cups of vinegar. Apply after shampoo and conditioning and keep for 10 minutes. Rinse with normal water, and now you have toned brassy hair.

Lemon-Juice and Tea

This is the easiest home remedy to get cool-toned hair. For this, you need 2 ½ cups of water, a few drops of lemon, and four tablespoons of tea. Boil this for 5 to 7 minutes. Then, wash your hair with this after shampoo. Keep this for almost half an hour and rinse with cool water.

You can use this many times a week. It is so gentle; that’s why it is suitable for all kinds of hair types.

How Can You Prevent Brassiness From Affecting Your Look?

This is so easy to color your hair but hard to maintain. I suggest you take care of your hair because prevention is better than treatment. You should follow these simple tips to minimize the presence of brassy hair.

Keep Your Hair Healthy

If you have healthy hair, then there is a tiny chance of a brassy hair problem. If you feel any hair damage issue consult a specialist and treat hair breakage, damage, or split ends.

To keep your hair healthy, you must go with these tips.

  • Stop using heating tools like curls, perms, or any other heat treatment. In case you can’t avoid this, you must go with heat protectors.
  • Apply moisture after each wash to recover damage.
  • Regular wash lightens your hair color so wash your hair twice a week.
  • Avoiding swimming saves your hair color because the chlorine in pool water reduces your hair color.
  • Uv rays damage your hair color when you get direct contact with the sun. So it is better to avoid.

Invest in a Water Filter

Hard water has minerals that deposit into your hair and damage your hair and affect your hair color. Using a water filter is the best option to make your hair color healthy and save you from damage.

Use a Purple Shampoo

The purple shampoo did wonders to your hair by neutralizing these unwanted warm tones. You have to apply it and wait for a few minutes, then wash. If you can’t visit the salon regularly, this is the best fit for your brassy hair till your next salon appointment.

Change Hair Products

After coloring, regular hair products don’t work well for you. It would be best if you moved towards color-safe and chemical-free products. In addition, you can add a hair mask; it will add another protective layer to your hair.

Brassy hair is not something irreversible. You have to do things according to your hair need. The proper toning technique helps you to restore your hair texture from brassy to healthy hair. I shared a list of these homemade toners for brassy brown hair. Now it’s your turn to find which one works best for you.

Also, check some latest hairstyles for all types of hair.

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