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For women who dye their hair blonde, or even certain shades of brunette, brassy hues are like cockroaches after the apocalypse. They just keep on keepin' on, reappearing no matter how cool-toned your original shade was. Blame the sun, your shampoo, or the Goddess of Blonde: Regardless of the cause, once that brass shows up, you gotta deal with it, stat. (Unless you like it, in which case, you do you — and maybe send this article to a friend who needs it.)
When your color turns brassy, it can be tempting to just call the salon and have it redone. But, that habit gets expensive real fast — plus, most colorists recommend waiting six to eight weeks between dye jobs to avoid damage. What's an unintentionally brass-ified girl to do?
Ahead, the products you need to stay cool — in more ways than one.