It may sound like a bad infomercial but believe it or not, I hear this ALL the time! Many of my blonde clients come to me with this issue.
There are two main things at play with "brassy hair", one of them is your current stylist is not bringing your color to it's lightest point without damage. Or, you may be going through a color correction, in this case you need to be patient in that your hair can only take so much change at one time. You may need additional sessions to get were you want to be.
You have to also understand that hard water is not the best for your hair. It can cause ashy and dull, green colored hair due to the nature of this water, especially if you have light colored hair. More to come on this subject in a future blog post.
First things first, you should NEVER have to break up with your stylist. If he or she has done their job and built rapport with you as a client, then you should be able to share your hair feelings. But, if there comes a time when you have to break up, here is how to do it!
I'm sure you've wished there was a way for you to eventually see your old stylist out and about and giving her a big hug with excitement over seeing her spontaneously! Unfortunately, this is never the case. I ask myself, is it how our clients break up with us? Is it how we react? Or is it me?
The answer is, BE HONEST! There are two types of business in this world, the first one is my business and the second one is not my business. Every great stylist will tell you they are not as good as their mentors. Therefore, they know they are human and make mistakes but the question is, how can we fix our mistakes if our clients don't make us aware of them? Aways allow your stylist "one more shot", as they say, to make it right. Be bold with tact and let them know exactly what you envision for your hair, don't be afraid to send your stylist photos for inspiration and be transparent with how you feel and what you want.
I have so many clients come into the salon and tell me they have a 5 o'clock shadow with respect to the level of grease they find on their hair later in the day on days they wash their hair. And if you are blonde, dry shampoo can only do much for you girl.
The first thing you should do is check if your shampoo and/or conditioner contains Coconut Oil. Many people do not realize how much coconut oil is actually in our hair products. Although coconut oil is great for your hair, if not great to use every day. Everything in moderation right?
Here's the scoop :
Too much coconut oil can act as a filler or a barrier for your hair cuticle and it will eventually lead to more breakage with overuse. This is especially true for dry or brittle hair types due to it's build up of oil on the scalp which often leads to greasy and dull hair. Bottom line: Moderation is key for coconut oil.