How To Fix Brassy Hair At Home

27 May 2016 - 11 Comments

Believe it or not, I have finally uploaded my first video on YouTube, which I filmed like months ago! I guess I just didn’t know what to do exactly and if it’ll be of any help to explain how to fixed my brassy ombré hair.

I went through a few failed processes myself and now have figured a way to make my hair more ashy instead of this bright embarrassing orange. I hope this is helpful and hopefully save you from going through the same thing. I won’t be explaining each step here as it’s easier if you watch the video.

 

 

I bought most of my hair products from Capital Hair & Beauty in the UK. If you’re not able to buy from there, Sally Express also stocks most things.

Mixing: DIALIGHT should be mixed in a 1 to 1.5 ratio, i.e. 1 tube (50ml) DIA LIGHT + 75ml of DIACTIVATEUR 6, 9 or 15 volume.

Demi-Permanent Hair Dye:
L’Oréal Professionnel DIALIGHT 9.11- Deep Ash Milkshake
Demi-permanent color contains no ammonia and deposits only. It doesn’t lighten your hair and is mixed with a low-volume developer to help open the cuticle. It basically neutralizes by adding just color to your hair.
http://goo.gl/BhYw29

Loreal Dialight

Developer:
L’Oréal Professionnel DIACTIVATEUR 9 Vol (2.7%)
http://goo.gl/s3wDdv

Loreal Diactivateur

Color corrector:
Ardell Hair Color Corrector, Red And Gold
This is optional but will definitely help cancelling all red and gold tones in your hair even more. I add this every time I dye my hair.
https://goo.gl/0qN2a9

Purple Shampoo:
Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo + Conditioner
I used this once a week following their instructions. If you have really light blonde hair, this will make it purple if you leave it in any longer than recommended!
https://goo.gl/kbUXoJ

 

Stay tuned for my next video!
Melyssa x

11 Comments

  1. Tiff says:

    Loved your video. I am going to try this out this weekend. How much of the stuff did you put in the bowl so I can do it like you?

    • Melyssa says:

      Hi, thank you so much! First off if you have long hair, I’d suggest to buy 2 tubes just in case. I used a whole tube and had little left as far as I can remember. You can always use half of it and then mix more if you think it’s not enough x

  2. Tiff says:

    Thank you so much for responding! I just got my hair done and it’s the same length as you. It’s orange and I mean ORANGE. I keep getting it toned and I’m still orange. How much deactivating do I put in? Is this mixed all at once? I can’t afford to keep paying salon prices and they keep making my hair orange and worse. :(

    • Melyssa says:

      I know what you mean and that’s why I don’t get my hair done at a salon :D. Both should be mixed all at once in a 1 to 1.5 ratio, i.e. 1 tube (50ml) DIALIGHT + 75ml of DIACTIVATEUR 6, 9 or 15 volume. Hope that helps :)

  3. Dina says:

    Hi, i think your hair is beautiful.
    I am taking the plunge to attempt to lighten my hair and as im naturally dark Im expecting that orange colour to happen aswell..
    I have ordered the same Loreal dialight in deep ash milkshake 9.11 and the developer- I heard it pulls quite a grey colour… but im assuming if im going to be an orangy brassy colour it will help cancel out those and be more of an ashy blonde..?
    I await your reply,
    Thank you
    Kind regards
    Dina

    • Melyssa says:

      Hi Dina, sorry for my late reply. Yes the 9.11 is pretty ashy so you wouldn’t really need to add the color corrector that I used in the video. I found it worked well for the level of my hair then but I haven’t tried it with my current lighter blonde. My hair was pretty brassy though!! xx

    • Dina says:

      Hi than you for your reply..
      I got my hair done to achieve an ashy slightly golden blonde with darker roots.
      I still have the 9.11 dialight and am wondering if it will be ok to use it for my next toning..
      I just dont want it to darken my hair but as i was dark brown when begining this transition to blonde- buy i believe its a good colour to tone the brassiness..

      I love the experimenting you’ve been doing with your hair.
      Which of the Loreal dialight or other toner colours from loreal helped you achieve the lighter blonde?

      Enjoying your channel,
      Kind regards
      Dina xx

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  5. Bernadette says:

    I love your post!!! I went to see a stylist and although she used a blue based toner, my hair is as brassy as yours. I want to try the L’Oréal Professionnel DIALIGHT 9.11- Deep Ash Milkshake but we dont have it here in the US. Is there an online store here in the US that sells it or is there anything similar to it in a different brand that can be bought here in the US. Thank you :-)

    • Melyssa says:

      Hey, I’m so sorry for my late reply as I didn’t realize there was a comment. I’m in the process of trying out another brand on my sister’s hair and see which color works best in comparison to Loreal Dialight 9.11. Once I found the perfect one I’ll post the video xxx

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