How to Use Ash Grey Additive to Tone Down Orange & Brassy
BY SALLY MADISON
NATIONAL COLOR TRAINER
Toning Down Orange & Brassy Hair Using Ash
As a hairdresser, you will certainly have had to deal with unwanted yellow, orange, and brassy tones in your clients' hair.
These tones can be quite challenging to eliminate, often requiring careful color correction techniques.
What hairdressers often like to do in such cases is to tone down and neutralize at the same time using ash-based products or brown products.
And in order to do that, there is a powerful weapon in your ash-based arsenal which we would like to introduce to you today:
It's called Ash Grey Additive.
Why use Ash Grey Additive to Counteract Orange & Brassy?
When you lift hair with bleach, you will very often end up with warm pigments, such as yellow and orange.
Ash Grey Additive is essentially a concentrate of pure ash.
It works by neutralizing these warm tones, restoring the hair's desired color balance.
How do I Use Ash Grey Additive?
As this product is an additive and therefore concentrated, you should use small amounts only.
Generally speaking, an inch squeezed out from your Ash Grey Additive should be combined with any other ash based product or brown based product.
In the video below, for example, we used Ash Grey Additive with 4AA (Intense Ash Brown).
But you can also mix it with a regular brown color (6.7, for example)
Mix your color together with your developer (20 Vol is good) and apply, saturating the hair as much as possible.
Rinse when done. Around 20 minutes should be enough in most cases.
You should find that all orange and brassy has been eliminated, and that the hair has been toned down into a consistent darker color.
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