In a world of blondes and women with fancy balayage, being a brunette is underrated! These dark-haired beauties visit the salon for glosses and trims, knowing that a healthy cocoa-colored mane is way better than any fantasy shade.
Whether your dark hair is dyed or natural, there’s one problem you likely haven’t been able to address until now: red tones. Neutralizing unwanted red tones in hair is practically impossible. Blondes have purple shampoo, light brunettes have blue, but what’s a espresso-haired lady to do? The answer is new, exciting, and about to be a must-have in your shower rotation: green shampoo for dark hair.
Wondering if green shampoo is a fit for your hair? You’re about to find out exactly how this lucky green product can basically magic away your red tones.
What is green shampoo?
Green shampoo is a color-depositing product designed to neutralize red tones in dark hair. Toning has been a hot topic of discussion in the beauty world throughout 2019, and we’re fully prepared to see it grow even bigger in 2020! Hair toning happens in the salon with a stylist adjusting your hair color to create more of an icy finish to your blonde, but maintenance and upkeep happen at home. When you use a color-depositing shampoo and conditioner to counteract certain tones in your hair, you’re left with a better-looking final result!
Close your eyes and picture a color wheel like the ones you probably saw all the time in high school art class. Purple cancels out yellow because they’re directly across the wheel from each other, which is why blondes use eggplant-colored shampoos to minimize the look of brass. Red and green are also directly across the color wheel from each other, so green pigments will do the work of getting rid of unwanted red.
It isn’t just shampoo that has to do the work, either. To really reduce the look of red, color-depositing green conditioner and pigmented masks will also help! You’ll get your darkest, most reflective dark hair ever in the time it takes you to hop in the shower.
Who should use green shampoo?
If you’re on the fence about whether or not to invest in green shampoo because you’re tired of dealing with red tones you don’t particularly like, know this: This happy green formula is designed with brunettes and dark hair in mind! If you have salon-lightened hair that seems to be reflecting back red, it’s brass you’re seeing and there are many systems designed to specifically tackle it without darkening your precious highlights.
For those who’d like to take their hair inkier, green shampoo, green conditioner, and the like are smart buys! After just one use, you’ll notice a visible difference.
How do you use green shampoo?
First, you should know that color-depositing products aren’t an everyday deal. Unlike your standard volumizing or moisturizing shampoo, green shampoo doesn’t take the place of your existing hair care routine. Use it as a supplement to what you already do, swapping in the green formula up to twice a week or when you start to see red tones pop up again. Follow your pigmented shampoo with a super moisturizing leave-in conditioner or hair mask to ensure your hair feels as good as it looks.
Just like that, you’ll never have to worry about those pesky red tones again! Interested in personalized advice from a pro about whether or not you need green shampoo? Use our salon locator to schedule a consultation with an expert near you.