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When ash hair colour undertones are right for you

Wondering if cool ash undertones might make your hair colour dreams come true? These pro tips will help you decide if ash is friend or foe.

It’s not enough to choose the blonde or brown shade of your dreams. You must also find the perfect undertone. If you want natural-looking, pure colour without warm yellow or orange undertones, then ash might be for you.

 

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Ash undertones 101

Once you have identified whether you want to become a brunette, blonde or redhead, it’s time to evaluate the natural undertones in your hair. The undertone is the highlight that comes out when your hair lightens in the sun or because you’ve bleached it. Black hair has a red undertone, brown has orange and blonde has yellow. And it’s totally normal for these pesky undertones to become visible when your colour starts to fade. To neutralize these undertones, professionals add ash (blue) into their colour mix. At home, simply choose boxed Olia dyes that end with the number 1 to create beautiful ash undertones.

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Pro tips for ash undertones

Garnier expert colourist Roger Medina believes that ash undertones are especially flattering for people with very dark or very fair skin that also have cool pink or red undertones. On natural redheads with fair, pink skin, for example, the results are amazing.

Here are a few other situations where ash undertones might perfectly suit your needs:

  • - You have jet-black hair and want to completely avoid red undertones. Choose a dark black or brown with ash tones for guaranteed brilliance.
  • - You are a brunette and want to neutralize brassiness in your hair colour. You can’t go wrong with ash. In fact, you will obtain an even purer chestnut.
  • - Your blonde is turning gold. If you like a back-from-the beach look, then gold is great. But if you think that your hair looks more yellow than gold, temper your colour with cool ash tones for an icier, more luminous blonde.
  • - You used bleach to lighten your hair but it turned yellow. Here too, ash comes to the rescue.
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Buyer beware

Ash is a shade that corrects and colours, which means you should not abuse it, so avoid playing colourist apprentice. If you’ve made many changes to your hair over the past months, consult a specialist.

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Finding ash undertones with Olia

Simply look for colouring box numbers that end in 1.