It’s happened to the best of us. You were trying to tame your warm undertones, and suddenly everything went up in smoke—well, ash.
In the context of hair color, “ash” or “ashy” is used to describe a grayish-blue tone. Sometimes it’s exactly the all-over look you are going for (such as adding ash to platinum blonde to get a silver-vixen look). Ash simply refers to the absence of warmth, and it’s great for counteracting brassy tones. Ash can be gray, blue, green, or violet-based depending on the type of warmth being covered. Madison Reed ash tones fall in the neutral/gray/blue range.
But if ash isn’t the look you were going for, that’s another matter entirely. These gray tones can appear because of too much toner or an ashy dye. Whatever mishap got you to this place, don’t stress. Fortunately, an ash attack is not hard to fix, even on your own.
Why? Because to fix ash, you’re simply depositing color to cover it up. Unlike ash, brass is a more challenging culprit that sometimes requires lifting the color a bit further, which can be difficult to achieve depending on the current level of your hair color. With ashy shades, however, you’re just adding warmth, and hair is typically more receptive to warmth.