What is the Best Way to Remove Yellow Tones in My Hair After a Keratin Treatment?

"I tried a hair colour stain remover and baking soda without success."
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"I tried a hair colour stain remover and baking soda without success."
Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 hair

Keratin treatments can turn hair yellow, but there is a fix. 

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Q: I'm mixed race but my hair is curly like an Afro. I've been relaxing my hair for years, but recently tried a keratin treatment and I love it! My hair has never been so silky nor looked better... except for one thing. Even though I'm in my 30s, I have nice black and white hair. I don't colour it because it looks great. BUT ever since I started to use keratin, my white hair has turned orangey-yellow! What can I do to get rid of the yellow? I tried a hair colour stain remover and baking soda without success. Help! — Nini

A: Nini, I’m glad you’re enjoying your keratin. 

This is a natural behaviour from it. The best way to get rid of the yellow is for you to get a purple shampoo. That means one that has violet in it. This should get rid of your yellow. 

Phyto Phytargent Shampoo

Phyto Phytargent Shampoo.

The first time you use it, let the lather stay on for about five minutes, and then rinse and condition. 

Use it once a week for the first month. Once you achieve the tone you want, start using it once every two weeks.

Tony Chaar is one of Canada's top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Tony Chaar Salon at 11 Hazelton Avenue in Toronto. Call 416-920-9965 to book an appointment.