If you are a platinum blonde, silver or even beach-babe golden blonde, and you haven’t already tried A Purple Shampoo, prepare for your life to be changed!
All blondes know how hard is to maintain their hair color and keep the unwanted yellowish, brassy tones out of your hair. Especially dyed brunettes. The struggle is real, and even when others don’t notice it, sometimes that yellow(red) pigment is all you can see. This product just may be the end of it.
Like paints or any color mixing, if you want to cancel out a tone, you use the opposite shade on the chart. So, purple hues help fight brassy, yellow tones while keeping the base color underneath lighter.
- The first rule to follow is to finding dark purple(or blue) shampoos, instead of light lilac. You would want a seriously pigmented purple, otherwise, nothing is going to happen.
- If you leave them too long, more pigmented purple shampoos tend to leave a bit of a gray tinge, or even violet, especially if you have uber-bleached platinum hair. So make sure you rinse quickly. Then again, if your hair is more on the yellow side, for more effect leave it to stay longer.
- Don’t use them often, as they can dry out your hair. It is meant to be used as a color maintenance product, so use it once a week or when you notice brassy tones in your hair. Follow up with a good conditioner after each use, and do not skip on hair mask at least once a week.
Investing in a good purple shampoo is going to save your sanity. That said, they necessarily don’t have to be expensive, there are some at a real good price. We picked the best we’ve found below. and some rules to stick to when using these products.