Tone Brassy Hair with Purple Shampoo
They say blondes have more fun. What they forget to mention is how much work goes in maintain those bright, blonde locks. Can’t make time for extra salon visits for hair touch ups? Here’s an easy solution between visits: purple shampoo. One of the easiest ways to maintain blonde hair is by using purple shampoo. Here’s the exact way I like to tone brassy hair with purple shampoo.
What is Purple Shampoo?
Purple shampoo is a staple product for blondes. The purple dye within the shampoo is used to tone the brassy orange tones in blonde hair in between salon visits. Think of the color wheel. By using the color opposite from the color on the color wheel, it will cancel out the tones and neutralize them. What is the opposite of yellow? Purple. So if your hair is more on the yellow side, the more that purple will cancel and neutralize it. Similarly to when your hair is more orange, a blue shampoo will have a similar effect to cancel it out.
How to Tone Brassy Hair with Purple Shampoo
John Frieda Violet Crush Purple Shampoo is the one we’re going with today. This purple shampoo neutralizes yellow, brassy tones in just one use. You’ll end up with a cooler toned, brighter blonde hair. The way you’d use a purple shampoo is a bit different from your traditional shampoos.
How to use purple shampoo:
- Gently massage the shampoo into wet hair. Use a good amount so that all of your hair is coated and saturated with the shampoo.
- Lather the shampoo into your hair and leave it on for five to ten minutes. For more intense results, leave it on even longer.
- Rinse out the shampoo.
Pro tip: purple shampoo is more drying than your average shampoo. Since it is more drying on your hair, only use this once a week. Make sure to follow up with a good conditioner. I recommend following up with a purple conditioner like the John Frieda Violet Crush Purple Conditioner. That way you’re continuing to tone as you bring back some of that moisture into your hair.
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Here’s a quick video where I demonstrate how to use the shampoo/conditioner, as well as showing the before and after. Pretty shocking how a shampoo can make all the difference, but then again, it is science.
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