What’s the Deal With Purple Shampoo…?

September 22, 2013

Calling all Blondies

Calling all blondes (sorry my brunette beauties, but this post is all about the blondies)! Want to know the secret to keeping your hair color shimmery instead of brassy? Invest in a purple shampoo! With just one wash a week with a purple shampoo, you can maintain your bright blonde color without constant trips to the salon. 

purple shampoo

To maintain my blonde, I use Clairol Shimmer Lights. Don’t be intimidated by the color of the shampoo! A proper purple shampoo will be extremely pigmented, dark purple in color, and viscous. If you’re familiar with the color wheel, you know that purple is the complementary color to yellow. Therefore, by using purple shampoo, the purple pigments are deposited in your strands and cancel out any yellow, brassy tones in your hair. Purple shampoo also works if you have blonde highlights that need refreshing.



To use: lather up your hair with the purple shampoo and leave on for 3-5 minutes. Rinse out thoroughly and finish with a deep conditioner. Use 1-2 times a week for best results!

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P.S. Purple shampoo also works on redheads, too!