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What Purple Shampoo Does for Grey, Blonde, Brown and Black Hair (Every Question – ANSWERED!)

If you’re a blonde, either naturally, or not, you’re no stranger to the yellowing, or dulling of your hair color.

Light-colored hair is susceptible to discoloration; caused by heat styling, product build-up, swimming, pollution, and life in general. When you’ve previously rocked an enviable shining halo of golden locks, it can be a real downer when your color loses its brightness, and your hair shades end up resembling bananas and oranges more so than anything platinum.

Is there any way to brighten up your hair without returning to your hairstylist?

The answer is yes: with a purple shampoo!

Purple shampoo is a toning shampoo that uses the color purple to directly brighten up the yellows and brass of dull blonde hair.

If you’re a salon blonde, you’ve probably noticed that this violet-esque shampoo is fast becoming a big deal. We wanted to share everything we know about purple shampoo in this compendium of sorts – in order to explain how it works, if it’s for you, how to use it, and where to get the best purple shampoos on the market.

Whether you’re new to purple shampoo, or a veteran looking for deeper understanding – read on, and stay tuned!

How Does Purple Shampoo Work?

Purple shampoo works by using the color purple to color-correct warm tones in blonde hair.

Take a look at a color wheel, and check out purple’s position to yellow.

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The color purple is in direct opposition to yellow, meaning that they can cancel one another out. When you tone your yellowing hair using purple, it cools down the tone of the yellow shades, reintroducing a more platinum vibe.

This means that the purple in a purple shampoo neutralizes the warm shaded base of blonde hair, and hides brassy tones. It cools down these shades by simply being their color opposite.

For a better understanding of how this works, try mixing purple and yellow paints together on a palette – you’ll notice the outcome is an off-white, light grey, or pale beige. This is exactly what’s happening with your yellow-toned hair when introduced to purple shampoo.

The color purple is the active ingredient, so it’s important to use a purple shampoo that is a dark, rich, and vibrant shade of purple in order to get the best out of its toning and color-correcting qualities.

Who Is Purple Shampoo For?

Purple shampoo is for those with light hair, whether that’s salon achieved, natural, or introduced via highlights – purple shampoo will cancel out the yellow undertones of your light-colored hair, and keep it bright and beautiful.

What do we mean by light colored? If your hair is any of the colors below, then purple shampoo will work for you:

  • Blonde
  • Platinum
  • Ashy blonde / very light brown
  • Silver / gray
  • White
  • Pastel (bleached and colored with cooler shaded pastels)

The key here is: purple shampoos only work on light-colored hair. So if you’re a full brunette, this shampoo won’t do anything for you, but if you’re a brunette with blonde highlights, this will keep your highlights in check.

The same goes for those of you with ombre hair; you can target the blonde in your hair with a purple shampoo. Purple shampoo has no effect on darker hair, so you don’t have to worry about affecting your regrowth, or any of your darker hair when using purple shampoo.

If you have bleached hair, a purple shampoo is an absolute must-have. You’re probably used to the disappointment of a dull, banana-shaded head of hair after you leave the salon and go about your business for a couple of weeks. There’s no need to re-dye your hair in these circumstances, or deal with having a mellow yellow mop-top – the key is to use a purple shampoo in your usual washing routine to keep your blonde bright, and cool.

Which Is The Right Purple Shampoo For You?

If you’re ready to kiss yellow, orange, and brassy shades goodbye, and say hello to shining silvers and blondes, then it’s time to add a purple shampoo to your hair care arsenal. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve broken down our six favorite purple shampoos below, indicating which shampoo is best for each reader.

Whether you’re on a budget, looking to brighten white hair, or simply wanting the creme de la creme – there is a purple shampoo for everyone.

The Best Purple Shampoo

By far one of the most talked about, raved about, purple shampoos on the market, Naissant’s Purple Shampoo is a favorite amongst blonde beauty experts.

If you’re looking for a purple shampoo that works as both an intensive toning treatment, as well as an everyday color-correcting shampoo, then look no further than Naissant. With nourishing ingredients like olive oil, and hydrolyzed wheat protein, Naissant’s Purple Shampoo will not only rid your hair of brassy undertones, it’ll also clean your hair and scalp without drying it out.

Purple Shampoo on a Budget (with great results!)

Another favorite amongst purple shampoo users is Clairol’s Shimmer Lights. Shimmer Lights purple shampoo is both affordable and produces great results.


We have to admit, this shampoo does smell a little like something your grandma might use – but the smell doesn’t linger after a rinse. If you’re really not into the scent, then try following up the shampoo with a different brand of conditioner.

Purple Shampoo for Silver or White Hair

If you’re looking to brighten silver or white/grey hair, then try L’Oreal’s Professional Serie Expert Silver Shampoo.

This shampoo will brighten silver hair, ridding it of all warm tones, whilst leaving your hair supple and soft. L’Oreal’s Professional line has always impressed us; leaving our hair with salon-grade results.


Purple Shampoo for Natural Brunettes with Lightened Hair

If you’re a natural brunette with highlights or a lightened hair color, then try using Matrix Total Results Brass Off Shampoo.

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As its name suggests, this shampoo will rid your dyed hair of any brassy tones by depositing blue-violet pigment and cool shades.


Purple Shampoo For Dry, Fragile Hair

If you’re concerned about regularly using a purple shampoo as you’re a sufferer of frizz, dryness, and lack of volume, you should give Luseta’s Color Brightening Purple Shampoo a try.

This paraben-free formula uses natural balancing extracts that encourage volume, and discourage frizz. It contains quinoa seed extract to strengthen the hair shaft and repair damaged follicles, as well as biotin which stimulates production. You don’t have to give up on your hair’s health whilst color correcting your blonde ‘do!

[You amy also be interested in reviewing our favorite shampoos for color-treated hair.]


Purple Shampoo For Eco-conscious and Lovers of Natural, Botanical Ingredients

Despite its name, Aveda’s Blue Malva Shampoo is a purple shampoo – great for toning blondes, silvers, and platinums without using ingredients or methods harmful to your head, or the environment. (Aveda also made our list of the best smelling shampoos of all-time!)

Aveda uses plant-based ingredients in its products, and rigorously holds itself to environmental sustainability values. If fragrance is important to you, then Aveda’s purple shampoo is the way to go. If fragrant hair is your must-have, then this shampoo is the way to go.


DIY | Purple Shampoo

For those of you who want to have total control over the strength, and color-correcting properties of your purple shampoo, why not make one at home?

If you’re not into a steep troubleshooting learning curve, we recommend purchasing a ready-made shampoo. A DIY purple shampoo ends up being more cost effective and allows you to adjust the purple shade to target specific color problems (for example, you may want a darker, bluer purple to get rid of orange shades).

1. Choose a regular shampoo of your choice and Gentian Violet dye. This is a peroxide and ammonia free semi-permanent hair dye that you can grab at many stores. You could even try using a high quality violet food coloring! As mentioned before, you can tweak the shade of your purple shampoo by including a blue dye or coloring to target orange discoloration in your hair.

2. Mix the violet (and/or blue) coloring with your shampoo. To avoid a mess, you can either do this directly into a bottle and shake, or in a bowl with a mixing spoon. Add the coloring slowly whilst mixing so that you don’t overdo it.

Remember, the color purple is the active color-correcting ingredient in your purple shampoo, so make sure your final product is a deep, vibrant purple. A light or pastel purple result will not have enough violet and blue in it, so you’ll need to add more.


How To Use Purple Shampoo

There are quite a few techniques for using purple shampoo to tone your blonde hair. It can depend on what kind of blonde you’re dealing with, as well as the dryness, or oiliness of your hair, and its texture.

Of course, if we’re keeping things simple, purple shampoo is just a regular shampoo and can be used as such. You can apply and wash with a purple shampoo the way you would with any other shampoo. However, there are techniques for using purple shampoo to get the most out of its color-correcting abilities, depending on your hair type, color, and desired results.

Here are our recommended steps for medium color correction, and normal to dry hair:

Cleansing your hair will remove product buildup, and other pollutants, ensuring a more receptive hair shaft that will absorb your purple shampoo more readily.

  • Apply purple shampoo liberally from your roots, to your tips

To get the most out of your application step, observe your hair beforehand and identify which problem areas would benefit the most from violet tones. Concentrate on these areas when applying your purple shampoo. Remember, it’s the purple in the shampoo that really does the work here, so applying this shampoo mostly to the scalp and hoping that the product will reach the tips will result in uneven colors, and warm-toned ends. Make sure to concentrate on sections of your hair separately.

  • Allow the purple shampoo to absorb for five minutes, before rinsing thoroughly

If your hair is particularly yellow, or orange, and you feel you need a big dose of purple to cool it down – you can leave the shampoo on for longer, even up to a half hour. When you leave it in past 15 minutes, be prepared for some lilac staining – which will be beneficial if you’re silver, or gray, but not so much if you’re wanting to keep a natural blonde look.

  • Follow up with a purple conditioner for further toning (or any regular conditioner will do)

Some blondes swear by locking in the purple toning with a purple conditioner. However, as the purple shampoo does most of the work, we think it’s OK to use any conditioner you like.

You can skip this step if you find using purple shampoo doesn’t dry you out. But if you find that it does, or that you’re battling frizz regardless, then try a deep conditioning hair mask before another rinse out.

  • After your hair has been washed and dried, assess the tone. If you find there are strong lilac tones you’d like to get rid of, try cleansing with a clarifying shampoo again.

Some people have especially porous hair that loves to suck up anything that is applied to it. When it comes to purple shampoo, porous hair can end up looking quite, well, purple. If you’re really not into violet, blue, and purple shades in your hair, but find that purple shampoo has indeed given you that pigmentation, have no fear! Simply wash again with a clarifying shampoo, and you will have rid yourself of any temporary staining.

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How To Use Purple Shampoo Correctly

(Based On Your Hair Type)

We’ve included some tips from both YouTube hair experts, and ourselves here at GetGoodHead to help you on building your own purple shampoo routine. We’ve broken down the tips and suggestions according to desired results, and unique hair profiles.

Thorough color-correction method for dyed platinum blondes:

YouTuber WhippyCake shares her purple shampoo routine in this video targeted towards platinum blondes.

She recommends parting your hair using duck clips, in order to evenly distribute your purple shampoo throughout your locks, as well as get at the roots. She also allows the shampoo to sit in her hair for up to 10 minutes before rinsing it out. Last but not least, she rinses and conditions as normal.

Check out the before and after at the end of the video to see the awesome, cool-toned results! From a dull gold, to full blown sparkling platinum using a purple shampoo!


When your hair is porous, or easily absorbs color:

If you know your hair has high porosity, or have tried purple shampoo in the past only to have it stain your hair purple, then try diluting your purple shampoo with either water or a regular shampoo, and make sure to rinse out your purple shampoo after no more than five minutes. If it’s too late and you’ve already got purple patches in your hair, just try washing it again using a clarifying or purifying shampoo.

Purple shampoo as a toning treatment for more natural blonde shades:

In this video, YouTuber Elle Bangs recommends using your purple shampoo on chelated hair. Chelation is the process of removing metals and minerals that are naturally absorbed by your hair via hard water, and chlorine water.

You can chelate and prepare your hair for purple shampoo by using lemon juice prior to shampooing. What this does is balance the pH of your hair; making it more susceptible to products.

Elle uses her purple shampoo just as she would any normal shampoo; applying it to wet hair and working up a lather, then rinsing it out after just 2-3 minutes. She also swears by following it up with a purple conditioner, which she claims further ‘locks’ the purple in, ensuring perfect color-correction. She finishes up with a cold water rinse, which seals the hair and locks all the product in.

When you shower using warm water, this naturally opens up your hair’s cuticle – so cold water simply closes it back up. This is an important step if you’re wanting to get the most out of any products you use whilst washing.


Controlling how much of a blue/silver tone you get with purple shampoo:

If you’re into the warm tones of your blonde hair, and are not looking to cool it down completely, you can control how much you tone your hair by using more, or less purple shampoo. You can experiment with using watered down purple shampoo or purple shampoo mixed with regular shampoo if you don’t want to brighten and cool down your tones too much.

If you’re using purple shampoo as a casual, subtle toner – use a small amount after clarifying your hair with a regular shampoo. You can also apply just pea sized amounts of purple shampoo to known problem areas, if you’re looking to defeat brassiness in specific spots.


Using purple shampoo to rid your silver hair of brassy undertones:

Silver dyed hair can easily lose its cool colors, and if you’re wanting to rid your silver hair of yellow, or brassy undertones, try using purple shampoo as an intensive toning treatment. Apply your purple shampoo generously to parted, dry hair.

In this video, YouTuber Kristina Angelina leaves the purple shampoo in her hair for 30 minutes, for an intensive treatment to take her silver hair from blonde-ish to bright silver.

Remember, leaving purple shampoo in your hair for this long can result in some lilac staining. This works great for your hair if it’s silver or grey, but might not be the best method for those of you wanting to rock a blonde look.


Light purple shampoo toning for mild yellowing in natural blonde / light hair:

YouTuber SomeGirlJess applies purple shampoo using a method that’s commonly used for applying hair dye.

She applies the purple shampoo directly to her roots with a thin nozzle, and uses a brush to spread it out. As a natural blonde, Jess only really experiences unsightly yellowing at the roots, and tips of her hair, and concentrates on these areas when applying purple shampoo.

For her tips, which are not as yellow as her roots, she dilutes the shampoo. If you’re wanting to follow Jess’ tips, then identify where your hair is yellow, and just apply the purple shampoo to those areas, diluting your shampoo for areas that require less toning than others. This technique is not great for anyone with overall warm tones, looking for an intensive all-over color correction.


Frequently Asked Questions About Purple Shampoo

Q: This shampoo is a really dark purple. Will it dye my hair?

It’s important to remember that purple shampoo is NOT a hair dye. Whilst leaving a purple shampoo on for too long may result in a slight lilac tint, it will never dye it purple. Any staining can be rectified by using a clarifying shampoo on the affected areas!

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Q: I’m a brunette with an ashy ombre, can I brighten my ashy colored hair using purple shampoo, and will the purple shampoo make my darker hair appear purple?

Purple shampoo only works on light-colored hair, so anything from an ashy blonde, to grey/white hair. It won’t affect your darker hair at all!

Q: Should I apply purple shampoo to dry or wet hair?

It depends on what kind of toning treatment you’re going for. If your hair needs some intensive color correction, especially if you have very light hair (platinum, silver or white) which has yellowed over time, then you may want to apply your purple shampoo as a toner on parted, dry hair. Then, rinse out after a longer absorption period (up to a half hour). However, if you’re using the purple shampoo to lightly tone your hair on a regular basis, you will want to apply it to wet hair as part of your normal wash routine.

Q: How often should I wash my hair with purple shampoo?

It depends on how fast your hair discolors, and how often you wash your hair in general. Some people find that washing their hair daily can strip it of its natural oils; leaving their hair dry and brittle. If that’s the case for you, you may want to use purple shampoo as part of your infrequent wash routine. However, if you find your hair discolors very easily, and you require more frequent use of a toner, then try washing more often, or using purple shampoo on targeted areas as a treatment – and forgoing washing your entire head – so as to not dry it out.

Q: If I use a purple shampoo, when should I expect to see results?

If you’ve used your purple shampoo correctly, you will see color-correction results instantly after you rinse. If you can’t see any difference, then this means you’re either using too little purple shampoo, and/or haven’t left it on long enough.

Q: Can I use purple shampoo on hair extensions?

It’s best not to use purple shampoo on hair extensions, as the ingredients in purple shampoo may have an adverse reaction with the ingredients used to glue in extensions. This means your shampoo could dissolve the glue, leaving you with damaged extensions. Overall, it’s best to steer clear of using purple shampoo in this case. If you’re still keen on giving it a go, look into the ingredients of your purple shampoo, and ask your hairstylist about whether those ingredients will dissolve your hair extension glue.

Q: Can I use purple shampoo on my curly hair?

A big no-no when it comes to caring for curly hair is sulfate-laden shampoos. Unfortunately, many purple shampoos have sulfates in them, so they’re not exactly 100% safe for curly hair. However, if you’re wanting to maintain your blonde curls, you may have to compromise. Try using your purple shampoo only when it’s absolutely necessary (when your hair is obviously discolored and needs some TLC). Be specific as to where you use the purple shampoo on your locks; if you’ve got areas of your hair that are not yellow or brassy, then leave them well alone. As for your regular wash routine, use your sulfate-free, curly-hair-friendly shampoo, and silicone-free conditioner. Only introducing purple shampoo when needed. If you find the sulfates in your purple shampoo dry out your curls and disrupt your curl pattern no matter how sparingly you use it, always follow up your color-correction treatment with a deep conditioning hair mask.

Purple Shampoo Final Thoughts

Rocking the blonde bombshell look, or an ethereal silver or snow white mane may look effortless in the light of day, but the reality is that there is plenty of behind-the-scenes maintenance. Whether you’re fighting discoloration caused by the chlorine in your tap water, or the build up from your products, the key to a yellow, orange, and brass-free head of golden locks is the color purple.

Purple shampoo is not just a shampoo, it’s a toner, and color-corrective treatment. It’s an absolutely essential product to have in your hair care routine if you’re wanting to maintain your light colored hair, without ending up looking like Leeloo from ‘The Fifth Element’ (unless of course, you’re going for that look!).

Purple Shampoo Recap

We know that there is plenty of information in this article, so we’ve provided a handy wrap up!

  • Purple shampoo neutralizes warm tones in blonde/light hair by depositing cool, violet pigment.
  • It’s the best way to rid your hair of brassy tones, and keep your blonde looking natural, or your platinum or silver looking bright, without having to plan a visit to the salon.
  • When it comes to use, follow these rules:
    • Tweak the amount of purple shampoo you use, along with how long you leave it on, according to how much color correction you need.
    • Purple shampoo can be used as a regular shampoo, or as an intensive treatment by applying it generously to dry hair.
    • It won’t affect, or damage brunette hair, but it can leave a lilac tint on light hair if left on too long.
    • Always rinse, and follow with a moisturizing conditioner.

That’s really all there is to it! We hope we’ve helped you decide on whether purple shampoo is for you, which purple shampoo product is best for your hair type, and the best method for using your shampoo to help you reach your hair goals.

If your head’s looking a bit too yellow, don’t be blue, go purple!

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  1. Geraldine Ateya says:

    I washed my hair with purple shampoo and my hair is pinky now what can I do to get the pink out .Thank you

    1. Geraldine Ateya says:

      I washed my hair with purple shampoo and my hair is pinky now what can I do to get the pink out .Thank you

      1. Yvette Treasure says:

        Use a regular shampoo, (shampoo twice) 2nd shampoo: allow it sit for at least ten minutes, you may scrub wash the hair, especially in area you want to remove that purple tinted area, during 10 minutes. After the shampoo- Use a deep conditioner, allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes/more, rinse out and style your hair.

    2. Nena1 says:

      Use a clarifying shampoo

  2. McKensie says:

    If I have blonde hair on top and faded purple hair on my underneath what will purple shampoo do to my purple hair?

  3. Laura says:

    Marc Anthony, brightening coconut butter anti-brass purple shampoo for blondes is sulfate free!

    Last week I lathered the conditioner and was busy so happened to leave my head full of purple conditioner, pre-wash, on longer than my usual 10-15 mins and went for about 40 mins before I got around the washing- the drastic brighten is amazing. Truly anti brass, even my boyfriend said my hair looks blonder (brunette with 1/2 head bleached ombré). Oh and I like it because my hair is twisty and wavy a bit, it doesn’t be hurt me curls :3

  4. Connie Rivet says:

    What happens if I just use the shimmer lights conditioner and not the shampoo.?

  5. says:

    Yesterday I had my hair dyed ash brown with blonde foils, the blonde is throwing brass, Will the purple shampoo have a negative impact on my dyed brown hair while trying to tone the blonde ?

    1. LISA says:

      No. It only works on blonde

  6. Joanna says:

    i am naturally brunette and i have done highlights on my hair over the years and have dyed my hair lighter. I started using purple shampoo to get rid of the brassiness; however, the main reason I am using this shampoo is to get rid of the brassiness for ever. Will this shampoo will help me go back to may brown color as time pass? I never want to dye my hair again.

    1. LISA says:

      It will help you if it makes you happy to keep the highlights less brassy as your hair grows out. It will not help brown to grow and will not turn blond hair brown.

  7. says:

    I use Matrix so silver shampoo and color obessessed took yellow off my silver gray hair…but I have naturally curly hair and it dries it out fast. You can’t wash naturally curly every day and use shampoo so strong.
    You have to use a good hydrating shampoo and conditioner..leave a bit of conditioner in your hair and don’t wash it every day. If I see yellow..i will use the Matrix once a week.
    I won’t ruin my hair with anything.

    1. Bridget says:

      For curly blonde hair I would personally recommend Color Lover Dynamic Blonde by Framesi, it’s sulfate free and vegan, they have a purple conditioner also and a leave in treatment too. My mother who has naturally curly white/silver hair loves it!!

  8. Cheryl says:

    I have dark hair with grey through out would it hurt my dark hair or help the bring out the grey

    1. LISA says:

      It will brighten the grey. It won’t make any difference on the dark. As is mentioned all over the page and throughout the article, purple shampoo has zero effect on dark hair.

  9. Charmain Wilkens says:

    Hi, I want to ask a question : I did my hair with blond and sliver hi lights, how often must I apply the sliver shampoo if I washed my hair every day. I have short chines bob hairstyle. Can I mix the silver shampoo with the regular shampoo?

  10. Moda Greco says:

    We use so much of the L’Oreal professional silver shampoo in our salon. Its fantastic for tonning down brassy blondes. We also use it as toner on clients who want more silver hair by leaving it on for 10 mins or so. Though only slight negative is that it can dry the hair out. So we always suggest using a nutritive/moisturising conditioner afterwards.

  11. Johanna LA says:

    Hello. I️ was wondering will the purple shampoo work on hair that’s been color treated at home with those commercial permanent hair box colors?

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  13. chris says:

    my hair has gone a bit grey and pink i don’t want to use harse shampoo to remove hoe long with regular shampoo will it take to come out ?
    Is is there forever?

  14. Kat says:

    I just bleached my hair today. When is the earliest I can use this purple shampoo?

  15. Ariele Crea says:

    This was very helpful. I use Matrix brand on my light brown hair with blonde highlights and have had no problems. Purple shampoo was actually never explained to me very well I had just heard it was good for keeping the color but this article has helped me understand it more and get the most out of my purple shampoo.

  16. Juli Ryan says:

    I have dark blonde hair that I high-lighted and it went too yellow so now I colored it a warmer light blond. The root area is somewhat orangey while the rest is fine, as expected. Would this shampoo work to tone down the orange?

  17. Sheryl Heggie says:

    I got bleach highlights and an ash toner put on yesterday at the hair dressers. Just wondering if I put my purple shampoo on the now will it strip the toner or compliment it by taking my highlights paler but brighter.

    1. Pat says:

      I had gray/white hair and I used purple shampoo once and it turn my hair lilac but I just had a perm or meds that turn the gray:white yellow how do I get rid of the lilac and get my white back

      1. Sarah says:

        I seem to have really messed up my hair with box bleach. I’ve done my ends a ton in the passed and have loved the ash blonde look it gave me and the damage was very minimal. I got a little cocky and went for the roots and my hair is straight orange. I used a toner and it helped a lot but it is still very very brassy. I bought a shampoo that says 3-5 minutes. will it be okay to go for the 10-15 anyways? I am very desperate but also don’t want anymore damage

  18. Lea says:

    I colored my hair today, it ended up very light on the top and rather dark on the bottom but still very yellow blonde. I tried using the purple shampoo, left it there for 15 minutes on damp hair but it didn’t do anything.
    What am I doing wrong? Should I keep it there for at 30 minutes? I’m afraid this just doesn’t work for me.

    1. Esme says:

      I used too much purple shampoo and now my hair has turned grey, any suggestions as to how I could get rid of they grey or how long it will last for!

  19. Suzierew says:

    I’m a natural red head I’ve had my hair silver for years now I use shots from boots it a purple conditioner u leave in You can feel it working and it does get rid of the yellow bits . Then purple shampoo a week later . But at age 64 I still have red comeing through I have it in a bob for that reason ? Is there a silver dye with no bleach thanku

  20. Crystal misenheimer says:

    Hello I lighted my to a platinum blonde. And it left my roots a orange color. How can I get the Orange color out to match my hair?

  21. Waffa says:

    Hi i have highlighted hair with dark ash blond and have few grey hair 2week later my hair r becoming orange brassy so i should use light ash blond or purple shampoo to cut the brassyness

  22. Melissa WilliamsRogiers says:

    I dyed my hair a teal blue but it came out a very blue color, I used silver shampoo and it seemed to fade it some, I was going for grey. If I leave the silver shampoo on what are the chances of turning the blue a steel color?

    1. Eiza says:

      I have just recently gotten a medium ashy brown balayage. Would I benefit more from using purple or blue shampoo? Thanks!

  23. Gemma says:

    I have put purple shampoo on my hair and extensions but my extensions have gone lighter, will it just wash out after a few washes?

  24. Melissa Smith says:

    I have dark brown hair. I dyed it yesterday with L’Oréal hi color for dark hair. I used natural blonde with number 30. I then used a ion toner for ash blonde. I then dyed hair again with natural blonde, thinking that would take brassy out and give me the right color. Can I use the purple shampoo today to try and correct the color, or do I need to wait a few days?

    1. Gregory Brech says:

      im doing the same thing. i used the purple shampoo again and it worked (a little less so then the first time). good results!

  25. There are a number of ways to fix orange hair but the basic logic following fixing it is to neutralize the color.

  26. Mary says:

    I am a natural redhead. I put permanent blonde highlights in my hair about 15 years ago. I have not used any hair dye since, since I could not stand the chemicals. Would any of these shampoos reduce brassiness in my hair?

  27. Ellie Andrews says:

    I have bleached to level 10 and then used box grey permanent hair colour. Very pleased with it.
    Can I maintain this by using purple shampoo and purple mask?

  28. Catherine Perry says:

    My daughter had her hair dyed a platinum blonde two days ago. She asked for a light platinum blonde. We were
    at the salon for 5 hours. The stylest put a purple toner on her hair and she now has silver/grey hair. I believe she left it on her hair too long. She also has burn marks on her neck from shaving the underneath of her neck and then applying the bleach. Would Applying more purple shampoo bring her hair to platinum, or does she have to wait until it fades or washes out? She did NOT ask for silver hair.

    Thank you.

    1. YvetteTreasure says:

      If you have not resolved to bring hair to a platinum color, you may use the purple shampoo, shampoo twice on the 2nd wash message the hair during washing then allow it to sit on for 5 minutes. (Messaging is ok, while shampoo sits) Rinse hair at least 3times. Use a deep conditioner of your choice. (Keep conditioning in 10 plus minutes)

  29. evilwatersprite says:

    Here are a couple of questions I haven’t found answers to yet: How soon after highlighting/color treatments should you begin using purple shampoo and should you do so pre-emptively or wait until you notice any brassiness?

  30. september swapp says:

    so i used kristen ess temporary rose gold conditioner spray thing and i have purple shampoo will the shampoo strip the color or will it intensify it????

  31. Cherry says:

    My hair is a bright cherry red and I read somewhere that purple shampoo can help eliminate the orange tones even in red hair, is it true? Or would the purple/blue counteract with my entire color?

  32. says:

    can i use a purple shampoo as a toner to tone my hair instead of a real toner? And if so will it keep the yellow/orange out the same amount of time as a toner?

  33. Jenny campbell says:

    Are There any reports of hair loss linked to purple shampoo?

  34. marian steele says:

    Does purple shampoo contain PPD? What is the active chemical ingredient?

  35. Liz says:

    I dyed my hair to deep intense violet color. As I read info about purple shampoo only works on bright tone color and it doesn’t work on dark tone. However, my color contains red tone into it, so if I wanna extend my color, should I use purple color? Or I will take of my color and brighten my color to somewhere of bright pink?
    I do appreciate for the helps from the group.

  36. Tina says:

    To keep my blonde hair looking good I use purple shampoo once or twice a week. What is a good shampoo to use on days I don’t use purple shampoo? Thanks!

  37. Suzie Biron says:

    Very interesting info!Perfect just what I was looking for!

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