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The best purple shampoos for blonde hair

The best purple shampoos for blonde hair

If you have blonde hair, you may have heard about purple shampoo, but do you know about its benefits and how often you should use it?

We are breaking down some common concerns and questions people have when introducing a purple shampoo into their routine. What we can tell you though, is once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to be without it…

Who should use purple shampoo and why?

Purple shampoo was created for people with blonde hair. Made for those with brassy and yellow tones, whether naturally occuring or through colouring, it helps to neutralise them and restore the fresh, cool and icy feeling you get when stepping out the hair salon.

How often should I use purple shampoo?

It’s important to remember that purple shampoo should not replace your everyday shampoo. Although they are brilliant at removing brassy tones, if used every day, they can cause your hair to take on a lilacy-grey hue.

We recommend introducing them into your haircare routine once to twice a week to help upkeep your locks.

As it is a toning shampoo, it can have a slight drying effect on your hair, so if you feel like your hair feels a little dehydrated, make sure to introduce hydrating masks and serums. Take a look at some of our favourites here.

Can purple shampoos stain my hair purple?

This is often the most asked question when it comes to purple shampoos as it’s a major worry if you have blonde hair and don’t want it to end up lilac!

Purple shampoo won’t stain your hair as it washes out, but when used every day, it can cause it to become grey, which is why we recommend using only once or twice a week.

What’s the difference between purple and silver shampoo?

There isn’t a difference! They both do the same job of removing brassy tones out of blonde hair, and even though they are the same colour, they are referred to under both names.

Which are the best purple shampoos for blonde hair?

  1. Kérastase Blond Absolu Bain Ultra Violet Shampoo
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    Kérastase Blond Absolu Bain Ultra Violet Shampoo

    The Kérastase Blond Absolu Bain Ultra Violet Shampoo is the brand’s first foray into colour care, and we’re in love.

    The shampoo itself contains ultra-violet pigments, which remove brassiness and yellow tones from blonde hair to leave it clean, cool, icy and fresh.

    As always with Kérastase, it’s packed with nourishing benefits such as hyaluronic acid and Edelweiss flower to keep both highlighted and natural hair hydrated and healthy.

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  2. Redken Color Extend Blondage Shampoo
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    Redken Color Extend Blondage Shampoo

    Newest to the purple shampoo market is Redken Blondage. Made with ultra-violet pigments, the shampoo neutralises and eradicates brassy and yellow tones in blonde hair to leave it looking fresh, clean and with a slight icy-hue.

    It also contains a unique Triple Acid Protein Complex, which helps to strengthen and nourish the hair and reduce the risk of breakage. We recommend to follow with the Redken Blondage Conditioner for optimal results.

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  3. L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver Shampoo
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    L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver Shampoo

    L’Oréal Professionnel’s Serie Expert Silver Shampoo is one of the bestselling purple shampoos on the market, and once you’ve tried it, you’ll understand why.

    The powerful formula relies on the mineral magnesium, which helps to counteract brassiness and yellow tones throughout blonde hair. Colour vibrancy is restored and you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped out of the salon.

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  4. TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo
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    TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo

    TIGI’s purple shampoo reveals a head of cool blonde hues after just one use thanks to its super powerful formula. It contains bright violet pigments which correct and lighten; perfect if you suffer from yellow or brassy tones.

    Follow with the TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Violet Conditioner for the best results, as it contains brightening pearl and nourishing rice milk to keep your hair healthy.

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  5. Sachajuan Silver Shampoo
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    Sachajuan Silver Shampoo

    Powered by ocean silk technology, Sachajuan’s Silver Shampoo is ideal for those who spend a lot of time in the sun and/or in cities. It helps to shield against UV protection, and remove pollutants from the hair to leave locks seriously healthy.

    Its purple-hued formula corrects all manner of yellow and brassy tones to leave blondes looking cool and fresh.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!