Blonde hair takes a lot of maintenance, yes it might be fun, but brassy orange tones aren’t and that’s where purple shampoo comes in to help.
If you’ve dyed your hair blonde you need one of these purple shampoos on your shelf in your bathroom.
Why purple shampoo?
Purple shampoo is the ideal solution for blonde hair as the colours counteract with each other, so the purple takes out any warm tones that might begin to show in dyed blonde hair.
The purple shampoos deposit purple pigment into your hair to negate brassiness and brighten silver tones. If the hair has brassiness and orange tones, to begin with, it won't do much, even if the hair is double processed or highlighted. But if your hair has the right pigments put into the hair when it is coloured, then using toning shampoos will benefit your hair as part of the after care you do on it.
Pick of the best purple shampoo for blonde locks in 2018
These are our pick of the standout colour-correcting formulas:
Joico Colour Endure Violet Shampoo
This lathers beautifully and the scent will transport you straight to the hair salon. It’s extremely pigmented and leaves hair looking fresh and bright. It’s free of sulphates and parabens too. The violet formula enhances tone immediately.
Look through any selection of ‘best purple shampoo’ lists and you’ll find this Lush product. It has an amazing smell and leaves hair feeling fresh and cleansed, as well as leaving blonde locks lighter and shinier.
Provoke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo
This shampoo is definitely the most purse-friendly of the bunch. It has been a firm favourite for many blondes for years now, simply because it works well at ensuring your blonde stays bright and beautiful.
It’s the perfect shampoo for those who have never tried purple shampoo before. The texture is beautiful too; it works through hair easily and gets into every section of your locks.
Matrix Color Obsessed So Silver Shampoo
Neutralise brassy warmth and illuminate highlights in your blonde hair with the Matrix Silver Shampoo. The shampoo feels soft and creamy and leaves your hair feeling clean and very shiny too.
Tigi Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo
If shampoo scent is a big thing for you, then this is the shampoo to buy. It smells incredible. Not only that but it’s great for protecting blonde hair colour and smoothing damaged texture too. It puts body in your hair and helps prolong colour too.
Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo
The shimmery purple shampoo has a soapy floral scent and produces plenty of suds too. This shampoo helps keep colour looking bright and true. The formula is fortified with extra proteins and leaves hair shiny and residue-free. It does, however, have sulphates in, good to know if you prefer to avoid them in your products.
L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver
The L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver Shampoo works extremely fast to eliminate brassy tones from blonde hair. It has one of the darkest purple tints on this list, so if your hair is in need of some serious rescue, this is the product for you. Also the ideal product if you have platinum blonde hair, it will help to keep it looking bright and fresh.
Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo
Another great value for money product, this purple, toning Shampoo leaves you with gorgeous looking blonde locks. And the ingredients in the formula guarantee locks that are super shiny and healthy looking.
Fudge Violet Toning Shampoo
Another great option for purple shampoo is Fudge's Violet product, highly pigmented it helps reduce the warm tones that can show through in bleached hair.
Things to note when using purple shampoo
- You don't need to use your purple shampoo everyday, once a week should suffice, but you might need it less than that. Just do what's best for your own hair.
- Use the shampoo as you would every other shampoo, it doesn't need to be left on. In fact, heavily bleached hair can be porous and soaks up colour like a sponge.
- Follow up with a good conditioner each use – but you should be doing this anyway.
What to look for in a purple shampoo
The colour-correcting formula of a purple shampoo should have a thick consistency, a deep dark purple colour, and they won’t appear translucent. If you look for a dark, opaque product, you can be sure you're buying a purple shampoo that will work properly.
Last update on 2022-02-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API