(Closed) Any blondes use purple shampoo to tone down brassiness?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - St Aloysius' College, Milson's Point

I use purple shampoo every time I wash my hair to prevent the horrible orange that my hair can go. My best friend is my hairdresser though so she just gets it for me.

My hair was getting really dry when I was shampoo/conditioning every time I was working out/swimming etc (sometimes 2 x a day) and so she recommended only shampooing every 2nd day but conditioning every day – worth a try?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 I’ve used the Sally generic brand before, I can’t remember the name of it. I mostly used it in the summer when it would turn funky colors from chlorine. I don’t remember it drying out my scalp, could you do like a weekly hot oil treament?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I use a purple shampoo by KMS. My sis is a hairdresser and recomended this one. I use it about 2-3 times per week. I love it. I just use regular conditioner with it and regular shampoo/conditioner on the other days.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When I was blonde, I had used kms blonde shampoo and liked it a lot.  I only used it 1-2 times a week.  I bought it at the salon.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I use it every time I wash my hair too. My hair is extremely light ash blonde right now, pretty close to as light as it gets without being playboy-esque blonde. When it was a bit darker I didn’t find the purple shampoo did very much to keep the brassiness away, it just kept coming back no matter which kind I used or how long I kept it on, I guess it wasn’t put through bleach long enough?

Now that it’s lighter, the shampoo keeps it super cool-toned and ashy 🙂 My recommendation after using multiple kinds is Schwarzkopf “silver” Shampoo. Leave it on for 1-2 minutes. It is pricier, but it lasts a long time (I’ve had this bottle a couple of months, and have pretty long hair) and works ten billion times better (imo) than the stuff they stock at Sally’s.. which also dried my hair out.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I use a purple shampoo once a week. I find if I use it anymore frequently I go too platinum and very fake looking, and it is drying. To boost moisture I use a hydrating shampoo/conditioner whenever I’m not using the purple shampoo.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 I just remembered this! Make sure to wash up your shower after you use it….it does stain (at least the kind I used did)

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am a natural blonde. I have had this problem my whole life. Really cheap solution is, once a week let lemon juice sit on my head for 2 min. Washes all the gross stuff out leaving my hair looking great!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I loved using purple shampoo when I had blond hightlights.  It worked wonders!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, and the Clairol from Sally is the one I use too.  Works great.  I’ve even given a bottle to my Mother-In-Law because the iron in their water turns her hair completely orange.  She sits in the bath with her hair lathered up and a shower cap on for about 30 mins once a week and it takes it right out.

The only thing I don’t love about it is that the conditioner is a little weak.  I used Pantene before, so I’m used to a richer conditioner.  I’d make sure to use a deep conditioner on a regular basis.

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