I’ve been noticing lately that quite a few of my clients have had some issues with using their purple shampoo!
-Some of you have been only using purple shampoo and no regular shampoo at all! (Too drying).
-Some of you have been using a small amount of shampoo without distributing it evenly! (Too little and confined to one area).
-Some of you *gasp* haven’t been using it at all!!! (Ha ha, I know not all of you want or need it 🙂 !)
Instructions on: How To Use Purple Shampoo ❤
1) Clean your hair thoroughly with a regular shampoo.
– This means you can use clarifying shampoo, moisturizing shampoo, dandruff shampoo, whatever. However, try not to clarify your hair more than every 7 washes.
2) Determine how much violet/blue/silver tone you want deposited in your blonde.
– You can control how much of the pigment will be deposited! This is usually a game of trial and error, but you can play it safe but adding a small amount of the purple shampoo in to your regular shampoo. This time I’m going to request that you use a daily moisturizing shampoo. You can mix about a quarter much purple as regular, and move up to half as much and then equal parts. I’m not suggesting that you do this all in the same shower. Just over time if you are super concerned about having violet hair :).
– if this is your first time, get out of the shower and apply it in front of the mirror. If the mirror is foggy, mix some soap with water and wipe your mirrors down so you can see yourself LOL. Wipe away suds and kind of see what color your hair is as the minutes go by. Probably 4-5 minutes is enough, if you are using enough percentage of purple.
3) Decide what areas of your hair you would like the violet tones to deposit.
– This is going be different for everyone. Example: my ends are brassy from old color, so I want to make sure as much purple is deposited in the ends as is on the root area! It sounds funny, but the suds that come down from the top where you apply it are not purple enough to make that much of a difference in your ends. (Unless they are extensions. Then that shit is going to turn silver-gray immediately.) To do this, apply new handfuls of the purple shampoo to the ends as much as the top.
– If you have super blonde extensions, put those back in a clip and keep the purple off of them until you decide you want to let it get on them. I’d say about 20 seconds before you plan to rinse you hair as a rule of thumb ;).
– If you have certain areas of your hair that are yellow, just add the purple shampoo to those areas. If you have streaks of yellow mixed in with the white, neutral or ashy ones, beware… the non-yellow ones will pick up the pigment as well and you can have more obvious golden tones against super ashy ones… -___- Blech.
4) Find the right brand of “purple” shampoo that is right for your hair!
These are kind of my own rules for ones I’m familiar with:
– L’anza Silver Brightening Shampoo
– for hair with light yellow tones to dark yellow tones, not orange and not white, unless you want grayish hair
– doesn’t make the hair too shiny but doesn’t make it flat, either.. easy to mix with other shampoos to control color
– Clairol Shimmer Lights
– for hair with yellow and orangey tones
– is shiny! don’t know how they do it but its a bit shiny 🙂
– a bit harder to mix w other shampoo in your hands, it has a thinner consistency compared to others
– Unite BLONDA Toning Shampoo
– has a bit more violet tone than gray-violet so it can make your white pretty “icy”
– smells like grape bubblegum YUM!
– Davines Alchemic Silver Conditioner
– The only purple conditioner I recommend
– Be careful it can get a bit inky
– Is very moisturizing and reminds me of cocoa butter 🙂
– put on evenly! (or mix w another conditioner) also condition after as well
Okay I’m sure I’m forgetting something but I’m so sick of talking about purple shampoo right now……. !!
Love and Shades of Silver and Violet!!! ❤
Caitlin The Queen of the Blondes
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