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6 Best Purple Shampoos For Blonde Hair

Whether natural or dyed, blonde hair needs maintenance. And if you’re prone to brassiness, dull colour or warm tones, it might be time to include a purple shampoo in your haircare routine. A game-changer when it comes to maintaining a healthy-looking blonde that doesn’t lose its lustre, we’ve rounded up the best on the market alongside some industry-insider tips…

Why purple?

The rich purple pigment makes these shampoos a blonde’s best friend. Whether your blonde hair is natural or not, a purple shampoo works to counteract any yellow or brassy tones. How? Because yellow and purple are opposites on the colour wheel, so a cool-toned purple will banish any signs of warm yellow, in the same way a green colour corrector can help to even out any redness on your skin.

How do you use them?

In place of your regular shampoo, not as an extra step. If you have a full head of blonde hair, apply as you would your normal shampoo. If you have ombré hair and only your ends are blonde, then you only need to apply the purple shampoo to those sections. Remember you don’t need to use a purple shampoo every time you wash your hair – aim for every other wash or when you notice your hair is getting a little brassy. Leave it on for a few minutes to increase its effects, but rinse until your shower water is clear otherwise you may be left with a violet/grey hue.

What should you look out for?

It’s all down to personal preference, but try to do a little research before you buy as some formulas can be harsher than others and can dry hair out – look at reviews, or check out our pick of the best purple shampoos below. You may also want to consider buying a purple conditioner, for added benefits. For a gentler option, Senior Colourist at Hershesons Shona Bain recommends mixing purple shampoo with your regular conditioner: apply all over and leave for around three minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

Do they really work?

Absolutely – if your blonde hair easily becomes yellow, a purple shampoo will restore it to its ashy hue.

Any other tips for maintaining blonde hair?

Those with fresh highlights or very processed hair should steer clear of using styling products that have colour or are pigmented, such as creams and oils. Stick to white or clear formulas as naturally porous blonde hair can absorb pigment, meaning your colour will dull at a faster rate.

Bleach Silver Shampoo, £6.50 | Bleach London

Use this intensely pigmented shampoo every other wash to maintain an ashy tone.

Pure Plant Shampoo, £30.60 | Aveda

While not as strong as some, this natural formula works to neutralise brassiness without damaging your hair or drying out ends.

Professional Série Expert Silver, £8.60 | L’Oréal

This formula’s dark purple tint is ideal for those with platinum strands.

Silver Shampoo, £20 | Sachajuan

Perfect for your next summer holiday, this luxe purple shampoo is also packed with UV filters to prevent hair fading in the sun.

Bright Blonde Shampoo, £41 | Oribe

A paraben and sulphate-free formula that instantly banishes yellow tones for brighter, healthier and shinier hair.

Touch of Silver Shampoo, £3.19 | Pro:Voke

A hairdresser favourite, this affordable option is perfect for whiter blondes as well as those with balayage.

 

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