Purple Shampoo On Dry Hair: Does It Work?

When it comes to your hair, what matters most is its colour and shine. Blondes in particular may notice signs of brassiness in their hair over time.

In such a situation, if there is one product that all blondes need, it is purple shampoo!

But can we use purple shampoo on dry hair?

Well, today, we are going to discuss everything you need to know about purple shampoo.

So without further ado, let’s get started.

What is purple shampoo?

Purple Shampoo is a pigmented shampoo specially designed for blonde, grey and silver hair types to neutralize its unwanted brassiness.

What does purple shampoo do?

According to Andrea Claire a licensed hairstylist, the purple shampoo works by lightly staining the hair, colour correcting unwanted brassiness in the hair. Purple shampoo actually deposits crushed violet pigment onto hair that neutralizes brassy and yellow tones.

How to use purple shampoo?

According to Andrea, generally use purple shampoo as you would any shampoo, add water, work into a lather but unlike other shampoos, you want this to sit 3-5 minutes.

When to use purple shampoo?

According to Madison Dufour a licensed Cosmetologist and Barber, the use of purple shampoo is necessary when a person can see unwanted warm (yellow or copper) tones in their hair. For some, it’s a natural undertone. For others, it’s product buildup. In either case, it is recommended to use purple shampoo occasionally, maybe once a week.

How often should you use purple shampoo?

“The frequency of using purple shampoo depends on the yellowing in your hair. If you use it too often, your hair can pick up too much purple and/or dull the colour. If this happens, no need to panic, a few regular shampoos can reverse the staining.”, Andrea said to Healthroid. 

“A general guide is, use Purple Shampoo once every two weeks for maintenance. More often as required with unwanted warmth.”, she added.

Should you use purple shampoo on dry hair?

“I do not recommend using purple shampoo on dry hair. The only shampoo that should be used on dry hair is dry shampoo. If putting a ‘wet’ shampoo on dry hair, you will only get a glob of purple shampoo. The purple shampoo will not tone the hair more, if someone was to put it on dry hair, then it would tone the hair wet.”, Madison told to Healthroid.

Can you use purple shampoo on dark hair?

According to LaCresia Simpson a licensed cosmetologist, there’s no need to use purple shampoo on dark hair unless the dark hair has highlights. Purple Shampoo is actually specially designed for blonde, grey and silver hair types.

What should you look for in a purple shampoo?

LaCredia suggests looking for a purple shampoo that will cleanse, repair and protect color treated hair while leaving the hair shine and moisture.

Andrea believes reputable product lines with less harsh ingredients, for example, purple shampoos without sulfates is recommended.

What are some best ways to use purple shampoo?

“Best ways of using purple shampoo are for example when hair is wet so that you can lather the hair and depend on the hair’s brassiness, you can leave the shampoo on for about two minutes. After rinsing it, you can use a purple conditioner for hair nourishment and breakage prevention.”, Byson Nguruve recommends.

Blue vs purple shampoo

“In regards to the colour wheel, blue is opposite to orange. So, blue shampoo is best used specifically when orange undertones are seen, instead of yellow. However, the difference between the two is very slight. Only because, chemically, purple is made with the primary colour blue, and therefore, if someone cannot find a blue shampoo, purple will suffice for their toning needs. But it may take two shampoos instead of one. And the same rules apply as far as infrequent uses in a row with this toning shampoo too.”, Madison describes. 

The Healthroid Team is committed to delivering content with the highest editorial standards. This article is thoroughly medically reviewed by Madison Dufour and LaCresia Simpson.

The Healthroid Team is committed to delivering content with the highest editorial standards. This article is thoroughly medically reviewed by Madison Dufour and LaCresia Simpson.

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