When it comes to getting rid of brassiness, purple shampoo is the most valuable player in your hair care routine. You may have thought purple-colored products were only reserved for your friends with silver and blonde tresses, but we’re here to tell you that purple shampoo, conditioners and masks can also be helpful at neutralizing unwanted tones in some brown hair and black tresses too.
Not only can it help tone color treated hair, but the right routine can also give you brighter, healthier-looking strands. But there are caveats. So below, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about purple shampoo for brunette hair, including how to use it in your hair care routine.
What Is Purple Shampoo for Brown Hair?
Purple shampoo for brown hair is the same product as purple shampoo for blonde hair. The color purple is used because purple sits across orange on the color wheel, so purple hair treatments will neutralize any brassy hair tones and help your strands look fresh.
What Happens If You Put Shampoo on Brown Hair?
You can use purple shampoo on darker hair colors, but the shade of your strands will make a difference. If you have a full mane of dark hair, using purple shampoo on dark brown hair won’t be particularly effective. However, if you have dark hair with highlights or light brown hair, the purple shampoo will tone and color correct your lightened strands.
Everything from UV rays and excessive heat styling to the minerals in your water can turn your brunette hair brassy with unwanted orange or yellow undertones just weeks after coloring. When you use a purple shampoo on highlighted brown hair or light brown hair, you’ll be left with hair that’s shinier, richer, and more vibrant while eliminating brassiness or muddy tones.
How to Use Purple Shampoo on Brown Hair
To incorporate a purple shampoo into your routine, just swap out your regular shampoo for a purple option. It’ll still clean your hair and scalp like a traditional shampoo, but it has an added toning factor that will balance out color treated strands.
Generally, you won’t need to use purple shampoo every day. You can use it one to two times per week in place of your regular shampoo or once you start to notice brassiness creeping in.
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