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You’re probably familiar with how to use purple shampoo on blonde hair. After all, it’s considered an absolute blonde hair essential. You may even know how to use this colored shampoo on brown hair and silver hair. But have you ever thought about using purple shampoo on red hair? If you’re wondering why you would want to use this purple product on red strands, we’re here to fill you in.
In case you haven’t already realized, yes, you can use purple shampoo on red hair! If you find yourself asking, will purple shampoo fade red hair? Don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe. This hair care product will only help to tone your hair color, not fade it! In fact, it can actually help to neutralize unwanted tones as your red hair color starts to fade. Speaking of…
As we mentioned, purple shampoo can be used to neutralize unwanted tones, like yellow and orange, that can pop up as your red hair color starts to fade. This will help your overall hue look its best, and help you put off a bit of time between salon visits. Does purple shampoo take out red tones? Nope! Just look at the color wheel, and you’ll see what we mean. To cancel out red tones, you would use a green shampoo because red and green sit opposite one another on the color wheel.
If your red hair has started to change in tone over time, certain purple shampoos can help correct that. Red hair with blonde highlights can also benefit from purple shampoo, as the highlights are likely to get brassy over time. A purple toning shampoo helps zap that brassiness.
Ready to add purple shampoo to your red hair care routine? If so, we have two L’Oréal Paris purple shampoos you may want to consider. These shampoos are both suitable for blonde, silver, and highlighted hair.
L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Purple Shampoo for Color Treated Hair: This color-correcting shampoo is formulated with purple pigments to neutralize brass, help keep color vibrant in between colorings, and nourish your strands. Use it in conjunction with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Purple Conditioner for Color Treated Hair.
L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Shampoo: If you prefer a sulfate-free option, turn to this purple shampoo. The formula contains hibiscus and purple dye and works to hydrate and neutralize brassy yellow and orange tones. Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Conditioner.
Now that you understand the potential benefits of using purple shampoo on red hair, you may be wondering how actually to put this product to use. It’s simple! Follow the steps below when your red mane needs a little toning action.
There’s no need to use purple shampoo on red hair on the regular, but when you notice your strands getting brassy, you’ll want to swap your daily shampoo with a purple alternative. Apply and massage it onto wet hair just as you normally would.
The difference between applying regular shampoo and purple shampoo is the wait time. After massaging the shampoo onto your hair, you’ll want to let it sit for a few minutes.
Next, follow up with your conditioner. You’ll apply this to your strands just as you would apply your regular conditioner.
You’ll also want to let your purple conditioner sit on your strands before rinsing. Leave the formula on your hair for about five minutes, following the directions that coordinate with your purple conditioner of choice.
How brassy your hair is will help to determine how often you should use purple shampoo. The frequency will also depend on the product you’re using. Some purple shampoos are meant to be used once a week, while others can be worked into your routine multiple times per week until the brassiness is at bay.
Next up: Want to learn about another colored shampoo? Read up on Who Should Use Blue Shampoo?
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