While it’s not quite a substitute for seeing your colorist and getting a touch up, a good color depositing shampoo can be an easy way to extend the life of your color and highlights at home.
Not all color shampoos are created equal though. While many can deposit color to keep it from fading (especially ideal if you’re a high-maintenance redhead), purple shampoos are designed to cancel out yellow and brassy tones in blonde, grey, silver and highlighted hair.
Remember when you use these to leave them in for a few minutes before rinsing out (length of time depends on product directions and how dramatic you want the effect to be, or even if you would like a bit of a lavender color to your hair) in order to allow them to deposit some purple into the hair to effectively cancel out yellow and brass.
These are my favorite purple shampoos, conditioners and hair masks that I’ve rounded up for you, including the longtime favorite that I’ve used for the last few years to preserve my highlights.
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The NEW Amika Blonde Maintenance Bust Your Brass Purple Haircare Starter Set is first on this list because they make some of my favorite hair products and tools, including my all-time favorite straightening brush. (via Sephora)
Keratase makes some pricey hair products, but they work so well. Their Discipline Sulfate-Free Smoothing Shampoo is probably my all-time favorite shampoo. The Kerstase Blond Absolu Anti-Brass Purple Shampoo is next on my list to try when Sephora has their VIB sale again later that year, by which time I should be running out of my Joico. If you’re not up for investing in the set of shampoo and conditioner, I’d recommend trying the Blond Absolou Treatment Mask and using it a few times a month. Everything in the product line features hyaluronic acid for extra moisture along with color brightening. (via Sephora or Kerastase)
When I’ve had my hair blown out at Drybars while in the US, this is the shampoo and conditioner I ask for. The Blonde Ale Shampoo is ideal if you just need a little brightening and is gentle enough for frequent shampooing. I wouldn’t recommend it for severe brassiness or yellowing though. (via Sephora or Ulta)
If you DO have some major yellowing or brassiness, then you’re likely to want to try the strongest shampoo on this list. With over 20,000 stellar reviews on Amazon, the Fanola No Yellow shampoo is serious business. In all honesty, it’s closer to a professional strength toner than it is a regular color preserving and depositing shampoo. If you decide to use this, the transformation will be incredible because this really does work. I used it a few summers ago when I had lavender hair to maintain my color by leaving it on longer than I was supposed to. Which means for color correction, make sure to follow instructions and wash out after only a couple of minutes. It also can stain, so gloves are advised when using.
Have you tried any of these on your hair? What did you think? Are there any other products you love that I left out? Share below in the comments!