Stay Platinum with Purple ShampooPeople say blondes have more fun. Blondes will tell you that this fun is worth it, but it comes with a little extra attention to detail. One of the easiest and best things you can do to maintain your beautiful blonde hair is to use purple shampoo. After the initial color, highlight, or foils, using this fantastic violet-colored shampoo will keep your blonde hair healthy and vibrant between appointments. Schedule your appointment at one of the Mill Pond Salon today to go bold and blonde. You’ll find us in New London, Minnesota.
The Bold And The BeautifulMaybe you’ve always wanted to go blonde, or even platinum, but have been intimidated by the idea or by the steps needed to keep your hair looking great after your transformation. At Mill Pond Salon, we’ve got you covered. One of our confident and talented stylists will make this transformation effortless and fun! While keeping your hair healthy. Even if you’re a natural blonde, one of the best products you can use to maintain your hair’s stunning color is to use purple shampoo. Here at Mill Pond Salon, we use Maria Nila Sheer Silver Shampoo and Conditioner. Please take a peek at all of our hair care products here, or chat online with one of our salon specialists. Everyone here at the Mill Pond Salon is committed to sending you home looking and feeling fabulous.
The Root Of The MatterYour natural or salon blonde hair is vulnerable to discoloration for any number of reasons. Hairdryers, curling irons, and other heat-styling tools can damage your hair—as can using drugstore hair care products, such as at-home bleach kits. The good news? It’s 100% avoidable.
Spin The WheelHow does purple shampoo work? Well, let’s spin the wheel! If you remember the color wheel hanging on your art classroom wall, you might recall that purple sits across from yellow. The color wheel shows that the shampoo’s purple tones will work to balance, cancel out, or neutralize the yellowish or brassy tones that blondes want to avoid. When you remove the yellowing factor, it cools down the yellow or orange tones and brings back a more platinum look. The purple in purple shampoo is an active ingredient. So when choosing your product, look for one that is dark and opulent in color.
Bye-Bye BrassBrassiness is a term often used to describe blonde hair when there is an excess of warm tones. But what causes brassiness? Well, any number of things. Your water condition or mineral content at home, the sun, chlorine, heat styling instruments, or drugstore products can all cause a dulling effect and unattractive yellow tone instead of stunning platinum or bright blonde. Even Minnesota weather can affect your hair color. Here’s where your purple shampoo comes to the rescue. As the purple shampoo cleans and conditions your hair, it distributes a purple pigment that returns your hair to a cooler, more accurate blonde tone. Look at your hair before, and after, you try purple shampoo. You’ll notice the difference. Not just in color, but in the health of your hair as well. It will be more shiny, luxurious, and manageable. Using this uniquely violet-colored shampoo will help keep any brassiness under control while keeping your hair bright and healthy.
How To Use Purple ShampooMaintaining one’s platinum or blonde locks with purple shampoo and conditioner is easy. How often you use your products is entirely up to you, but at Mill Pond Salon, we recommend using a purple shampoo once a week. Use this as a time to ditch those drugstore products you’ve fallen into the habit of using. Using high-quality products on colored hair is recommended by hair experts everywhere. Because it does make a difference, sure, it might cost a little more, but check this out: Generally speaking, the higher the quality of products, the less you need to use. Another suggestion is to leave it in a little longer. Here’s a basic guideline for how long to leave in your purple shampoo:
- Cool Blondes: Leave in for 5-15 minutes, then rinse
- Warm Blondes: Leave in 1-3 minutes, then rinse
- Neutral Blondes: Wait 3-5 minutes, then rinse
Who Should Use Purple ShampooIf you have colored, bleached, or highlighted hair, having a purple shampoo in your repertoire is a must. It’s also an easy way to avoid dull-colored hair in the weeks after your initial appointment. While purple shampoo keeps brassiness at bay, it won’t replace a coloring or color glossing appointment.
Not Just For BlondesA brunette or anyone with dark hair overall will not benefit from the pigments in purple shampoo. It won’t cause any damage but won’t be effective either. That said, a brunette with blonde highlights or someone rocking an ombre would benefit from using purple shampoo. Maria Nila Sheer Silver Shampoo and Conditioner is for anyone with light-colored hair, no matter how you got here. Here’s a color guideline:
- Ash Blonde
- Light Brown
- Pastel Shades