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While Purple Shampoo Is Known For Keeping Blonde Hair From Looking Brassy, Blue Shampoo Actually Does The Same Thing, Just For Brunettes

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If you’re a blonde or someone who’s been dying your hair blonde for years, you’ve probably heard all about the benefits of purple shampoo.

Purple shampoo has been a popular anti-brass tool for blondes for years and has done wonders for toning blonde hair that’s more on the yellow side. Now, more people are talking about the magic of blue shampoo.

No, blue shampoo is not necessarily meant for people with bright blue hair. It’s actually meant for brunettes.

If you’re a blonde or brunette searching for hair care products that will help get your color exactly how you want it, here are the differences between purple and blue shampoo.

As I mentioned earlier, purple shampoo is used to tone down any brassy, yellow tones in blonde hair.

If you have a different hair color and bleach your hair blonde, you’ll likely be stuck with some bright yellow sections. You could keep bleaching until you get your desired color, but that harms your hair.

This is why stylists begin using purple toners and purple shampoo and conditioner. Because purple opposes yellow on the color wheel, purple shampoos cancel out yellow tones.

Stylists often have their clients use purple shampoo and conditioner in between bleaching and coloring sections so they can get their hair to their desired color faster.

Now, blue shampoos effectively serve the same purpose, but for brunettes! You may notice that when you become a brunette, your hair may have unwanted orange and brass tones. The way purple opposes yellow, blue opposes orange on the color wheel, so it’ll help get rid of those shades.

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