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The Dark Side of Purple Shampoo: Why overusing it can be a problem

At first, purple shampoo seemed like a miracle solution to the problem of blonde hair that is prone to brassy tones. Many people have fallen in love with it for its ability to wash away yellow and orange tints from their hair. But what many don't know about this product is that there are some serious drawbacks when overused or used incorrectly. In this blog post we'll discuss why you should be careful with your use of purple shampoo and how it can damage your hair!

What does purple shampoo do?

Purple shampoo is an at-home treatment that helps control unwanted yellow or also known as brassy tones from the hair. Its dark purple hue is the color needed to correct those unwanted tones.

Did you know those yellow tones are actually a good sign for your hair. Even though most people do not enjoy those tones it's a good sign your hair is not over-processed.

Having a D.I.Y product that allows you to control those unwanted tones are a great bonus!

Why purple shampoo is bad for your hair?

Did you know that most purple shampoos can make your hair too dry? It's designed to remove brassiness from your hair, but if used incorrectly they can leave a buildup on your strands that makes them brittle and dull. So what should you do? Here are some quick tips for using purple shampoo responsibly!

How often should I use purple shampoo?

All purple shampoos are not the same. To be honest, most should be used as a treatment and not alone to wash or remove dirt from the hair. If you have this kind, use your everyday shampoo first, then use the purple shampoo and condition as normal to avoid your hair being dried out. A good rule of thumb is once per week unless you are suffering from major brass.

If you are using it more then twice a week then that a sign you need to see your stylist for another blonding service. You may need another session to lift you past that brassy stage.

What kind of purple shampoo should I be using?

You can tell by the color of the shampoo if it will suit your needs, too light your chances are low it will be effective on dark hair colors. To dark you may see purple hues left in lighter blonde pieces. No worries, those hues will wash out with another shampoo or two.

This is were the over using it can cause problems. "You want to stop using it two weeks before any lightening service. The purple shampoo can cause build up making the hair look dull and darker if overused." This makes the lightening process more difficult to create a seamless blend.

At Blushing Beauty Salon we have done all the work for you and found the best purple shampoo that is a real shampoo that can be used to remove dirt, oil, and debris from the hair. It smells great and leaves the feeling amazing. The company we carry even has two options, the dark purple and the light. At your next appointment ask your stylist which option will be best for you!

At Blushing Beauty Salon in Lakewood, Ohio we are dedicated to all aspects of beauty and style, from the latest trends in cuts and colors to the most advanced beauty techniques, we are here to give our clients the ultimate experience in pampering from head to toe. Our mission is not only to create a beautiful appearance but to nurture the spirit and inspire the mind. Our goal is to lift and challenge current industry standards.


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