If your icy platinum or sunny honey-coloured locks are starting to tinge, save yourself another costly trip to the salon (or two) and follow our guide to the best shampoo for blonde highlighted hair below. We’ll fill you in on which brand’s your best bet and all you need to know to wave bye-bye to brassy waves!
Firstly – What is a ‘violet’ shampoo?
‘Violet’, ‘silver’ or ‘purple’ shampoo is a savvy blonde’s best friend. Violet shampoos neutralise the bronze, tango and ‘yellowy’ tones that blonde highlighted hair tends to develop over time. This is because purple sits directly opposite yellow on our wise old friend the colour wheel, so treating your tresses to a touch of violet instantly cools any unwanted gold tones. It’s just like turning on Instagram’s blue hue filter.
How to use a violet shampoo for blonde highlighted hair
Most instructions will read: lather shampoo in and leave for 2 – 3 mins, before following up with a violet conditioner for 5 mins tops. But, naturally dark or thick hair is more resistant. You’ll need to up the amount of time you keep the products soaking into your scalp if the initial effect isn’t as dramatic as you intended. First time trying out a violet shampoo? Twice a week is the recommended dosage.
Which to pick?
Many ‘miracle’ shampoos for blonde highlighted hair have washed up on the market. So, before you make a dash to Boots, we’ve done our research and narrowed down our top 4 strand-sorters. These bottles of bliss are guaranteed to work wonders root to tip.
Best silver shampoo for bright blonde highlighted hair
Return to the ‘pure’, ‘unadulterated’ platinum you payed for in the salon, as per the tried and tested claims of Sachajuan’s premium pigmented silver shampoo. This product is designed to neutralise and protect your frosty blonde colour by infusing locks with long lasting UV filters that prevent colour fading. Think Cara Delevingne and her snowy signature look.
Our favourite vegan violet
This shampoo’s been lovingly crafted from extra virgin coconut oil and seaweed by Lush, so you can rest assured it will smell delish against your pillow case (it’s fragranced with violet, lemon and lime) while leaving your locks feeling superbly soft. A truly wholesome delight for grey or white blonde highlighted hair crying out for attention!
Best value violet
Smart shopper, looking for the best shampoo for blonde highlighter hair? This colour correcting shampoo does exactly what it says on the bottle: ‘neutralises yellow tones’ and ‘adds vibrancy and depth’. With users noticing reviving results instantly, Pro:Voke is certainly our bargain buy!
Style experts’ choice
Rated Independent’s ‘Best Buy’ earlier this year, L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver is easily the best shampoo for blonde highlighted hair. The shampoo is specifically targeted at revamping grey or white manes, but it’s being raved about by blondies too. The neutralising pro formulae leaves all hair types feeling fresh, clear, bright and glossy! Making it our best shampoo for highlighted blonde hair.
If the silver stays surfing for too long…
Your waves might turn a few shades more ‘lavender’ than bargained for. If so, don’t fret. Any hints of the colour purple can be rinsed away with a sluice of regular shampoo and warm water.
Dust a nourishing spritz of Argon oil or heat defense spray over damp, highlighted blonde hair before styling and avoid getting your head too hot with the dryer, regular straightening and using harsh shampoos between violet washes to keep your blonde at bay.
What do you think of this list of best shampoo for blonde highlighted hair? Will you be picking up any? Let us know in the comment section below!
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Ashleigh Lauren is a freelance writer and blogger, specialising in travel and lifestyle content. She has a 1st-class BA in English Language & Communication with Publishing from Oxford Brookes. Read about her adventures drinking tea and exploring the world with her best friend at Tearavel.blog (https://tearavel.blog). Ashleigh co-founded Tearavel at the start of 2018, with the aim of inspiring would-be, twentysomething, female adventurers to pack their bags too.